Environment Headlines

Consultation opens on draft bylaw for indoor domestic fires

Press Release – Auckland Council

Public consultation started this week on a draft bylaw that sets out rules for how Aucklanders can use their indoor domestic fires. Read more »

Harwoods Hole update 2

Press Release – New Zealand Police

A team of rescue specialists has reached the person who fell at Harwoods Hole, Takaka Hill earlier this afternoon. Read more »

Tiki Tour Winners of Chapter 6 of Godzone

Press Release – GODZone Adventure

Tiki Tour only stuck to half its race plan, but it didnt affect the champion result one bit. Read more »

Disease Control Area Reductions Mean Fewer TB Tests

Press Release – OSPRI New Zealand

The farming industrys investment in TB eradication is proving effective as New Zealands TBfree programme reduces testing requirements in many areas. Read more »

Special fence for a special tree

Press Release – Hastings District Council

A wrought iron fence especially made to protect Havelock Norths much loved gum tree has been installed. Read more »

Whanganui River to be showcased in new album

Press Release – Te Aio Productions

Whanganui River to be showcased in new album In 2015 a Taonga Poro Wnanga took place in Whanganui. Taonga poro is the collective name for traditional Maori musical instruments. This wnanga (workshop) brought together taonga poro enthusiasts … Read more »

Dog squad finds conservation islands clear of pests

Press Release – Department of Conservation

Two of Wellingtons predator-free islands have been combed by Conservation Dogs and given a clean bill of health by the Department of Conservation after biosecurity scares over the summer. Read more »

China forecasts fourth year of stable or declining CO2

Press Release – Greenpeace International

China forecasts fourth year of stable or declining CO2 emissions, as world awaits Trump climate action – Greenpeace Beijing, 28 February 2017 China is forecasting a significant drop in CO2 emissions of approximately 1%, according to Greenpeace … Read more »

Unannounced farm compliance checks to get underway

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council staff are beginning a limited series of unannounced visits to Waikato dairy farms to check rates of compliance with effluent management rules. The rules are designed to protect the health of waterways in particular from contaminants … Read more »

Dog squad finds conservation islands clear of pests

Press Release – Department of Conservation

Two of Wellingtons predator-free islands have been combed by Conservation Dogs and given a clean bill of health by the Department of Conservation after biosecurity scares over the summer. Read more »

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