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Media releases - archived

You can access our archive of media releases since 2000 by using the filter by date range search on the left hand side. Once you have made your date selections, click the filter button.

This archive does not include the recent media releases.

 

 

EW pledges funds to BoP flood relief

Environment Waikato has pledged $10,000 to support the Eastern Bay of Plenty Mayoral Relief Fund to help with flood recovery work.

Contenders for Regional Council

A total of 30 candidates have put their names forward to contest Environment Waikato’s 14 seats at the local government elections in October.

Ratepayers concerned at transport, Taupo rates

Environment Waikato is receiving about 700 calls a day from people wanting to know more about their rates since the Council’s rate invoices began going out earlier this month.

Reward for weed disposal

Environment Waikato has a reward for Hamilton residents who have disposed of plant pests.

Reward for weed disposal

Environment Waikato has a reward for Hamilton residents who have disposed of plant pests.

Infringement notice for removing rare plants

Environment Waikato has issued an infringement notice to a subdivision developer for clearing the protected geothermal plant prostrate kanuka from a Taupo property.

Risk to soil from agriculture

Soil compaction under dairy pasture and excessive nutrients on dairy, drystock and cropping land are increasing the risk to surrounding water, last week’s Environment Waikato Environment Committee meeting heard.

Research Needed into Nitrate Inhibitors

A significant body of research now underway could answer questions about the use of nitrate inhibitors to manage nitrate leaching losses and greenhouse gas emissions from farming, soil scientist Dr Dough Edmeades told this week’s Environment Waikato Environment Committee meeting.

Research needed into nitrate inhibitors

A significant body of research now underway could answer questions about the use of nitrate inhibitors to manage nitrate leaching losses and greenhouse gas emissions from farming, soil scientist Dr Dough Edmeades told this week’s Environment Waikato Environment Committee meeting.

River trail project for south Waikato

Visitors will have a chance to see New Zealand “as it was” on a 100 km Waikato River Trail being developed in the South Waikato.

More care needed in subdivision earthworks

Environment Waikato needs to be more involved in subdivision planning to avoid environmental damage from earthworks, this week’s Environment Committee meeting heard.

Good results for possum operation

A joint Environment Waikato and Department of Conservation funded aerial possum control operation in the Hauturu - Honikiwi area (west of Otorohanga) undertaken in April has reduced possum numbers dramatically.

Passengers take to buses in droves

Bus patronage in Hamilton City has increased by 53 percent in the past four years, thanks to improvements in bus services.

Transit board visits Waikato

Transit New Zealand’s Board will visit the Waikato tomorrow to discuss strategic transport issues with the Regional Land Transport Committee.

Re-think on late night buses

Environment Waikato and Hamilton City Council are taking another look at providing a late night bus service on Fridays and Saturdays after poor patronage on the trial service.

Grant for Kaihere School bush project

Environment Waikato has granted $1500 to Morrinsville’s Kaihere School to develop a walkway and promote environmental awareness about native bush.

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