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Council approves Raglan Deviation works

Environment Waikato has granted resource consents for realignment of the Raglan Deviation.Transit New Zealand lodged an application to disturb land, discharge overburden in a high risk erosion area, construct culverts and discharge stormwater during the construction of the realignment.

Progress on protecting Lake Taupo

Environment Minister Marian Hobbs and local member for parliament Mark Burton met with Environment Waikato and Taupo representatives last week to make progress on a strategy to preserve the Lake.

Windy summer for Waikato

We’re in for a windy but a typically warm summer this year, according to the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research.

Developers fined for illegal beach works

Two land owning companies, a property development company and an earthworks contractor have been fined a total of $30,000 for illegal road works on New Chums Beach on the Coromandel Peninsula.

Possum numbers down in Mahoenui

Possums in bush in Mahoenui near Awakino have been hit hard by a recent Tb control operation and work undertaken by landowners involved in a community possum control scheme.

Billboards urge drivers to think

A series of hard hitting road safety billboards will shortly appear on the Region’s roads to remind holiday drivers to take extra care.

Glue spill in Awakino Gorge

A truck crash in the Awakino Gorge last night dumped thousands of litres of resin glue into the Awakino River.

Blitz on ragwort, thistles

Environment Waikato wants farmers and landowners to get tough on ragwort and thistles this summer.

Reward for bus survey

A former London bus conductor and a Hamilton mother have won prizes for helping Environment Waikato find out what people think about the city’s bus services.

Whitikahu School goes green

Children at Whitikahu School near Taupiri should check their thumbs. Thanks to Environment Waikato and the local community, they may all be going green!

Rates notices likely in August

Regional ratepayers are likely to receive their first direct rates invoice from Environment Waikato in August next year – and receive a discount if they pay by September.