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Grant for tui research project

Environment Waikato is to grant $10,000 towards a research project aimed at increasing the populations of key native bird species in the central Waikato Region.

Landfills standards improve

The standard of operating landfills in the Waikato is now as good or better than any other part of the country, this week's Environment Waikato Regulatory Committee heard.

Trustpower appeals Taupo hydro consent

Trustpower has appealed several conditions of its resource consents to continue to operate Hinemaiaia hydro power scheme near Taupo.

Major expansion for city bus services

Hamilton city’s bus service is expanding to include full Saturday services and late night buses – and a free bus day next month.

Company, driver fined for Te Kuiti spill

A stock transport company and its driver have been fined more than $10,000 and ordered to pay more than $3500 in costs for pouring petrol and diesel onto a Te Kuiti service station forecourt.

Council working with partners to manage waste

Environment Waikato Environment Committee Chair Lois Livingston is disappointed at the mixed efforts from District Councils to implement their waste management plans.

Coromandel streams top priority for protection

Streams in the Coromandel are the top priority for Environment Waikato’s Clean Streams Project to encourage fencing and protection for the Region’s water bodies.

Floods prove benefit of protection works

Heavy damage from summer floods has highlighted the need for ongoing protection works, as well as demonstrating the benefits provided by earlier protection works.

Creative ideas for waste

Think you can create something artistic from rubbish? Then enter the Waste 2 Art competition and exhibition which is part of next month’s Festival of the Environment.

Festival events celebrate the environment

Free vehicle emission tests, estuary tours, teachers’ workshops, night bush walks and river kayaking have been organised by Environment Waikato to celebrate the Festival of the Environment next month.

More use city buses

More people are using Hamilton city’s buses, with an overall increase in patronage of more than seven percent.

More predicted to die on Waikato roads

A total of 88 people can expect to die on Waikato roads this year – and that’s more than died last year, according to the Land Transport Safety Authority.