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Environment Waikato - Latest News [Page 2]

EW optimistic over river levels

Friday, 1 October 2010, 12:12 pm | Environment Waikato

Environment Waikato says the region’s rivers appear to be coping reasonably well with moderate to heavy overnight rain. More >>

Cutting costs, working smarter has positive result

Thursday, 30 September 2010, 5:55 pm | Environment Waikato

Cost savings and greater efficiencies in the 2009/10 financial year have helped Environment Waikato achieve a favourable year-end result. More >>

EW remains on alert due to heavy rain warning

Thursday, 30 September 2010, 3:17 pm | Environment Waikato

Environment Waikato says it is continuing to monitor rainfall and river levels in the region closely. More >>

EW on alert after new heavy rain warning

Wednesday, 29 September 2010, 1:44 pm | Environment Waikato

Environment Waikato is warning of more potential for flooding as forecast heavy rain threatens to place significant pressure on already swollen rivers and saturated catchments in the region. More >>

EW welcomes constructive Land and Water Forum

Wednesday, 22 September 2010, 3:20 pm | Environment Waikato

Environment Waikato says it endorses a Land and Water Forum recommendation for a national framework in which regional councils and others would manage local water issues. More >>

River Levels Could Be Elevated For Some Time

Sunday, 19 September 2010, 8:21 pm | Environment Waikato

Environment Waikato says the levels of the Waikato and Waipa rivers could stay elevated for an extended period. The council’s flood management system is expected to cope but there will be localised surface flooding around the region near lakes and rivers. More >>

EW maintains watching brief on weather

Friday, 17 September 2010, 10:52 am | Environment Waikato

Environment Waikato’s flood operations centre is maintaining a close watch over weather conditions and river levels. More >>

Carbon trade tipped to boost economy, environment

Thursday, 16 September 2010, 10:15 am | Environment Waikato

Environment Waikato is looking at promoting forestry and carbon farming opportunities that will help grow a new green economy while delivering positive flow-on effects for the environment. More >>

EW steps up flood watch

Wednesday, 15 September 2010, 5:25 pm | Environment Waikato

Environment Waikato is stepping up its flood monitoring for the Waikato and Waipa rivers in response to ongoing rain and a forecast of more to come over the next few days. More >>

Audit NZ confirms integrity of EW pest control

Tuesday, 14 September 2010, 4:24 pm | Environment Waikato

Environment Waikato’s pest control contracting processes have been given the thumbs up in a review by Audit New Zealand. More >>

Crafar appeal rejected by High Court

Tuesday, 14 September 2010, 1:29 pm | Environment Waikato

Crafar family appeals against conviction and sentence in a Hamilton dairy effluent prosecution have been dismissed by the High Court in Hamilton. More >>

EW and MRP balance river flows

Friday, 10 September 2010, 3:40 pm | Environment Waikato

Environment Waikato is working closely with Mighty River Power to carefully control the release of water from Lake Taupo through the Waikato Hydro System ahead of forecast rain this weekend. More >>

Survey results show need for Waikato preparation

Tuesday, 7 September 2010, 11:25 am | Environment Waikato

A recent Environment Waikato survey showing low levels of preparedness for a natural disaster is deeply concerning, particularly in light of the Canterbury earthquake, says the Waikato Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group. More >>

DoC granted Tui Mine clean up consents

Wednesday, 1 September 2010, 11:46 am | Environment Waikato

The Department of Conservation (DoC) has been granted a range of consents as part of plans to clean up the contaminated Tui Mine site on the slopes of Mt Te Aroha. More >>

Te Uku wind farm project goes to Meridian Energy

Tuesday, 17 August 2010, 12:42 pm | Environment Waikato

Meridian Energy Limited’s Te Uku wind farm project has won Environment Waikato’s inaugural earthworks site of the year award. More >>

New Framework For Managing Region's Resources

Wednesday, 11 August 2010, 5:34 pm | Environment Waikato

A proposed policy framework that sets the direction for managing the Waikato region’s natural and physical resources is a step closer to public release. More >>

EW stepping up effluent monitoring in 2010-11

Tuesday, 27 July 2010, 11:18 am | Environment Waikato

Environment Waikato says it will be taking a more intensive approach to monitoring of dairy farms during the 2010-11 season. More >>

EW welcomes aquaculture law proposals

Thursday, 22 July 2010, 3:58 pm | Environment Waikato

Environment Waikato is welcoming Government plans to implement changes relating to the development of aquaculture, including in the Waikato region, says the council’s policy group manager Vaughan Payne. More >>

Nitrogen trading noticeboard established for Taupo

Monday, 19 July 2010, 9:06 am | Environment Waikato

Environment Waikato has established a new internet-based trading noticeboard for farmers wishing to buy, sell or lease nitrogen under the new Variation 5 policy to protect Lake Taupo. More >>

Ian Balme not standing for re-election

Wednesday, 30 June 2010, 4:05 pm | Environment Waikato

Ian Balme announced today he will not stand for re-election in this year's local body elections.Ian, who is currently chair of Environment Waikato's regulatory committee, said there had been some very good achievements in the past six years and he was ... More >>





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