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Aucklanders urged to join the ‘refillution’ this summer

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

With summer here and many Kiwis resolving to take greater care of the planet and themselves in 2020, nows the time to join the refillution. Read more »

Biggest parks conference in the southern hemisphere

Press Release – NZ Recreation

Green Pavlova 2020 is going to be the biggest parks and open spaces conference that the southern hemisphere has ever seen! Read more »

QLDC to host free mulch grab

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) will be providing free mulch for interested gardeners and landscapers at Lower Shotover on January 25. Read more »

Vegetarianism in schools is ‘entirely appropriate’

Press Release – NZ Vegetarian Society

The NZ Vegetarian Society has responded to claims that a new climate change resource which encourages students to eat less meat and dairy should be removed from schools. Read more »

Application for GMO ‘Imitation Blood’ Raises Concerns

Press Release – GE Free NZ

Foods Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has received an application seeking approval for the GE Imitation blood ingredient used in the Impossible Burger to enter the food chain.[1] Read more »

CEAC calls for Ministry of Health to be cautious

Press Release – Citizens Environmental Advocacy Centre

CEAC calls for Ministry of Health to be cautious of mystery viral pneumonia spreading from China. Read more »

DOC inaction hurting Hawke’s Bay

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Department of Conservations incompetence and bullying tactics over access to popular Hawkes Bay tourist destination Cape Kidnappers is ruining businesses and lives, MP for Tukituki Lawrence Yule says. Read more »

A Matter of Quality: Air Pollution, Tennis & Officialdom

Article – Binoy Kampmark

They are disgruntled and have every right to be. Whatever ones feelings about tennis, expecting athletes to perform in subpar conditions is a rank matter that should see officials taken to task. But administrators of a game are often distant … Read more »

It’s time to care about the insects

Press Release – University of Waikato

While reports last year on insect decline calling the situation an insect apocalypse have been widely criticised for their methods, Dr Chrissie Painting from the University of Waikato, along with 70 other researchers from 21 countries, says that there is … Read more »

DoC Not Truthful Saying Possums Are Bird Predators – CORANZ

Press Release – Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations

Claims by the Department of Conservation and some green groups that possums are eating birds eggs are incorrect and in any case, contrary to research says Andi Cockroft, chairman of Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations of NZ (CORANZ), a national … Read more »

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