Submissions to Environment Waikato’s draft Annual and Strategic Plan have expressed strong support for a proposal to fence and plant river and stream banks to improve water quality.
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Environment Waikato is to pay $170,000 in damages to Hamilton City Buses to settle a contractual dispute.
Labour MP Martin Gallagher has called for a closer relationship between national and local government to achieve environmental outcomes in his submission to Environment Waikato’s draft Annual and Strategic Plan yesterday.
Government incentives will be needed to reduce greenhouse gases in New Zealand, this month’s Environment Waikato Environment Committee meeting heard.
Environment Waikato and Franklin District Council have granted resource consents for a large broiler chicken farming operation on a rural property at Puni, south east of Pukekohe.
Collapse of the dam holding back the Ruapehu crater lake could generate a lahar half as big again as the one which caused the Tangiwai Disaster – and it’s likely to happen in the next few years.
Environment Waikato will lose one of the country’s most experienced resource management specialists when Policy Group Manager Dr Lex Rennes retires at the end of May.
Environment Waikato’s new Group Manager, Policy is Jeanette Black, formerly General Manager, Contracts for the New Zealand Blood Service.
How much soil conservation and flood protection work should be carried out in the Upper and Middle Waipa catchments and who should pay for it?
Possum control could be on the cards for the northern Hakarimata Range, with the Northern Hakarimata Walkway Committee, the Department of Conservation and Environment Waikato working together with landowners to come up with a management plan.
Local government in New Zealand will be promoting sustainable development and examining how it can contribute, according to Environment Waikato chairman Neil Clarke.
Glen Murray landowners have given Environment Waikato a clear message that they want integrated flood protection works, but should be left to deal with soil conservation as they individually see fit.
Environment Waikato is to extend its current Regional Pest Management Strategy for a further year to allow enough time for the approval process for its revised strategy.
Environment Waikato has presented two $2000 scholarships to Waikato Maori students to assist with their university studies.
More stock being moved between farms during the change-over period from June 1 may contribute to more effluent spillages, says Waikato Federated Farmers vice-president John Fisher.
The chances of being caught speeding in the Waikato are increasing with the launch of a new open road patrol campaign.
The High Court has given a judgement that Environment Waikato has acted legally in its rating of properties in the Piako River Protection Scheme.
Environment Waikato is to review consents allowing Wallace Corporation to irrigate wastewater after an increase in nitrate was detected in monitoring bores under the irrigation farms.
Environment Waikato has praised Tatua Co-operative Dairy Company for achieving consistently high compliance with resource consent conditions at its Tatanui site.