Environment Headlines

EPA finds Shell Oil illegally drilled two wells

Press Release – Green Party

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded that Shell Todd Oil Services (STOS) broke the law by drilling two wells without a marine consent off the coast of Taranaki, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Walking and cycle trails connect city to great outdoors

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council

UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 22 OCT 2014Outdoor enthusiasts have even more reason to enjoy a walk or ride in Upper Hutt. Upper Hutt City Council have announced approval from the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) to fund the development of new and improved … Read more »

Bucklands Beach local wins design competition

Press Release – The Warehouse

Graedon Parkers bag design titled Aotearoa Keeping NZ Pure came out on top of The Warehouses inaugural competition to create an eco-inspired design for its reusable bag. Read more »

International conference tackles harmful algae threats

Press Release – Cawthron Institute

The worlds experts in harmful algal blooms and marine biotoxins will descend on Wellington next week for the 16th International Conference on Harmful Algae (ICHA), hosted this year by Cawthron Institute . Read more »

Rescue on Mt Tasman

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police are coordinating a rescue operation on Mt Tasman in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park after three climbers have become stranded. Read more »

Pump tyres, save fuel and be safer on long weekend

Press Release – Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

As motorists hit the road for the long weekend, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) is encouraging them to save fuel and be safer on the road by checking their tyres when they fill up with petrol Read more »

MPI nabs divers with 867 paua

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Ministry for Primary Industries compliance officers caught three men with 867 paua on the west coast south of Titahi Bay on Monday (20 October 2014). Read more »

Leaf litter research boosted with Shirtcliffe Fellowship

Press Release – University of Waikato

Rotting leaf litter might not excite many people, but University of Waikato PhD candidate Rebecca Gladstone-Gallagher finds it fascinating. Read more »

Agrichemical contractors concern council

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Agrichemical contractors operating without certification and in breach of the regional rules pose a potential risk to the community, warns Waikato Regional Council. Read more »

Farmers to get the full Ruataniwha facts on 4 November

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers and Irrigation NZ have joined forces to give farmers the facts they need to make decisions on Ruataniwha dam water. Ruataniwha its Now or Never is free and will take place on 4 November at Waipawas Municipal Theatre … Read more »

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