Environment Waikato’s emergency response team will remain on standby throughout the weekend to monitor rainfall and river levels and keep land owners and agencies updated.
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Environment Waikato emergency management staff remain on alert as the Waipa and Waikato rivers continue to rise.
Environment Waikato is to re-advertise the position of chief executive.
More rain fell across the Waikato overnight, with heaviest falls recorded in western parts of the region.
Environment Waikato is offering assistance and technical advice to Hauraki District Council as HDC works to shore up a stop bank beside the lower Waitakaruru River.
Environment Waikato’s river management systems are coping well as a burst of severe weather moves over the region.
The CBD Shuttle bus service in Hamilton is now even easier for people to use as part of an Accessible Journeys trial.
Environment Waikato staff are braced for a second burst of severe weather due to hit the Coromandel and Thames Valley areas from this afternoon.
Waikato rugby fans can again take a free bus to the Air New Zealand Cup home games in Hamilton this year, thanks to Environment Waikato, Hamilton City Council and the Waikato Rugby Union.
River monitoring systems in the Coromandel region have coped well with the significant rainfall that has fallen in the area over the weekend, says Environment Waikato chairman Peter Buckley.
Hamilton city bus travel will be free this Saturday as Environment Waikato says thank you to passengers who have collectively made three million passenger trips in a year for the first time.
Waikato beaches are being treated like giant ashtrays. A recent report to Environment Waikato’s environment committee showed school groups removed 2414 cigarette butts while cleaning up 11 Coromandel and west coast beaches earlier this year.
From July 1, Environment Waikato stopped collecting money from its ratepayers to help pay for the Animal Health Board’s bovine Tb eradication programme. Councillor Andra Neeley explains the regional council’s position.
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The latest phase of a major research project aimed at helping meet Waikato’s future transport needs gets underway later this month.
Te Awamutu residents are invited to grab their gumboots, spades and raincoats and plant trees beside the Mangapiko Stream at Eileen Montefiore Reserve on July 23.
Environment Waikato is working to help Te Kuiti tackle air quality problems.
Environment Waikato’s regional pest management committee has decided to recommend to full council a proposal that gives landowners greater influence over how pest control is carried out on their land.
Environment Waikato is inviting farmers to a free workshop that could save them hundreds of dollars on fertiliser costs every year.
Environment Waikato has contracted Chris Hale of Pest Plant Management to protect the King Country from weeds that threaten the local environment and economy.
The Te Kuiti Pig Hunting Club is working with Environment Waikato to tackle an increased population of feral pigs affecting farming operations upstream of the Mangaokewa Gorge.