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Council Elects New Chairman

Environment Waikato Councillors have elected Central Waikato Councillor Jenni Vernon as their new Chairman at the first meeting of the Council today.

Unauthorised earthworks in Raglan

Environment Waikato has issued an infringement notice for unauthorised earthworks being carried out on a subdivision development site in Raglan.

Consents granted for contact geothermal operations

Environment Waikato has granted Contact Energy Ltd resource consents to allow the company to continue operating its Wairakei and Poihipi geothermal power stations near Taupo until 2026 - but with conditions requiring it to clean up its discharge into the Waikato River and stop subsidence in Taupo.