Environment Headlines

Both ends of popular track to have kauri dieback stations

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

The popular Long Bay to Tucks Bay walking track near Coromandel Town will now have boot cleaning stations at both ends as officials expand efforts to prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease. Read more »

SMC Heads-Up: freshwater science, battling defaunation

Column – Science Media Centre

Economist and philanthropist Dr Gareth Morgan drew together a panel of 16 scientists to run the ruler over the Government’s plan to better management our rivers and streams. Read more »

Draft report and decision – Pūhoi to Warkworth proposal

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

The Ara Thono Phoi to Wellsford Road of National Significance: Phoi to Warkworth section Board of Inquiry has released its draft report and decision. Read more »

Puhoi highway won’t help Northland roads

Press Release – Green Party

The draft decision by the Environmental Protection Agency to grant resource consent to the proposed $1.65 billion Puhoi motorway doesnt stop it being a waste of money, the Green Party said today. Read more »

New Zealanders willing to pay tax to protect dolphins

Press Release – Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society

A report released this week shows a large majority of New Zealanders want Mauis and Hectors dolphins protected and they are prepared to pay for it. Read more »

Eco fashion showcase opens with style

Press Release – New Zealand Eco Fashion Exposed

New Zealands eco fashion week, NZ Eco Fashion Exposed, opened in Lower Hutt last night with an intimate Buyers & Media event, showcasing looks from a selection of NZ and international eco designers. Read more »

UN agency calls for urgent action to protect global soil

Press Release – UN News

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is calling for urgent action to improve the health of the world’s limited soil resources to ensure that future generations have enough supplies of food, water and energy. Read more »

Wellington can’t stand still in traffic congestion

Press Release – Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce

The Wellington Employers Chamber of Commerce is urging the Government not to wait, says President John Milford. The overall decision isnt going to change. As we understand it, were simply waiting on finalising aspects of the report … Read more »

Dame Devoy Launches Bi-lingual Guide

Press Release – NZ Landcare Trust

Winter sunshine greeted the launch of NZ Landcare Trust’s newest publication ‘Waikato River Restoration: A Bi-lingual Guide,’ in Hamilton today. Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy was the guest of honour, officially launching the guide in front … Read more »

New drowning rescue steps could save lives

Press Release – University of Auckland

A New Zealand researcher from the University of Auckland, Jonathon Webber, is part of an international study team that has come up with a new way to help prevent drowning. Read more »

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