Environment Headlines

Controls on fruit and vegetable movements lifted

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) confirms that all restrictions on the movement of fruit and vegetables in Whangarei have been lifted as of this morning Sunday 20 April. MPI Chief Operations Officer Andrew Coleman says last night marked … Read more »

Proactive response to Taupo erosion

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council will be actively encouraging land owners to take an even more proactive response to managing erosion issues around Taupo. The integrated catchment management committee yesterday endorsed recommendations that will see the council … Read more »

Fruit fly investigation nears end 17 April 2014

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

17 April 2014 – Provided no further Queensland fruit flies are found in Whangarei, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) looks set to announce an end to its response in the area on Easter Sunday morning. Read more »

Putin announces first shipment of Arctic oil

Press Release – Greenpeace International

Amsterdam, 18 April 2014 – Russian President Vladimir Putin today announced that state owned energy company Gazprom is ready to send the first ever shipment of oil from offshore Arctic waters to Europe. Read more »

Locals help out with tow truck crash spill

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Locals in a remote part of Opotiki came to the assistance of Bay of Plenty Regional Council Pollution Prevention officers dealing with a spill from a fatal truck crash on Thursday. The tow truck had crashed 25 metres down a bank on isolated Takaputahi … Read more »

Aquaculture New Zealand welcomes Supreme Court decision

Press Release – Aquaculture New Zealand

Aquaculture New Zealand welcomes Supreme Court decision Aquaculture New Zealand has welcomed the long awaited Supreme Court decision clearing the way for three new salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds. Read more »

Manawatu River improving is encouraging

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Manawatu River improving is encouraging Federated Farmers is thrilled by the improving health of the Manawatu River. A detailed report for the Manawatu River Leaders Forum reveals that the first three years of the clean up have been a success. This report … Read more »

Supreme Court ruling means yes to 150 green jobs

Press Release – NZ King Salmon Co Limited

The Supreme Court of New Zealand has given the green light for three out of four new salmon farms in Marlborough. The new farms represent the first new space to be allocated for salmon for over twenty years. Read more »

EDS secures victory for New Zealand’s outstanding coasts

Press Release – Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society has welcomed the Supreme Court judgment on the King Salmon case as an important victory for New Zealands outstanding coasts. Read more »

Supreme Court decision protects ‘outstanding landscapes’

Article – BusinessDesk

April 17 (BusinessDesk) The Supreme Court has upheld resource consents for three salmon farms to be developed in the Marlborough Sounds by the King Salmon company, but in an important win for the protection of outstanding landscapes, it has … Read more »

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