Environment Headlines

No Basin appeal is right decision, says Mayor

Press Release – Wellington City Council

The decision by the New Zealand Transport Agency not to appeal the Basin Flyover High Court decision has been welcomed by Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown as an opportunity to explore better transport options at the Basin. Read more »

Save the Basin Campaign Congratulates NZTA on Decision

Press Release – Save The Basin Reserve Campaign

The Save the Basin Campaign today said that it was pleased that the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) has decided not to seek leave from the Supreme Court to appeal the High Court decision on its proposed Basin Reserve flyover. Read more »

Councils to receive funding for Waste Futures

Press Release – Hastings District Council

The pending decision on the future of waste disposal for Napier and Hastings has received a welcome boost with the announcement this week that $250,000 from the Governments Waste Minimisation Fund is being invested in the Waste Futures project. Read more »

New ocean acidification research

Press Release – NIWA

NIWA scientists are carrying out a major research project to determine how New Zealands marine ecosystems are faring under climate change. Read more »

Next stage of the Christchurch Coastal Pathway opens

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

Another milestone in the Christchurch rebuild was reached today when the Mayor of Christchurch Lianne Dalziel, Councillors Yani Johanson and Paul Lonsdale and members of the Christchurch Coastal Pathway Group opened stage two of the Coastal Pathway. … Read more »

Cable failure on Great Track walk huge potential risk

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Cable failure on Great Track walk huge potential risk Tourism Minister John Key and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry must act urgently and decisively to assure trampers on all Great Walks that every bridge will be checked as soon as possible for safety, … Read more »

Yellow sludge – just nature doing it’s thing

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council

The yellow sludge you see on top of the water or lining the shores could well be a sign that plants are feeling spring in the air. Read more »

Buying black market crays an expensive option

Press Release – Ministry of Primary Industries

Buying black market crays an expensive option Buying black market crayfish cost a Christchurch restaurant owner dearly when he appeared for sentencing in Christchurch District Court yesterday (3 September). Jianwen Li, 49, had earlier pleaded guilty … Read more »

Project De-Vine Wins Money For War on Weeds

Press Release – Forest and Bird

Golden Bay is set to become even more beautiful, with the announcement from Minister of Conservation, Maggie Barry, that Forest & Bird’s Project De-Vine is about to receive a funding boost of $80,000 to help rid the area of problem weeds. Read more »

Solutions sought for saving summer fruit

Press Release – Lincoln University

Solutions sought for saving summer fruit Combating pests and diseases of tree-based crops and summer fruits was the target of the latest MG Marketing Growing You workshop held recently at Lincoln. MG Marketing, a co-operative organization that … Read more »

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