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Media releases - archived

You can access our archive of media releases since 2000 by using the filter by date range search on the left hand side. Once you have made your date selections, click the filter button.

This archive does not include the recent media releases.



Hope for weed free road verges

The Waikato’s road verges are starting to become more weed free as Transit and district councils make progress on a cleanup.

Council looks for diesel spill culprit

Environment Waikato is hoping the public can help track down the cause of a diesel spill into a stormwater culvert in Pukete some time today.

Council earns good grades for effort

Environment Waikato has earned itself a B grade for its efforts to look after the environment in international terms, according to an international environmental law expert.

Fencing underway for Clean Streams Project

Environment Waikato’s Clean Streams Project is building momentum and more than 330 km of stream fencing has been completed around the Region – but that is only half the target.

Low impact technology makes happier communities

Low impact urban design working with nature to minimise and avoid environmental damage would make for more satisfied communities, an urban design expert told Environment Waikato yesterday.

NZ at risk from bio-terrorism

New Zealand had more to lose than other countries from a bio-terrorist attack National Assistant Director General of Biosecurity Dr Barry O’Neil said this week.

Cunning trap for pests

A cunning trap that will catch “smart pests” for years without needing any attention could add another tool to the biosecurity toolbox.

Cunning trap for pests

A cunning trap that will catch “smart pests” for years without needing any attention could add another tool to the biosecurity toolbox.

Environment Waikato hunts alligator

Environment Waikato is campaigning to warn Waikato people about the serious threat to the Region from alligator weed, a rapidly spreading aquatic and pasture pest.

NZ herds on track to be Tb free

New Zealand is on track to be free of bovine Tb by 2013, this week’s Environment Waikato Biosecurity Committee meeting heard.

Tonnes of unwanted chemicals in Waikato

About 164 tonnes of unwanted agrichemicals are still left in the Waikato Region, about half of them dangerous persistent organic pollutants.

Ancient beach sand returns

The sand used for renourishment of Buffalo Beach used to be on the beach itself - thousands of years ago.

Parrots on the loose

Environment Waikato and DoC are asking people to keep an eye out for some brightly coloured birds on the loose in the Taupo area.

Chicken farm granted expansion consent

A Morrinsville chicken farm has been granted resource consents to expand the operation to house up to 41,700 birds during peak conditions.


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