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Grant for council waste education project

Environment Waikato has granted $6500 to Otorohanga District Council towards an “information wheel” about waste reduction for all Otorohanga residents.

Grant for Coromandel walkways project

Environment Waikato has granted $10,000 from its Environmental Initiative Fund towards Coromandel Independent Living Trust’s walkways project.

Te Kuiti student wins scholarship

Environment Waikato has awarded its annual Dame Te Ata Irangikaahu Maori Scholarship to Sharene Borrell of Te Kuiti.

Council adopts annual plan

Environment Waikato adopted its Annual Plan today after receiving 123 submissions.

Grant for King Country walkway

Environment Waikato has granted $10,000 from its Environmental Initiative Fund towards a walking track between Te Kuiti and the Waitomo Caves.

Grant for farm plastic recovery project

Environment Waikato has granted $15,000 from its Environmental Initiative Fund towards a farm plastics collection scheme. The Ministry for the Environment may also assist with an ‘amnesty period’ to collect existing packaging held by growers and farmers.

Grant for Tararu forest block purchase

Environment Waikato has granted $20,000 towards the New Zealand Native Forest Restoration Trust’s plans to complete the purchase of a block of land near Thames.

Grant for sustainable living programme

Environment Waikato has awarded $5000 from its Environmental Initiative Fund to a Raglan environmental and health organisation for a sustainable living education programme.

Special project for Firth of Thames

Environment Waikato is to ask the Hauraki Gulf Forum to consider the Firth of Thames and its catchment as a strategic project for developing an integrated catchment management plan.

Consultation follows environment court decision

Environment Waikato will now begin consultation with communities about the best ways of safeguarding water quality in the Region, following the Environment Court’s rejection of a challenge to its proposed Regional Plan.

Records broken in last month’s flood

Last month’s heavy rain broke several long-standing records in some parts of the Coromandel, this month’s Environment Waikato Catchment Services Committee meeting heard.

Ship Rats Threaten City Tui

Ship rats are the biggest barrier to bringing tui back into the city, this week’s Environment Waikato Environment Committee meeting heard.

Raglan station owners lose objection

Environment Waikato’s Regulatory Committee has dismissed an objection from Raglan station owners to a determination that their application to build a seawall was incomplete due to insufficient information provided.

Council to review dairy waste consent

Environment Waikato is to review a major dairy factory waste resource consent to ensure the waste will not pollute groundwater in the future.

Waikato near Tb-free

The Waikato’s farms are close to being bovine Tb free, this week’s Environment Waikato Biosecurity Committee meeting heard.