Environment Waikato has granted resource consents for a new subdivision at Kinloch on the shores of Lake Taupo in a joint hearing with Taupo District Council.
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A group of Environment Waikato staff spent their lunch break hard at work cleaning up their own backyard on the Waikato riverbank this week.
Many Waikato farmers are achieving better environmental performance with their farm dairy effluent treatment systems as more move to land based disposal.
Environment Minister Marian Hobbs yesterday joined Tuwharetoa Maori Trust and Environment Waikato to launch an Integrated Sustainable Development Strategy for Lake Taupo.
Environment Waikato’s Environment Committee has recommended a $40,000 grant to assist AgResearch with a biodiversity restoration project in the Mangaotama catchment.
Raglan stock owners who let their animals wander over mudflats face a $750 fine or prosecution.
The Waste Exchange has found new uses for everything from honey and plastic bags to ceramic tiles and computers in the past year.
Environment Waikato has praised a Morrinsville peroxide manufacturing company for its compliance with environmental conditions.
Environment Minister Marian Hobbs is to visit Taupo next week to discuss lake quality issues with Environment Waikato, the District Council and farming representatives.
Environment Minister Marian Hobbs will launch an Integrated Sustainable Development Strategy for Lake Taupo on the Lake with Ngati Tuwharetoa next week.
Lower Waikato landowners who feel disadvantaged by the Government's decision to withdraw flood protection funding may be given further opportunity to air their grievances.
Environment Waikato has renewed consents for AFFCO to continue meat processing at its Horotiu plant.
The rules for safety on the water change from July 1 – but boaties will still go to the same authorities for information.
Environment Waikato has made no offer to upper catchment Piako farmers that costs would not be sought from them in exchange for the farmers dropping their court appeal over the Piako flood protection scheme.
Environment Waikato is concerned about the cancellation of rail services through the Waikato Region – but wants to take a closer look at community demand and funding options.
Environment Waikato has adopted its Strategic Plan for the next decade, approving a major 10 - year strategy to improve water quality in rivers and streams and withdrawing plans for an increase in separate biosecurity rates.
Environment Waikato is to sign an accord to ensure good management of the Waipa peat lakes and wetlands.
Environment Waikato, several other agencies, iwi and community groups are getting together this Friday to plant native plants on the banks of the Lower Waikato River.
Possum control contractors have completed work in the Harker Reserve near Onewhero.
Who benefits from and who should pay for flood protection works on the Tongariro River was one of the major issues during open discussion on Environment Waikato’s Project Watershed at the latest Lake Taupo Liaison Sub Committee meeting.