Environment Waikato councillors today returned Peter Buckley as chairman of the regional council.
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The Mangakino community is to receive $30,000 towards community projects from Taupo District Council (TDC) as part of a restorative justice ruling handed down last week by the Tokoroa District Court over illegal sewage dumping.
Drivers and cyclists are advised to steer clear of the Tui Road from next Tuesday (26 October) to avoid heavy traffic associated with the start of work to clean up the contaminated Tui Mine on Mount Te Aroha.
The dairy industry and Environment Waikato are implementing a range of actions aimed at helping improve compliance with effluent management rules, says the latest edition of Environment Waikato’s Farmcare publication.
An Environment Waikato hearings committee has granted Taupo District Council (TDC) a consent that will enable it to upgrade its wastewater treatment plant at Rickit St, Taupo, as long as a range of conditions designed to control odour are met.
Coastguard Raglan, with support from Environment Waikato, is again offering to help boaties with information on how to cross the notorious Raglan bar and to be generally safer at sea.
An Environment Waikato hearings committee has granted a range of consents for activities associated with the construction and operation of a milk powder processing plant at Arapuni.
The first stage of underground works to clean up the contaminated Tui Mine site on the slopes of Mt Te Aroha is due to get underway following formal blessing by local iwi at Tui Pa marae and the mine site next Monday
Media release from Waikato Regional Drought Committee
The Waikato Regional Drought Committee says it will be keeping a close eye on weather conditions over summer in case there is a need for it to reactivate to provide help to farmers.
Environment Waikato is likely to have five new councillors based on progress results received by 5.30pm today.
A survey to gauge public demand for a Hamilton to Auckland passenger rail service will get underway next week.
Te Awamutu dairy farmer Graham Smith says he got heaps out of a farm advisory visit he won as part of the AgResearch and Environment Waikato-sponsored Ultimate Six Pack prize at the national Fieldays this year.
Waikato Civil Defence’s preparedness for a tsunami will again be tested on 20 October during a national civil defence emergency management exercise.
A complaint that Environment Waikato failed to properly assess a possum control contract bid from Oparau farmer Robbie Graham has not been upheld by the chief ombudsman Beverley Wakem.
It’s official, not only is Hamilton city one of the fastest growing passenger transport networks in New Zealand, it is also one of the happiest. According to the latest annual bus user satisfaction survey, a 99 per cent satisfaction rate represents a steady increase over the past four years from 96 per cent in 2007.
More than $4.7 billion worth of central and local government transport spending is expected in the Waikato over the next 10 years, representing a 60 per cent jump in average annual funding, according to figures before the multi-agency Regional Transport Committee today.
Environment Waikato says the region’s rivers appear to be coping reasonably well with moderate to heavy overnight rain.
Following on from the success of last year’s trial “Carbon $ave” programme for business, Environment Waikato is reminding local firms that its Sustainabiz programme is continuing to offer advice on how to integrate sustainable practices into business operations.