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Vandals Spill Diesel Into Waikato River

Vandals interfering with a diesel tank on a parked tour bus have spilled about 200 litres of diesel into the Waikato River early this morning.

River and pest work planned for King Country

Environment Waikato is planning river management and pest control work around the King Country in its Long-Term Council Community Plan, now open for submissions.

Pampas control for Coromandel

The fluffy plumes of pampas plants will eventually become a rare sight on the Coromandel as Environment Waikato begins controls on the invasive plant pest from July 1

Bus service planned for Taupo

Moves are underway to trial a bus passenger service in Taupo as part of Environment Waikato’s and Taupo District Council’s Long-Term Council Community Plans.

New art from waste

Hamilton’s Jeneanne Capon has come up with a way to turn recycled materials into musical instruments for her music classes.

Council considers boat registration

Environment Waikato is considering registering boats along with other options to directly fund navigation safety in the Waikato Region.

New uses for waste

Hamilton daffodil sellers Clandon Daffodil and their customers have come up with ways to recycle plastic bags twice over.

Speeding small boats a problem

While jetski riders are behaving well, a significant number of small boat skippers are still speeding near the shore or close to moorings, according to Environment Waikato.

Council to move Piako stopbank

Environment Waikato plans to relocate the Rawerawe stopbank on the Piako River after it failed in February.

New roads need early identification

New roading routes should be identified as early as possible and their designations completed, even the construction was decades years away, according to Regional Land Transport Committee chairman David Peart.

Morrinsville farmers convicted for obstruction

Morrinsville farmers Bill and Donald Cox have been convicted and fined $900 and $500 respectively and ordered to pay a total of $452 each in prosecution costs for obstructing two Environment Waikato enforcement officers investigating a complaint.