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King Country possums take a hammering

The number of Tb infected cattle herds in the Waitomo area has dropped dramatically in the past 10 years, thanks to intensive testing and major possum control operations.

Morrinsville student wins SADD car

Morrinsville student Megan McIndoe will be driving home in a bright yellow Ford Festiva this afternoon after painting a winning entry in a Students Against Driving Drunk competition.

Council ends year close to budget

Environment Waikato has ended its financial year within $75,000 of its operating budget, despite a poor performance from its investment fund.

Talk resolves consent issues

Talking through the issues is resolving more resource consent applications in the Waikato before a public hearing is needed.

Big Increase in Poison Fees Anger Council

Environment Waikato’s Biosecurity Committee is angry at an almost 500 percent increase in licence fees for people using pesticides for possum control.

Council contributes to forest purchase

Environment Waikato is to contribute $20,000 from its Environmental Initiatives Fund to help with the purchase of a kahikatea forest remnant near Te Kuiti.

Consents Granted for Tongariro Power Scheme

Consents to allow the on-going operation of the Tongariro Power Development by Genesis have been granted for 35 years after a lengthy hearing by a Committee of Commissioners.

Council deals with spill - on Paper

Environment Waikato’s oil spill response team will be in action tomorrow dealing with a major oil spill in the sea near Whitianga – but it will be all mopped up by lunchtime.

Community to decide on works and services

Lake Taupo may be the only part of the Greater Waikato catchment to take the recommendation of Environment Waikato and see a 10-year works and services programme implemented in its area.

Suggestion to purchase Tunawaea slip

Some Upper Waipa land owners have suggested that Environment Waikato or the Department of Conservation consider purchasing the troubled Tunawaea slip.

River work costs on track

Urban ratepayers in the Region look likely to pay less than $20 per year as their contribution towards flood protection and river management services across the greater Waikato Catchment.

Setback for rail services

A lack of rolling stock looks likely to scuttle plans to keep rail passenger services running in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty while local councils explore options.

Soil conservation proposals cut back

Middle Waipa landowners have succeeded in having proposed new soil conservation works in their area 'ring-fenced' - but will still face a rise in costs to maintain existing schemes.

Councils meet Government on rail services

Environment Waikato representatives are flying to Wellington tomorrow to ask the Government to step in to continue rail passenger services in the Region until all options are explored.

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