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Environment Waikato is the Regional Council for the Waikato Region in the North Island of New Zealand.
TAUPO — From Monday, 4 December, Waikato’s first electric bus takes to the streets of Taupō replacing the current diesel vehicle, which has been a mainstay of the Waikato public bus system for years.
WAIKATO — Waikato Regional Council has responded to news today that a highly invasive freshwater gold clam has been discovered across a 45km stretch of the Waikato River.
WAIKATO — The first set of highly accurate 3D mapping data for the Waikato region has just been released and will be a “gamechanger” for councils and the wider community.
WAIKATO — Reports of effluent being illegally dumped from trucks in three locations in the Matamata-Piako district have prompted calls for trucking companies and farmers to improve their practices.
WAIKATO — The resilience of dunes and the sustainability of the sand-binding kōwhangatara/spinifex is being keenly felt by Coastcare groups in the eastern Coromandel Peninsula following Cyclone Hale.
RAGLAN — A farming company has been convicted and fined $78,000 for unlawful discharges of dairy effluent into streams at their Raglan farm.
MORRINSVILLE — Morrinsville farmer Kenneth McIntyre has been sentenced to a term of five months home detention and been fined $100,000 in the Hamilton District Court following his conviction on 13 charges of breaching the Resource Management Act. The sentence imposed by Judge David Kirkpatrick yesterday follows a trial in June of last year.
WAIKATO — Motorists are being urged to drive with their headlights on at all times over the coming winter months to help reduce the risk of crashes.
WAIKATO — Waikato Regional Council today adopted the 2012-2022 Draft Long Term Plan featuring proposals for improving water quality, coastal area planning, civil defence capability and river catchment and drainage services.
WAIKATO — The deaths of masses of little fish in a lagoon at Otama Beach on the Coromandel coast last month are thought to have been the result of overheating, Waikato Regional Council has concluded.
WAIKATO — Waikato Regional Council is next week hosting a visit from a Californian local government specialist in sustainable development at a time when the council is working with others to boost regional development and innovation.
WAIKATO — Further opportunities for Waikato boaties to learn about important safety skills are being offered over the next few weeks.
WAIKATO — Waikato Regional Council staff are looking at whether lessons learned during the successful and highly popular Hamilton Halo project to protect tui can be applied to other parts of the region.
WAIKATO — A major possum and goat control operation is next month set to get underway covering a high value native forest near the Waikato region's south-west coast just north of Awakino.
WAIKATO — Possible ways of making multi-million dollar savings on possum control are outlined in a draft Regional Pest Management Strategy (RPMS) discussion document received yesterday by the regional pest management committee.
WAIKATO — Water quality results from the first round of testing at the contaminated Tui Mine have just been received and look promising, says Waikato Regional Council.
WAIKATO — By Bala Tikkisetty Getting peak productivity from the region's prolific peat soils is crucial for farming profitability.
KAWHIA — Waikato Regional Council staff investigating the cause of yesterday’s diesel spill around Kawhia wharf say the source remains a mystery and they want public help to track it down.
WAIKATO — Children from Rotokauri School listen to a Waikato Regional Council harbourmaster and Ruben the road safety bear yesterday as they wait for their chance to sail their model boats down the Waikato River in Hamilton.
KAWHIA — Waikato Regional Council's oil spill response team is reacting to reports of a diesel spill at Kawhia wharf.
WAIKATO — Waikato Regional Council is reminding boaties that another course aimed at saving the lives of people crossing the notorious Raglan bar is being held this Sunday 11 March.
WAIKATO — Waikato Regional Council is writing to hundreds of forest owners in the region reminding them they need to register their forests by 31 March if they want to qualify for and claim Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) New Zealand units under the first five-year sequestration period of the Kyoto Protocol.
HAMILTON — Hamilton City Council and one of its staff are being prosecuted over a sewage sludge spill at the Pukete wastewater treatment plant last July.
WAIKATO — Waikato Regional Council’s regulatory committee has agreed to a staff recommendation to end its role in deciding what cases will be prosecuted in court.
WAIKATO — Meat company Affco has been granted two resource consents for works associated with the existing stormwater and cooling water outfall from its Horotiu plant to the Waikato River.
WAIKATO — Waikato Regional Council is praising the region’s dairy farmers for their environmental performance during the gas supply crisis of the past week which saw millions of litres of milk dumped in the Waikato.
WHANGAMATA — Maritime New Zealand will update residents on the Rena oil spill response and possible effects on the Coromandel Peninsula’s east coast during a public meeting in Whangamata this weekend.
WAIKATO — Waikato Regional Council’s transport team says it expects Hamilton bus services won’t be disrupted next week providing full gas supplies resume from Taranaki on Sunday as hoped.
WAIKATO — Waikato Regional Council today deferred a decision on whether to include a Hamilton to Auckland rail service in its 2012-2022 Long Term Plan, opting to wait for more information from its funding partners.
Waikato Regional Council today voted to establish two Maori seats in time for the 2013 local government elections.
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