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New stopbank for Huntly

Environment Waikato has almost completed a new stopbank to protect the Parry St area of Huntly which was inundated during the 1998 winter flood.

Rooks hit in council operation

Environment Waikato has treated 115 rook nests in the north Waikato and Taupo districts as part of a new, aggressive approach to eliminating the pests.

Council attacks alligator weed problem

Environment Waikato is working to control alligator weed in the lower Waikato River before it becomes a serious threat to the Region’s wetlands and waterways.

Urgent action needed on lake weed

Environment Waikato’s Biosecurity Committee wants urgent action taken to clear pockets of invasive egeria weed from parts of Lake Taupo.

Owners take responsibility for pests

Environment Waikato needed to issue fewer urban pest control programmes in the last year as people took more responsibility for pest control, this week’s Biosecurity Committee heard.

Award for environmental engineering student

Environment Waikato has awarded the $4000 Roger Harris scholarship to former Putaruru High School student Joanne Steeghs for her university studies in environmental engineering.

Millions in property at risk from the sea

Property valued at $525 million is at high risk from coastal erosion and flooding on the eastern Coromandel, according to a report from Environment Waikato.

Drought eased but more coming

Recent heavy rain has eased the drought in the Waihou River area – but more problems are likely before the summer is over.

Waikato River not glowing yet

The Waikato River won’t become the country’s first glow-in-the-dark river any time soon, according to Environment Waikato’s water sampling.

Training offered on septic tanks

More than 50 people in the septic tank business from throughout the North Island are attending New Zealand’s first training course on managing on-site wastewater systems.

Villager bus service to go

Environment Waikato’s Passenger Transport Subcommittee has recommended ending the Villager bus service which took pensioners to city sights and shopping areas.

Restrictions lifted on Waihou water

Environment Waikato has lifted the ban all non-essential water use in the Waihou River area after yesterday’s rain – but the weather will be watched closely for the next few weeks.

Changes planned for weed control

Environment Waikato is proposing to extend total property clearance of ragwort and nodding and plumeless thistle into the dairying parts of Rotorua district.