Environment Waikato is concerned about the safety of logging trucks on regional roads, especially the growing number using the west coast Thames Road.
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Taupo’s rural and urban residents both want a clean, clear lake – but they’re worried about how it can be achieved and what the changes may cost.
Paeroa company Pine Processes Limited have timber by the truckload going cheap.
Environment Waikato is planning to complete cost cutting changes to its flood pump system over the next financial year to avoid inevitable price rises from the dropping New Zealand dollar.
Thames Coromandel District Council is making excellent progress in complying with conditions for its wastewater treatment plants throughout the Coromandel Peninsula, Environment Waikato heard last week.
Residents in the Whitehall – Te Tapui area have opted to pay a special rate to deal with the possum problem in their area.
Te Kuiti’s wastewater treatment plant is still causing major problems, according to regular monitoring by Environment Waikato and an independent review.
Environment Minister Marion Hobbs has congratulated Environment Waikato for taking a public stand to protect the water quality of Lake Taupo.
Environment Waikato’s Regulatory Committee has praised a Whangapoua forestry company’s environmental performance.