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Taupo Possums Take a Hammering

Possums in the Taupo area have taken a hammering this winter from Environment Waikato possum control operations.

King Country possums take a hammering

The number of Tb infected cattle herds in the Waitomo area has dropped dramatically in the past 10 years, thanks to intensive testing and major possum control operations.

Morrinsville student wins SADD car

Morrinsville student Megan McIndoe will be driving home in a bright yellow Ford Festiva this afternoon after painting a winning entry in a Students Against Driving Drunk competition.

Council ends year close to budget

Environment Waikato has ended its financial year within $75,000 of its operating budget, despite a poor performance from its investment fund.

Talk resolves consent issues

Talking through the issues is resolving more resource consent applications in the Waikato before a public hearing is needed.

Big Increase in Poison Fees Anger Council

Environment Waikato’s Biosecurity Committee is angry at an almost 500 percent increase in licence fees for people using pesticides for possum control.

Council contributes to forest purchase

Environment Waikato is to contribute $20,000 from its Environmental Initiatives Fund to help with the purchase of a kahikatea forest remnant near Te Kuiti.

Consents Granted for Tongariro Power Scheme

Consents to allow the on-going operation of the Tongariro Power Development by Genesis have been granted for 35 years after a lengthy hearing by a Committee of Commissioners.

Council deals with spill - on Paper

Environment Waikato’s oil spill response team will be in action tomorrow dealing with a major oil spill in the sea near Whitianga – but it will be all mopped up by lunchtime.