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Minister urged to complete expressway

Transport Minister Paul Swain was urged to ensure the completion of the State Highway 1 expressway when he visited Hamilton today for a briefing on transport issues for the Waikato Region.

Council confident river is safe

Environment Waikato is confident that most of the chemicals which flowed into the Waikato River from Monday night’s chemical truck fire will have passed harmlessly out to sea by tonight.

Possum numbers drop in Waingaro

Possums in bush in Waingaro near Ngaruawahia have been hit hard by recent control operations undertaken by landowners involved in a community possum control scheme.

Council cautious about contaminants in river

Environment Waikato is taking a precautionary approach to chemicals which have contaminated the Waikato River following last night’s chemical fire in Hamilton.

River safe from chemical fire

Quick actions from emergency services and Environment Waikato have kept most of the toxic chemicals from last night’s truck fire from contaminating the Waikato River.

Success and progress for Council’s year

Environment Waikato has achieved success and progress over the past year, it says in its Annual Report presented to this week’s Corporate Services Committee.

Big drop in Tb herds for Waikato

The number of bovine Tb infected herds in the Waikato has dropped 33 percent over the past year, Environment Waikato’s Biosecurity Committee heard this week.

People power needed to reduce waste

Reducing waste needs a mix of methods to help people make changes, with well planned support from community, industry and territorial authorities.

Reminder for Tokoroa on air issues

Tokoroa residents will get a leaflet in their letterboxes this week (from Monday, Sept 9) giving them tips on reducing air pollution in the town.

Blitz on rabbits

Property owners need to get tough on controlling rabbits on their properties, especially around Taupo and along the Waikato River, according to Environment Waikato.

Hit ragwort now

Environment Waikato is urging farmers and others with ragwort on their land to control it now before spring growth takes off.

Watch out for magpies!

People walking in parks and school grounds should keep an eye out for swooping magpies for the next couple of months.