Environment Headlines

Outdoor Recreation Body Wants Foreign Ownership Tide Stemmed

Press Release – Outdoor Recreation New Zealand

An outdoor recreation organisation wants swift action from the new government to stem the flow of foreign ownership of farm land. Read more »

Opotiki kiwifruit growers win BOP Ballance Farm Awards

Press Release – Farm Environment Trust

Kiwifruit growers Mark and Catriona White and their Coastal Kiwis orchard have won the Bay of Plenty Ballance Farm Environment Awards. Read more »

No cyanotoxins despite blue-green Lake Omapere algal bloom

Press Release – Northland Regional Council

No cyanotoxins despite blue-green Lake Omapere algal bloom Independent tests have not detected any cyanotoxins in water from algal bloom-affected Lake Omapere and the Utakura River. Colin Dall, the Northland Regional Councils Group Manager … Read more »

EDS calls for donations to support 2 key areas

Press Release – Environmental Defence Society

EDS calls for donations to support 2 key areas of New Zealand: Mackenzie Country & Te Mata Peak Read more »

Pandora Pond Swim Warning Back in Place

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay District Health Board

A swimming warning on Pandora Pond in Napier is back in place following todays test results which again shows high levels of bacteria in the pond. Hawke’s Bay District Health Board Medical Officer of Health Dr Nicholas Jones said he wanted to keep the … Read more »

New Plymouth District water update: 5:15pm 23 February 2018

Press Release – New Plymouth District Council

Hundreds of volunteers have sprung into action following the New Plymouth water pipe being damaged during ex Cyclone Gita on Tuesday night. Read more »

Top water science students share prize

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Two University of Waikato students will share this years water sciences prize after the selection panel couldnt separate the pair. Read more »

EQC overhaul: ‘Being stuck in limbo is unacceptable’

Article – RNZ

The chair of the EQC board has resigned, as the government vows to speed up all remaining Canterbury earthquake claims. Read more »

E. coli reported at Frankton Bay

Press Release – Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) water quality samples taken from Frankton Bay at Lake Wakatipu have shown high levels of the bacteria E. coli . Frankton Bay is one of the 25 sites monitored on a weekly basis for bacteria levels as part of its Contact … Read more »

Aquifer recharge an “ambulance at the bottom of the cliff”

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is warning that funding for a managed aquifer recharge project is an ambulance at the bottom of the cliff. Read more »

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