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Farmers reminded of effluent spills

Environment Waikato wants farmers shifting stock over the next couple of months to remember their responsibilities to dispose of stock truck effluent correctly.

Highway patrol slows traffic

Motorists are slowing down on the road thanks to the visual presence of new State Highway Patrol vehicles.

Saw fly well established in Waikato

The destructive willow sawfly is damaging willows planted for soil conservation and river control throughout the Waikato Region.

Council to take action on Lake Taupo issues

Environment Waikato’s Policy Committee has recommended seeking an “equitable resolution” of the issues surrounding who should pay for necessary changes to protect the quality of Lake Taupo’s water.

Urgent action needed to destroy fish pest

Environment Waikato’s Operations Committee wants urgent action taken to destroy koi carp threatening to infiltrate the Waihou River – but the job will be difficult and costly.

Regional council to prosecute companies

Environment Waikato is to initiate prosecutions against a forestry contractor, and excavation companies for alleged breaches of resource consents.