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No change for Council elections

Next year’s elections for Environment Waikato councillors will be held on the same basis as the 2001 election.

Ratepayers check out new rates

Environment Waikato ratepayers are flocking to the internet to check out what their Regional Council rates will be this year.

Tb infections drop in Waikato

The number of Waikato cattle herds infected with bovine Tb has dropped again from 34 last June to 25 this year, showing significant progress towards a Tb-free Region, this week’s Environment Waikato Biosecurity Committee heard.

Community forum for lake project

A community forum has been set up in Taupo to involve residents and stakeholders in plans to protect the lake and its surrounding area.

Changes to RMA a challenge for councils

Significant changes to the Resource Management Act will provide challenges for councils, Environment Waikato’s Regulatory Committee heard this week.

Plan to eradicate spartina

Environment Waikato, in close collaboration with DoC plans to eradicate the coastal plant pest spartina within 10 years in most Waikato areas.

Sustainability Forum to meet

A meeting in Hamilton next week aims to establish a group to actively promote sustainable development initiatives in the Waikato.

River clears after crash

Hamilton City’s water supply intake was closed down this morning as a precaution after a truck carrying 13 tonnes of urea crashed into the Waikato River at the Narrows, south of Hamilton early this morning.

Toll roads, consultation hold up transport bills

The issues of toll roads and consultation are holding up progress on the Land Transport Management and Road Traffic Reduction Bills, National’s transport spokesman Roger Sowry told Environment Waikato’s Regional Land Transport Committee this week.

Council supports barging proposal

Environment Waikato is supporting an application for a subsidy to barge aggregate from Kopu, south of Thames to Auckland.

Transit recognises Waikato needs in roading plan

Transit’s new 10-year State Highway Plan is an improvement on the initial draft and recognises the Regional Land Transport Committee’s concerns, Committee Chairman David Peart says.

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