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Water safe at Maraetai

Water in Lake Maraetai is back to normal after a spill of treated sludge from the Kinleith paper mill earlier this month.

Help for Marokopa sand spit

Environment Waikato has granted $5000 to fence stock and feral goats out of a recently planted sand spit near Marokopa.

Support for bush environmental programmes

Environment Waikato is providing $15,000 towards the Te Ngahere Kaitiakitanga Trust to develop education programmes promoting sustainable native forest management.

Council help for national walkway

Environment Waikato is to provide a total of $25,000 to the Te Araroa Trust, which is developing a national foot trail from Cape Reinga to Bluff.

Grant to develop schools network

Environment Waikato has granted $21,000 from its Environmental Initiatives Fund to develop a network of educational relationships among schools in the Enviroschools programme and businesses and other organisations.

Council grant for Maungatautari project

Environment Waikato has granted $40,000 from its Environmental Initiatives Fund to construct a pest-proof fence on the northern side of Maungatautari mountain.

Council grant for forest purchase

Environment Waikato has granted $10,000 to the New Zealand Native Forest Restoration Trust to help complete the purchase a block of lowland forest at Mapiu in the Waitomo District.

Heavy rain hits Kinleith sludge dam

Environment Waikato is checking out the damage after heavy rain over topped a temporary sludge storage dam at the Kinleith Pulp and Paper Mill site, sending up to 5,000 cubic metres of treated sludge into Lake Maraetai.

Test abseil for Karapiro Dam

Te Awamutu abseilers will climb down the Karapiro Dam for the first time next week to ‘test the waters’ for a mass assault by amateur abseilers in March.

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