Partners in a strategy to protect Lake Taupo are pleased with Government support for the project.
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Environment Waikato and the South Waikato District Council have granted air discharge and land use consents to expand a broiler chicken farm.
Next year’s elections for Environment Waikato councillors will be held on the same basis as the 2001 election.
Environment Waikato is waiting to see the details of how Contact Energy is going to clean up its Waikato River discharges.
Environment Waikato ratepayers are flocking to the internet to check out what their Regional Council rates will be this year.
The number of Waikato cattle herds infected with bovine Tb has dropped again from 34 last June to 25 this year, showing significant progress towards a Tb-free Region, this week’s Environment Waikato Biosecurity Committee heard.
A community forum has been set up in Taupo to involve residents and stakeholders in plans to protect the lake and its surrounding area.
Environment Waikato is to take over co-ordination of the Region’s annual Festival of the Environment.
Environment Waikato will be asking the community what it thinks about environmental issues in an upcoming telephone survey.
Significant changes to the Resource Management Act will provide challenges for councils, Environment Waikato’s Regulatory Committee heard this week.
Environment Waikato, in close collaboration with DoC plans to eradicate the coastal plant pest spartina within 10 years in most Waikato areas.
Environment Waikato and Matamata Piako District Council have turned down an application to expand a Waihou chicken broiler farm.
Environment Waikato is happy with increasing returns on its Investment Fund as markets improve.
A meeting in Hamilton next week aims to establish a group to actively promote sustainable development initiatives in the Waikato.
Hamilton City’s water supply intake was closed down this morning as a precaution after a truck carrying 13 tonnes of urea crashed into the Waikato River at the Narrows, south of Hamilton early this morning.
The issues of toll roads and consultation are holding up progress on the Land Transport Management and Road Traffic Reduction Bills, National’s transport spokesman Roger Sowry told Environment Waikato’s Regional Land Transport Committee this week.
Environment Waikato is supporting an application for a subsidy to barge aggregate from Kopu, south of Thames to Auckland.
Waikato ratepayers have indicated strong support for Environment Waikato playing a greater role in protecting natural heritage areas in the Region.
Transit’s new 10-year State Highway Plan is an improvement on the initial draft and recognises the Regional Land Transport Committee’s concerns, Committee Chairman David Peart says.