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Course to help boaties cross the Raglan bar

A course aimed at saving the lives of boaties crossing the notorious Raglan bar is being held next month by Coastguard Raglan, with support from Environment Waikato.

Buses for Balloons over Waikato and ITM400 Hamilton

Environment Waikato is again operating special bus services for people attending the Balloons over Waikato Nightglow event at Waikato University this Saturday 2 April and the ITM400 Hamilton from 15-17 April

Media and public invited to Waikato hazards forum

Recent earthquakes in Canterbury, the Queensland floods and the Japanese tsunami highlight the potentially devastating impacts of major disasters in the Waikato, says Environment Waikato regional hazards manager Adam Munro.

Tui Mine clean-up crew at Domain Day

Visitors to Te Aroha’s Domain Day will have the chance to peer into the depths of the Tui Mine, New Zealand’s most contaminated site, without even getting their feet dirty.

Consents granted for planned Tamahere operation

Environment Waikato consents for a planned sand extraction and processing operation to be run by Titoki Sands Limited at Tamahere have been granted by independent hearings commissioner Graeme Ridley.

Waikato dairy sector improves compliance figures

Helicopter monitoring has shown dairy farm compliance with regional effluent management rules is improving significantly so far this season, new figures from Environment Waikato show.

EW seeks feedback on the 2011/12 Draft Annual Plan

Environment Waikato yesterday adopted its 2011/12 Draft Annual Plan based on a rates increase of 2.3 per cent to existing ratepayers. This translates to less than $20 for the majority of ratepayers.

Landcare networking field day

A Landcare Networking Field Day is being held just north of Hamilton on Wednesday 6 April to discuss community-based environmental initiatives.

Farmer meeting offers environmental advice

A meeting being organised by Environment Waikato in association with Federated Farmers is offering dry stock farmers the chance to get up to speed with some key issues associated with dry-stock farming.

River and lake levels warning

Environment Waikato has issued an alert about rising river and lake levels following a heavy rain warning from MetService.