Environment Waikato and the Wharekawa Catchment Care group are teaming up to plant 800 native trees and shrubs beside the Wharekawa River in Opoutere this Saturday.
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Figures released by Environment Waikato today showed more than 373,000 Hamilton passenger trips in April, up by nearly 190,000 or 103 per cent over the same month last year.
Environment Waikato has helped to rid Waipa farm and garden sheds of nearly 6.5 tonnes of nasty agrichemicals, thanks to an overwhelming response from local residents.
Environment Waikato chairman Peter Buckley has praised cooperation between regional councils which has helped secure the extra $1.3 million a year for Crown agencies’ pest control outlined in last week’s Budget.
WET is a new group of volunteers, mostly from Cambridge, who were formerly involved with planting projects on Maungatautari Ecological Island. In 2006 they won a national Weedbusters Award for their work in recreational reserves.
Rukuhia man John Pretty reckons Lake Cameron is one of the Waikato’s best kept secrets.
At a special council meeting this week, councillors endorsed an Environment Waikato submission to the Guardians Establishment Committee involved in setting up the co-governance arrangements, involving Waikato-Tainui, for the future management of the river. However, the submission also suggested the committee could be “bolder” over setting water quality standards.
Hundreds of public submissions have been made on various scenarios for future levels of Hamilton bus services and regional pest control outlined in Environment Waikato’s 2008/09 Draft Annual Plan.
Discounted native trees and shrubs offered for environmental restoration projects by Environment Waikato have gone like hotcakes this year.
Environment Waikato’s policy to ensure sustainable use of geothermal resources has won a prestigious international energy award.
After nine years working with King Country land owners to control pest plants, Environment Waikato’s contractor Andy Laurenson and his wife Sara-Jane are “crossing the ditch” to start the next phase of their life in West Australia.
An Environment Waikato hearing committee has taken steps to accommodate local iwi sensitivities in its approval of a consent to build a road at an existing residential subdivision near Maukutea Dr in Aotea.
The resource use group of Environment Waikato has issued a formal warning to contractor EPRO Ltd as a result of an aerial 1080 drop near Turangi which lead to the deaths of horses in November last year.
Waikato boaties heading to the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show in Auckland this week can check out Environment Waikato's stand for tips and advice about how to stay safe on the water.
Environment Waikato has granted $3700 from its Enviroschools fund to help Thames South School set up a plant growing unit.
Farmers are warned pastures recovering after the drought could be high in nitrates, posing a poisoning risk to stock.
An Environment Waikato hearing committee has approved a resource consent that will help to alleviate a significant public health risk caused by failing septic tanks in Piopio.
Environment Waikato is conducting an oil spill exercise in Coromandel Harbour next week designed to fine tune its response to real environmental emergencies.
Recent major roading projects in the Waikato have helped lead to clear and significant road safety benefits, according to new data presented to the multi-agency Regional Land Transport Committee today.
Environment Waikato is praising Taupo catchment farmers who have already cooperated with a new nitrogen discharge allowance (NDA) benchmarking process, and is reminding others that time is running out for them to submit information before a 30 May deadline.