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Mangakino awarded $30,000 after restorative justice process

The Mangakino community is to receive $30,000 towards community projects from Taupo District Council (TDC) as part of a restorative justice ruling handed down last week by the Tokoroa District Court over illegal sewage dumping.

Heavy truck traffic signals start of Tui Mine clean up

Drivers and cyclists are advised to steer clear of the Tui Road from next Tuesday (26 October) to avoid heavy traffic associated with the start of work to clean up the contaminated Tui Mine on Mount Te Aroha.

Focus on effluent solutions

The dairy industry and Environment Waikato are implementing a range of actions aimed at helping improve compliance with effluent management rules, says the latest edition of Environment Waikato’s Farmcare publication.

Taupo wastewater plant consent granted with conditions

An Environment Waikato hearings committee has granted Taupo District Council (TDC) a consent that will enable it to upgrade its wastewater treatment plant at Rickit St, Taupo, as long as a range of conditions designed to control odour are met.

Course to help boaties cross the Raglan bar

Coastguard Raglan, with support from Environment Waikato, is again offering to help boaties with information on how to cross the notorious Raglan bar and to be generally safer at sea.

Work due to start on Tui Mine clean up

The first stage of underground works to clean up the contaminated Tui Mine site on the slopes of Mt Te Aroha is due to get underway following formal blessing by local iwi at Tui Pa marae and the mine site next Monday

Waikato Regional Drought Committee remains watchful

Media release from Waikato Regional Drought Committee
The Waikato Regional Drought Committee says it will be keeping a close eye on weather conditions over summer in case there is a need for it to reactivate to provide help to farmers.

Ultimate Six Pack prizewinner gets plenty to think about

Te Awamutu dairy farmer Graham Smith says he got heaps out of a farm advisory visit he won as part of the AgResearch and Environment Waikato-sponsored Ultimate Six Pack prize at the national Fieldays this year.

Happy days for Hamilton’s bus users

It’s official, not only is Hamilton city one of the fastest growing passenger transport networks in New Zealand, it is also one of the happiest. According to the latest annual bus user satisfaction survey, a 99 per cent satisfaction rate represents a steady increase over the past four years from 96 per cent in 2007.

$4.7 billion earmarked for Waikato transport over next decade

More than $4.7 billion worth of central and local government transport spending is expected in the Waikato over the next 10 years, representing a 60 per cent jump in average annual funding, according to figures before the multi-agency Regional Transport Committee today.

EW optimistic over river levels

Environment Waikato says the region’s rivers appear to be coping reasonably well with moderate to heavy overnight rain.

Integrate sustainable practice and $ave with the help of EW

Following on from the success of last year’s trial “Carbon $ave” programme for business, Environment Waikato is reminding local firms that its Sustainabiz programme is continuing to offer advice on how to integrate sustainable practices into business operations.