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Auckland – controls on produce movement in place

Press Release – Ministry of Primary Industries

Auckland fruit fly investigation controls on produce movements now in place Read more »

Auckland Conservation is disappointed in dumping grant

Press Release – Auckland Conservation Board

Auckland Conservation Board is disappointed that marine dumping consent has been granted Read more »

Restrictions remain over the weekend

Press Release – Gisborne District Council

The main water supply from the Waingake treatment plant is now running, but it will take several days to restore the city reservoirs to a level that meets demand. Read more »

Health warning lifted for Lake Okaro

Press Release – Bay Of Plenty DHB

Media release | Pnui ppho Health warning lifted for Lake Okaro The health warning issued in November for Lake Okaro has now been lifted by the Medical Officer of Health. Results of water testing by Bay of Plenty Regional Council confirm that … Read more »

Plea to Thames and Coromandel Town communities

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

Requests to conserve water have not been met in Thames and Coromandel Town, and the situation with the water supply is now urgent as supplies are very low. Read more »

Rangitāiki River Scheme Review – recommendations actioned

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Sixteen months after receiving the findings of the Rangitiki River Scheme Review, the Bay of Plenty Regional Council has actioned all of the report recommendations. Read more »

Land management program launched to prepare Tairāwhiti youth

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Employment Minister Willie Jackson, along with Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage, today announced the launch of a new training programme targeting the Waiapu catchment, Ka Hao te Rangatahi. The programme is designed to develop young peoples skills … Read more »

Get Outdoors Week is opportunity to fund local tracks

Press Release – Walking Access Commission

Get Outdoors Week (15-22 February 2019) is a fantastic opportunity for local communities to improve tracks trails and public access in their area. Walking Access Commission Chief Executive Ric Cullinane says the Commission wants to support these community … Read more »

Possum control operation on Flagstaff

Press Release – OSPRI New Zealand

Dunedins native wildlife will soon reap the rewards of pest control close to the city with OSPRIs TBfree programme possum control work around Flagstaff beginning next month. Read more »

Fish and Game welcomes the halt to tenure reviews

Press Release – NZ Fish and Game Council

Fish and Game is welcoming the governments move to end tenure review of the South Island High Country, saying the controversial process has cost New Zealanders dearly. Read more »

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