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Applications approach $13 million for latest funding round

Press Release – Waikato River Authority

The Waikato River Authority has this year received one of its biggest funding application totals to date for potential river clean-up projects. Applications for the funding round closed yesterday with 62 requests for funding, amounting to $12,882,926. The … Read more »

ZEALANDIA Named One of TIME’s 100 Greatest Places of 2019

Press Release – Zealandia

ZEALANDIA has today been named one of the greatest places on earth, according to Time Magazines Worlds 100 Greatest Places of 2019. Read more »

Queenstown Lakes District Council’s comments unacceptable

Press Release – Fish and Game New Zealand

Queenstown Lakes District Councils comments that it has applied for a consent to pollute waterways to avoid ‘prosecutions by the Otago Regional Council’ are unacceptable, Fish & Game New Zealand Chief Executive Martin Taylor says. Read more »

NZ to play role in crucial UN oceans treaty negotiation

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Friday, 23 August: Government delegates from around the world, including New Zealand, are meeting in New York for the third of four meetings at the United Nations to agree a Global Oceans Treaty that could help to protect 30% of our oceans by 2030. Greenpeace … Read more »

Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Regeneration Plan approved

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The regeneration of Christchurch, and the transition to local leadership, continues with the Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration announcing the approval of the tkaro Avon River Corridor Regeneration Plan. Read more »

ANZ Bank ‘proudly’ sponsors coal, oil, and gas industry

Press Release – 350 Aotearoa

This week 350 Aotearoa climate campaigners will impersonate ANZ Bank staff in several satirical actions outside of ANZ branches. The actions will expose ANZ Bankss current social and financial support of the fossil fuel industry: through its sponsorship … Read more »

Report says tiny plastic particles are from clothing, tyres

Press Release – Citizens Environmental Advocacy Centre

This report shows that tyre particulates are already found to be freely released in the tyre dust as we drive on our roads now. Read more »

A2 Milk says rising environmental costs not a ‘big risk’

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 22 (BusinessDesk) – A2 Milk says the cost of meeting more stringent water, animal welfare and emissions standards is not a “big risk” to the company and it will work with partners to help the industry meet the new requirements. Read more »

A Better Auckland Needs Better Protection For Special Places

Press Release – Better Auckland

Aucklands precious green spaces need better protection say Better Auckland council candidates, Carmel Claridge and Mike Padfield. Read more »

Calls for more research on microplastics in drinking water

Press Release – ESR

A scientist leading a study on the effects of microplastics in the New Zealand environment is welcoming calls for a further assessment of their potential impacts on human health. Read more »

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