Environment Headlines

$500,000 waste minimisation fund opens in September

Press Release – Auckland Council

Applications open Thursday 1 September for Auckland Councils $500,000 Waste Minimisation Innovation Fund (WMIF). For the first time a Love Food Hate Waste fund will also open, with up to $1,000 available, for initiatives that prevent food waste. Read more »

Tasman joins sector submitting against proposed legislation

Press Release – Tasman District Council

Tasman Mayor Richard Kempthorne has delivered a strong message today to the Local Government and Environment Select Committee that key aspects of the Better Local Services Bill is both undemocratic and impractical. Read more »

The Banks Peninsula Track

Press Release – Banks Peninsula Track

Changes are afoot for New Zealands most popular private walking track, Akaroas Banks Peninsula Track. Read more »

Taking the Long View: Return of the Petrels

Column – Gord Stewart

The email invitation said it will bring a smile to your face and may even be the highlight of your summer. Read more »

Plan to boost coal burning at Huntly “regressive”

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday, August 25: The newly appointed CEO at Genesis Energy has said a third coal-burning unit could now be returned to service, in a move that has stunned Greenpeace New Zealand. Read more »

Waitaki water allocation plan to be made operative

Press Release – Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today that Plan Change 3 to the Waitaki Catchment Water Allocation Regional Plan would be made operative from 8 September 2016. Read more »

Auckland to stay GE Free under new Unitary Plan

Press Release – Soil and Health Association

The Soil & Health Association congratulates Auckland Council on its decision to retain the valuable precautionary and prohibitive genetically modified organisms (GMOs) provisions in the new Auckland Unitary Plan, which protect the Auckland region’s … Read more »

Council to plan response to coastal hazards report

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

Council to plan response to Coastal Hazards peer review report The Council today agreed to receive the recently completed Coastal Hazards peer review report, and asked Council staff to report back in one month on how the Council will respond to … Read more »

Council closes Tainui Reserve in Havelock North

Press Release – Hastings District Council

In response to the water contamination issues in Havelock North, Hastings District Council has begun draining the Havelock North reservoirs on Hikanui Drive. Read more »

Māori Party push for a smoke-free Parliament gains traction

Press Release – The Maori Party

Mori Party Co-leaders Marama Fox and Te Ururoa Flavell welcome Parliaments announcement this morning that the Parliamentary Precincts smoke-free boundary is being extended. Read more »

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