Environment Waikato has decided to discount the costs granted by the Court of Appeal over the Piako rating system.
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Environment Waikato and Matamata Piako District Council are to approach the Government for Crown funding to clean up the abandoned Tui Mine near Te Aroha.
Regional ratepayers will be sent a separate notice for Environment Waikato rates from next year.
Transport Minister Paul Swain was urged to ensure the completion of the State Highway 1 expressway when he visited Hamilton today for a briefing on transport issues for the Waikato Region.
The Waikato River now appears to be clear of chemical contamination following Monday night’s chemical truck fire in Hamilton.
Environment Waikato is confident that most of the chemicals which flowed into the Waikato River from Monday night’s chemical truck fire will have passed harmlessly out to sea by tonight.
Transport Minister Paul Swain meets with Environment Waikato tomorrow to discuss transport issues in the Region.
Possums in bush in Waingaro near Ngaruawahia have been hit hard by recent control operations undertaken by landowners involved in a community possum control scheme.
Environment Waikato is taking a precautionary approach to chemicals which have contaminated the Waikato River following last night’s chemical fire in Hamilton.
Quick actions from emergency services and Environment Waikato have kept most of the toxic chemicals from last night’s truck fire from contaminating the Waikato River.
Environment Waikato has won a national award for its new Clean Streams Project, which aims to clean up the Region’s waterways with fencing and planting.
Environment Waikato has added its support to the government funded painted apple moth eradication programme.
Environment Waikato has achieved success and progress over the past year, it says in its Annual Report presented to this week’s Corporate Services Committee.
The number of bovine Tb infected herds in the Waikato has dropped 33 percent over the past year, Environment Waikato’s Biosecurity Committee heard this week.
Environment Waikato has received resource consent applications for re-alignment of the Raglan Deviation.
Reducing waste needs a mix of methods to help people make changes, with well planned support from community, industry and territorial authorities.
Tokoroa residents will get a leaflet in their letterboxes this week (from Monday, Sept 9) giving them tips on reducing air pollution in the town.
Property owners need to get tough on controlling rabbits on their properties, especially around Taupo and along the Waikato River, according to Environment Waikato.
Environment Waikato is urging farmers and others with ragwort on their land to control it now before spring growth takes off.
People walking in parks and school grounds should keep an eye out for swooping magpies for the next couple of months.