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Thames-Coromandel Makes Progress on Wastewater Plants

Thames Coromandel District Council is making excellent progress in complying with conditions for its wastewater treatment plants throughout the Coromandel Peninsula, Environment Waikato heard last week.

Community Opts for Possum Rating

Residents in the Whitehall – Te Tapui area have opted to pay a special rate to deal with the possum problem in their area.

Minister Backs Taupo Protection

Environment Minister Marion Hobbs has congratulated Environment Waikato for taking a public stand to protect the water quality of Lake Taupo.

Council Praise For Forestry Audit

Environment Waikato’s Regulatory Committee has praised a Whangapoua forestry company’s environmental performance.

Public to see river project detail

Members of the public are about to get their first look at some of the detail behind Environment Waikato’s Project Watershed.

Proposal to Restore Mountain Reserve

A group of landowners, iwi, local authorities and conservation groups are getting together to restore Mt Maungatautari to its original pest free forested state.

Eradicating Lake Taupo weed not possible

Eradicating the exotic lake weed egeria from Lake Taupo is not feasible – but preventing its spread to other lakes can be done, Environment Waikato has been told.