Environment Headlines

Stopping sediment protects bottom line

Column – Waikato Regional Council

Stopping sediment protects bottom line Bala Tikkisetty Post-winter is a time for cultivating paddocks and the quality of practices farmers use is crucial when it comes to preventing sediment and excessive nutrients from getting into waterways … Read more »

Making a Boaties’ Day in Safer Boating Week

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

Rocket parachute flares, smoke floats and lifejackets checks will make a fun day for boaties at the Boating Safety Week expo on Sunday 17 October. Read more »

50 years of Shotover Jet boat history

Press Release – Shotover Jet

Fifty years of innovation, tourism history and success is on display for all to see at Queenstown International Airport this month and next. Read more »

Privet under pressure

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council released a new privet-eating insect at a trial site in Bethlehem, Tauranga this week, in an effort to improve control of the unpopular pest plant. Read more »

NOAA declares third ever global coral bleaching event

Press Release – NOAA

As record ocean temperatures cause widespread coral bleaching across Hawaii, NOAA scientists confirm the same stressful conditions are expanding to the Caribbean and may last into the new year, prompting the declaration of the third global coral bleaching … Read more »

Scientists find formula for rate of glacial erosion

Press Release – GNS Science

Its a truism that mathematical relationships are present nearly everywhere in nature, probably more than we realise. The latest place they have turned up is on the underside of glaciers. Read more »

Cane Transport Bridge Back to Normal

Press Release – Fulton Hogan

Fulton Hogan Hiways (FHH) has completed construction of the new Naturu bridge in Nakelikoso along the Wainikoro Road, 70 kilometers outside of Labasa and one of the cut-off points for the Fiji Sugar Corporations Labasa cane railway tracks. Read more »

Be part of water quality solution

Press Release – Healthy Rivers – Plan for Change

Waikato residents are invited to help finalise recommended ways of restoring and protecting the Waikato and Waipa rivers. Read more »

ORC issues warning about uncontrolled outdoor burning

Press Release – Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) has received many complaints recently about uncontrolled outdoor bonfires, mainly relating to incidents in Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes District. Read more »

New blue cod rules for Marlborough Sounds

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced changes to blue cod rules for the top of South Island, including scrapping the transit and slot rules and introducing a minimum legal size of 33cm across the region. Read more »

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