Following the success of last season’s effluent field days, Environment Waikato, Federated Farmers, Fonterra and Dexcel are running another five in October.
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A big corporate dairy farmer which blamed its sharemilker for a literal stream of effluent flowing across its Reporoa property has had its appeal against a $35,000 fine tossed out by the High Court.
A Waikato company which unlawfully buried illegal toxic chemicals in a way that risks them getting into waterways has been found guilty of charges laid by Environment Waikato under the Resource Management Act.
Environment Waikato is undertaking a wide range of measures to help adapt to the effects of climate change, and to lessen human contributions to the problem.
Hamiltonians can ride the city’s buses for free this Saturday as Environment Waikato gets in behind the international World Car Free Day.
The proposed new bus network for Hamilton has been given the thumbs up after a hearings committee heard public submissions on Environment Waikato’s Draft Regional Passenger Transport Plan.
At the suggestion of Cr Jenni Vernon, the committee on Wednesday supported the establishment of a marine mammal sanctuary off the coast between Northland and Taranaki to help the Maui’s dolphin.
Environment Waikato and the Raukawa Trust Board have signed a new agreement to facilitate cooperation between the regional council and the board on environmental issues.
Environment Waikato’s environment committee has recommended the council contribute $4,900 towards an electronic waste collection day in Hamilton on Saturday, 29 September.
Aquaculture in the Waikato region has expanded to the stage where it now has annual turnover of around $35 million, says a report to Environment Waikato’s policy and strategy committee.
Volunteer Beachcare groups helped protect more than 37 kilometres of beach and sand dunes over 2006/07, says a report received today by Environment Waikato’s environment committee.
Environment Waikato is to trial an innovative approach to flood management that involves removing gravel to fix one problem, and then using the same material to fix another.
Aerial and ground-based inspections show most farmers in the Lake Taupo catchment have not been excessively grazing their cows this winter, but some isolated cases of over-grazing are concerning Environment Waikato.
Environment Waikato has granted $4500 from its Environmental Initiatives Fund to help Whaingaroa Environment Centre develop an environmentally friendly shopping bag.