Environment Waikato has opted to retain its First Past the Post electoral system for the next local government elections.
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More nominations are needed for five local landowner and community representatives on Environment Waikato’s new River and Catchment Liaison Subcommittees.
Environment Waikato is encouraging Transit NZ and Hauraki District Council to remove privet from roadsides and council land in a blitz on the plant pest.
Environment Waikato chairman Neil Clarke will join 65,000 community leaders and heads of state at the Earth Summit in Johannesburg next week.
Environment Waikato has ended its financial year $165,000 under spent in its operating budget.
Waikato landowners are to get a better service from Environment Waikato staff under a new system to integrate the Council’s on-farm services.
Thames Coromandel District Council is aiming for 100 percent compliance with its wastewater treatment plants after several years of troubles.
Environment Waikato has authorised the taking of ground water for pasture irrigation in Tauhei.
Co-operation between Environment Waikato and power companies during July’s flood substantially reduced flooding downstream in the lower Waikato River, this week’s Environment Waikato Operations Committee heard.
Environment Waikato is gathering more information on the effects of marine farming on the coastal environment before a moratorium on new aquaculture activities expires next year.
The Waste Exchange has diverted more than six million litres of rubbish from landfills in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty over the past year.
The severe storms which hit the Waikato and Coromandel in June and July added more than half a million dollars in repair costs for the Region’s flood schemes.
Floods on the Coromandel Peninsula this winter have highlighted the vulnerability of the area’s communities to damage from rivers.
The Waikato’s vanishing whitebait fishery could be revived and millions of whitebait returned to the environment using artificial pond breeding, according to a Raglan-based biological consultant.
Environment Waikato councillors will spend two days visiting Hauraki and the Coromandel later this month as part of a familiarisation tour of the Region.
Environment Waikato is to hear Contact Energy’s application to take geothermal fluid from the Wairakei Field before hearing a rival application from Geotherm Group Ltd.
Environment Waikato has put its weight behind calls for tougher action on stock truck effluent spills in the Taupo area.
Environment Waikato has appointed a new harbourmaster for the Coromandel.
Boaties and other water users have an opportunity to voice their opinion on the reviewed Navigation Safety Bylaw covering navigation safety.
Landowners in the Awaroa/Whangape area of the north Waikato are seeing more native birds and healthier bush following a successful community possum control scheme over the past two years.