Environment Waikato says it is pleased bus services in Hamilton are now back to normal following the end of a pay dispute between bus company Go Bus and drivers who belong to the Northern Distribution Workers Union.
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Environment Waikato says it is disappointed Go Bus and locked out union member drivers have still been unable to agree to more face-to-face pay talks (as at 4.30pm Monday).
Environment Waikato says Hamilton bus services are expected to operate to their normal timetable over the weekend, despite a planned lock out of union member drivers by their employer Go Bus.
Defendants in the Wallace Corporation PCB toxic waste burial case in the Waikato have collectively been hit with fines of $120,000, the highest total ever handed down in a prosecution brought under the Resource Management Act.
A celebration of 40 years of central North Island soil conservation work is being held in Taupo this weekend, with people coming from as far afield as Papua New Guinea to attend.
Hamilton bus passengers are facing significant disruption to normal services tomorrow due to a 24-hour strike by drivers who are members of the Northern Distribution Workers Union.
Environment Waikato says it is disappointed some Hamilton bus services are due to be disrupted tomorrow by industrial action by bus drivers.
Farm operators can minimise the environmental impact of dairy conversions by getting expert advice;on infrastructure design, says Environment Waikato’s catchment services committee chairman Andra Neeley.
The land around Lake Taupo may soon be dotted with dairy goats and sheep, blueberries, grapes and willows for biofuel as farmers look for alternatives to current;pastoral farming practices, the main source of nitrogen leaching into Lake Taupo.
Maungatautari School students were so excited to achieve a silver Enviroschools award this month they “just screamed and screamed”, principal Rosemary Hendrikse said.
Twelve Waikato schools and a Hamilton kindergarten have achieved Enviroschools awards this year.
Morrinsville-based New Zealand Mushrooms has been fined a total of $32,000 after admitting six charges brought by Environment Waikato related to the discharge of objectionable odours from the company’s composting operation.
Environment Waikato is welcoming significant fines of more than $60,000 handed out to those responsible for illegal and environmentally damaging earthworks at a 129-hectare dairy conversion near Tokoroa.
Environment Waikato chairman Peter Buckley says he has been impressed by the commitment shown by agricultural sector leaders to better managing farming’s impact on water and soil health in the Waikato.
Lake Taupo’s pristine water quality will be protected into the future following a landmark decision released by the Environment Court today finding in favour of Environment Waikato’s new rules.
An independent commissioner has backed an Environment Waikato recommendation that a Rotorua farmer cannot use a steel shipping container as a makeshift stock crossing.
Leaders from sectors involved in managing the impact of agriculture on water and soil health in the Waikato are gathering for a summit in Hamilton on Wednesday.
Dairy giant Fonterra and Environment Waikato officials have met ahead of next week’s Waikato Agriculture Summit to start developing an agreement about what future environmentally sustainable dairying in the region should look like.
Helicopter operations targeting rooks are taking place in Cambridge, Matamata and Mangakino over the coming week.
Hamilton residents Barry and Dulcie Cowley have been waiting more than 40 years to hear a chorus of tui in their garden – and it’s finally happened.