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Huntly properties to pay for watershed benefits

Some Huntly residents are being asked to make a direct contribution under Environment Waikato’s Project Watershed proposal for maintaining the flood protection works in their area.

Work On Streams, Flooding and Coasts in Council Plan

More emphasis on improving water quality in the Region’s rivers and streams, investigating erosion on the coast and flood protection and river management works under the catchment-wide Project Watershed are included in Environment Waikato’s Annual Plan for the coming financial year.

Council Presented with Expressway Petition

Environment Waikato chairman Neil Clarke was presented with a 3000 name petition calling for the urgent completion of the State Highway One expressway today.

Council Calls for Action on Emissions

Environment Waikato Land Transport Committee chairman David Peart wants immediate action to reduce the health effects of vehicle emissions.

Stadium Rescue Claim “Misleading”

Claims today that Environment Waikato might bail out the financially troubled Waikato Stadium were seriously misleading, according to Regional Council Chairman Neil Clarke.

Business win environmental awards

Businesses as diverse as The Warehouse, Otorohanga Zoo and Transit New Zealand won awards for their environmental contribution at last week’s Waikato Business and the Environment Awards.

Pollutants flow from roadside runoff

Levels of toxic organic compounds found in Hamilton’s roadside runoff are about the same as those found in Japan – despite the higher traffic density there.

Committee votes top priority for expressway

Environment Waikato’s Regional Land Transport Committee wants State Highway One expressway as the number one strategic roading priority for the Region.

Waste art a success

The Waste 2 Art exhibition held in Hamilton this week was a success, with 29 entries and 160 people viewing the art works.

Coromandel roading a regional priority

Coromandel’s roading problems need to be included on the Region’s list of priorities to get action, a workshop in Coromandel has decided.

Infringement notice for chemical dump

Environment Waikato is to issue an infringement notice against a Karapiro onion grower following a dumping of about 750 litres of herbicides in November.

Council welcomes views on Watershed

Environment Waikato welcomed diverse points of view on the funding policy for Project Watershed – the three year project to establish long term funding for flood protection, soil conservation, and river management services in the greater Waikato Catchment.