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Serious fun at Council beach days

Environment Waikato will be down on the beach at Whangamata in January to tell beach goers about how to look after the dunes – and have fun.

Council to wait for appeal decision

Environment Waikato has decided to wait for the result of an Appeal Court decision on the Piako River rating system before deciding if it will seek costs from the group which challenged it in court.

Grant for river CD-Rom

Environment Waikato is to provide $10,588 in funding towards production of an educational CD-Rom on the Waikato River ecosystem.

Help for Zoo aquarium

Environment Waikato is to provide $5,700 towards building a native fish aquarium as part of the new wetland display at the Otorohanga Zoo.

Grant for bush reserve

Environment Waikato is to provide $10,000 to purchase more land to add to Barrett Bush near Temple View.

Grant for sheep dip site research

Environment Waikato is to provide $10,000 towards research into developing a low-cost method to remediate sheep dip sites.

Close look at Whaingaroa estuary

Environment Waikato will be taking a close look at what is happening in the estuary at Raglan over the next few years.

City ratepayers contribute to river protection

Hamilton City ratepayers will be asked to contribute an extra $12.50 per $100,000 of the capital value of their property to help protect the Waikato River as it flows through the city.

Fairer rating burden for lower Waikato property owners

Property owners in the Lower Waikato could see nearly half the cost of maintaining their flood protection schemes shared with other parties under the draft funding policy put forward by Environment Waikato as part of Project Watershed.

Equity issue for Waipa committees to resolve

Should all Waipa property owners pay the same zone rates under Environment Waikato’s Project Watershed – or should there be a split between those who reside in the Upper and Middle reaches of the catchment?