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Hamilton wastewater consent granted

Hamilton City Council has been granted a 20-year resource consent allowing it to continue to discharge wastewater from its existing Pukete treatment facility into the Waikato River.

Contenders for regional council

A total of 25 candidates have put their names forward to contest Environment Waikato’s 12 seats at the local government elections in October.

Hearing committee approves Taupo wastewater discharge consent

An Environment Waikato hearing committee has granted Taupo District Council resource consent to discharge up to 350 cubic metres of treated domestic effluent per day into the ground from its Waitahanui wastewater treatment plant.

Court ruling on odour a “landmark”

A finding by the Environment Court that the cumulative effect of low level unpleasant odour can be considered objectionable is being labeled a “landmark” case by Environment Waikato.

Environment Waikato prosecutes Te Kuiti company

Environment Waikato is prosecuting Te Kuiti Meat Processors Limited (TKMP) over a high profile effluent spill that affected Te Kuiti’s town water supply earlier this year.

Help available on nutrient management plans

By Environment Waikato sustainable agriculture coordinator Gabriele Kaufler
Waikato farmers should be able to introduce nutrient management plans at little or no cost, not the $2500-$5000 indicated in a recent newspaper article.

Council urges candidates to get nominations in

Environment Waikato is urging candidates who wish to stand for this year’s triennial elections not to leave it until the last minute to get their nominations in.

Environment Waikato welcomes 1080 decision

Environment Waikato says it now wants to be allowed to get on with the job of using 1080 to protect regional biodiversity and control bovine Tb, following the decision of the Environmental Risk Management Agency to allow the poison’s continued use against possums and other pests.

Council completes Mokauiti River project

A river improvement project Environment Waikato has just completed on Aria’s Mokauiti River has resulted in a marked improvement, according to a local farmer.