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New threat levels for marine mammals point to flawed system

Press Release – Forest and Bird

Forest & Bird says the improved threat status for New Zealand sea lions and Hectors dolphins masks the ongoing dangers facing these species. Read more »

Matariki whale signposts resurgence of southern right whale

Press Release – Department of Conservation

The sight of a tohor/southern right whale such as Matariki in Wellington harbour wasnt just a fluke or a one-off a report released today by the Department of Conservation (DOC) confirms their population status is continuing to improve. Read more »

Eliza McCartney steps up for the environment

Press Release – Project Crimson

Trees That Count is thrilled to be working with pole-vaulting Olympic medallist Eliza McCartney, who joins the organisation as brand ambassador in May 2019. An environmental science student who loves the outdoors, Eliza makes her first appearance for Trees … Read more »

On coal’s negative message to today’s school protest

Article – Gordon Campbell

As schoolkids around the world commit today to another round of protest action against climate change, the re-election of (a) the Morrison government in Australia and (b) the Modi government in India have been a kick in the teeth for future generations. … Read more »

Wairarapa Water Ltd secures PGF funding

Press Release – Wairarapa Economic Development Strategy

Wairarapa Water Ltd has scored a substantial win for the region by securing $800,000 of funding from the governments Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) for its Wakamoekau community water storage project. Read more »

Harsh penalties handed down to illegal dumpers

Press Release – Auckland Council

Home detention and financial penalties have been handed down to two people and a company for illegally dumping oil drums in Manurewa and the Waitkere Ranges earlier this year. Read more »

Opponents to Foulden Maar write open letter to Mayor

Press Release – Save Foulden Maar

Opponents to a proposed diatomite mine at Foulden Maar near Middlemarch in Central Otago have written an open letter to Mayor Dave Cull asking that he immediately withdraw the Dunedin City Council Letter of Support to the Overseas Investment Office … Read more »

Black Cat Cruises calls on Gov to protect Hector’s Dolphins

Press Release – Black Cat Cruises

Eco-tourism operator Black Cat Cruises calls on Government to increase protection for endangered Hectors dolphins Read more »

OceanaGold less confident in regulatory regime

Article – BusinessDesk

May 23 (BusinessDesk) – OceanaGold says the surprise rejection of a land purchase for a new tailings facility has reduced its confidence in this countrys regulatory settings. Read more »

Dr Jane Goodall backs action plan for NZ environment

Press Release – Forest And Bird

World-renowned conservationist Dr Jane Goodall and a coalition of Aotearoa’s leading environmental organisations have released an ambitious plan for reversing New Zealands environmental crisis. Read more »

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