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Future funding secured for Lower Waikato

Environment Waikato has secured $2.5 million towards the ongoing maintenance of river channel works in the Lower Waikato River, ending a series of negotiations with the Crown.

Council pleased with Court decision

Environment Waikato’s appeal to the High Court on powers of entry has been dismissed – but the Council is pleased that the decision clarifies a number of contentious issues.

Time running out for pampas

Landowners don’t have long to clear pampas from their properties before a July 1 deadline.

Repairs to flood scheme pumpstation

Environment Waikato is currently undertaking repairs to one of its pumps in a pump station on the Waihou Valley Flood Scheme, after cracks were found in the pump casing.

Changes to thistle clearance rules

Environment Waikato wants to know if rural landowners want to toughen up the rules on clearing ragwort and nodding thistle from northern Taupo and southern Rotorua Districts.

Whangarata quarry granted consents

Environment Waikato and Franklin District Council have granted resource consents to continue to operate and expand the Ridge Road Quarries at Whangarata, near Pokeno.

More Frequent Buses for City

Environment Waikato has approved an increase in frequency for city bus services so it can take advantage of Transfund funding.