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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.

Council approves boat ramp consents

Environment Waikato has granted resource consent for a boat ramp to be built at the Waikawau River mouth on the Thames Coast.

Council to prosecute Morrinsville farmers

Environment Waikato is to prosecute Morrinsville farmers Bill and Don Cox and their company Cox Brothers Contracting Limited for obstructing Council staff investigating a complaint.

Council investigating Auckland rail service

Environment Waikato is investigating options to continue the commuter rail connection between Hamilton and Auckland – but says it can do little until it gets concrete information on patronage and costs.

Handbook helps Council candidates

Environment Waikato has prepared a pack of information for anyone thinking of standing for a Council seat in October’s local government elections.