Environment Waikato biosecurity staff are proposing a deferral of a planned pest control operation in part of the Coromandel next financial year after monitoring showed possum numbers had not yet risen to a level that requires re-treatment.
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Banks must provide cash-strapped farmers with at least enough finance for stock feed and generally support them through Waikato’s drought, says Peter Buckley, chair of the Waikato Regional Drought Committee.
MEDIA RELEASE from Waikato Regional Drought Committee
The number of drought-related farm visits being undertaken by the Rural Support Trust in the wider Waikato region is running at a much higher rate than the big dry in 2007-08.
A Coromandel farming couple Doug and Kathy Bentham say their work to protect a 35 hectare patch of native forest, including kauri, is proving immensely satisfying.
Environment Waikato is seeking community feedback through its 2010/11 Draft Annual Plan on a new way of funding the monitoring of foreshore erosion around Lake Taupo.
The Rural Support Trust’s Waikato arm is co-ordinating relief to farmers and others who have affected by medium-level drought conditions which have affected Wai
Waikato-Tainui and Environment Waikato came together around the council’s policy-making table yesterday to start discussions about how to achieve the shared vision of a clean and healthy Waikato River.
An Environment Waikato-managed possum control operation over 2,300 hectares near Matamata has achieved excellent results.
Environment Waikato is seeking community feedback on a proposed change to the way stream channel maintenance is funded in Coromandel town and Waiomu.
A Waikato Regional Drought Committee has been officially formed at a meeting in Hamilton today to help co-ordinate relief to farmers and others affected by the drought conditions affecting the region.
Promoters of the ITM 400 next weekend are again offering free Hamilton bus services to help reduce traffic congestion in the city and minimise the event’s carbon footprint.
Coastguard Raglan, with support from Environment Waikato, is again offering to help boaties with information on how to cross the notorious Raglan bar and to be generally safer at sea.
Environment Waikato chairman Peter Buckley says the regional council will work closely with the Government and other agencies to help support farmers through drought conditions in the region.
Environment Waikato and its partners on the Regional Passenger Transport Committee are working on solutions to overcrowding on the increasingly popular Orbiter bus service in Hamilton.
The chairman of the multi-agency Regional Transport Committee is welcoming the final shape of a new regime for heavy vehicles on New Zealand roads due to take effect from next month.
Fonterra’s pilot programme to check the effluent management infrastructure on farms in the Waikato is well underway and receiving positive support and feedback from farmers and Environment Waikato, says Fonterra’s GM Milk Supply, Tim Deane.