Environment Waikato has secured $2.5 million towards the ongoing maintenance of river channel works in the Lower Waikato River, ending a series of negotiations with the Crown.
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Environment Waikato’s appeal to the High Court on powers of entry has been dismissed – but the Council is pleased that the decision clarifies a number of contentious issues.
Waikato farmers are already recognising the value of good environmental performance, according to Environment Waikato.
Landowners don’t have long to clear pampas from their properties before a July 1 deadline.
Environment Waikato is currently undertaking repairs to one of its pumps in a pump station on the Waihou Valley Flood Scheme, after cracks were found in the pump casing.
Environment Waikato wants to know if rural landowners want to toughen up the rules on clearing ragwort and nodding thistle from northern Taupo and southern Rotorua Districts.
A total of 116 Waikato farmers are taking part in Environment Waikato’s Clean Streams project in its first year.
Environment Waikato and Franklin District Council have granted resource consents to continue to operate and expand the Ridge Road Quarries at Whangarata, near Pokeno.
Consents to construct a hydro electric power station on the upper Waipa River have been approved by Environment Waikato and Waitomo District Council.
Levels of blue green algae have begun receding in several Waikato waterways, but health warnings continue on some lakes.
The poor conduct of some small boats skippers is continuing to cause headaches for Environment Waikato’s Navigation Safety officers.
Environment Waikato has approved an increase in frequency for city bus services so it can take advantage of Transfund funding.
Environment Waikato’s Regional Land Transport Committee welcomes the Government’s proposal to return to public ownership of the rail network.
Environment Waikato has granted resource consents for discharges from the Turangi Wastewater Treatment Plant.