An Environment Waikato hearing committee has approved resource consents related to earthworks, waste water and water supply for a new development on the fringe of Lake Taupo, finding they are unlikely to have adverse environmental effects.
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Meat company Affco has been granted changes to its resource consent covering waste water odour discharges from its Horotiu plant to accommodate a planned dairy processing operation.
Stroppy magpies have been given short shrift in the latest pest control operation involving shooting them with shotguns.
Environment Waikato is urging farmers in livestock exclusion areas to apply for Clean Streams funding before time runs out.
Further work on the Tongariro River between Turangi and Lake Taupo is to start at the end of this month in a partnership approach between Environment Waikato and Ngati Turangitukua, manawhenua of the area where the works are to take place.
Environment Waikato is considering imposing restrictions on using surface water from the Waihou River catchment, including the Ohinemuri River, to irrigate agricultural land.