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Waikato’s first Environmental Education Expo

More than 1000 students from throughout the Region are expected to attend the Waikato’s first ever Environmental Education Expo to be held over two days from March 18-19, 2004 in the Hamilton Gardens.

Environmental adventure launches festival

First there was Survivor, then Fear Factor and the Amazing Race, now there's The Great E-scape - a two-day environmental adventure on March 13 and 14.

Earth home and garden provides inspiration

Tours of a unique Cambridge property during the Festival of the Environment later this month will give plenty of inspiration of what to do with a ‘waste’ site.

Council approves de-icing programme

Environment Waikato has given approval to the use of the de-icing chemical calcium magnesium acetate (CMA) on state highways in the Waikato this winter.

Environment fun at Taupo

The Waikato Region’s environment will be the venue for fun and exploration this month when the sixth annual Festival of the Environment gets underway.

Support for Peninsula project

Environment Waikato is gaining support for its proposals to better protect the Coromandel Peninsula.

Taupo rivers deal with largest flood

The Tauranga-Taupo and Turangi Rivers near Lake Taupo have experienced very large floods estimated at a 100 year return period over the weekend.

Flooding may close highway

State Highway 1 at Rangiriri may be closed by flooding later tomorrow as the Waikato River crosses the spillway to Lake Waikare.

Counting the damage after flood

Environment Waikato is today assessing the damage through the Taupo and Turangi areas after yesterday’s floods and identifying priorities for repairs and urgent protection works.