Environment Headlines

Supercity’s water use super low on Saturday

Press Release – Watercare Services

Supercitys water use super low on Saturday Sunday 26 March Auckland only used 386 million litres of water yesterday [Saturday 25 March] the supercitys lowest consumption day for the year to date. Watercare says this is a fabulous result and … Read more »

Water consumption across the week signals ongoing support

Press Release – Watercare Services

Water consumption across the week signals ongoing support for Save 20 campaign Over the past seven days [18-24 March], Auckland used an average of 404 million litres of water per day within reaching distance of the water consumption target set … Read more »

Rein in Population Growth says Outdoor Recreation Group

Press Release – Outdoor Recreation New Zealand

Reports that migration is being tipped to soon push New Zealands population to 5 million underlines the urgent need for a population control policy, says an outdoor recreation organisation. Andi Cockroft, co-chairman Council of Outdoor Recreation … Read more »

Freshwater Iwi Leaders Group welcomes changes to the RMA

Press Release – Freshwater Iwi Leaders Group

The Freshwater and Natural Resources Iwi Leaders Groups supports the gains that the Maori Party has achieved to amend the Resource Management Act this week. Selwyn Parata, Chair of the Natural Resources Iwi Leaders group says The Maori Party … Read more »

Best breeding season for endangered takahē

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry congratulates DOCs Takah Recovery Programme, Ngi Tahu and Fulton Hogan, who are celebrating the best ever breeding season for the critically endangered takah. Read more »

Rock Lobster Industry Challenge Recreational Lobbyist

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Bay of Plenty Rock Lobster Industry Challenge Recreational Lobbyist Commercial rock lobster fishermen in the Bay of Plenty (CRA 2) fishery are refuting statements made recently by Scott Macindoe of LegaSea, who claimed that there are no crayfish … Read more »

Partial Plan Change for Tongariro National Park is notified

Press Release – Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation started a process to identify safer off road options for both walkers and bikers in response to concerns raised by the Ruapehu District Council, local groups and iwi over cyclists and walkers on the Mountain Road. Read more »

A responsible Budget = spending more on public services

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“The Budget Responsibility Rules announced by Labour and the Greens today demonstrates a commitment to maintaining much needed Government spending. But more investment is needed,” said CTU President, Richard Wagstaff. Read more »

Extremely rare sighting of orca pods near Lyttelton Harbour

Press Release – Black Cat Cruises

Local passengers and tourists aboard the Diamond Harbour Ferry, operated by Black Cat Cruises, were treated to a rare sighting of two large pods of orca near Lyttelton Harbour this morning. Read more »

Conservation experts coming to Wellington for Wild Ideas

Press Release – Wellington Zoo

Wellingtonians will have the opportunity to hear first-hand from people working at the front lines of global conservation, as Wellington Zoos conservation partners are set to visit Wellington for the first ever Wild Ideas conservation symposium … Read more »

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