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District councilors in Wanganui, New Zealand, have voted to allow the citizens to decide whether the city's name should instead be spelled Whanganui. The councilors decided Monday to put the question to the voters after the local Geographic Board said 10 days earlier that the current spelling, which
By KIDSON, Sally A Motueka-based company's application to build a hydroelectric scheme on Lake Matiri near Murchison has attracted 255 submissions, most of which support the scheme, although kayakers and environmentalists remain critical of the proposal.
By WEIR, James The Raukumara basin off the North Island's East Coast is looking "very useful" and may encourage European oil giants to have a second look at New Zealand, according to associate Energy minster Harry Duynhoven.
By JAMIESON, Debbie in Queenstown A$1.2 MILLION plan to redirect the Shotover River and help mitigate flooding in Queenstown came a step closer to reality this week.
By EVANS, Ryan LAKE CONCERNS * Future water allocation from upstream areas, including Stratford's water supply. * Lower lake levels affecting the area's natural character and recreational activities on the lake. * Altered river flows below Patea Dam. * A negative impact on fish.
The Waikato will escape the worst of the week's wet weather, but forecasters say afternoon showers and thunderstorms may still linger. Other places have taken a hammering as wet weather continues to lash the country.
By COLLETT, Geoff The plan to build a hydro power scheme on Marlborough's Wairau River might have prompted the longest resource consent hearing ever, but it's not over yet. Geoff Collett reports.
By NEEMS, Jeff Yet more heavy rain has again raised the level of the Waikato River.
A WATER Conservation Order on the Oreti River comes into effect on September 1. The order recognises the nationally outstanding brown trout fishery, black-billed gull populations and values for tikanga Maori.
Environment Waikato is prosecuting three parties over alleged illegal drainage in the Arapae Wetland south of Te Kuiti. The three parties, who cannot be identified at this stage because of the pending court proceedings, are due to appear in the Te Kuiti District Court next Thursday.
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