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NZ Primary Sector Best Performer In Global Emissions Survey

Press Release – Federated Farmers

The New Zealand agriculture, land use and forestry sector has been ranked No 1 of 32 nations for the way it is getting to grips with climate change issues. “With environmental NGOs and commentators regularly pointing the finger of blame at our … Read more »

Kāpiti Food Fair: Our Agenda And Action On Eliminating Waste From Landfill

Press Release – Kapiti Food Fair

The Kpiti Food Fair team have been busy behind the scenes working on their waste minimisation activity ahead of this years event on Saturday December 4th. Our waste minimisation efforts started in 2019 and will stretch over a five-year period … Read more »

Beach Clean-up Starts Today

Press Release – Gisborne District Council

Councils annual beach clean-up starts today with work expected to be completed by the end of the week. The clean-up covers from The Cut to Midway Beach to remove driftwood and other debris. The driftwood will be chipped offsite by Siteworx Civil … Read more »

Time To Scrub Up On Toxic Algae Urges Greater Wellington

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council

Summer swimmers, dog owners and the community should be scrubbing up on spotting toxic algae as we approach the warmer months and our refreshing rivers beckon. Toxic algae is harmful to people and deadly to dogs, so owners need to take the lead and … Read more »

New Initiative Helping Businesses And Schools Target Net Zero Carbon Emissions

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

The Wao Climate Action Initiative from local environmental not-for-profit group Wao Aotearoa is giving local businesses and schools the knowledge and tools to calculate their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and take action to reduce them. The group is … Read more »

WEL Networks And Infratec Set To Build New Zealand’s First Utility Scale Battery Energy Storage System

Press Release – Wel Networks

WEL Networks and Infratec are preparing to construct a 35MW Battery Energy Storage System (BESS). The battery will play a pivotal role in the reduction of emissions in the Waikato and will support New Zealands Net Zero goal of becoming 100% renewable … Read more »

Rook Numbers Falling Thanks To Landowners Reporting Sightings

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Thanks to the help of landowners by reporting sightings, the numbers of rooks in the Waikato region are now believed to be below 40. With spring in the air, Waikato Regional Council is again asking landowners to report rook sightings for targeted … Read more »

Working For Nature/Mahi Mō Te Taiao Funding Awarded

Press Release – Marlborough District Council

In its second year, the Working for Nature/Mahi m te Taiao fund has awarded environment grants to 25 projects across Marlborough in an effort to protect and restore native habitats on public, private or Mori-owned land. This year Council received 36 applications … Read more »

Voting Opens Today For Te Manu Rongonui O Te Tau/Bird Of The Year!

Press Release – Forest and Bird

Voting opens today in Forest & Birds 16th annual Bird of the Year/Te Manu Rongonui o te Tau competition. The competition will be fierce as 76 manu (thats 75 birds and one bat) campaign to be the nations favourite native species! Our … Read more »

Lisa Carrington On A Mission To Save The Kiwi

Press Release – Save the Kiwi

Shes one of New Zealands most famous sporting Kiwis, and now shes joining the cause to save our namesake. Today Lisa Carrington is announcing that shes joining Save the Kiwi as an ambassador, to help raise awareness of the plight … Read more »

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