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Published: 2002-08-23 00:00:00

More nominations are needed for five local landowner and community representatives on Environment Waikato’s new River and Catchment Liaison Subcommittees.

Few names have so far been put forward for the new committees, which will help the Council implement river and catchment management services, flood protection and soil conservation activities for the Waikato and Waipa river catchments under Project Watershed.

Local liaison committees in each area helped develop policies and work programmes during the development phase of Project watershed. The new subcommittees will implement services, work programmes and operations in five management zones – Lake Taupo, Upper Waikato, Middle Waikato, Lower Waikato and Waipa.

The Council is looking for five local landowner and community representatives on each subcommittee. The subcommittees will also include constituent Environment Waikato councillors, and representatives of local authorities, Department of Conservation, power companies and iwi where appropriate. Final appointments will be made by a specially formed committee of Council.

The subcommittees are likely to meet twice a year, and appointments are until September 2004. Nomination forms are available from Environment Waikato's Freephone 0800 800 401 and close on Monday, September 2.