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Safeswim Takes Out International Award

Press Release – Auckland Council

Global Water Intelligence (GWI) today awarded Auckland Councils Safeswim programme a coveted Global Water Award. In winning the Smart Water Project of the Year the judges praised the programmes smart analytics in understanding the citys complex … Read more »

Te Araroa Northland Trust Revitalised And Ready To Chip In

Press Release – Te Araroa Trust

New Zealands 3,000 km Te Araroa trail has received a welcome boost with the appointment of a new regional trust to help improve the walking experience in Northland. Chaired by financial advisor and adventure racer Shane Knowler, the regional trust will work … Read more »

Watercare Drought Update: 7 August

Press Release – Watercare Services

Rainfall:   Yesterday Past 7 days Rainfall since the start of the drought Hnua Ranges 0mm 3.3mm Since the start of the drought in November 2019, our water catchments have received around 26 per cent less rainfall than normal. Waitkere … Read more »

Parties Must Declare Stance On Mining On Conservation Land

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling for all political parties to back an end to mining conservation land, after a permit was issued to mine the home of a critically-endangered native animal. This week Oceana Gold was granted a 40-year mining permit from the … Read more »

Consultation Opens On Kāpiti’s Solid Waste Management And Minimisation Bylaw

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council

The Kpiti Coast District Council is seeking submissions on proposed changes to the Solid Waste Bylaw 2010, which is up for review. The Bylaw manages litter and supports waste minimisation in Kpiti. The proposed Bylaw updates rules around waste … Read more »

PGF supports Hawke’s Bay community and environment projects

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government is investing more than $1.6 million from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) for a wide range of community and environmental projects in Hawkes Bay, Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau announced today. Read more »

Council Welcomes New Freshwater Laws

Press Release – Gisborne District Council

Gisborne District Council today welcomed new laws to protect and restore New Zealands fresh water. Healthy waterways are the lifeblood for thriving environments, people and businesses, said Councils Keita Kohere, director of transformation and … Read more »

Stronger Green Voice Needed Next Term To Stop More Mining On Or Under Conservation Land

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party is strongly opposed to MBIEs decision to grant mining permits under public conservation land in the Coromandel. The Greens are committed to stopping new mining activities on or under public conservation land, Green Party … Read more »

Researchers On Hunt For Fish Nurseries

Press Release – NIWA

NIWA researchers are heading out into the Marlborough Sounds early next week to survey an area thought to be home to important juvenile fish nurseries. Separation Point, which marks the area between Golden Bay and Tasman Bay (and forms part of … Read more »

Mining Permit On DOC Land An Utter Betrayal

Press Release – Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki

Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki says the Government has utterly betrayed the public by allowing MBIE to grant a 40 year mining permit to Oceana Gold on Dept of Conservation land at Wharekirauponga near Whangamata this week. ” It is appalling that this … Read more »

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