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Lake Taupo protection goes ahead

Regional ratepayers will contribute $9 per property this year to help protect Lake Taupo’s water quality.

Council to pursue new funding for water safety

Most Waikato ratepayers agree that a better way should be found to pay for navigation safety work on rivers, lakes and harbours but remain divided on where the money should come from.

Peninsula rate split

Environment Waikato will split the costs of its Peninsula rate for the Coromandel between capital value and a flat rate per property.

Public support for natural heritage protection

Waikato ratepayers will contribute $5.62 per property to set up a programme to protect special places around the Region under Environment Waikato's Long-Term Council Community Plan adopted today.

Council votes for uniform charge

Environment Waikato has voted to introduce a Uniform Annual General Charge of $35.77 as part of its Long-Term Council Community Plan adopted today.

New way to pay for urban pest and weed control

Urban residents and lifestyle block owners will have a new way to pay for controlling plant and animal pests under in Environment Waikato’s Long-Term Council Community Plan adopted today.

Concrete companies warned to watch wastewater

Environment Waikato is warning concrete companies to watch what they do with wastewater following the fining of a Waikato company for allowing concrete wash water to flow into stormwater.

EW cleans up marine oil spill

Environment Waikato staff are working on containing a diesel spill in the southern Coromandel Harbour this afternoon after a 40 foot ferro cement launch holed after it slipped its mooring overnight.

No shortcuts to protect peat lakes

There will be no shortcuts to protecting the Waikato’s remaining peat lakes, this week’s Environment Waikato Policy Committee heard.

Businesses win environmental awards

Businesses as diverse as Fonterra Te Rapa and The Permaculture Trust won awards for their environmental contribution at last night’s Waikato Business and the Environment Awards.

Advice for wetland owners

Environment Waikato is offering professional help to owners of priority wetlands in the Region which are on or next to dairy farms.

No prosecution for Kinleith dam failure

Environment Waikato decided not to prosecute Carter Holt Harvey for a discharge of sludge and sediment following a dam failure at Kinleith Mill in December last year.

Advice for election candidates

A comprehensive information handbook is available for prospective Environment Waikato election candidates.

Council welcomes plan comments

Public comment on Environment Waikato’s Long-Term Council Community Plan will make the final document a robust Plan for the Region’s future, Corporate Services Chairman Barry O’Connor says.

Prosecution for Kiokio farmer

Environment Waikato’s Regulatory Committee has recommended prosecuting a Kiokio farmer for discharging untreated dairy effluent into a tributary of the Paeroa Stream.

Consent granted for Coromandel sawmill

Environment Waikato and Thames Coromandel District Council have granted resource consents for a lumber company to develop a new sawmill in the Coromandel.