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Hauraki Plains rivers continue to rise

Environment Waikato is offering assistance and technical advice to Hauraki District Council as HDC works to shore up a stop bank beside the lower Waitakaruru River.

Shuttle upgrade opens up access

The CBD Shuttle bus service in Hamilton is now even easier for people to use as part of an Accessible Journeys trial.

Regional council braced for second storm

Environment Waikato staff are braced for a second burst of severe weather due to hit the Coromandel and Thames Valley areas from this afternoon.

Free buses to Air NZ Cup rugby in Hamilton

Waikato rugby fans can again take a free bus to the Air New Zealand Cup home games in Hamilton this year, thanks to Environment Waikato, Hamilton City Council and the Waikato Rugby Union.

Flood warning systems cope well with downpours 

River monitoring systems in the Coromandel region have coped well with the significant rainfall that has fallen in the area over the weekend, says Environment Waikato chairman Peter Buckley.

Hamilton bus travel free this Saturday

Hamilton city bus travel will be free this Saturday as Environment Waikato says thank you to passengers who have collectively made three million passenger trips in a year for the first time.

Thousands of cigarette butts litter Waikato beaches

Waikato beaches are being treated like giant ashtrays. A recent report to Environment Waikato’s environment committee showed school groups removed 2414 cigarette butts while cleaning up 11 Coromandel and west coast beaches earlier this year.

EW puts ratepayers' interests first

From July 1, Environment Waikato stopped collecting money from its ratepayers to help pay for the Animal Health Board’s bovine Tb eradication programme. Councillor Andra Neeley explains the regional council’s position.

Household surveys on Waikato transport

The latest phase of a major research project aimed at helping meet Waikato’s future transport needs gets underway later this month.

Te Awamutu residents invited to planting day

Te Awamutu residents are invited to grab their gumboots, spades and raincoats and plant trees beside the Mangapiko Stream at Eileen Montefiore Reserve on July 23.

Landowners to get greater say over pest control methods

Environment Waikato’s regional pest management committee has decided to recommend to full council a proposal that gives landowners greater influence over how pest control is carried out on their land.

New pest plant contractor for King Country

Environment Waikato has contracted Chris Hale of Pest Plant Management to protect the King Country from weeds that threaten the local environment and economy.

Te Kuiti pig hunters to tackle pig problems

The Te Kuiti Pig Hunting Club is working with Environment Waikato to tackle an increased population of feral pigs affecting farming operations upstream of the Mangaokewa Gorge.