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Anti-mining protester successfully appeals conviction

Press Release – Project Karangahake

A 65-year old Coromandel woman has successfully appealed her conviction, served last August, for obstructing a mining company prospecting in conservation land in the Karangahake Gorge, after appearing in the Waihi District Court this afternoon. Read more »

Brook Valley Community Group v Brook Waimarama Sanctuary

Press Release – NZ Court of Appeal

1. The Court of Appeal today released a judgment dismissing the appeal of the Brook Valley Community Group Inc (the Community Group), which challenged the lawfulness of the aerial discharge of the toxin brodifacoum in the Brook Valley in Nelson. Read more »

Rotorua flooding: Serious council oversights highlighted

Article – RNZ

An independent report has criticised two councils for waiting until after a flood that forced a state of emergency before they responded to reduce flood risk. Read more »

River Leaders’ Accord community grants funding awarded

Press Release – Horizons Regional Council

The Manawat River Leaders Forum are pleased to announce nine successful applications who have secured community grants funding for fresh water improvement projects throughout the Manawat Catchment. Read more »

Gondola proposed as a traffic solution for Queenstown

Article – RNZ

The proposed route for the gondola from Remarkables Park (far right) to the Remarkables ski field (top centre). Photo: Remarkables Park / Supplied Read more »

Mt Messenger Bypass shameful disaster

Press Release – Climate Justice Taranaki

Climate Justice Taranaki are extremely disappointed at Commissioner Daysh’s decision to approve the Mt Messenger Bypass. Read more »

Genesis joins global EV100 initiative

Press Release – Genesis

Genesis Energy has joined The Climate Groups EV100 initiative which brings together companies from all over the world that are committed to switching their global fleets to electric vehicles to reduce carbon emissions. Read more »

Fashion Industry Charter on Climate Action launched

Press Release – UNFCCC

The global fashion sector today significantly increased momentum to address climate change by launching the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action. Under the auspices of UN Climate Change, leading fashion brands, retailers, supplier organizations, … Read more »

Making plastic useful again to clear rural waste

Press Release – Agrecovery Foundation

Making plastic waste useful again by collaborating with industry partners is the driving force behind a rural recycling programmes success. Read more »

‘Going green’ is good business says private sector at UN

Press Release – UN News

Businesses across the world should no longer be viewed solely as greenhouse gas emissions culprits, but more as indispensable partners for climate action, who stand to increase profits from going green. That was the key message as the United Nations COP24 … Read more »

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