Environment Waikato has granted $2500 to the Hamilton Fish and Game Association for restoration and enhancement of public access to Lake Koromatua, a peat lake near Temple View.
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Environment Waikato’s Environmental Initiatives Fund has granted $2000 towards a native bush project at Te Miro School.
Environment Waikato is factoring climate change into its river management planning, last week’s Catchment Services Committee meeting heard.
Environment Waikato is not concerned about a plume of volcanic dust sent into the Waikato River from yesterday’s geothermal eruption near Reporoa.
An information day on the Peninsula Project will be held next Saturday, April 30 at the Civic Centre in Thames.
Thirty secondary school students from throughout the Waikato Region meet at Te Kauri Lodge next week for the second Regional Youth Environment Forum.
Thames student Rebecca Ireland has won an Environment Waikato scholarship to assist with her university qualification in Environmental Studies and Geography.
Environment Waikato is considering using its newly established Natural Heritage Fund to enhance peat lake restoration, Environment Waikato’s Environment Committee meeting heard last week.
The Waikato is likely to get 11 depots for collecting unwanted plastic agrichemical containers and silage wrap under a container and wrap recovery programme now being developed.
Environment Waikato’s Regulatory Committee has recommended prosecuting two Taupo farmers for serious non-compliance with effluent rules following trials using a helicopter to monitor some farm dairy effluent systems.
Environment Waikato is concerned that this year’s low prices for venison could lead to illegal releases of deer into forest areas where they could threaten the environment and increase the risk of bovine Tb in cattle.
Sixteen percent of dairy farms are seriously non-compliant with rules covering spreading dairy effluent on land, and 57 percent of dairy farms do not comply with at least a part of the rule, according to a survey by Environment Waikato.
Environment Waikato has renewed resource consents to continue harvesting plantation forest, and construct roading and minor stream crossings within Whangapoua Forest.
A Lake Taupo farmer’s win in the 2005 Waikato Ballance Farm Environment Awards will provide a role model for farmers in the area who are minimising farming effects on the lake, Environment Waikato chairman Jenni Vernon said today.
Environment Waikato has granted consents to upgrade the Raglan Recreation Centre near a wetland in the Aroaro Bay area.
The next stage of construction of the Tongariro River Flood Protection Scheme is underway, with contractors preparing sites around Turangi.
A Paeroa meat processing company has been granted a 15 year resource consent to discharge treated meat processing wastewater into the Ohinemuri River.