Environment Waikato councillors have decided to take a “Waikato Inc” approach to two bids seeking to establish a national cycling centre of excellence in the region.
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Environment Waikato is keen to see a speeding up of research into new pest toxins that can be approved for spreading by helicopter, says regional pest management committee chair Laurie Burdett.
Two consecutive weekends of wild weather in the Waikato late last month underlined the increased risks the region faces from river flooding, Environment Waikato’s river and catchment services committee heard yesterday.
A new expo showcasing dairy effluent management systems, equipment and advice is being billed as a one-stop-shop to help farmers manage their effluent.
A fledgling bellbird has been sighted in Hamilton more than a century after the species was thought to have become locally extinct.
Environment Waikato councillors will next week formally consider whether they will endorse in principle the idea of a national cycling centre of excellence facility being based between Hamilton and Cambridge.
New activities to help drive regional economic growth feature in Environment Waikato’s 2011/12 draft budget.
Environment Waikato is appealing for the public to report any sightings of wild dama wallabies in the Waikato following a concerning number of reports of the animals outside their usual “feral zone” in the region.
Environment Waikato is urging residents to get fired up for winter and buy or collect firewood now, so it’s nice and dry by the time it’s needed.