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Council staff clean up their backyard

A group of Environment Waikato staff spent their lunch break hard at work cleaning up their own backyard on the Waikato riverbank this week.

Farmers improve environmental performance

Many Waikato farmers are achieving better environmental performance with their farm dairy effluent treatment systems as more move to land based disposal.

Minister signs historic lake agreement

Environment Minister Marian Hobbs yesterday joined Tuwharetoa Maori Trust and Environment Waikato to launch an Integrated Sustainable Development Strategy for Lake Taupo.

Council to assist biodiversity project

Environment Waikato’s Environment Committee has recommended a $40,000 grant to assist AgResearch with a biodiversity restoration project in the Mangaotama catchment.

Minister to launch Taupo Strategy

Environment Minister Marian Hobbs will launch an Integrated Sustainable Development Strategy for Lake Taupo on the Lake with Ngati Tuwharetoa next week.

Rules change for navigation safety

The rules for safety on the water change from July 1 – but boaties will still go to the same authorities for information.

Council makes no offer to Piako farmers

Environment Waikato has made no offer to upper catchment Piako farmers that costs would not be sought from them in exchange for the farmers dropping their court appeal over the Piako flood protection scheme.

Council concerned at rail cancellations

Environment Waikato is concerned about the cancellation of rail services through the Waikato Region – but wants to take a closer look at community demand and funding options.

Council approves plan for the decade

Environment Waikato has adopted its Strategic Plan for the next decade, approving a major 10 - year strategy to improve water quality in rivers and streams and withdrawing plans for an increase in separate biosecurity rates.

Community works on river planting

Environment Waikato, several other agencies, iwi and community groups are getting together this Friday to plant native plants on the banks of the Lower Waikato River.

Tongariro flooding a key project watershed issue

Who benefits from and who should pay for flood protection works on the Tongariro River was one of the major issues during open discussion on Environment Waikato’s Project Watershed at the latest Lake Taupo Liaison Sub Committee meeting.

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