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Possum numbers plummet on Mt Pirongia

A recent possum control operation on Mt Pirongia has been a resounding success, says Environment Waikato biosecurity manager John Simmons.

Environment Waikato to consult over new Whangamata plans

Councillors have today given the green light for Environment Waikato to begin consulting with the Whangamata community over two inter-related plans aimed at improving management of the town’s harbour and the river catchment running into it.

Te Awamutu water supply clear of 1080

No traces of 1080 were found in Te Awamutu’s water supply following a recent Environment Waikato possum control operation on Mt. Pirongia.

Sheer poetry on the buses

Bus passengers will have the benefit of an uplifting burst of verse or two as they commute this Friday morning (27 July).

Free buses to Air NZ Cup rugby in Hamilton

Environment Waikato is again getting behind the Waikato Air New Zealand Cup rugby team by putting on free buses for the five currently scheduled home games in Hamilton.

Annual Hamilton bus patronage booms nearly 40 per cent

The runaway success of improved Hamilton bus services managed by Environment Waikato has continued, with passenger trips up by 738,000 or 37.8 per cent in the last financial year to 2.68 million.

Changes at Environment Waikato’s Taupo office

People dropping into Environment Waikato’s Taupo office to pay their rates, or find information about activities such as the Protecting Lake Taupo Project or pest control, will notice a few changes.

Environment Waikato tackles air pollution

Environment Waikato is looking at spending $1.2 million over the next four years in a bid to help reduce dangerous air pollution caused by home fires in the region’s urban centres.

Horsham Downs farmers receive conservation award

A Horsham Downs dairy farming family was amongst a group of Waikato people recognised for their outstanding contribution to conservation at Environment Waikato’s Policy and Strategy Committee this week.

Environment Waikato celebrates conservation efforts

Otorohanga residents Arthur and Pat Cowan were among a “distinguished group” of Waikato people recognised for their outstanding contribution to conservation at Environment Waikato’s Policy and Strategy Committee meeting this week.

Karapiro couple receives conservation award

Environment Waikato chairman Jenni Vernon presented Karapiro couple David and Juliette Wallace with an award recognising their outstanding contribution to conservation at Environment Waikato’s Policy and Strategy Committee meeting this week.

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