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Grant helps Waikato schools recycle

Environment Waikato is continuing its drive to minimise waste in the region with a grant to help more than 50 Waikato schools set up recycling programmes.

Waikato CDEM taking active role in Exercise Ruaumoko

The Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Group is taking an active role in Exercise Ruaumoko, whose main exercise week is 10-14 March, culminating in a mock national emergency on 13 and 14 March.

Buses roll out for rugby kick off

The Super 14 rugby home games kick off this Saturday night with the Chiefs taking on the Warratahs, and Environment Waikato, Hamilton City Council and the Waikato Rugby Union are again supporting the games with free shuttle buses from the central city.

Committee seeks more time to settle mangrove removal plan

Environment Waikato’s policy and strategy committee has indicated its support for mangrove management in the Whangamata Harbour but has held back from defining the area of mangroves for removal to allow time for further discussions with stakeholders.

Soil carbon research wins student scholarship

New research into how the trampling of wet pasture by cattle affects carbon loss in the soil has earned University of Waikato student Paul Mudge the $5000 Dr Stella Frances scholarship.

Financial update from Environment Waikato

A half-year update on Environment Waikato’s financial position for 2007-08 shows the council heading for a higher annual surplus than originally expected, mainly because of planned spending not going ahead due to staff shortages.

Financial update from Environment Waikato

A half-year update on Environment Waikato’s financial position for 2007/08 shows the council heading for a higher annual surplus than originally expected, mainly because of planned spending not going ahead due to staff shortages.

Current climate and river flow situation

Environment Waikato is monitoring the weather situation closely and evaluating the need to impose restrictions via a water shortage direction after the Waikato region was officially declared a drought zone yesterday.
The following information provides a brief summary of the climate information over the summer period so far, drawing on council data and information from NIWA and Metservice.

Vandalism puts lives at risk

Environment Waikato and Waipa District Council say vandals are putting people’s lives at risk by destroying safety signs near Cambridge’s Karapiro Bridge.

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