Environment Headlines

Time to commit to marine sanctuaries closer to home

Press Release – Green Party

Time to commit to marine sanctuaries closer to home The creation of a marine protected area in Antarcticas Ross Sea is a fine antidote to the grim report on New Zealands oceans that came out yesterday, the Green Party said today. The comments come on … Read more »

Antarctic Marine Protection Celebrated

Press Release – Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ

Media Release – Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ Inc – 28 October 2016 Antarctic Marine Protection Celebrated The decision of the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, CCAMLR, in Hobart, to create … Read more »

Health warning extended to Gore Bay

Press Release – Canterbury District Health Board

The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has issued another health warning advising the public not to collect or consume shellfish harvested in coastal Canterbury areas. Read more »

Funding for Great Barrier conservation

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Two community trusts working to protect Great Barrier Islands nature from predators and weeds have received a $108,000 funding boost, Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has announced. Read more »

Farmer sentenced for illegal earthworks

Press Release – Environment Southland

A Northern Southland farmer had his actions described as reckless during a sentencing at the Invercargill District Court this morning. Adolf Hardegger and Hardegger Trustees Ltd were each sentenced on three charges, with fines of $11,900 on each … Read more »

District Health Board Responds to 1080 Poison Concerns

Press Release – The Graf Boys

Rural families all across New Zealand are being exposed to 1080 poison, and increased risks of bacteria from decomposing animal carcasses, in their drinking water. In August, two councillors from Waikato Regional Council presented concerns to the Waikato … Read more »

One Climate One Challenge project in New Zealand

Press Release – One Climate One Challenge

We travel around the world, we meet people. People from the authorities, scientists or citizens for instance. And we report their stories. Read more »

Unite calls for NZ Super Fund to divest from fossil fuels

Press Release – Unite Union

Unite Unions elected workers executive recently passed a motion demanding that the NZ Super Fund withdraw all investments (divests) from the coal, oil and gas projects that are driving climate change. Unite joins climate action group 350 Aotearoa, several … Read more »

Public health warning extended: Marine biotoxin in shellfish

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) today extended the public health warning advising the public not to collect or consume shellfish harvested between Akaroa Head and Gore Bay. The warning has been extended northwards from Motunau Beach following … Read more »

Conservation Award winners announced

Press Release – Canterbury Aoraki Conservation Board

28 October 2016 – The best of Canterbury conservation were announced last night at the Canterbury Aoraki Conservation Board Awards in Christchurch. Chairman, Mick Abbott, said, It was an incredibly tough decision to decide the winners as there … Read more »

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