Environment Headlines

EDS Climate Change & Business Summit: 10-11 October

Press Release – Environmental Defence Society

The world is changing fast. Technological advancements, political upheavals, and ecological deterioration are causing massive disruption to business as usual. An economic revolution is underway. And underpinning it all is climate change. Read more »

Kiwi Taught Violence to Wild Animals Shocks USA

Press Release – Sporting Hunters’ Outdoor Trust

An American professor of ecology has slammed New Zealand education authorities for teaching youngsters to hate wild animals and thereby practise cruelty to them. Marc Bekoff at the University of Colorado recently wrote a number of essays about New … Read more »

Horticulture New Zealand also threatened on water tax

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Farmers in Ashburton are not the only group that has been threatened by Labour over its water tax, Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says. Read more »

Kokako birdsong rings out in Kauri Coast forests

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says theres been a more than thousand percent increase in the number of kokako in Kauri Coast forests since 1990 due to the continued use of 1080 and trapping. Read more »

HiveMind Report: Consensus Found On Key Water Quality Issues

Article – Hivemind

Thankyou to all who contributed to our HiveMind Consultation on ‘Water Quality’ in July and August 2017. It is clear that there was a consensus amongst the 117 New Zealanders participating in this exercise around a number of important aspects of … Read more »

New expertise for Sustainable Seas Challenge

Press Release – NIWA

We are pleased to announce that Conrad Pilditch and Janet Stephenson have joined the Science Leadership Team, bringing both continuity and new blood. Conrad Pilditch is the new leader of Dynamic Seas, our research theme focused on using biophysical … Read more »

Horowhenua District Council to achieve another first

Press Release – Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua District Council to achieve another first-of-its-kind in New Zealand Horowhenua District Council is to become the first council in New Zealand to use a purpose-made native ecosystem at an operational scale specifically for the irrigation … Read more »

Protect Hawke’s Bay’s Ngaruroro River

Press Release – Fish and Game New Zealand

The clock is ticking for New Zealanders wanting to ensure Hawkes Bays Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers are protected by a rarely-issued Water Conservation Order. Read more »

Heretaunga Aquifer at its limit

Press Release – Hawkes Bay Regional Council

New scientific advice from the Hawkes Bay Regional Council indicates the effects of current groundwater takes from the Heretaunga Aquifer are at the limit of what is environmentally acceptable. Hawkes Bay Regional Council Chairman Rex Graham … Read more »

Heretaunga Aquifer at its limit

Press Release – Hawkes Bay Regional Council

New scientific advice from the Hawkes Bay Regional Council indicates the effects of current groundwater takes from the Heretaunga Aquifer are at the limit of what is environmentally acceptable. Read more »

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