The number of Tb infected cattle herds in the Waitomo area has dropped dramatically in the past 10 years, thanks to intensive testing and major possum control operations.
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Morrinsville student Megan McIndoe will be driving home in a bright yellow Ford Festiva this afternoon after painting a winning entry in a Students Against Driving Drunk competition.
Proposals to exclude stock from all waterways in the Upper Waikato catchment area within 10 years are still alive and well.
Environment Waikato has ended its financial year within $75,000 of its operating budget, despite a poor performance from its investment fund.
Talking through the issues is resolving more resource consent applications in the Waikato before a public hearing is needed.
Environment Waikato is to grant $21,500 towards a trial of a sewage effluent treatment process at Tirau.
Environment Waikato’s Biosecurity Committee is angry at an almost 500 percent increase in licence fees for people using pesticides for possum control.
Environment Waikato is to give $2000 towards the restoration of a gully in the grounds of Hamilton Boys High School.
Environment Waikato is to contribute $20,000 from its Environmental Initiatives Fund to help with the purchase of a kahikatea forest remnant near Te Kuiti.
Environment Waikato is to provide $1500 towards improving a reserve in Acacia Bay near Taupo.
Consents to allow the on-going operation of the Tongariro Power Development by Genesis have been granted for 35 years after a lengthy hearing by a Committee of Commissioners.
Hamilton residents can learn more about getting rid of waste naturally at a weekend display to celebrate Clean Up New Zealand Week later this month.
Environment Waikato’s oil spill response team will be in action tomorrow dealing with a major oil spill in the sea near Whitianga – but it will be all mopped up by lunchtime.
Reporoa landowners' goal of having stock excluded from all waterways within 10 years has received a luke-warm response.
Lake Taupo may be the only part of the Greater Waikato catchment to take the recommendation of Environment Waikato and see a 10-year works and services programme implemented in its area.
Some Upper Waipa land owners have suggested that Environment Waikato or the Department of Conservation consider purchasing the troubled Tunawaea slip.
Urban ratepayers in the Region look likely to pay less than $20 per year as their contribution towards flood protection and river management services across the greater Waikato Catchment.
A lack of rolling stock looks likely to scuttle plans to keep rail passenger services running in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty while local councils explore options.
Middle Waipa landowners have succeeded in having proposed new soil conservation works in their area 'ring-fenced' - but will still face a rise in costs to maintain existing schemes.
Environment Waikato representatives are flying to Wellington tomorrow to ask the Government to step in to continue rail passenger services in the Region until all options are explored.