A council strategy that plans for the future transport needs of the Waikato region has won a high honour from the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI).
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An Environment Waikato hearing committee has granted an application by Thames-Coromandel District Council (TCDC) to continue sourcing Matarangi’s domestic supply from the Opitonui River, subject to a range of conditions.
Environment Waikato is today felling a number of dangerously unstable trees on the edge of Lake Karapiro, which pose a threat to people’s safety.
The Environment Court has backed Environment Waikato’s decision to issue resource consents to a forestry company for the continued harvesting of Whangapoua Forest.
Environment Waikato councillors are impressed with a film made by Ngatea Primary School students about the polluted Piako River.
The Lake Taupo Protection Trust’s immediate priority is to work with landowners to assess the effects of nitrogen leaching from their properties into the lake, says chairman John Kneebone.
Environment Waikato has confirmed new land use rules to cap the amount of nitrogen leaching from rural and urban properties into Lake Taupo.
Environment Waikato is continuing to monitor the effects of last Saturday’s effluent spill into the Mangaokewa Stream, at Te Kuiti.
Test results show faecal contamination levels were 100 times the normal range at least eight hours after untreated effluent flowed from a Te Kuiti meat works into the Mangaokewa Stream, the source of the town’s water supply.
People working to repair and protect our region’s land, streams, rivers, lakes and harbours are invited to attend a networking field day at Lake Kaituna on the outskirts of Hamilton on Tuesday March 13.
Last week Environment Waikato and Thames-Coromandel District Council announced their plans for the former Waiomu Bay Holiday Park and 2 Waiomu Valley Road.