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Clean streams funding still available

Environment Waikato still has money available to help farmers in the Mangakino, Reporoa and Broadlands areas fence their streams off from stock.

Kayak explosion causes concern

A recent explosion in the popularity of kayaking has Environment Waikato staff concerned about the growing potential for boating collisions.

Environment Waikato set to prosecute polluters

Environment Waikato is taking action against polluters in the dairy industry, with prosecutions pending for companies and individuals connected to 15 Waikato farms for breaches of dairy effluent rules.

Big improvements to city buses

Environment Waikato is to launch a brand new bus service for Hamilton’s fast-growing Rototuna suburb, along with a raft of improvements to many other city routes.

Major possum control operation planned for Pirongia

A major possum control operation is planned for the Pirongia-Otorohanga area in order to create a buffer zone around Mt Pirongia for conservation and agricultural production control purposes.

Environment Waikato backs 1080 use

Environment Waikato is strongly supporting the continued use of 1080 in a submission to New Zealand’s Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA).

Discounted effluent testing for dairy farmers

Environment Waikato is offering dairy farmers in the Waikato region the chance to have the nutrient value of their dairy effluent tested at a special discounted rate.

Agrichemical collection

If you’re farming in the Waitomo district now’s a good time to check your farm sheds for old, unused or unwanted agrichemicals. That’s because Environment Waikato, in conjunction with the Ministry for the Environment (MfE), is running a free agrichemical collection in the district next month.

All clear for swimming in Raglan Harbour

The Waikato Medical Officer of Health today lifted the advisory ban on swimming and other contact recreation in the Raglan Harbour, following the results of the latest Environment Waikato water quality testing.

Prompt action on sewage spill at Hahei

Environment Waikato is congratulating vigilant residents at Hahei who, along with emergency services and United Water acted promptly when the main sewage pumping station began overflowing today during a power cut.

Update on sewage spill in Raglan Harbour

The Waikato Medical Officer of Health is still advising people to avoid swimming or collecting shellfish in the areas of the Raglan Harbour affected by a sewage spill which occurred on Saturday afternoon.