Environment Waikato’s Annual Plan approved today for the coming financial year includes more work to improve water quality, address coastal erosion and control flooding. At the same meeting, the Regional Council took special action to assist victims of the recent flooding and severe weather events.
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Environment Waikato today formally adopted a level of service and funding policy for Project Watershed.
Rain is probably the last thing people of the Coromandel and South Waikato want to think about right now!
A large farm property company and a farm manager have been fined a total of $11,000 in the Auckland District Court for discharging dairy shed effluent onto land in the Waikite Valley.
A helicopter search early this morning has found no trace of an elderly woman swept away in her caravan at Waiomu after a night of storms.
One person is missing and a civil defence emergency has been declared in the Thames Coromandel area after a night of wild weather.
Environment Waikato’s Flood Response Team is on alert for the “weather bomb” approaching from the north.
Environment Waikato is to facilitate the introduction of high speed internet access across the Waikato Region.
Four new high tech bright yellow buses will be cruising Hamilton city streets over the next six weeks.
Passengers have taken to new bus services offered in Hamilton City since March.
The Waikato is doing substantially better than the rest of New Zealand in bringing crash statistics down, this week’s Environment Waikato Regional Road Safety Subcommittee heard.
Environment Waikato is delighted that efforts to get the State Highway One Expressway underway have at last been successful - but Chairman Neil Clarke says it’s vital to keep working on completing the project by 2010.
Air quality in the Waikato is sometimes worse than national guidelines, especially in winter.
A unique fishing operation has helped remove hundreds of pest fish from a threatened Waikato peat lake.
The Waikato River fishery is among the most severely affected by human and natural pressures in the Region.
A project investigating potential industries for New Zealand’s native flax is looking for support from Environment Waikato.
Environment Waikato is putting pressure on beachfront residents to resolve the issue of unauthorised seawalls at Cooks Beach.
Prime Minister Helen Clark will be visiting Environment Waikato’s Fieldays site after opening the event on June 12.
Environment Waikato won praise today from Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton for its leadership on environmental issues, such as Lake Taupo’s water quality.
Environment Waikato is looking for people interested in pest management to serve on the Region’s two biosecurity advisory subcommittees.