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Environmental grant for landscape management guide

Environment Waikato has granted $10,000 from its Environmental Initiative Fund towards developing a Landscape Planning Guide to help district councils address landscape management issues.

Environmental grant for wetland project

Environment Waikato has provided $6250 from its Environmental Initiative Fund towards Waikato District Council’s wetland project for Lake Kainui (Lake D) in Horsham Downs.

Environmental grant for bat research

Environment Waikato has granted $5000 from its Environmental Initiative Fund towards research that will help threatened long-tailed bats in Hamilton and surrounding areas.

Three students win scholarships

Environment Waikato has awarded its annual Dame Te Ata Irangikaahu Maori Scholarship to Waikato University students Natasha Leavey, Tangihere Ormsby and Ronald Lavender.

Environment grant for education programme

Environment Waikato has granted $9000 from its Environmental Initiatives Fund to a Maori Trust to develop an environmental education programme for the Whangamata area.

Changes to geothermal policy “robust”

Changes to Environment Waikato’s Regional Policy Statement and Plan on geothermal resources will achieve a rational and robust balance between competing Government objectives and local effects, Environment Waikato Councillors heard today.

Emergency managers concerned at legal threat

Waikato’s Civil Defence Emergency Management Group is concerned that homeowners might consider suing councils for flood damage after major floods, despite the fact that councils are not liable for flooding.

New role for EW policy manager

Environment Waikato’s Policy Group Manager Jeanette Black has been appointed Chief Executive of South Waikato District Council.

Council works to improve Cambridge wastewater

Waipa District Council is working to resolve issues with Cambridge’s wastewater treatment plant, which does not currently comply with some of its consent conditions.

Changes to thistle clearance rules

Environment Waikato wants to know if rural landowners want to toughen up the rules on clearing ragwort and nodding thistle from Raglan and Maramarua/Waiterimu areas.

Erosion threatens Mokau coastal homes

Environment Waikato and Waitomo District Council staff met with worried coastal home owners and iwi representatives at Mokau earlier this week as erosion of the frontal dunes threatens several houses.

Asian Drivers Feature in Crash Statistics

The number of Asian drivers featuring in Waikato fatal crash statistics has increased noticeably in recent years, the Regional Road Safety Subcommittee heard this week.

More Promotion of Event Buses Needed

Environment Waikato’s Regional Passenger Transport Subcommittee wants to see more promotion of bus services to major events in the city.