Environment Waikato’s flood management team has been placed on standby after heavy rain and wind warnings were issued for northern and eastern parts of the region.
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Environment Waikato councilors have voted to accept pay rises following recommendations from the independent Remuneration Authority, which sets pay of elected officers and statutory officials.
Environment Waikato councillors have agreed that proposals for new ways of rating for the Waihou and Piako river and catchment works are to be included in the council’s draft Long-Term Council Community Plan (LTCCP) 2009-19.
Environment Waikato’s submission on legislation to enact the Waikato-Tainui co-management deal for the Waikato River says the agreement is positive for the river’s health but needs the details sorted out to ensure co-management runs smoothly.
Environment Waikato’s council has today approved bus fare rises for Hamilton.
Recent rain around the Waikato has significantly eased fears of drought in the region this summer, says Environment Waikato.
Keeping our beaches beautiful and safe for people and marine life is everyone’s responsibility, says Environment Waikato.
An Environment Waikato hearing committee is recommending that proposals for new ways of rating for the Waihou and Piako river and catchment works are included in the council’s draft Long-Term Council Community Plan (LTCCP) 2009-19.
Regional pest management strategy budget cuts worth just over $1.5 million in 2009-2010 have been put forward for discussion by Environment Waikato’s regional pest management committee.
Environment Waikato councillors look set to turn down a pay rise this year in line with moves to develop a budget that reflects difficult economic times.
Environment Waikato’s finance and audit committee has today approved proposals for Hamilton bus fare rises designed to help EW cope with cost increases and other financial pressures.
Environment Waikato is expressing disappointment at the need to propose reductions to planned spending on air quality improvements in towns such as Taupo, Te Kuiti and Tokoroa.
Environment Waikato says it is extremely pleased at the Government’s announcement that it will fund an early start to construction of a new Kopu Bridge near Thames on the Coromandel.
Environment Waikato has advised the Environment Court that it supports a bid by New Zealand Mushrooms to extend the operation of its current Morrinsville composting operation until the end of 2010.
Waikato’s road toll was again the highest in the country last year, despite the number of deaths dropping from 89 the previous year to 74, says Regional Transport Committee chairman Norm Barker.