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Deputy Chairman steps down

Regional councillor Barry O’Connor has stepped down as deputy chairman of Environment Waikato.

Illegal seawalls being constructed at Mokau

Environment Waikato is disappointed some beachfront property owners have started to build an additional boulder wall at Mokau in an attempt to protect their properties from coastal erosion.

Buses’ popularity still soaring

Bus patronage across the Waikato region continues to climb, with May 2006 passenger numbers a massive 21 per cent higher than May 2005.

Te Puru faces water shortage

Environment Waikato is aware of water supply issues affecting about 40 Te Puru residents and is working to help resolve the problem.

Storm cuts into Mokau sandspit

Environment Waikato recognises the problems faced by beachfront property owners at Mokau threatened by erosion, but says there is no easy solution to the problem.

Wind farm applications approved

Resource consent applications by Ventus Energy Limited to build and operate a 22-turbine wind farm in Waitomo have been granted, subject to an extensive range of conditions.