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EW appeals for help in locating slick source

Environment Waikato is appealing for public help in identifying the source of oil-like slicks that have been appearing in the Waikato River underneath the Taupo Bungy site located on Spa Road, Taupo.

Public eye on bellbirds needed

Organisers of the project to re-establish bellbirds in Hamilton are appealing for the public to continue keeping an eye out for the birds and to report any sightings promptly.

Pupils help plant hundreds of trees in Coromandel town

Pupils from Coromandel Area School pitched in with Environment Waikato and Department of Conservation staff to plant about 300 trees earlier this month as part of a major restoration project on a DoC reserve beside Hauraki Rd in Coromandel Town.

Oil spill team to exercise in Coromandel Harbour

Environment Waikato is conducting an oil spill exercise in Te Kouma, Coromandel Harbour on Friday this week designed to fine tune its response to real environmental emergencies.

EW to look again at King Country pest control options

Environmental Waikato’s regional pest management committee has today agreed on holding negotiations with two King Country landowners over the question of proposed extra costs involved in treating their properties using ground-based pest control rather than aerially applied 1080.

New ‘The Waters of the Waikato’ resource for decision makers

A new book due for launching next month on the Waikato River from Taupo to Port Waikato will be an important resource for decision makers considering future management of the river. It will also be useful for people interested in water quality, ecological issues and life in the river generally.

Coromandel dumping concerns

Environment Waikato is reporting an upsurge in illegal dumping of animal and fish waste into fresh water on the Coromandel recently.

Warning over tyre fires

Environment Waikato is warning people they face stiff fines if they illegally burn tyres.

Waikato By Products fined over odour

Waikato By Products of Tuakau has been fined $17,500 after pleading guilty to the company’s latest offences involving discharging objectionable odour from its plant.

Council finalises work plan and budgets

Environment Waikato has finalised its work plan and budgets for next financial year, settling on an average rates increase of 2.12 per cent to existing ratepayers.

Council levels rates-paying field

Environment Waikato councillors today debated the merits of continuing with a rates money-go-round to fund early payment discounts

Funding for more Orbiter buses confirmed

Environment Waikato has confirmed two new buses will be used to help ease congestion on the crowded Orbiter route from the start of the 2011 school year.

EW council agrees to commuter rail steps

Environment Waikato councilors have agreed to a series of steps aimed at further assessing the potential for a commuter rail service between Hamilton and Auckland.