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Planting field day on Lake Cameron

Environment Waikato and the Department of Conservation are organising a field day at Lake Cameron, Rukuhia next month on riparian planting around lakes.

News for weeds - It’s all bad

Environment Waikato is declaring war on the Region’s weeds with a streamlined freephone to help people get information on how to control pests in their backyard.

Field day web media

Environment Waikato and the Consulting Officer Service (formerly Livestock Improvement Advisory) are organising a field day on an Otorohanga farm on December 1 to help farmers managing land and water.

Waikato peat lakes under threat

The Waikato’s remaining peat lakes are under threat from changes in land use and farm development, this week’s Environment Waikato Environment Committee heard.

Farmers, Environmentalists disagree on Lake Taupo problem

Taupo farmers have asked Environment Waikato to produce more proof that farming is the major contributor to deteriorating water quality in Lake Taupo - but environmental representatives say action needs to be taken urgently without waiting for further research.

Council grants track consent

Environment Waikato has granted a consent to upgrade an access track on the Coromandel – but has censured the applicant’s actions in starting the work before a consent was given.

Consultation ordered on river flow request

Environment Waikato’s Regulatory Committee has told Mighty River Power to consult with everyone affected before it will make a decision on the company’s request to reduce minimum flows from Lake Karapiro over the summer.

Consents granted for Mercer stopbank

Environment Waikato has been granted resource consents to build a stopbank along the Waikato River near Mercer West to protect an additional 355 hectares of floodplain and wetland.

Growing problems for older drivers

Older drivers are facing a growing number of problems in keeping their licenses or giving them up with dignity, according to a report to Environment Waikato’s Regional Road Safety Subcommittee.

Emergency management leaders meet

Local authority representatives and Ministry of Emergency Management officials meet in Hamilton tomorrow to discuss the future structure to manage disasters in the Region.

Spot checks for buckled in kids

Police will be out in force throughout the Waikato over the next few weeks spotting cars travelling with unrestrained children.

Plan Change Allows Weed Control on Coast

A change proposed to Environment Waikato’s Regional Coastal Plan will allow control of invasive plants and unwanted organisms on the Region’s coastline.

Plan Change Allows Weed Control on Coast

A change proposed to Environment Waikato’s Regional Coastal Plan will allow control of invasive plants and unwanted organisms on the Region’s coastline.

Te Kawa quarry consents granted

Environment Waikato has granted resource consents to authorise operation of a hard rock quarry and processing facilities near State Highway 3, Te Kawa.

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