Environment Headlines

Replacing Russel: Green Party co-leader meeting, Wellington

Article – Megan Gattey

The four candidates nominated to replace Russel Norman as Green Party male co-leader spoke at Wellingtons provincial meeting this afternoon. Read more »

Opus wins award for innovative environmental management

Press Release – Opus International Consultants

Opus International Consultants (Opus) has received an award from the New Zealand Planning Institute for its role in the development of an innovative Adaptive Management Framework for managing environmental impacts from Auckland Harbour Bridge maintenance. Read more »

$776,000 for new Marlborough recycling facility

Press Release – New Zealand Government

$776,000 for new Marlborough recycling facility The Government is to provide $776,000 from the Waste Minimisation Fund for a new Marlborough waste sorting facility, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today during a visit to the Marlborough District … Read more »

Race-based water rights a step closer

Article – Muriel Newman

Water is being targeted by the Maori elite as the next resource to control. The influential Iwi Leaders Group is pushing ahead with their demand for a proprietary right to freshwater. They want a preferential allocation – in perpetuity – that can be commercialised. … Read more »

New Zealand’s Best Eggs Awarded Last Night

Press Release – Business and Community Shares

Three of New Zealands most well known companies: Fonterra, Deloitte and The Warehouse were last night crowned Good Business Eggs in recognition of their work in the community sector. Whilst these companies might be better known for the scale … Read more »

LanzaTech has other commercial plants in the pipeline

Article – BusinessDesk

April 24 (BusinessDesk) – LanzaTech, the New Zealand-founded carbon recycling company, says it has other full-scale commercial plants in the pipeline following this weeks announcement that China Steel Corp will invest US$46 million in a commercial scale … Read more »

Industry-Leading Orchardists Win Supreme in Ballance Awards

Press Release – Ballance Farm Environment Awards

Matamata horticulturists Frans and Tineke de Jong, their son Talbert de Jong and his partner Emily Meese are Supreme winners of the 2015 Waikato Ballance Farm Environment Awards (BFEA). Read more »

Powerful Reminder of Need for International Cooperation

Press Release – UNFCCC

(Bonn, 22 April 2015) To coincide with Earth Day on 22 April, the UN Climate Change Secretariat in Bonn today opened an exhibition of art works that once graced the walls of the first ever UN Climate Change Conference 20 years ago. Read more »

Akaroa harbour lands preserved for public

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry is pleased to announce two key remnants of the native landscape of the Banks Peninsula will now be open for public access. Two properties on opposite sides of Akaroa harbour have been bought with help from the contestable … Read more »

Every Draft Needs An Editor

Press Release – Deconstruct Paris

Every Draft Needs An Editor, So Whos Editing The Draft Text For The Paris Climate Conference? Read more »

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