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Café owners brew green business plan

Every day dozens of customers flood into Rocket café on Grey St and stream out carrying cardboard cups full of steaming hot coffee.

Independent review available on website

Environment Waikato has posted an independent review of the technical aspects of an application to build an asphalt manufacturing plant in Riverlea, Hamilton on its website

Managing mangroves step by step

Environment Waikato is closer to defining the area of mangroves that will be managed in Whangamata Harbour following a recent survey of ratepayers.

CEO position to be advertised

Environment Waikato is to advertise its chief executive’s position in March 2008, five months earlier than required by law.

Hamilton bus services keep adding value

Ongoing growth in the number of passengers being carried on Hamilton’s buses reflects the increased value the public is getting across a range of services.

Rats obliterated at Hamilton Halo site

Environment Waikato’s first attempt at blitzing ship rats, a major tui predator, at its Whatawhata Hamilton Halo site has been a roaring success.

Rural community thinks globally, acts locally

When Welshman Matt Foulkes moved into the small farming community of Arohena, near Otorohanga, he naturally wanted to know who was coming to pick up his rubbish and recycling.

Committee approves consents for new Taupo power station

An Environment Waikato hearing committee has approved resource consents for a new Taupo geothermal power station that will help meet New Zealand’s growing energy demands in an environmentally friendly way.

Waikato road toll concerns ahead of holiday season

The Waikato region’s road fatality toll for this year is already more than 80, compared to last year’s 65, and there is concern it could be on its way to matching 2005’s “horrific” total of 93.