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Annual plan tackles major regional issues

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.

Farm company, manager fined for effluent spill

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.

Region braces for weather bomb

Environment Waikato’s Flood Response Team is on alert for the “weather bomb” approaching from the north.

High Tech Buses for City

Four new high tech bright yellow buses will be cruising Hamilton city streets over the next six weeks.

Waikato doing better in crash statistics

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.

Council delighted at expressway success

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.

Waikato air worse in winter

Air quality in the Waikato is sometimes worse than national guidelines, especially in winter.

Waikato River fishery reduced

The Waikato River fishery is among the most severely affected by human and natural pressures in the Region.