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Council works on climate change actions

The Waikato is likely to experience water shortages, rising sea levels and effects on business and agriculture from climate change, Environment Waikato Environment Committee meeting heard.

Consents Granted for Sand Extraction

Environment Waikato and Franklin District Council have granted consents for a sand extraction operation near Mercer Ferry Road.

Council grants consent for mooring

Environment Waikato has granted resource consents to Mokau River Tours for a swing mooring and proposed pontoon jetty in the Mokau River, as part of a new scenic river tours operation.

Clean energy option for taupo

The Lake Taupo Development Company is planning a clean energy centre using the natural attributes and strengths of the Taupo District - geothermal, biomass and fresh water.

Public Policy Change Best Solution for Energy Efficiency

Public policy changes are the best way to get long-term, sustainable improvements in energy efficiency, Mighty River Power Chief Executive Doug Heffernan told this week’s Environment Waikato Environment Committee meeting.

Largest possum operation planned

Environment Waikato is planning the largest aerial possum control operation ever undertaken in New Zealand, and possibly the world.

Councillors Call for Discussion on Economic Development

Environment Waikato Councillors want to have a workshop to discuss the Council’s role in contentious national economic development issues that affect the Region, such as Transpower’s pylons and deforestation in the upper Waikato catchment.

Concerted push for Expressway Project

The Waikato’s substantial roading problems are not due to poor lobbying, Transport Minister Pete Hodgson told today’s Regional Land Transport Committee meeting.

Transport minister meets Waikato committee

Transport Minister Pete Hodgson will be asked to provide early funding for key Waikato transport projects when he meets the Waikato Regional Land Transport Committee on Friday.