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Regional council presented with GE petition

Environment Waikato’s Policy Committee was presented with a petition from the Waikato GE Free Network asking it to take a stronger stance against genetically engineering in the environment.

Possum operations drop Tb numbers

The incidence of bovine Tb in the Waikato has reduced significantly due to intense possum control programmes and disease testing.

New Submitters to Pest Strategy

A total of 66 submissions have been made to Environment Waikato’s revised Regional Pest Management Strategy.

Milk Mopped Up After Tanker Crash

Environment Waikato and Fonterra managed to stop thousands of litres of milk pouring into the Waihou River following a milk tanker crash near Paeroa early this morning.

Company Fined for Irrigation Breaches

Waitoa rendering company Wallace Corporation was fined a total of $9000 in the Morrinsville District Court last week on three charges of non-compliance with irrigation consents.

New Whitianga Office for Council

Environment Waikato has opened an office in Whitianga to provide a better service for Coromandel customers.

Wild Ginger Focus for Pest Strategy

Coromandel pests such as wild ginger and woolly nightshade – and some ‘new menaces’ - are the focus of Environment Waikato’s proposed Regional Pest Management Strategy.

Pest Strategy Targets Purple Nutsedge

Purple nutsedge growing in the Matamata area is being targeted under Environment Waikato’s proposed Regional Pest Management Strategy.

Plant Pests Under Spotlight in Pest Strategy

Raglan’s plant pests - such as woolly nightshade and boneseed - are under the spotlight in Environment Waikato’s proposed Regional Pest Management Strategy.

Strategy To Hammer Taupo Pests

A proposed regional Pest Management Strategy for the Region includes special attention for the Taupo area’s plant and animal pests.

Waitomo’s Climbing Plants in Pest Strategy

New climbing plants being found in the Waitomo area are under the spotlight in Environment Waikato’s Regional Pest Management Strategy, which is now open for submissions.

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