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Crackdown on privet in Tuakau

Flowering privet is causing problems for asthma and hayfever sufferers around the Waikato Region and Tuakau residents are required to control it on their properties.

Major grant for Maungatautari project

Environment Waikato has granted $2.1 million in assistance to the Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust to help restore the native animals and plants to the Region.

Council grant for reserve restoration

Environment Waikato has granted $2000 from its Environmental Initiative Fund towards Kakepuku Mountain Conservation Society’s restoration plan for the historic Reserve.

Councils join forces to choose future

The councils of the Waikato region have joined forces to find out what communities want for the region and how our districts and towns should develop.

Find out about Raglan catchment

Raglan residents can find out more about the health of the Whaingaroa Catchment at an Information Day in Raglan next month.

‘Potential disaster’ in pine fungus

A fungus disease that infects pine trees had potentially disastrous commercial and environmental consequences for the Waikato and the country, this week’s Environment Waikato Biosecurity Committee meeting heard.

Council plans to manage tsunami risk

Environment Waikato is stepping up work to manage a possible tsunami in the Waikato following the devastation from the Boxing Day tsunami in east Asia.

Farmers choose sustainable methods as good business

Farmers entering the Farm Environment Awards are choosing sustainable farming methods for good business reasons, this week’s Environment Waikato Environment Committee meeting heard.

Start to major river works

Significant river management and flood protection works on the Tongariro River will get underway this summer.

Water demand soaring in Waikato

The demand for water for dairy pasture irrigation in the Waikato over the next 50 years is likely to be second only to that from hydroelectric generation, this week’s Environment Waikato Environment Committee meeting heard.

Funding threat for biological pest control

Funding failure for biological control initiatives could compromise work to combat a variety of plant pests, this week’s Environment Waikato Biosecurity Committee heard.

Aggressive water weed found in Waikato

Environment Waikato has found infestations of an aggressive water weed on eight properties at Te Kowhai, this week’s Biosecurity Committee meeting was told.