Poor relations between dairy farm owners and sharemilkers cannot be any sort of excuse for breaking effluent management rules, says an Environment judge.
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Environment Waikato staff members have saved ratepayers more than half a million dollars by repairing the council’s barge, the Tamahere, instead of replacing it.
A Tirau farmer and an earthworks contractor have been fined a total of more than $60,000 over the cutting of a large farm track which threatened to discharge large amounts of sediment into a recognised trout stream.
Respected New Zealand scientist Alan Saunders has praised Environment Waikato’s strategic approach to regional pest control work, which helps support the local economy and protect native animal and bird life.
Boaties and other water users are being reminded that Lake Whangape and the Te Onetea Stream in North Waikato have been declared as restricted places under the Biosecurity Act.
Two road building companies have been fined a combined total of more than $13,000 for failing to prevent significant amounts of sediment flowing into waterways during the construction of a passing lane near Te Kuiti last year.
Environment Waikato has launched a new programme, Carbon $ave, to help Waikato businesses reduce their carbon footprints, operate more efficiently and save costs
Hamilton’s buses carried more than four million passenger trips last year, a new record figure roughly equivalent to the population of New Zealand
Environment Waikato is to start preparing a change to the Regional Policy Statement (RPS) that will provide specific guidance on land use patterns and the limits of urban growth around Hamilton.
Environment Waikato is backing a proposed change to its northern boundary saying it will help improve management of the Waikato River and Firth of Thames.
Environment Waikato’s regional pest management committee has voted for a more detailed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with rail network operator KiwiRail Network on how pest plants are managed on the rail corridor.
Water quality in Kawhia Harbour is good and some aspects are excellent, a year-long study by Environment Waikato has shown.
A Tuakau meat rendering plant convicted of discharging objectionable odour from its premises has proposed major upgrades.
Waikato residents are being warned to prepare for wild weather this weekend.
Environment Waikato is warning southern Franklin land owners that they risk fines of up to $1000 if they fail to control woolly nightshade on their properties and also face being charged the cost of destroying the pest plants
Work on new flood protection stopbanks to protect part of the CBD in Coromandel township is due to start early in the new year after Environment Waikato’s council agreed to the work.
Brand new buses, new features and expanded routes to northern suburbs are all part of the latest Orbiter bus changes coming into effect in Hamilton from Saturday 18 July.
Environment Waikato and Thames-Coromandel District Council are to seek more information from ferry company Fullers over its intentions regarding 360 Discovery, the company which operates a ferry service between Coromandel and Auckland.
Unlawfully clearing about 30 hectares of vegetation, including rare and threatened plants, near an internationally significant wetland has resulted in a $15,000 fine for a Hauraki Plains farm manager.
Environment Waikato will work with private landowners, the Department of Conservation and a non-profit conservation group to protect native bush between Hamilton and Raglan that could be developed into a park for trampers and mountain bikers.