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Big jump in Balloons bus use

Environment Waikato is reporting a big jump in the numbers of people using the free Park and Ride bus service to the Balloons Over Waikato event at Waikato University.

Report shows health of Kaimai catchments

Environment Bay of Plenty, Environment Waikato and the Department of Conservation;have;released a state of the environment report on the health of the Kaimai and Mamaku Ranges and Waihou and Tauranga Harbour catchments.

Transport safety a key priority

The multi-agency Regional Transport Committee says it is very grateful to the Government for helping fund security improvements at the Waikato River rail bridge at Ngaruawahia.

Tui mine clean-up consents lodged

A major milestone in the remediation of one of New Zealand’s most contaminated sites has been reached today with the public notification of applications for consent to clean up the Tui Mine site near Te Aroha.

Balloons and Earth Hour buses ready to roll

Environment Waikato is again operating special bus services for people attending the Balloons Over Waikato Nightglow event at Waikato University on Saturday 27 March.

Civil Defence appeals for tsunami footage and photos

People who took video footage or photos of the Chilean tsunami surge on the Waikato region’s east coast on Sunday 28 February are being asked to share the images with the Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management Group.

Regional councils sign geothermal agreement

Regional councils Environment Bay of Plenty and Environment Waikato (EW) have agreed to explore collaborative management of the bulk of New Zealand’s geothermal resources.

Stock wintering field day

An Environment Waikato field day designed to help livestock farmers reduce the environmental impact of animals during winter is being held near Te Kuiti on Friday 9 April.

Dairy accord report highlights need for improvement

The latest snapshot of Waikato dairy farmer compliance with regional council effluent management rules shows the importance of the council working with farmers to improve the situation, says Environment Waikato.

Disabled experience bus buzz

Helping disabled people understand how easy it is to use Hamilton buses was the aim of an information day held in the central city yesterday by CCS Disability Action and Environment Waikato, with help from Hamilton City Council.

Waikato CDEM Group looking to step up public education

The chairman of the Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management Group says new national statistics on natural disaster preparedness underline the need for more public education in the Waikato region.

New alligator weed outbreak

Environment Waikato is working with landowners at a new subdivision in north Hamilton to deal with one of the largest infestations of alligator weed the city has seen.

EW considers stakeholder questions on hydrology report

Environment Waikato says it will consider carefully points and questions raised by stakeholders about its new draft report looking at the potential impacts of pine-to-pasture conversions in the Upper Waikato River catchment.

RTC chair welcomes Expressway progress

The chair of the multi-agency Waikato Regional Transport Committee says the Government’s announcement today of the contract for the Te Rapa section of the Waikato Expressway is great news for the regional economy and road safety.

Learn how to help protect the environment

Environment Waikato, Waipa District Council and the Ngaroto Lake Care Group are joining forces to run a field day for people interested in, or already involved in, improving the environment in their local community.

RTC chair welcomes new national road safety strategy

The chairman of the multi-agency Waikato Regional Transport Committee has today strongly welcomed a new ten-year Government Safer Journeys strategy aimed at reducing fatalities and serious injuries on New Zealand roads.

Consents granted for sand mining

Environment Waikato and Waipa District Council have granted resource consents to a Ngahinapouri dairy farmer to extend an existing sand mining operation and undertake associated earthworks.

Tsunami update as at 8.30am

The Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management Group is concerned some people ignored the tsunami warning and headed to Coromandel beaches yesterday.