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Community to decide on works and services

Lake Taupo may be the only part of the Greater Waikato catchment to take the recommendation of Environment Waikato and see a 10-year works and services programme implemented in its area.

Suggestion to purchase Tunawaea slip

Some Upper Waipa land owners have suggested that Environment Waikato or the Department of Conservation consider purchasing the troubled Tunawaea slip.

River work costs on track

Urban ratepayers in the Region look likely to pay less than $20 per year as their contribution towards flood protection and river management services across the greater Waikato Catchment.

Setback for rail services

A lack of rolling stock looks likely to scuttle plans to keep rail passenger services running in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty while local councils explore options.

Soil conservation proposals cut back

Middle Waipa landowners have succeeded in having proposed new soil conservation works in their area 'ring-fenced' - but will still face a rise in costs to maintain existing schemes.

Councils meet Government on rail services

Environment Waikato representatives are flying to Wellington tomorrow to ask the Government to step in to continue rail passenger services in the Region until all options are explored.

Council hopefuls vie for seats

A total of 34 candidates are vying for seats around Environment Waikato’s Council table, including 13 in a hotly contested Hamilton constituency.

Council joins River Enhancement Society

Environment Waikato is to become a foundation member of the Lower Waikato River Enhancement Society – a group formed to restore the river’s banks.

Students get creative to win car

Waikato secondary school students are getting creative in a bid to win a car to support SADD (Students against Driving Drunk).

Waikato at risk from marine organisms

The Waikato Region is at risk from the introduction of exotic marine organisms which can threaten natural marine ecosystems, commercial interests, recreational, cultural and amenity values and public health, Environment Waikato’s Policy Committee heard this week.

Support for University bus

Environment Waikato’s Passenger Transport Subcommittee is considering a concessionary fare to support the newly launched commercial Dey St student bus service.

Bus users increase in city

The number of people using Hamilton city buses has increased 8.6 percent in the past year, with one new service increasing more than 30 percent.

Council grants genesis consents

Environment Waikato has granted consents for taking water, discharge of cooling water, and discharge of contaminants to air from the Huntly power station site.

Council helps harbour project

Environment Waikato has earmarked $40,000 to assist the Whaingaroa Habourcare group with fencing and planting of Raglan Harbour catchment.