Prisoners will be growing and planting eco-sourced trees for a project given $126,750 by Waikato Regional Council’s Natural Heritage Fund.
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The health warning issued last week for parts of Lake Taupō has now been lifted by the Medical Officer of Health.
NIWA is fast-tracking analysis of samples collected from potentially toxic algae-affected sites at Lake Taupō, with results expected on Friday.
Samples collected from Acacia Bay for testing for toxin-producing algae species, but weather hampers monitoring work at other sites at Lake Taupō today.
The local Medical Officer of Health is reminding the public to exercise caution when looking to cool off in Lake Taupō.
A toxin-producing species of algae bloom has been identified during provisional screening of samples collected from Halletts Bay over the weekend.
Waikato Regional Council staff have collected samples from algae blooms found during an inspection of south-eastern Lake Taupō swimming sites this weekend.
Dense mats of potentially toxic algal species have been found at five sites around Lake Taupō.
At Waikato Regional Council staff have got each other’s backs.
The arrival of warm, humid days means velvetleaf and other nasty weeds will be starting to appear on farms.
Waikato Regional Council scientists believe fish deaths in the Waiomu Stream on the Coromandel Peninsula over the weekend are likely due to natural causes.
Waikato’s multiagency regional transport committee issues a plea to motorists to take extra care on the roads with the Christmas holiday period almost upon us.