Environment Waikato scientists are baffled by claims in a New Zealand current affairs magazine that radioactive uranium waste has been detected in the Waikato River.
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Environment Waikato, Auckland Regional Council and Taranaki Regional Council have granted resource consents for the installation of a submarine fibre optic telecommunications cable from Waiuku to New Plymouth.
Existing farms need protection from the encroachment of lifestyle blocks, according to Environment Waikato.
Environment Waikato wants to get tough on jet skiers who are flouting new by laws restricting their use on the Waikato River to certain areas.
Environment Waikato is to prosecute Pukemiro landfill operators and their staff for alleged unauthorised landfill activities and obstructing staff in their duties.
Four University of Waikato students have been presented with Millennium Scholarships by Environment Waikato.
More help for landowners protecting key natural areas, a harder line on environmental weeds and a plant pest exchange programme are all in Environment Waikato’s proposed Regional Pest Management Strategy, which opens for submissions on January 31.
Mighty River Power has withdrawn its proposal to lower the flow from Lake Karapiro for five months this summer.
Environment Waikato’s Biosecurity Committee has criticised the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries for its handling of the varroa bee mite infestation in the North Island.
To raise awareness of the dangers of open road speeding, motorists driving in Northland, Auckland and the Waikato this summer will be asked, “Are you part of the dying race?”
Environment Waikato’s Regional Land Transport Committee is supporting the design and trial of longer logging trucks to increase their safety on the road.
Work is likely to begin on several stock truck effluent disposal facilities in the Waikato Region in the next few months, following approval for funding from Transfund.
New Zealand is one of only six countries universally recognised as free of “mad cow” disease – but there is no room for complacency, a Ministry of Agriculture risk manager has told Waikato mayors.
Environment Waikato wants to reward people who are looking after wetlands on their own land.