Environment Headlines

Legal challenge to pest control regulations disappointing

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith is disappointed that a community group in Nelson, the Brook Valley Community Group, is legally challenging national regulations for pest control. Read more »

Tongariro National Park Management Plan partial review

Press Release – Department of Conservation

The public was asked to get involved with the Tongariro National Park Management Plan (TNPMP) partial review and they have, with 53 submissions received and 19 submitters speaking to their submissions at the hearings earlier this month. Read more »

Government supports CarboNZero Zoo

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Governments Waste Minimisation Fund has awarded $30,000 towards a feasibility study to help Wellington Zoo continue to reach their sustainability targets, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. Read more »

Statement on Point England Reserve

Press Release – Auckland Council

With the change in Local Government in Auckland in 2010 the Maungakiekie-Tmaki Local Board is responsible for local parks and reserves in our area. Read more »

Endangered Kiwi – Hit and run in Raurimu

Press Release – Department of Conservation

A kiwi hit and run incident in Raurimu last night has resulted in a plea from the Department of Conservation. Watch out for endangered Kiwis wobbling across roads at night pleads Tongariro district Kiwi Ranger, Jenny Hayward. They look a … Read more »


Press Release – The Opportunities Party

In electoral desperation, the Labour Party yesterday abandoned any attempt to address one of the greatest concerns facing New Zealanders, the ongoing pollution of our waterways. Read more »

Shameful $19 Million Clean-up Bill For Taxpayers

Press Release – Community Recycling Network

Environment Minister Nick Smith today provided a little good news and far more frustratingly bad news for our shameful national scrap tyre problem. Read more »

Mountain runner conquers weeds on Colonial Knob reserve

Press Release – Department of Conservation

Porirua endurance-runner Jean Beaumont is no stranger to big challenges. 100-mile runs over mountain ranges are her bread and butter. Her next cross-country challenge will require an added task tackling the invasive weed tradescantia (also known … Read more »

Regional council calls for aid to plant 5000 trees

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council

Regional council calls for spade aid to plant 5000 trees in four hours Greater Wellington Regional Council is looking for spade aid this weekend it wants the people of Kapiti to dig deep for the future by planting 5000 trees in Queen Elizabeth Park … Read more »

New black stilt aviary in the Mackenzie Basin

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says a new breeding aviary for the worlds rarest wading bird, the black stilt, is about to be built in the Mackenzie Basin near Twizel. Read more »

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