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Grant for Marae Arts Festival

Environment Waikato is to grant almost $5000 towards a three-day arts festival in October based around water to be held at Turangawaewae Marae.

School To Grow Trees for Farmers

Environment Waikato has granted Waiterimu School $5000 towards its Trees For Survival programme, which will grow trees for local farmers fencing off their streams.

Grant for Waihou walkway

Environment Waikato has granted $20,000 towards the Te Waihou Blue Springs Walkway to expand educational opportunities from the project.

Council to lobby for roading projects

Environment Waikato is to lobby Transit to move more quickly on some of the Region’s roading projects which are ready to go.

Council to appeal river consents

Environment Waikato is to appeal the resource consents granted to Mighty River Power for operating the Waikato hydro system.

Paying for Travel Welcomed

A change from paying petrol tax to paying for distance travelled has been welcomed by Environment Waikato Regional Land Transport Committee Chairman David Peart.

Waste exchange swaps soap flakes and gumboots

Remanufacturing 50 tonnes of soap flakes into detergent, finding 200 pairs of gumboots for the Red Cross and re-using 50,000 plastic bags was all in a day’s work for the Waste Exchange last year.

Rates pour in to Regional Council

Ratepayers have already paid more than $9 million in rates to Environment Waikato, with the deadline for early payment discounts still more than a week away.

Council to look into remissions policy

Environment Waikato will look into its policies on rate remission for community groups – but no changes can be made for this year.