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Help for Coromandel flooding

Environment Waikato will be working with the Coromandel community this year on its flooding problems to agree what needs to be done to lessen the risk to people and property.

Effective farm management to benefit nation

Getting 80,000 New Zealand farmers involved in more effective farm management will benefit the whole country, this month’s Environment Waikato Drystock Liaison Group meeting heard.

Co-ordinator appointed for biodiversity forum

The newly established Waikato Biodiversity Forum has appointed its first co-ordinator to encourage projects and partnerships, which will improve the variety of indigenous natural life in the Region.

Maungatautari Project to Get More Council Funds

Environment Waikato’s Environment Committee has recommended granting another $30,000 to the Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust project to cover immediate expenses.

Councils oppose coastal building appeals

Environment Waikato is backing Thames Coromandel District Council’s defence of an appeal to the Environment Court from developers wanting to build on the foreshore at the Coromandel resort of Hahei.

Council supports project for Hipaua hazard

Environment Waikato is supporting setting up a landslide hazard project team to manage the dangers of a landslide at Hipaua above Little Waihi village near Taupo.

Wonders of nature at Waitomo

About 40 people will reflect on the wonders of nature at Waitomo during a tour of the Waitomo Glowworm Cave next weekend.

City Council finds source of smell

Hamilton City Council is working on the source of odour from the city’s wastewater treatment plant which has been bothering the plant’s neighbours.

Progress for Te Kuiti wastewater

Te Kuiti’s troubled wastewater treatment plant has finally achieved major progress in producing acceptable effluent.

Council to support improvements for SH3

Environment Waikato’s Regional Land Transport Committee has recommended supporting improvements to the state highway between the Waikato and Taranaki.

Slime, possum brains for festival launch

Waikato high school students will bury themselves in slime and eat possum brains in an Eco Fear Factor Challenge later this month to launch the annual Festival for the Environment.