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Beachcare grows on Waikato coasts

A growing number of Beachcare groups are increasing people’s understanding of the natural processes on beaches, this week’s Environment Waikato Environment Committee heard.

Council concerned at foreshore bill

Environment Waikato is concerned about the additional financial burden on Regional ratepayers and the damage the proposed Foreshore and Seabed Bill could have on its relationships with tangata whenua.

More Controls on Ragwort

Environment Waikato is increasing control on ragwort in Maramarua from next year after requests from landowners.

Crack down on Koi Carp

Environment Waikato has a 10 year plan to limit the spread of pest fish koi carp and brown bullhead catfish through the Region.

Rethink needed on managing pig disease

Environment Waikato wants MAF to reconsider using Regional Pest Management Strategies to manage a pig disease infecting New Zealand piggeries.

E-Scape winners plant their prize

The corporate winners of Environment Waikato’s Great E-Scape adventure through the Region got out of their suits and into their gumboots last week to plant the proceeds of their $1500 first prize on banks of the Little Waipa stream near Arapuni.