Environment Headlines

Bridges and viewing platforms among unsafe DOC structures

Press Release – Green Party

Government underfunding of DoC has led to suspension bridges, viewing platforms, and other structures on our Great Walks becoming either unsafe or in serious need of repair, the Green Party says. Read more »

Good Gypsy Day planning key to preventing pest plant spread

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Farmers are being urged to protect farms from unwanted pest plants, like the invasive velvetleaf, by ensuring machinery, vehicles and equipment has been cleaned in the lead up to Gypsy Day. The plea is being made after recent investigations by Waikato … Read more »

Conservation group’s claims slammed

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

A campaign launched by a Northern Hemisphere conservation group targeting the New Zealand fishing industry is based on inaccurate allegations, Seafood New Zealand Chief Executive Tim Pankhurst says. Read more »

Small amount of diesel leaking from sunken vessel

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is working to stop diesel leaking from a sunken vessel moored in the Coromandel Harbour, close to the ferry wharf near Te Kouma. Read more »

Greens transport policy disregards reality

Press Release – Road Transport Forum

Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley has dismissed the Green Partys transport policy released today as nave and in complete disregard of the realities of the New Zealand freight task. Read more »

Countdown Waiheke is now plastic shopping bag free

Press Release – Countdown Supermarket

24 May 2016: Countdown removed all plastic shopping bags from its Waiheke store in support of the island’s goal to be plastic bag free from yesterday. Read more »

Greens launch Safer, Cleaner Freight policy

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party today announced a plan to get half of New Zealands freight moving by rail and sea within 10 years, and dramatically reduce the number of dangerous trucks clogging up New Zealands roads. Read more »

New Wellington reservoir comes on stream

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Mayor Celia Wade-Brown will tomorrow (Wednesday 25 May) open the valve and connect the new $3.5 million Mt Albert Reservoir to Wellingtons main water supply. Read more »

Don’t buy New Zealand fish says Conservation Group

Press Release – NABU International – Foundation for Nature

German conservation foundation, NABU International is launching an international consumer campaign to persuade McDonalds and fish consumers worldwide to source their fish from countries other than New Zealand. The organisation has teamed up … Read more »

Water and wastewater price changes effective 1 July 2016

Press Release – Watercare Services

Watercare announced today it will be increasing the price of its water and wastewater services by an average of 2.5 per cent. Read more »

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