Small Taupo rate rise pleasing
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Veteran Environment Waikato pest plant contractors Colleen and Jeff Jeffery were farewelled at a ceremony at the council meeting in Hamilton on Thursday 26 June.
Canterbury University student Regan Robinson, who attended Hauraki Plains College, has won Environment Waikato’s Roger Harris Scholarship this year.
Environment Waikato is concerned national farming lobby Federated Farmers is fuelling uncertainty about the future of farming in the Taupo area by misrepresenting regional council plans for protecting Lake Taupo.
As high petrol prices continue to bite, Environment Waikato is launching three new Direct bus services to help Hamilton people get to and from work during peak hours.
Environment Waikato has held its proposed increase in total rate revenue to just 5.5 per cent for 2008-09, with planned rate increases for a $350,000 house in the majority of local authority areas being just one to two per cent.
Bus patronage records continue to tumble in Hamilton as people look for transport alternatives in the face of high petrol prices.
A Tuakau company has been charged with 26 counts of discharging objectionable odour and breach of an abatement notice.
Environment Waikato is to be the sponsor of the Premier Feature at Fieldays next year to be entitled "My Land, Our Environment".
From humble beginnings as a three-school pilot trial launched in Hamilton in 1993, the Enviroschools programme has become a national success story, with more than 550 schools now involved.
The ongoing effects of the summer drought continue to cause concern in Waikato.
Environment Waikato is proposing to do extensive pest control work in the Te Miro Reserve, 10 kilometres north-east of Cambridge, as part of the Hamilton Halo project aimed at boosting tui numbers.
To help Waikato people kick the carbon habit and mark World Environment Day on June 5, Environment Waikato is launching a new project, the e-mission – planting our future.
Dairy processor Open Country Cheese (OCC) is being allowed to spread more wastewater irrigation on to farmland near its Waharoa plant, provided it complies with conditions aimed at managing potential odour problems and minimising extra nitrogen leaching.