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Sewage spill in Raglan Harbour

Environment Waikato scientists are collecting water samples for analysis, following a sewage spill into the Raglan Harbour this afternoon.

Whangamata wastewater plant gets go-ahead

A proposal to dispose of wastewater to land in the Tairua Forest as part of the planned multi-million dollar upgrade and expansion of the Whangamata Wastewater Treatment Plant is appropriate and necessary, an Environment Waikato Hearing Committee has found.

Buses booming as Christmas approaches

Christmas shoppers should consider taking the bus as a stress-free solution to moving around the city at this busy time of year, says Environment Waikato passenger transport spokesperson Paula Southgate.

How effluent can help maize growth

Dairy farmers growing maize for silage can significantly reduce the amount they spend on fertiliser simply by planting their crop on their effluent block or using effluent instead of bagged fertiliser.

Possum numbers plunge in Waikite Valley

Environment Waikato and the Department of Conservation are thrilled with the results of a recent joint possum control operation undertaken in the Waikite Valley area near Rotorua.