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Tb infected herd numbers dropping

The number of bovine Tb infected herds is a third of the number of infected herds five years ago, Environment Waikato’s Annual Report says.

Draft plan out to protect Lake Taupo

Environment Waikato has released a draft Regional Plan change designed to protect Lake Taupo from the effects of nitrogen runoff.

Environment Waikato on budget

Environment Waikato ended its financial year with a surplus and work underway on several major projects.

Research on endangered blue ducks

Environment Waikato has granted $4800 from its Environmental Initiatives Fund for a survey of populations of the endangered blue duck.

Tainui school gets environmental grant

Tainui primary school near Tokoroa has received $4000 in Environmental Initiative funding from Environment Waikato for an environmental awareness programme.

Managing TB areas a new challenge

Integrating bovine Tb areas coming off vector control into community possum schemes is the biosecurity challenge for the coming year, Environment Waikato says.

Maungatautari project receives grant

The Maungatautari Ecological Island project has received $20,000 from Environment Waikato’s Environmental Initiatives Fund for baseline biodiversity monitoring.

Grant for plant nursery

Environment Waikato has given the Waikato Raupatu Lands Trust $2500 toward construction of a native plant nursery that will supply plants for restoration work in the Tainui tribal area.

Council gets people onto buses

Environment Waikato has increased the number of people using the city’s buses by 12 percent - the largest increase in 10 years.

Short term consent for rendering plant

Environment Waikato has granted an application from Waikato By-Products Limited to continue operations at the Tuakau rendering plant – but only for another three years.

EW working on barging alternatives

Environment Waikato is working with Transfund on barging aggregate and logs to help clear main highways of truck and trailer units.

Consent granted for flood works

Environment Waikato has been granted resource consents to undertake flood protection works on the Tongariro River and flood plain.

Better management of flood risk

New Zealand communities don’t understand flood hazard risks but expect them to be better managed and resourced in future after this year’s major events, this month’s Environment Waikato Operations Committee meeting heard.

Beachcare aids coastal communities

Environment Waikato’s Beachcare groups are helping reduce coastal hazards and educating communities about how their beaches work.

Businesses keen to swap waste

The number of businesses joining the Waikato and Bay of Plenty’s Waste Exchange grew by 63 percent last year.

Government help boosts Peninsula Project

Today’s announcement that government will contribute a $10 million flood relief package to the Thames Coast is “the best retirement package ever” for outgoing Thames-Coromandel Mayor, Chris Lux and Coromandel Environment Waikato Councillor, Evan Penny.

Government help boosts Peninsula Project

Today’s announcement that Government will contribute a $10 million flood relief package to the Thames Coast is “the best retirement package ever” for outgoing Thames-Coromandel Mayor Chris Lux and Coromandel Environment Waikato Councillor Evan Penny.

Improvement needed in Region’s air standards

New national air quality standards gazetted earlier this month will mean improvements to community air standards earlier than planned, this month’s Environment Waikato Environment Committee meeting heard.