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Visitor Levy could see visitors paying multiple times

Press Release – Tourism Export Council

Tourism operators are welcoming a proposed tourism levy but say theyre concerned visitors could end up paying multiple times to go on the Department of Conservation (DOC) land. Read more »

Government must deliver for the West Coast

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Nationals West Coast based List MP Maureen Pugh says it is time for the Government to step up and deliver on the work signed off in the West Coast Economic Development Action Plan last year. Read more »

Marlborough: Committee adopts pest plan recommendations

Press Release – Marlborough District Council

The Environment Committee adopted the recommendations of the Regional Pest Management Plan (RPMP) hearings panel to make a new RPMP for Marlborough yesterday. The recommendations go to the full Council for adoption at their 9 August meeting. Read more »

Pre-human habitat protected by purchase

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A block of South Canterbury land rich with native plants that existed before human habitation will be preserved after the Nature Heritage Fund purchas Read more »

Greenpeace head and climate activist face court

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Friday, July 20: Greenpeace Executive Director, Dr Russel Norman, and climate activist Sara Howell, appeared for sentencing today following action they took to stop the worlds largest oil and gas exploration ship searching for fossil fuels off the … Read more »

ESR testing drinking water filters

Press Release – Institute of Environmental Science And Research

Water suppliers may soon have more effective ways to assess the performance of water filtration systems in drinking water treatment for their communities. Read more »

Taking the Long View: Silent Revolution

Article – Gord Stewart

A bit of safety advice for travelling in the Netherlands: Look both ways before you step off the curb. Read more »

More funding for community based science in Taranaki

Press Release – Venture Taranaki

Taranakis Curious Minds continues to grow with the announcement of funding for a new community science project to be undertaken in 2018, and more funding for additional projects this year. Read more »

LPC puts cruise ships before endangered Pahu dolpins

Press Release – World Animal Protection

Construction work by the Lyttleton Port Company is putting cruise ships ahead of endangered dolphins, says global animal-welfare organisation World Animal Protection, even when alternative construction options are available to the company. Read more »

Council adopts plan to minimise and manage waste

Press Release – Horowhenua District Council

Council adopted the Waste Minimisation and Management Plan, which sets targets for dealing with waste over the next six years and provides an action plan to meet those targets, at Wednesday nights Council meeting. Read more »

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