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Nuisance smoke and smells reminder

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.

Councillors take rates road show around the region

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.

Sediment pollution damages environment

Environment Waikato is reminding people resource consents are required for some earthworks, particularly those likely to affect environmentally sensitive areas such as waterways.

More talk to agree on way forward for Whangamata

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.

Councillors back Sunday bus services for Hamilton

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.

Chicken farmer fined over sickly stench and flies

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.

Farmers warned over Lake Taupo rules

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.

Hikutaia stopbank work due for completion

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.

Waikato death toll highlights need for roading progress

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.