Environment Waikato is to grant almost $5000 towards a three-day arts festival in October based around water to be held at Turangawaewae Marae.
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Environment Waikato has granted Waiterimu School $5000 towards its Trees For Survival programme, which will grow trees for local farmers fencing off their streams.
Environment Waikato has granted $20,000 towards the Te Waihou Blue Springs Walkway to expand educational opportunities from the project.
Environment Waikato has granted $3000 towards Forest Lake School’s boardwalk through the school’s bush.
Environment Waikato has awarded $6885 to the Pirongia Restoration Society to print a booklet about the ecology and history of Mt Pirongia.
Environment Waikato has granted $5000 towards a sewage disposal system at the Kinloch Marina.
Environment Waikato wants a thorough definition of Maori customary rights to the foreshore and seabed.
Environment Waikato is to lobby Transit to move more quickly on some of the Region’s roading projects which are ready to go.
Environment Waikato wants to see alternatives, such as barging, used for heavy transport around the Waikato.
Environment Waikato is taking over moorings in Lake Taupo.
Environment Waikato is to appeal the resource consents granted to Mighty River Power for operating the Waikato hydro system.
Environment Waikato and DoC are working with landowners around Mt Karioi to control possums in this ecologically important area.
A change from paying petrol tax to paying for distance travelled has been welcomed by Environment Waikato Regional Land Transport Committee Chairman David Peart.
Remanufacturing 50 tonnes of soap flakes into detergent, finding 200 pairs of gumboots for the Red Cross and re-using 50,000 plastic bags was all in a day’s work for the Waste Exchange last year.
Three young Waikato students head for Wellington next week to attend a National Environmental Youth Forum.
Ratepayers have already paid more than $9 million in rates to Environment Waikato, with the deadline for early payment discounts still more than a week away.
Public access to the Waikato’s shallow lakes should be improved, according to Environment Waikato’s Environment Committee.
Environment Waikato will look into its policies on rate remission for community groups – but no changes can be made for this year.
A nation-wide pest plant awareness programme called Weedbusters begins in the Waikato next month.
Environment Waikato has analysed how long it takes for substances to travel down the Region’s major rivers.