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180 submissions on Whangamata mangroves plan

Waikato Regional Council has received 180 submissions on its application to carry out 31.5 hectares of new mangrove removal at Whangamata and a further 6.5 hectares of “clean up” work on previously cleared areas.

$42,000 fine over chicken effluent “lahar”

A Pukekohe poultry breeding farm company, T Good Limited, has been fined $42,000 after a “lahar” of chicken effluent ran from the property and contaminated a nearby stream.

Strategy for improving air quality

An internal strategy that provides clear direction to the Waikato Regional Council for improving air quality in four non-complying Waikato towns is a step closer to being adopted.

Key water policy awaits court ruling

It is now expected to be late this year before the Environment Court rules on Waikato Regional Council’s proposed Variation 6 to the regional plan, which seeks to better manage the growing pressure on the Waikato’s fresh water resources.

Honda makes fresh tree planting contribution

Honda New Zealand has contributed another $11,320 to native tree planting in the Waikato, only a slight reduction on last year’s $12,010 despite the ongoing tougher economic times.