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.
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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.
Huntly residents will have a chance to ask questions about Environment Waikato’s Project Watershed next week at a public meeting.
Environment Waikato chairman Neil Clarke was presented with a 3000 name petition calling for the urgent completion of the State Highway One expressway today.
Environment Waikato Land Transport Committee chairman David Peart wants immediate action to reduce the health effects of vehicle emissions.
Claims today that Environment Waikato might bail out the financially troubled Waikato Stadium were seriously misleading, according to Regional Council Chairman Neil Clarke.
Almost 60 kayakers of all ages spent the weekend on the Waikato River learning more about the river’s environment.
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.
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.
Environment Waikato’s Regional Land Transport Committee wants State Highway One expressway as the number one strategic roading priority for the Region.
The Waste 2 Art exhibition held in Hamilton this week was a success, with 29 entries and 160 people viewing the art works.
Coromandel’s roading problems need to be included on the Region’s list of priorities to get action, a workshop in Coromandel has decided.
Environment Waikato has granted resource consent for a Tuakau tomato grower to take underground water for irrigation purposes.
Environment Waikato’s Environmental Monitoring Team has been awarded ISO 9001 registration for its work.
Hamilton ratepayers have been well represented in developing Project Watershed, according to Middle Waikato Liaison Committee chair Lois Livingston.
Residual levels of pesticides in some Waikato soils could be high enough to be a potential hazard to environmental health.
Environment Waikato is to issue an infringement notice against a Karapiro onion grower following a dumping of about 750 litres of herbicides in November.
Environment Waikato received fewer pollution complaints in the last year, with the largest drop in air pollution complaints.
Environment Waikato has granted resource consent for a proposed walkway around Hamilton Lake.
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.