The destructive willow sawfly is damaging willows planted for soil conservation and river control throughout the Waikato Region.
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Environment Waikato’s Policy Committee has recommended seeking an “equitable resolution” of the issues surrounding who should pay for necessary changes to protect the quality of Lake Taupo’s water.
Environment Waikato’s Operations Committee wants urgent action taken to destroy koi carp threatening to infiltrate the Waihou River – but the job will be difficult and costly.
Environment Waikato has awarded a $500 water science prize to Waikato University student Kate Wilkins.
Environment Waikato is to initiate prosecutions against a forestry contractor, and excavation companies for alleged breaches of resource consents.
Moves to give legal aid to community groups would be more useful at the beginning of the environmental consent system, according to Environment Waikato.
The high cost of containing the spread of an exotic water weed in Lake Taupo should be shared with other agencies, according to Environment Waikato.
The Local Government Commission has upheld Environment Waikato’s membership determination, following appeals from Hamilton City and Waikato District Councils.
Just under $3 million will be needed over the next 10 years to carry out new soil conservation, flood protection and river management work considered essential in Environment Waikato’s Lake Taupo management zone.
More than $20 million will be needed over the next 10 years to carry out soil conservation, flood protection and river management work considered essential in Environment Waikato’s Lower Waikato management zone.
Nearly $2 million will be needed over the next 10 years to carry out soil conservation and river management work considered essential in Environment Waikato’s Upper Waikato management zone.
More than $9 million will be needed over the next 10 years to carry out soil conservation, flood protection and river management work considered essential in Environment Waikato’s Upper Waipa management zone.
Environment Waikato is providing $2500 to the Queen Elizabeth National Trust to help fence indigenous forest remnants at Waitomo.
Environment Waikato has provided $1980 to Hamilton’s Southwell School to replant a stand of native bush in the school grounds.
Possums have been hit hard in the Waingaro-Pukemiro area following a successful community control operation.
Environment Waikato has informed 300 landowners in the Coromandel Peninsula area that they may be eligible for help in protecting a key ecological site on their land.
Public expectations of a clean environment are rising, sometimes ahead of what can be done to improve environmental health, a recent survey of Waikato people’s views has shown.
Waikato Students Against Driving Drunk, (SADD) found they had a new set of wheels to help them deliver their concept when a SADD car was launched at a regional conference today.
Environment Waikato has plans for a $10 million fund to encourage stream bank protection, policy changes to protect Lake Taupo, community-driven river management works and a major strike on possums and plant pests in its draft Strategic Plan released today.
Environment Waikato is to appoint a hearings Committee of independent commissioners to hear consent applications for Mighty River Power’s hydro operations.