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High Court throws out corporate dirty dairying appeal

A big corporate dairy farmer which blamed its sharemilker for a literal stream of effluent flowing across its Reporoa property has had its appeal against a $35,000 fine tossed out by the High Court.

New bus network gets approval after hearings

The proposed new bus network for Hamilton has been given the thumbs up after a hearings committee heard public submissions on Environment Waikato’s Draft Regional Passenger Transport Plan.

Environment Waikato and Raukawa sign agreement

Environment Waikato and the Raukawa Trust Board have signed a new agreement to facilitate cooperation between the regional council and the board on environmental issues.

Waikato aquaculture now a $35 million business

Aquaculture in the Waikato region has expanded to the stage where it now has annual turnover of around $35 million, says a report to Environment Waikato’s policy and strategy committee.

Taupo inspections reveal some cases of over-grazing

Aerial and ground-based inspections show most farmers in the Lake Taupo catchment have not been excessively grazing their cows this winter, but some isolated cases of over-grazing are concerning Environment Waikato.

Environment Waikato puts funding in the bag

Environment Waikato has granted $4500 from its Environmental Initiatives Fund to help Whaingaroa Environment Centre develop an environmentally friendly shopping bag.