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Hydro developer hit with big fine for ‘environmental vandalism’

A total of more than $160,000 in fines and costs have been imposed on a company and a contractor developing a Waikato hydro power scheme in the upper Waipa River. The fines and costs resulted from a prosecution taken by Environment Waikato, for what council staff described as “flagrant environmental vandalism”.

Keep vehicles out of sand dunes

With summer approaching, Environment Waikato is appealing for motorcycles and four-wheel drive vehicles to be kept out of sand dunes on the region’s West Coast beaches for safety and environmental reasons.

Get your hands dirty next weekend

Waikato Weedbusters is providing Hamilton gardeners with an extra incentive to spring clean their gardens on 28 October.

More info about managing mangroves at info day

If you’re undecided about what to do about the mangroves in Whangamata’s harbour and estuary, drop in to the Healthier Harbour information day anytime between 10am and 2pm this Saturday. It’s being held at the Thames-Coromandel District Council office on Port Road in Whangamata.