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Value of EW investment fund grows by 4.8 per cent

The value of Environment Waikato’s externally managed investment fund has grown by 4.8 per cent or $2.8 million between the end of last financial year and 31 October, according to figures presented to this week's finance and audit committee.

Kaimai project holding stakeholder forum and farmer workshop

The Kaimai Catchments Project - aimed at protecting the catchments which flow into Waikato’s Waihou River and Tauranga Harbour, and delivering wider environmental benefits - is holding a stakeholder forum and a farmer workshop next month.

Helicopter monitoring flights happening again

Environment Waikato says helicopter monitoring of compliance with effluent management rules is resuming again after being suspended because of an extended period of wet weather over winter.

Significant support for Hamilton-Auckland passenger rail

There is strong community support for a Hamilton-Auckland passenger rail service but a more qualified willingness to pay increased rates to help fund it, according to the results of a survey commissioned by Environment Waikato.

Research project aims to turn organic waste into a resource

A project involving Environment Waikato, Hamilton City Council, Matamata Piako District Council, Landcare Research, Lakeland Steel and Inghams Enterprises, is being granted nearly $160,000 over two years to explore turning organic waste into useful nutrients, thereby benefiting the regional economy and the environment.

Economic and environmental issues top new Waikato list

Job and business opportunities, financial and economic matters, and environmental concerns have topped a new list of issues Waikato people are concerned about, says a report prepared for Environment Waikato and local councils.

New policies for new economic and environmental era

A proposed Regional Policy Statement (RPS) being released tomorrow for consultation contains new policies for a new era of economic and environmental management, says Environment Waikato chairman Peter Buckley.