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Grim safety campaign for festive drivers

Waikato drivers will see some “appalling presents” around the Region’s roads this Christmas as Environment Waikato’s new road safety campaign gets underway.

Possums hit in Whitehall

Possum operations on Whitehall farmland over the winter have achieved excellent results, Environment Waikato says.

$100,000 fine for dumping offence

A Pukemiro landfill owner has been fined $100,000 for illegally dumping waste and breaching an Environment Court order banning stockpiling of waste.

Grant assists eco-tourism service

Environment Waikato has granted $3500 to the Hamilton Environment Centre to set up a booking service for eco-tourism operators in the Waikato Region.

Council grant for Coromandel trust

Environment Waikato has provided $4000 to help fund native plantings on a conservation block at Port Charles, Coromandel.

Grant for old paint collection

Environment Waikato has granted $20,000 towards a new collection system for unused and unwanted paint.

Grant for reserve restoration

Environment Waikato has granted $12,787 towards development of a management and restoration plan for Te Kauri Park Scenic Reserve.

Guide for dairy effluent launched

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.

Kopu Bridge work begins soon

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.

Mangakino farm granted irrigation consent

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.

Council surveys region’s water use

Competing demands from domestic, industrial, agricultural, energy generation and other users is placing pressure on water resources in the Waikato, Environment Waikato says.