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Be safe, be seen: Switch on for safety

Waikato motorists are being encouraged to drive with their lights on at all times to help ensure they can be seen by other road users, particularly in the region’s notorious fogs.

RPMS sets out new approach to possum control

Environment Waikato’s 2007-2012 Regional Pest Management Strategy (RPMS), adopted today by council, takes a new approach to controlling a well established pest, possums.

Community environmental projects receive grants worth $171,000

Environment Waikato’s council has today approved Environmental Initiatives Fund applications worth $171,000. The EIF supports community-based projects that either directly enhance the environment or encourage environmental education. Nine projects received funding in this final round of the year, bringing to 15 the total number of projects funded throughout the year.

Land owners, hunters to be consulted

Land owners and hunting groups will be consulted before any control of feral pigs or wild deer takes place, under Environment Waikato’s revised Regional Pest Management Strategy (RPMS).

Vandals put water users at risk

Environment Waikato chair Jenni Vernon is deeply distressed by the actions of vandals who have damaged two navigation safety signs in the Karapiro and Pauanui areas recently.

Environment Waikato seeks engineers

Buoyant economic activity is putting increasing pressure on Environment Waikato to source staff with the specialised skills required to manage the region’s rivers and catchments.

Hearing committee approves museum deck, declines jetty

An Environment Waikato hearing committee has approved an application by Waikato District Council to build part of a 105m² deck over the coastal marine area on the western side of a new museum proposed for Raglan.

Environment Waikato pulls ute from river

Environment Waikato’s navigation safety team is looking for the owner of a silver Mazda utility vehicle it removed from the Waikato River at Tuakau today.