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More Nominations Needed for Watershed Reps

More nominations are needed for five local landowner and community representatives on Environment Waikato’s new River and Catchment Liaison Subcommittees.

Blitz on Privet

Environment Waikato is encouraging Transit NZ and Hauraki District Council to remove privet from roadsides and council land in a blitz on the plant pest.

Council Underspends Budget

Environment Waikato has ended its financial year $165,000 under spent in its operating budget.

Farmers To Get Integrated Services

Waikato landowners are to get a better service from Environment Waikato staff under a new system to integrate the Council’s on-farm services.

Waikato Flood Protection System Works Well

Co-operation between Environment Waikato and power companies during July’s flood substantially reduced flooding downstream in the lower Waikato River, this week’s Environment Waikato Operations Committee heard.

More Information Needed on Marine Farming

Environment Waikato is gathering more information on the effects of marine farming on the coastal environment before a moratorium on new aquaculture activities expires next year.

Storm Damage Costs Flood Schemes

The severe storms which hit the Waikato and Coromandel in June and July added more than half a million dollars in repair costs for the Region’s flood schemes.

Plan to Revive Waikato Whitebait Fishery

The Waikato’s vanishing whitebait fishery could be revived and millions of whitebait returned to the environment using artificial pond breeding, according to a Raglan-based biological consultant.

Council to Visit Hauraki, Coromandel

Environment Waikato councillors will spend two days visiting Hauraki and the Coromandel later this month as part of a familiarisation tour of the Region.

Contact First in Geothermal Hearing Order

Environment Waikato is to hear Contact Energy’s application to take geothermal fluid from the Wairakei Field before hearing a rival application from Geotherm Group Ltd.