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Archive for April, 2017

Kea recovery plan welcome, but more funding needed

Press Release – Forest And Bird

30 April 2017 Forest & Bird is welcoming a proposal from the Department of Conservation to develop a recovery plan for kea, but warns it will fail without new money for conservation. Read more »

National completes 2017 candidate selection

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

National completes 2017 candidate selection National has finished selecting its candidates for the 2017 General Election with the list ranking process now underway, Party President Peter Goodfellow says. National has had great success refreshing … Read more »

The Nation: Lisa Owen interview Hekia Parata

Press Release – The Nation

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interview Hekia Parata Headlines: In answer to suggestion that more Maori and Pasifika NCEA students are doing skills-based unit standards instead of academic standards, the outgoing Education Minister Hekia Parata says … Read more »

People’s Mental Health Report Gathers Support

Press Release – ActionStation

Peoples Mental Health Report Gathers Support Press Release 27 April, 2017 The Peoples Mental Health Report was launched last Wednesday (19 April) and since then support for the recommendations in the report has been gathering momentum. New … Read more »

China names four corruption suspects in Auckland

Article – BusinessDesk

April 28 (BusinessDesk) – Four of 22 corruption suspects who have fled China are in Auckland according to a list published by Chinese authorities and while New Zealand is not currently proceeding with new extradition treaties it could look at a possible … Read more »

Lake Tūtira algal bloom

Press Release – Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Lake Ttira algal bloom Hawkes Bay Regional Council staff advise the public to avoid contact with Lake Ttira. The Council sampled Lake Ttira today, as part of regular monthly monitoring. Freshwater scientist Dr Andy Hicks believes the current … Read more »

Govt’s water plan will drive species to extinction

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says the Government is ignoring the needs of the threatened species that live in our waterways and misleading the country with claims it will make rivers swimmable again. In a submission today on the Clean Water Package, Forest & Bird … Read more »

Statement from Jordan Williams

Press Release – Jordan Williams

Lawyers for Jordan Williams are appealing the judgment setting aside last years jury verdict in the Williams v Craig defamation proceedings. Read more »

LanzaTech narrows annual loss in 2016

Article – BusinessDesk

April 28 (BusinessDesk) – LanzaTech New Zealand, the New Zealand-founded carbon recycling company, reported a slightly narrower annual loss and while the directors signalled a number of risks they concluded it has sufficient funds to continue operating for … Read more »

European Union Has Better Swimmable Water Standards

Press Release – Outdoors Party

The NZ Outdoors Party, who formed in 2015 to protect the rights of Kiwis to enjoy our outdoors heritage, today submitted their response to the Governments Clean Water proposals. A central theme of the submission was highlighting that Nick Smiths … Read more »

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