Converting forest to pasture within the Waikato Catchment would increase nutrient loads in the area’s waterways and groundwater, as well as affecting flood levels, soil contamination, greenhouse gases, biodiversity and the landscape, this week’s Environment Waikato Policy and Strategy Committee meeting heard.
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Environment Waikato has been granted resource consents to undertake flood protection works near the Tauranga-Taupo River along Heuheu Parade, Oruatua.
Environment Waikato has appointed a navigation safety honorary enforcement officer for the Mokau Awakino area.
Free waste and cleaner production audits by a new Waste Advisory Service are helping Waikato businesses save money, this month’s Environment Waikato Environment Committee meeting heard.
The Waikato Region is ‘getting by’, and areas such as Gisborne and Northland, are in a much worse state than south Auckland, Environment Waikato’s Environment Committee meeting heard this month.
The threat of tsunami in the eastern Coromandel and Bay of Plenty is much higher than previously thought, a study has found.
Environment Waikato and Waikato District Council have granted resource consents for a sand quarry development at Horotiu to extract, process and sell sand and aggregate products.
Environment Waikato has chosen three representatives from the Waikato to attend the second National Youth Environment Forum.
They are Holly Dove of Waihi College (who also attended last year), Matthew Smart of St Peter’s School, Cambridge and Eilidh Bocker of Taupo -Nui-a-Tia College.
Environment Waikato and the Ministry for the Environment are not meeting next week to sign a deal with a private company to clean up the abandoned Tui Mine site near Te Aroha.
New Zealand’s Weedbusters programme has issued a first birthday wish for more volunteers and community groups to rally to the Weedbusters programme.
Representatives of the Ministry for the Environment saw the Waikato’s Waste Exchange in Action today on a visit to Te Rapa animal diagnostics laboratory Gribble’s Alpha.
More Waikato schools have joined the Enviroschools Programme which integrates environmental education into school life.
An Environment Waikato Manager is joining a New Zealand delegation to an OECD world environmental forum in Italy next week.
The plant pest boneseed, or salt bush, has been discovered in Whangamata, and Environment Waikato is anxious to get rid of it.
Clean water and healthy soils are strategic assets for the agricultural sector, Environment Waikato Chief Executive Harry Wilson told the launch of a major investigation into intensive farming today in Hamilton.