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Scale Up Funding For Climate Adaptation Programmes, Guterres Urges

Press Release – UN News

The UN Secretary-General on Monday called for urgent scaling up of funds for climate change adaptation and resilience building programmes, so they can offer real and lasting protection against the impact of major events such as droughts, floods and … Read more »

Better Use Of Energy Taxes Could Strengthen Developing Country Finances While Cutting Pollution, Says OECD

Press Release – OECD

Developing countries could raise much-needed public revenues, while cutting emissions and air pollution, by making better use of energy taxes and reducing energy subsidies, according to a new OECD report. Taxing Energy Use for Sustainable Development: Opportunities … Read more »

Scientific Expert To Advise Biodiversity At Pūkaha

Press Release – Pukaha National Wildlife Centre

Pkaha National Wildlife Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Christine Reed to the position of Biodiversity Manager. The new role will look to provide a greater understanding of the biodiversity value at Pkaha with a view to how that … Read more »

Canterbury Update: 1.30pm

Press Release – Fire and Emergency NZ

All of Canterbury and much of the upper South Island have suspended all fire permits, with immediate effect. Permits are granted when an area is in a restricted season, as is Canterbury, and parts of the upper South Island. However, Fire and Emergencys … Read more »

Fire Permits In Nelson/Tasman Suspended During Hot Weather

Press Release – Fire and Emergency NZ

All active fire permits in the Nelson Tasman district with the exception of Nelson Lakes, Murchison, and Golden Bay West have been placed on a 48 hour suspension, effective immediately says Principal Rural Fire Officer Ian Reade. “Like quite a bit of … Read more »

Green Party Supports Demands By School Strike 4 Climate NZ

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party supports the demands by School Strike 4 Climate NZ that were announced today. The six demands would help us get to net zero carbon emissions by 2050, ensuring we all do our bit to ensure net zero carbon by 2050, Green Party Co-leader … Read more »

Health Warning – Unsafe Recreational Water Quality At Glen Bay, Akaroa

Press Release – Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHBs Community and Public Health unit has issued a health warning after high levels of faecal bacteria were found in a recent sample taken from Glen Bay, Akaroa. Dr Ramon Pink, Canterbury Medical Officer of Health, says at this stage … Read more »

Wellington’s Water Infrastructure Must Be Top Priority

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

The Wellington Chamber of Commerce urges CBD businesses and residents to heed officials request to limit the use of toilets and waste water, following the burst of sewage pipes along Victoria and Mercer Streets. “Right now, whats important is the … Read more »

Pest-free Goal Won’t Be Achieved Without New And Better Tools

Press Release – University of Auckland

New Zealands goal to become predator free by 2050 will remain an unrealised dream unless new technologies and advances in social engagement continue to be developed, researchers who first promoted it say. A team from the University of Auckland has … Read more »

Watercare Water Supply Update: 26 January

Press Release – Watercare Services

Rainfall:   Yesterday Past 7 days Hnua Ranges 0mm 17.5mm Waitkere Ranges 0mm 25.5mm       Dam storage (in total):n to Today: 64.39% Yesterday: 64.60% Normal for this time of year: 86.5% Water consumption: Target for … Read more »

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