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Environment Waikato digs Te Puru School project

Environment Waikato councillors today voted to grant Te Puru School $3000 for its Trees for Survival project.
The money will come from council’s Environmental Initiatives Fund.

Swamp message fuels festival

Environment Waikato is helping to bring an innovative theatrical production designed to promote the conservation of Waikato wetlands to local audiences.

Buses take hassle out of Nightglow travel

Environment Waikato is providing a bus service designed to take the hassle out of getting to next Saturday’s Balloons Over Waikato Nightglow event.

Goodbye to goats

Environment Waikato and the Department of Conservation have just completed phase one of a plan to eradicate feral goats from the northern tip of the Coromandel Peninsula, one of the country’s most prized conservation areas.

Environment Waikato’s draft 10-year plan

Sustainable management of natural resources is key to region’s long-term prosperity“A healthy and prosperous economy depends on a healthy environment” is the key principle that underpins Environment Waikato's 10-year vision for the region, says Environment Waikato chair, Jenni Vernon.

New green initiative for Waikato businesses

Environment Waikato is offering to help local businesses become more environmentally friendly – and possibly save thousands of dollars in the process.

Beehive meeting on Waikato’s transport needs “productive”

The negotiating team of Waikato mayors today held a productive meeting with the Ministers of Finance and Transport about transport funding for the region – and are hopeful of a positive resolution to the region’s needs following this year's Budget.

High blue-green algal counts in Waikato River

A health warning has been issued for the Waikato River from Lake Karapiro to the sea, after elevated levels of potentially toxic blue-green algae were found in the water.

Shuttle bus for rugby games

Rugby fans wanting to go to the Chiefs’ home games at the Waikato Stadium this season can leave their cars at home.

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