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Waikato helper numbers growing

The number of people being deployed to Christchurch through the Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management Group is growing.

Sustainable agriculture a major area of work for EW

A comprehensive land and water strategy for sustainable agriculture will be a major area of work for Environment Waikato in the next financial year, and will need to take into account a wide range of economic and environmental issues.

EW offers farming sustainability advice

Farmers in Tairua, Whangamata and Whitianga are being invited to attend an Environment Waikato ‘Farming for our future’ field day covering economic and environmental sustainability.

New arrangements for Waikato bed offers

New centralised national arrangements have been announced for people wanting to make offers of free accommodation for those needing to leave Christchurch following the earthquake.

Waikato offers beds to quake evacuees

Waikato people are responding generously with offers of free accommodation for people needing to leave Christchurch following the earthquake.

UPDATE: Waikato response to Canterbury earthquake

The Waikato response to the Canterbury earthquake is continuing this morning with the finalising of details of a collective mayoral relief fund and the assistance the region can offer Christchurch.

Waikato responds to Canterbury earthquake

Waikato councils are being asked to establish a collective mayoral relief fund to help Christchurch in the wake of the latest devastating earthquake.

Tutsan threatens Waikato

The pest plant tutsan has become a major problem around Taumarunui and Ruapehu near the regional border and is starting to move aggressively into neighbouring Waikato areas, says Environment Waikato’s biosecurity team.

EW lends support to fish farming

Environment Waikato’s policy and strategy committee has formally supported the idea of fish farming in the Firth of Thames but has made suggestions about how it is introduced.

Nominations sought for catchment liaison sub-committees

With river and catchment management being a key role in the Waikato, the regional council is strongly encouraging people to put their names forward to be their community’s representatives on Environment Waikato’s catchment liaison sub-committees.