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700 Russian Sturgeons Successfully Released Into The Danube River

Press Release – WWF

The action contributes to the cross-border effort to increase the number of sturgeons in the Danube River. Seven hundred Russian sturgeons were released into the Danube on October 16, one week before the World Fish Migration Day (October 24). This is … Read more »

#StopAdani Action & Online Rally Calling On Lloyd’s To Rule Out Insurance For Adani Coal Mine

Press Release –

Hundreds to join #StopAdani action and online rally calling on Lloyds of London to rule out insurance for Adani coal mine On Wednesday, October 28 at 8:00 PM, hundreds of people across the Pacific Islands and around the world will join an online rally … Read more »

RV Certification Voluntary And Unenforceable

Press Release – Responsible Campers Association Inc

This year has seen a marked increase in complaints about the Self Containment Certification for Caravans and Motor Caravans. Self Containment Certification specifies that an RV must have certain facilities like tanks for fresh and dirty water, rubbish bin … Read more »

Nuclear Ban Treaty Milestone Achieved

Press Release – iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand

” Its potential to end the threat of nuclear destruction is a gift for future generations.” A significant milestone towards a world free of nuclear weapons was achieved on United Nations Day, 24 October, when Honduras became the fiftieth … Read more »

Paradigm Shift Needed In Agriculture To Sustain Livelihoods & Food Security

Press Release – Solomon Islands MAL

The countrys agriculture sector needs to shift from doing business as usual and embark on adaptive and disaster risk resilience approaches to sustain peoples livelihoods and food security. Minister for the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock … Read more »

Duck And Plover! Bird Election Swoops-In Next Monday

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Forest & Birds annual Bird of the Year/Te Manu Rongonui o Te Tau begins 9:00 am Monday, 2 November. Forest & Bird is asking New Zealanders to vote for their five favourite native birds in an annual competition that aims to raise … Read more »

Watercare Water Supply Update: 25 October

Press Release – Watercare Services

Rainfall:   Yesterday Past 7 days Hnua Ranges 0mm 5.5mm Waitkere Ranges 0.0m 9.5mm       How full the dams are (in total): Today: 67.52% Yesterday: 67.58% Normal for this time of year: 91.5% Water consumption: Target … Read more »

Organic Certifier Launches New Website And Licensee Portal Aiming To Simplify Certification

Press Release – BioGro

BioGro NZ have made vast improvements to their technological platforms throughout 2020 by launching a new public-facing website and licensee portal for BioGro Customers. The public-facing website boasts a refreshed and modern look with much easier navigation, … Read more »

For The Love Of Food Cultivation And Consumption In Aotearoa

Press Release – Hutt City Council

Living mra kmara (kmara garden) grown inside wardian cases; films sharing local stories on community cultivation; and dinnerware ceramics from The Dowse Collection-a new exhibition at The Dowse Art Museum opening 24 October 2020 looks to the interdependent … Read more »

Soft Plastics Get Second Life But More Education Needed

Press Release – Kelloggs

New research as part of New Zealand Recycling Week, has shown that just 1% of Kiwis feel confident about knowing which plastics can be recycled. 75% of those surveyed also thought this lack of knowledge was preventing them from recycling more. This … Read more »

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