Environment Headlines

Team Swordfox Big Move Fails to Pay Off

Press Release – GODZone Adventure

Brent Edwards, Ash Whitehead, Stu Lynch and Georgia Whitla thought they had made the biggest tactical move on the 410km GODZone today only to be forced to turn back when the going got tough. Read more »

Major Upgrade to Wastewater Plant Opened, Under Budget

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstowns new state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant, Project Shotover was opened today by Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult. Read more »

Government “Blindly Arrogant” over 1080 Use4

Press Release – Sporting Hunters’ Outdoor Trust

Government in wanting sole control, over the use of 1080 poison and brodifacoum was removing citizens right to protest said Laurie Collins convenor of the Sporting Hunters Outdoor Trust (SHOT). Read more »

1080 Fast-Track an Attempt to Silence Opposition

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The National government announcement that responsibility for granting 1080 poison drop consents will switch from regional councils to a centralised agency, is an ill-disguised ploy intended to circumvent public and community concerns and input into the process, … Read more »

Progress at last on RMA reform; passage in March predicted

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 27 (BusinessDesk) – The government’s long-stalled second tranche of reforms to the Resource Management Act is finally on the move again, with the select committee deliberating on the largest bill currently before Parliament due to report back tomorrow. Read more »

Waikato Regional Council stonewalls on plan change action

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says he is disappointed by the Waikato Regional Councils (WRC) delay tactics around a judicial review by six organisations over plans for the Healthy River Plan Change. Read more »

Erosion-controlling poplars, willows available again soon

Press Release – Northland Regional Council

Hill country farmers whose erosion-prone properties drain to the Kaipara Harbour may be eligible for a share of more than 3500 free poplar poles in a joint Northland Regional Council-Ministry for Primary Industries initiative. Read more »

Major new plan for Waikato’s future signed off

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

A major new plan outlining a blueprint for a more prosperous future in the Waikato has today been signed off for public consultation in a strong display of regional unity. Read more »

Toxic algal blooms in NZ – Expert Q&A

Press Release – Science Media Centre

Last week, the New Zealand Government announced its intention to make 90 per cent of NZ’s waterways ‘swimmable’ by 2040. Read more »

Dream for iconic Mackenzie Basin one step closer to reality

Press Release – Mackenzie Country Trust

In Twizel last Thursday members of the Mackenzie Country Trust formally adopted their Strategic Framework, bringing them one step closer to realising a local and national vision to protect and preserve the unique and truly iconic landscapes of … Read more »

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