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Waikato Agriculture Summit discusses co-operation

The agricultural sector and Environment Waikato will need to work together closely on how farming in the region will be sustainable and remain the bedrock of the Waikato economy, says EW chairman Peter Buckley.

Tui sightings soar

Tui sightings in and around Hamilton have soared over the past month.

EW signals firmer stance on boat safety

Environment Waikato has announced it will be taking a firmer line on enforcing boat safety rules this summer, a move which could result in more fines being issued by the region’s harbourmasters.

EW remains watchful over rain

Environment Waikato’s flood management staff will continue to monitor regional river levels closely despite the cancellation of a heavy rain warning for the Waikato.

Bus fares set to rise after funding shortfall

Hamilton bus fares are set to rise 10 to 50 cents from December to help cover funding shortfalls and bring fares more into line with those in other main centres.

EW grants chicken broiler consent

Environment Waikato has granted a resource consent to a Waihou chicken broiler farm operation which plans to double the size of its existing facility to a four-shed operation capable of rearing more than 220,000 birds in each rearing cycle.

Council reports on difficult year

Environment Waikato has delivered a satisfactory financial result for the year ending June 30 2009 and is forecasting improvements in the year ahead, the Finance and Audit Committee heard today.

EW convenes second Waikato Agriculture Summit

Environment Waikato has called a second Waikato Agriculture Summit so that farmer representatives, the agriculture industry and the council can do further joint work on the development of sustainable agriculture in the region.

More snow for Central North Island - drivers be prepared

Heavy rain forecast for Friday night and into Saturday morning is expected to turn to snow for the Central North Island. Civil Defence urges anyone planning to travel roads in the CNI to be prepared with warm clothes and blankets.