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Call for review of the whitebait fishery

Press Release – Canterbury Aoraki Conservation Board

An open call to undertake an interdepartmental review of the whitebait fishery and associated issues Read more »

Greener Kāpiti Possible By 2025

Press Release – Cuttriss

Kpiti Coast, Friday 20 April 2018 – A large-scale Lego model of Kpiti has set the bar for what the region could look like by 2025 if the community works together to meet the challenges of climate change. Low Carbon Kpiti has mentored young aspiring … Read more »

Toxic algae still present in Waituna Lagoon

Press Release – Southern District Health Board

Monitoring carried out by Environment Southland, on 16 April shows there are still high levels of the toxic algae planktonic cyanobacteria at Waituna Lagoon in Southland. Read more »

Urban sprawl eating up NZ’s productive land – report

Article – RNZ

The government plans to make it harder for councils to approve new homes and lifestyle blocks on productive land near urban areas. Read more »

Emperor penguin foraging behaviour revealed

Press Release – NIWA

An unavoidable delay in a research ship’s voyage to Antarctica resulted in some surprising and important findings about the behaviour of emperor penguins. Read more »

Ardern-Peters raid on regions ramps up

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Governments raid on regional New Zealand is ramping up, with Agriculture Minister Damien OConnor telling farmers theyll be taxed thousands for carbon emissions, Nationals Nathan Guy and Todd Muller say. Read more »

New playground design for Frank Kitts Park

Press Release – Wellington City Council

A new, uniquely Wellington vision has been developed for the Frank Kitts Park playground, with Wellington Mayor Justin Lester and Deputy Mayor Jill Day releasing a new concept image today. This has been a long time coming and we are excited to release an … Read more »

The plastics crisis – putting the heat back on business

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace is calling on New Zealanders to start turning up the heat on big business to help solve the plastics crisis. Read more »

Council committed to improving freshwater fish migration

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is optimistic new national fish friendly guidelines announced this week will be accompanied by Government and research institute investment in solutions to this increasingly challenging issue. Read more »

New Oriental Bay bike path to go ahead

Press Release – Wellington City Council

The most congested part of the Oriental Bay pathway will be made safer for people on bikes and on foot later this year with no loss of parking. Read more »

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