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RMA prosecutions ‘safe’

Friday, 1 April 2011, 2:33 pm | Environment Waikato

The Appeal Court has today put to rest the on-going argument of the validity of prosecutions taken under the Resource Management Act. Wellington Appeal Court judges Arnold, Harrison and Steven have ruled that regional councils have followed correct practice in initiating ... More >>

Waikato dairy sector improves compliance figures

Tuesday, 15 March 2011, 12:40 pm | Environment Waikato

Helicopter monitoring has shown dairy farm compliance with regional effluent management rules is improving significantly so far this season, new figures from Environment Waikato show. More >>

River and lake levels warning

Friday, 4 March 2011, 11:18 am | Environment Waikato

Environment Waikato has issued an alert about rising river and lake levels following a heavy rain warning from MetService. More >>

EW welcomes new toxin developments

Wednesday, 9 February 2011, 10:25 am | Environment Waikato

Environment Waikato is keen to see a speeding up of research into new pest toxins that can be approved for spreading by helicopter, says regional pest management committee chair Laurie Burdett. Her comments followed a briefing yesterday on new toxins that ... More >>

Flood risks underscored by recent wild weather

Wednesday, 9 February 2011, 10:21 am | Environment Waikato

Two consecutive weekends of wild weather in the Waikato late last month underlined the increased risks the region faces from river flooding, Environment Waikato’s river and catchment services committee heard yesterday. “The reality is that as ... More >>

Waikato weather update as at 8.30am Saturday

Saturday, 29 January 2011, 12:17 pm | Environment Waikato

Heavy overnight rain in the Waikato region has led to a number of slips and road closures on the Coromandel and northern Waikato, while a number of rivers and streams have overflowed their banks leading to localized surface flooding in some parts. More >>

Waikato Cyclone Wilma Weather Update as at 3pm

Friday, 28 January 2011, 3:16 pm | Environment Waikato

Environment Waikato is reminding residents of the Coromandel Peninsula and eastern Waikato that there is a severe weather warning in place due to Cyclone Wilma affecting the northern North Island. The updated Waikato forecast is generally for 50mm to ... More >>

Waikato weather threat grows

Thursday, 27 January 2011, 12:55 pm | Environment Waikato

Environment Waikato says the potential for weather-related problems across the Waikato this weekend has grown with a fresh weather warning from MetService. MetService has today upgraded its weather watch for the region to a formal severe weather warning, ... More >>

Weekend weather could again be very wet

Wednesday, 26 January 2011, 12:29 pm | Environment Waikato

Environment Waikato is urging regional residents to be prepared for a wet long weekend after a new MetService heavy rainfall watch announcement for the northern half of the North island. More >>

Campers evacuated as Waikato prepares for flooding

Sunday, 23 January 2011, 1:10 pm | Environment Waikato

Campers evacuated as Waikato prepares for possibility of widespread flooding About 300 campers were being evacuated from a Taupo campground this morning as Waikato authorities prepare for widespread flooding across the region. Campers are being ... More >>

Waikato Welcomes Drought Declaration

Wednesday, 15 December 2010, 3:14 pm | Environment Waikato

The Government’s official declaration of a drought in the Waikato has been welcomed by the regional drought committee. Agriculture Minister David Carter made the declaration while visiting two Waikato farms today to hear first-hand from farmers the impacts ... More >>

Water rules aimed at ensuring fairness

Wednesday, 15 December 2010, 3:05 pm | Environment Waikato

As pressure on livestock farms, crops and orchards mounts due to the drought conditions in the region, Environment Waikato is reminding water users about the rules governing takes from waterways and groundwater. For many parts of the region, property owners ... More >>

Rail service hurdles being worked through

Tuesday, 14 December 2010, 10:09 am | Environment Waikato

Significant infrastructure issues remain to be overcome before a Hamilton-Auckland passenger rail service can become a reality, says the chair of a multi-agency working group looking at the issue. More >>

Helicopter monitoring flights happening again

Friday, 19 November 2010, 10:07 am | Environment Waikato

Environment Waikato says helicopter monitoring of compliance with effluent management rules is resuming again after being suspended because of an extended period of wet weather over winter. More >>

Koi Carp Trap Trial Successful at Lake Waikare

Thursday, 18 November 2010, 11:30 am | Environment Waikato

A trial of a koi carp trap at Lake Waikare has proved successful with more than 1500 kilograms of fish caught. The trial of the equipment was undertaken because pest fish, including koi carp, are a major problem in the Waikato River. More >>

Support for Hamilton-Auckland passenger rail

Tuesday, 16 November 2010, 1:15 pm | Environment Waikato

There is strong community support for a Hamilton-Auckland passenger rail service but a more qualified willingness to pay increased rates to help fund it, according to the results of a survey commissioned by Environment Waikato. More >>

Vessel identification rule in force in Waikato

Thursday, 4 November 2010, 2:06 pm | Environment Waikato

As the weather warms up and summer approaches, boat owners in the Waikato are being reminded that all vessels must display a name or contact details. More >>

Progress Shows 5 New Councillors For Env. Waikato

Saturday, 9 October 2010, 5:47 pm | Environment Waikato

Environment Waikato is likely to have five new councillors based on progress results received by 5.30pm today. More >>

Survey to explore Hamilton-Auckland rail attitudes

Friday, 8 October 2010, 12:09 pm | Environment Waikato

A survey to gauge public demand for a Hamilton to Auckland passenger rail service will get underway next week. More >>

Ombudsman finds in EW’s favour on pest control

Wednesday, 6 October 2010, 10:31 am | Environment Waikato

A complaint that Environment Waikato failed to properly assess a possum control contract bid from Oparau farmer Robbie Graham has not been upheld by the chief ombudsman Beverley Wakem. More >>

 

 

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