Environment Headlines

Maui’s dolphin sighted in new oil block

Press Release – Green Party

The sighting of a Mauis dolphin in an area the Government has just opened up to oil and gas exploration shows how willing Energy Minister Simon Bridges is to sacrifice the environment for oil, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Toothfish import, export restrictions renewed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner today welcomed the renewal of the Customs Import and Export Prohibitions (CIPO and CEPO) on toothfish, restricting toothfish imports and exports for another three years. The renewal of restrictions on importing and … Read more »

New steps against kauri dieback

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry today announced the Albany Scenic Reserve in Auckland will be closed until further notice to prevent the spread of kauri dieback. The 40 hectare Department of Conservation reserve is infested with the spores which cause … Read more »

Consultation on Campylobacter performance targets open

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is asking for feedback on a range of proposed options for testing of Campylobacter in poultry. Read more »

Ramps save endangered sea lion pups

Press Release – Department of Conservation

New images and footage released today reveal how escape ramps installed in holes in the ground are saving endangered sea lion pups from a needless death. Read more »

Fish & Game Welcomes Landmark Water Quality Win

Press Release – Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game is describing the Environment Court decision on Hawkes Bay water quality as a landmark which will have an impact nationwide. Read more »

Moving purchased fruit and veg outside the fruit fly area

Press Release – Ministry of Primary Industries

Revised controls for moving purchased fruit and vegetables outside the fruit fly Controlled Area. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) today announced changes to the movement controls for fruit and vegetables in the Queensland fruit fly Controlled … Read more »

Volunteer Corner revamp gets under way

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Volunteer Corner revamp gets under way Work starting at Volunteer Corner this week is the first step in creating another unique little inner city park and a sign the Victoria Street transformation project is on the home stretch. The upgrade work, … Read more »

New Zealand Eco Fashion Week set for Hutt City

Press Release – Hutt City Council

New Zealands only eco fashion designer runway event is set to be held in Lower Hutt from 9-13 June 2015. Read more »

Once in a Lifetime – City-building after Disaster in Christchurch

Article – Freerange Press

It began with a sharp jolt at 4:37 a.m. on 4 September 2010. Radio New Zealand shifted to their emergency broadcast (which unfortunately was the Beach Boys song Good Vibrations ) and a collective thought emerged from New Zealanders that would be repeated … Read more »

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