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Plan for maize now

By EW sustainable agriculture coordinator Gabriele Kaufler
Farmers can potentially save themselves big money if they plan well ahead for the maize growing season starting at the end of September.

EW and TCDC protecting lives from flooding

Environment Waikato and Thames-Coromandel District Council are making good progress over protecting people’s lives in a flood-prone part of Coromandel township.

Settlement promises new focus on river health

The new River co-management agreement involving Waikato-Tainui and other iwi ispositive for the health of the river and the wider regional environment, says Environment Waikato chairman Peter Buckley.

Arapae Wetland court action

Environment Waikato is prosecuting three parties over alleged illegal works in the Arapae Wetland area south of Te Kuiti.

More heavy rain forecast for region

Fresh heavy rain forecast for Taupo on Friday means Environment Waikato and Mighty River Power will be working together over the next few days to manage the potential for additional water flows in the Waikato River.

Piako and Waihou rating proposals released

Amendments to the systems for collecting rates for the Piako and Waihou flood protection schemes have today been recommended by Environment Waikato’s river and catchment services committee for formal consultation.

Collaboration key to addressing Lake Taupo erosion issues

Collaboration between Environment Waikato, Taupo District Council, Mighty River Power, Tuwharetoa and other groups is the key to addressing Lake Taupo foreshore erosion problems, says EW’s regulatory committee chairman Ian Balme.

Clean Streams funding still available

Farmers are being reminded they have just four more years to apply for financial help from Environment Waikato to fence stock off from waterways under the Clean Streams programme.

Cambridge’s Te Miro School celebrates environmental award

Environment Waikato’s deputy chairman John Fisher, Waipa mayor Alan Livingston and other councillors from Waipa District Council and Environment Waikato helped Te Miro School celebrate its prestigious green-gold Enviroschools award in Cambridge today.

Waikato welcomes positive transport statements

A new focus on road safety announced by the Government will help reduce the number of crash deaths in the Waikato, which had the highest regional road toll in the country last year, says Regional Transport Committee chairman Norm Barker.