With the end of summer fire bans around the region likely as autumn approaches, Environment Waikato is reminding people of environmental rules regarding outdoor burning of waste.
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Environment Waikato councillors are visiting all local councils in the Waikato region over the next few weeks to present the regional council’s proposed work plan and spending for next financial year.
Environment Waikato’s alligator weed eradication programme has been praised by a leading aquatic pest plant expert.
Environment Waikato is running a networking field day for people interested or involved in improving the environment in their local community.
Environment Waikato is again providing its popular Park and Ride bus service to the Hamilton Nightglow at the University of Waikato.
Environment Waikato is reminding people resource consents are required for some earthworks, particularly those likely to affect environmentally sensitive areas such as waterways.
Environment Waikato has put on hold any decisions about the removal of mangroves in Whangamata Harbour to allow time to consult with iwi and other stakeholders about further opportunities to consider the draft Whangamata Harbour and catchment plans.
Environment Waikato councillors are proposing a total rates revenue increase of approximately $4 million or 6.8 per cent following yesterday’s adoption of the 2008/09 Draft Annual Plan.
A large saw blade is sticking out of the Waipa River, causing a navigation safety hazard.
Environment Waikato councillors are proposing to introduce Sunday bus services from September and a range of other new and improved bus services in Hamilton over the next three years.
Environment Waikato is signalling changes to its policy framework in response to escalating pressures on the environment.
Bus passenger numbers in Hamilton continue to grow strongly, nudging towards 300,000 for last month.
A Bucklands poultry farmer whose indoor egg laying operation caused such a bad stench that school pupils had to be sent home has been fined $17,500 in the Pukekohe District Court following a prosecution by Environment Waikato.
The Waikato River is our number one wonder.
Drought-affected Waikato farmers are being warned to be careful not to import silage contaminated with toxic alligator weed from Northland.
Environment Waikato is warning of consequences if the small number of farmers who continue to graze too many stock during the 2008 winter, and do not get benchmarked, remain in breach of new rules designed to stop too much nitrogen leaching into Lake Taupo.
Work to complete the last length of stopbank within the critical Waihou Valley Scheme is due to get underway on Monday 10 March, as Environment Waikato moves to finish the scheme that protects properties beside the Hikutaia River in the Thames-Coromandel district.
Effluent seems to be proving its status as a form of liquid gold.
The Regional Land Transport Committee has today strongly affirmed its commitment to the current Waikato Expressway programme after Land Transport New Zealand asked for more information and work before it could commit funds. The committee includes representatives of all of Waikato’s territorial authorities and the regional council.