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Internet help for dairy farmers

Environment Waikato has launched internet information on its website to help dairy farmers meet Fonterra’s Clean Streams Accord requirements.

Councils approve upgrade for Turua sewage plant

Environment Waikato and Hauraki District Council’s independent Commissioner have approved resource consents and a change to an existing designation for an upgrade of the Turua Sewage Treatment Plant.

Cleanup After Urea Truck Crash

Environment Waikato and the Fire Service are cleaning up after a 20 tonne urea truck overturned on Tauwhare Rd just before midday, spilling its load into a nearby drain.

Grant for environmental project

Environment Waikato is to provide $9500 towards an environmental education project and restoration work in the Tongariro National Park.

Council swamped with plan submissions

Environment Waikato has received almost 500 submissions to its Draft Annual Plan, many in support of its proposal to protect natural heritage in the Region. Last year the Plan attracted 50 submissions.

Youngest submitter talks to Council

Environment Waikato’s youngest submitter presents his views on protecting natural heritage to the Council’s Draft Annual Plan Hearings Committee this week.

Council to assist Environment Centre

Environment Waikato is to help Hamilton’s new Environment Centre to introduce an after school environmental learning programme.

Rain for parched Taupo lake

Rain overnight has given some light relief to a very dry Lake Taupo – but it isn’t yet enough to make a long term difference.

Significant drop in crash statistics

The number of road crashes in the Waikato have undergone a significant drop over the past five years, the Regional Road Safety Subcommittee heard this week.

Councils recommend seawall consent be granted for Aotea

Otorohanga District Council’s commissioner and Environment Waikato’s Restricted Coastal Activity Committee have recommended granting a resource consent for constructing a seawall to protect the Aotea area from erosion to the Minister of Conservation.