Environment Headlines

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 »

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 »

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 »

Trout Anglers Help in the Freshwater Struggle

Press Release – NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers

The New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers, whose members have fought for the protection and guardianship of our precious freshwater resource for over forty years, are sickened by Dave Hansford, the pro-1080 blogger, who has chosen to use the freshwater … Read more »

Climate change & insurance

Press Release – Science Media Centre

The extent to which climate change threatens New Zealands coastal housing will depend on insurance options available to homeowners, according to a new report. Read more »

Freshwater pressures rising

Press Release – Science Media Centre

The Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand have released the latest national report about the state of freshwater. Read more »

Environmentally friendly shift needed for primary industry

Press Release – Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture Education Trust

More young Kiwis are needed to roll up their sleeves and help save New Zealand’s environment, particularly our waterways, by participating in careers that expand horticulture as the higher value land use activity of choice. This needs to be given … Read more »

Health warning lifted for both Lake Rotoehu and Lake Okaro

Press Release – Bay of Plenty District Health Board

The health warnings issued in November for Lake Rotoehu and in December for Lake Okaro have now been lifted by the Medical Officer of Health. Read more »

UnitedFuture Warns Against Erosion of Environmental Policy

Press Release – United Future NZ Party

UnitedFuture leader, Hon Peter Dunne has raised concerns that the new National Policy Statement for Fresh Water Management that is currently being consulted upon could open up a “backdoor attack on the principles of environmental management”. Read more »

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