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Deer repellent adds to tools for possum control

A successful trial of deer repellent used with aerial drops of 1080 poison would add another tool for possum control, this week’s Environment Waikato Biosecurity Committee meeting heard.

Council concerned at new air standards

Environment Waikato’s Policy Committee is concerned about the practicality of implementing proposed new national air quality standards.

Building Bill concerns regional council

The Government’s Building Bill is yet another Central Government responsibility that has been passed to regional councils without the finance needed to operate it, Environment Waikato’s Policy Committee says.

Clean streams a success

Environment Waikato’s Clean Streams project is proving so popular with Waikato farmers that more time needs to be spent keeping up with the demand for advice on how to protect streams.

Young environmentalists plan youth forum

Young environmentalists who attended a national Youth Environment Forum in Wellington last month have already developed plans for an on-going Regional forum.

Long clean-up for oil spill

Environment Waikato Ready Response staff will be cleaning up for the next day or so after a spill of transformer oil close to the Waitakaruru Stream near Morrinsville early this morning.

Approval granted for poultry expansion

Environment Waikato has granted resource consents to double the size of Inghams Enterprises Waitoa operations – with the full support of surrounding neighbours.

Councils determine short consent for seawall

An Environment Waikato Restricted Coastal Activity Committee has recommended that the Minister of Conservation grant a six-year consent for an existing seawall built partly in the coastal marine area to protect property at Buffalo Beach, Whitianga.

Councils work on koi carp pests

Environment Waikato councillors debated whether they should spend resources on researching how to control pests or more on control work.

Young drinkers creating drink drive problem

Young drinkers aged 17 to 19 are a growing problem in drink driving statistics.This week’s Environment Waikato Road Safety Subcommittee heard that young drinkers in the two year bracket represent 22 percent of all drink impaired drivers caught.