This summer is likely to be a bit wet and a bit windy around the Waikato.
Media releases - archived
If we ever get a summer, the Waikato’s beaches are looking pretty good for swimming in clean water.
Matamata-Piako District Council has been convicted and fined for illegally discharging raw sewage onto land where it entered the Piako River.
Waikato drivers will see some “appalling presents” around the Region’s roads this Christmas as Environment Waikato’s new road safety campaign gets underway.
Possum operations on Whitehall farmland over the winter have achieved excellent results, Environment Waikato says.
Geotherm Group has been granted resource consents to establish a new geothermal power station in Poihipi Road near Wairakei until 2026.
Environment Waikato is concerned about the amount of scrub land potentially being cleared for farm production.
A Pukemiro landfill owner has been fined $100,000 for illegally dumping waste and breaching an Environment Court order banning stockpiling of waste.
Environment Waikato has granted $3500 to the Hamilton Environment Centre to set up a booking service for eco-tourism operators in the Waikato Region.
Environment Waikato has provided $4000 to help fund native plantings on a conservation block at Port Charles, Coromandel.
Environment Waikato has granted $20,000 towards a new collection system for unused and unwanted paint.
Environment Waikato has granted $12,787 towards development of a management and restoration plan for Te Kauri Park Scenic Reserve.
Environment Waikato has granted $20,000 towards a 100 km Waikato River Trail project.
Environment Waikato has granted the Hauraki Maori Trust Board $3000 to investigate the feasibility of establishing a Maori environmental resource centre.
A piggery near Tuakau has been convicted and fined for illegally discharging piggery effluent into a farm drain.
Environment Waikato, Fonterra and Dexcel have launched a guide for farmers on managing dairy shed effluent in a collaborative effort to improve environmental outcomes from dairy farming.
The almost- $3 million approved for design work on a replacement for the Kopu Bridge – the one-lane bridge which travellers to the Coromandel queue at every summer – is a welcome announcement for Environment Waikato.
A Mangakino dairy farm has been granted a 10 year resource consent by Environment Waikato to take water from two streams in the area for pasture irrigation.
Competing demands from domestic, industrial, agricultural, energy generation and other users is placing pressure on water resources in the Waikato, Environment Waikato says.
Environment Waikato Councillors are enthusiastic to learn more about Maori language and protocol.