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Submissions support riparian protection plan

Submissions to Environment Waikato’s draft Annual and Strategic Plan have expressed strong support for a proposal to fence and plant river and stream banks to improve water quality.

Settlement for tender dispute

Environment Waikato is to pay $170,000 in damages to Hamilton City Buses to settle a contractual dispute.

Labour MP calls for closer relationship

Labour MP Martin Gallagher has called for a closer relationship between national and local government to achieve environmental outcomes in his submission to Environment Waikato’s draft Annual and Strategic Plan yesterday.

Council approves chicken farm at Puni

Environment Waikato and Franklin District Council have granted resource consents for a large broiler chicken farming operation on a rural property at Puni, south east of Pukekohe.

Warning needed for crater lake collapse

Collapse of the dam holding back the Ruapehu crater lake could generate a lahar half as big again as the one which caused the Tangiwai Disaster – and it’s likely to happen in the next few years.

Expert resource manager takes retirement

Environment Waikato will lose one of the country’s most experienced resource management specialists when Policy Group Manager Dr Lex Rennes retires at the end of May.

New appointment for Regional Council

Environment Waikato’s new Group Manager, Policy is Jeanette Black, formerly General Manager, Contracts for the New Zealand Blood Service.

How much and when for Project Watershed

How much soil conservation and flood protection work should be carried out in the Upper and Middle Waipa catchments and who should pay for it?

Possum control for hakarimata range

Possum control could be on the cards for the northern Hakarimata Range, with the Northern Hakarimata Walkway Committee, the Department of Conservation and Environment Waikato working together with landowners to come up with a management plan.

Landowners debate project watershed issues

Glen Murray landowners have given Environment Waikato a clear message that they want integrated flood protection works, but should be left to deal with soil conservation as they individually see fit.

Council to extend pest strategy

Environment Waikato is to extend its current Regional Pest Management Strategy for a further year to allow enough time for the approval process for its revised strategy.

Care needed to control effluent spills

More stock being moved between farms during the change-over period from June 1 may contribute to more effluent spillages, says Waikato Federated Farmers vice-president John Fisher.

Council wins judgement on river scheme

The High Court has given a judgement that Environment Waikato has acted legally in its rating of properties in the Piako River Protection Scheme.

Council to review irrigation consent

Environment Waikato is to review consents allowing Wallace Corporation to irrigate wastewater after an increase in nitrate was detected in monitoring bores under the irrigation farms.

Dairy company praised by council

Environment Waikato has praised Tatua Co-operative Dairy Company for achieving consistently high compliance with resource consent conditions at its Tatanui site.