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Learning winter’s lessons

Farmers whose operations have been negatively affected by this year’s winter weather are being urged to apply the lessons learned next winter to help protect profits and the environment.

Waikato CDEM media release for Disaster Week 2009

Last year’s Waikato floods, the potential slip at Little Waihi near Taupo and the threat of a major swine flu pandemic are all recent examples of how people need to be prepared for emergencies, says Waikato Civil Defence and Emergency Management (CDEM).

Ruben ready to roll on his Big Day Out

Ruben the road safety bear has embarked on an exciting new adventure, with the launch of his new story book today at a function at Newstead School on the outskirts of Hamilton.

EW encouraged by dozens of Hamilton tui sightings

Dozens of tui sightings in and around Hamilton since July are an encouraging sign that the environment near the city is possibly becoming more supportive for the birds, says Environment Waikato.

EW to spread nutrient knowledge

Farmers involved in a three-year trial in South Waikato have been able to improve nutrient efficiency and make reductions in the amount of nutrients that will leave their land in future years, says a new report from Environment Waikato.

EW praises HCC wastewater performance

Environment Waikato’s regulatory committee has formally commended Hamilton City Council for the way it runs the city’s wastewater treatment plant in Pukete Rd.

Big operation targets Hauturu possums

Trapping, ground-based bait stations and aerially applied baits have all been used in a highly successful possum control operation over more than 17,000 hectares west of Otorohanga in the Waikato.

Retiring land a smart move, says farmer

Waipa farmer Pieter van Dongen is encouraging other Waikato farmers to retire land around sensitive water bodies, saying it makes good economic sense.

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