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Fish farming plan change moves forward

Environment Waikato will proceed with drafting changes to the Regional Coastal Plan to allow new types of marine farming, including fish farming, in current aquaculture management areas in the Firth of Thames.

Kerepehi firm fined over odour

A Kerepehi-based fertiliser company has been fined a total of $8,000 in the Hamilton District Court for discharges of objectionable odour and breach of an abatement notice.

EW seeks feedback on natural heritage plans

Environment Waikato is seeking community feedback on plans to cut next year’s budget for supporting community environmental initiatives and for protecting the region’s native animals, plants and special outdoor places.

Proposal to collect funds for AHB

A proposal for Environment Waikato to collect funding on behalf of the Animal Health Board (AHB) has been outlined in the council’s draft 2009-19 Long-Term Council Community Plan (LTCCP).

Waikato’s big issues in the spotlight

The Waikato’s big environmental and infrastructure issues take centre stage in the regional council’s Draft 2009-19 Long Term Council Community Plan (LTCCP) released today.

Free business efficiency advice in Waihi

Hauraki district’s cafes, restaurants and accommodation providers are being offered a free workshop to help them run their businesses more sustainably and efficiently.

EW to consider Waikato River report

Environment Waikato has welcomed the timely completion of a new report on Waikato-Tainui involvement in the future environmental management of the Waikato River.

More good news for Waikato roads

The Government’s inclusion of the State Highway 1 Waikato Expressway in a new list of high priority "roads of national significance" is more great news for getting the project finished quickly, says Regional Transport Committee acting chair Paula Southgate.

Waikato welcomes roading announcement

Waikato Regional Transport Committee chairman Norm Barker has welcomed the Government’s announcement of an extra $1 billion for state highways, which will help progress key roading projects like the Waikato Expressway.

Sustainability no longer just a "nice to have"

Former Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Morgan Williams has told Environment Waikato councillors that sustainability is no longer just a "nice to have".

Natural hazard risk increasing in Waikato

Natural hazard risk is increasing in the Waikato due to more development in hazard-prone areas and climate change, says a new report from Environment Waikato.

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