Environment Headlines

New Zealand businesses focusing on energy efficiency

Press Release – EECA

More than 60 of New Zealands largest energy-using businesses are now working with the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority to save on energy use representing around 40% of the countrys total business energy use. Read more »

HBRC reviewing plan to resolve Waihi Dam silt discharge

Press Release – Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawkes Bay Regional Council is reviewing an action plan from Eastland Group outlining the steps it will take to resolve the discharge of sediment from the Waihi Dam into the Waiau River. Read more »

Get Inspired by Seaweek 2016 Competitions

Press Release – NZAEE Seaweek

NZAEE Seaweek is delighted to announce three national competitions for Seaweek 2016 with some fantastic prizes up for grabs sponsored by Hauraki Blue Cruises, Young Ocean Explorers, New Zealand Geographic and Pro Photographer , during New Zealands … Read more »

James Shaw’s Commencement Debate Speech

Speech – Green Party

Ki a koutou ku hoa Premata, huri noa i te Whare, ng mihi o te tau hou ki a koutou katoa. Read more »

Tupare’s shady characters to fore

Press Release – Taranaki Regional Council

Light will be shed on shade-loving plants at a free home gardening workshop at Tupare in New Plymouth on Sunday (14 February). Read more »

Northland DHB building achieves Green Star rating

Press Release – Northland District Health Board

Northland District Health Boards new office has become the first building in Whangarei to achieve a Green Star rating for its sustainable and energy-efficient building design. Read more »

No further Tau flies found and restrictions now lifted

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) confirms that all restrictions on the movement of fruit and vegetables in Manurewa, Auckland, due to the Tau fly, have been lifted as of 2.26pm on Sunday 7 February. Read more »

Ladies Mile Trees

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Vanessa van Uden is confident that a solution can be found to stop the iconic roadside trees on Ladies Mile being felled next week. Read more »

Council Backs Down on Blockhouse Bay Monterey Pine Trees

Press Release – The Tree Council Inc

The Tree Council and the Whau Local Board are delighted to report that 9 of the 11 Monterey Pines of Gittos Domain in the centre of Blockhouse Bay will be retained. Read more »

1080 Poison Dropped Directly into Auckland’s Water Supply

Press Release – The Graf Boys

In August and September 2015, Auckland Council aerially spread 40,000 kilos of 1080 poison bait across 21,000 hectares of Auckland’s water catchment, the Hunua Ranges. The toxin flight chart for the Hunua operation, which was released by Auckland Council … Read more »

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