Environment Waikato councillors have voted to retain the way their pay and allowances are structured despite facing a heavier workload over the next three year term.
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The value of Environment Waikato’s externally managed investment fund has grown by 4.8 per cent or $2.8 million between the end of last financial year and 31 October, according to figures presented to this week's finance and audit committee.
The Kaimai Catchments Project - aimed at protecting the catchments which flow into Waikato’s Waihou River and Tauranga Harbour, and delivering wider environmental benefits - is holding a stakeholder forum and a farmer workshop next month.
Thirteen very successful possum control operations and continued excellence in cutting rat numbers under the Hamilton Halo project are features of the annual report for 2009-10 of the Regional Pest Management Strategy.
Environment Waikato says helicopter monitoring of compliance with effluent management rules is resuming again after being suspended because of an extended period of wet weather over winter.
A trial of a koi carp trap at Lake Waikare has proved successful with more than 1500 kilograms of fish caught.
There is strong community support for a Hamilton-Auckland passenger rail service but a more qualified willingness to pay increased rates to help fund it, according to the results of a survey commissioned by Environment Waikato.
The hunt is on in Hauraki for the “national interest pest” plant Manchurian wild rice.
A project involving Environment Waikato, Hamilton City Council, Matamata Piako District Council, Landcare Research, Lakeland Steel and Inghams Enterprises, is being granted nearly $160,000 over two years to explore turning organic waste into useful nutrients, thereby benefiting the regional economy and the environment.
Job and business opportunities, financial and economic matters, and environmental concerns have topped a new list of issues Waikato people are concerned about, says a report prepared for Environment Waikato and local councils.
As the weather warms up and summer approaches, boat owners in the Waikato are being reminded that all vessels must display a name or contact details.
A proposed Regional Policy Statement (RPS) being released tomorrow for consultation contains new policies for a new era of economic and environmental management, says Environment Waikato chairman Peter Buckley.