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Robust structure needed for emergencies

Environment Waikato’s Environment Committee wants to ensure the new emergency management structure for the Region is robust enough to cope with major events.

Waikato at risk from Guava Moth

The Waikato is at risk from invasion by the guava moth, an Australian pest which feeds on ripening fruit.

Chicken farms improve environmental performance

Working closely with the chicken processing industry is providing better environmental outcomes for a growing industry, this week’s Environment Waikato Regulatory Committee meeting heard.

Magpies scapegoats for bird attacks

Magpies are not the ‘bad boys’ in attacking other bird species – pest animals do a lot more damage, this week’s Environment Waikato Biosecurity Committee heard.

Stunning fate for rogue fish

Pest fish in Lake Rotopiko (Serpentine) near Ohaupo will get the shock of their lives later this month.

Council keeps watching brief on moth spraying

Environment Waikato is to keep a ‘watching brief’ to ensure MAF undertakes full consultation and public awareness on next month’s Asian Gypsy Moth aerial spray operation in Hamilton.

Clean Streams Project wins NZ Post award

Environment Waikato’s Clean Streams Project has won the NZ Post Management Excellence Supreme Award from the Society of Local Government Managers.

Consents Granted for Hydro Dams

Mighty River Power has been granted resource consents for the on-going and future operation of the Waikato hydro system.

Buses Head for City Gardens

Garden lovers can celebrate the arrival of spring this week with a bus trip to Hamilton Gardens.