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Te Kowhai couple recognised for pest control work

Maize farmers John and Margaret Hodge are the first people to be recognised under a new scheme designed to acknowledge people voluntarily doing excellent pest control work in the Waikato region.

Crimson Christmases to come

A thousand pohutukawa trees are being made available for planting on the Coromandel as part of efforts to get more of the iconic New Zealand trees flowering on the peninsula.

Stick to the five knot rule

Boaties and jetskiers are reminded to stick to the five knot rule when they are out enjoying the Waikato region’s waterways this summer.

Crafar company pleads guilty to effluent charges

A Crafar dairying company Hillside Ltd has today pleaded guilty to four charges of unlawfully discharging effluent to land and breach of an abatement notice. These charges arose from a series of incidents between November 2007 and February 2008 on the company’s property situated at Kuratau,south west of Lake Taupo.

Kayak sinking a timely reminder

Environment Waikato said today that the accident at Whangamata on Wednesday evening when a sit-on kayak was swamped and sank was a timely reminder to all users of sit-on kayaks.

EW open to pest control alternatives

Environment Waikato is always open to the idea of using pest control methods other than aerially applied 1080 and other toxins, says the council’s biosecurity group manager John Simmons.

Variation 5 charges overstated

Some media coverage of indicative consent-related charges for Taupo farmers has incorrectly stated that farmers could face annual charges of up to $6000 for monitoring of rules designed to protect Lake Taupo from nutrient leaching.

TCDC reclamation and landfill consents granted

Thames-Coromandel District Council (TCDC) has been granted a range of consents to reclaim land so as to protect Thames from coastal flooding, and to help rehabilitate an old landfill site.

Variation 5 charges overstated

Some media coverage of indicative consent-related charges for Taupo farmers has incorrectly stated that farmers could face annual charges of up to $6000 for monitoring of rules designed to protect Lake Taupo from nutrient leaching.

Lake Taupo strategy signed off

Joint media statement from Taupo District Council and Environment Waikato
A strategy designed to protect Lake Taupo’s foreshore from the effects of erosion and to help manage flood risk around the lake has now been agreed to by both the Taupo District Council (TDC) and the regional council Environment Waikato (EW).

Keep a watch out for tui

Environment Waikato is asking people in Hamilton to keep a particular watch out for tui as Christmas approaches because if they are still in the city they may actually be breeding within the urban area.

Coromandel warned to be on alert for weather impacts

Residents of the Coromandel are being urged to be alert for severe thunderstorm warnings, rapidly rising river levels and surface flooding as heavy rain hits the region today and overnight.

Halo on show at Heritage Day

The Hamilton Halo project, aimed at bringing native birds starting with tui back to Hamilton, is being showcased by Environment Waikato this Sunday 6 December.

Buses back on holiday menu for the Coromandel

Buses from Ferry Landing to Hot Water Beach and from Hahei to Cathedral Cove are back on the holiday menu this summer after a highly successful shuttle service trial last holiday season.

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