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SADD students discuss drink driving

Students from as far afield as Tuakau and Taupo meet at Matamata this week to get serious about the concept of Students Against Driving Drunk.

Increased possum control planned

Environment Waikato plans possum control on 826,000 hectares, and work on key ecological sites in the next year, according to its draft Strategic Plan released this week.

Bold initiatives in Council’s plans

Environment Waikato has taken some bold initiatives to maintain and improve the Region’s environment in its draft Strategic Plan for the next decade, released this week.

Boost for riverbanks in Council plan

Environment Waikato is planning to make $10 million available over the next 10 years to land owners wanting to fence and plant stream and riverbanks to improve water quality.

Growing concern about environmental issues

The Waikato community is becoming more concerned about the environment and has given Environment Waikato a strong mandate to enforce rules to protect it.

Algal Bloom shows up lake problems

A potentially toxic algal bloom has been found in Lake Taupo – and Environment Waikato says it highlights the need for changes to the way the lake’s catchment is managed.

Wetlands tour celebrates environment

Environment Waikato has organised a guided tour of the Waipa wetlands later this month as part of the Waikato Festival of the Environment.

Project watershed works identified for middle Waipa

More than $13 million will be needed over the next 10 years to carry out soil conservation, flood protection and river management work considered essential in Environment Waikato’s Middle Waipa management zone.

New bylaw for water safety

Environment Waikato is proposing a new bylaw to ensure safety on the Region’s waterways.

Project Watershed works identified for middle Waipa

More than $13 million will be needed over the next 10 years to carry out soil conservation, flood protection and river management work considered essential in Environment Waikato’s Middle Waipa management zone.

New stopbank for Huntly

Environment Waikato has almost completed a new stopbank to protect the Parry St area of Huntly which was inundated during the 1998 winter flood.

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