Environment Headlines

Conditional support by Forest & Bird for LAWF report

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Forest and Bird says it cannot support those recommendations of the Land and Water Forums 4th report that aim to maximise economic benefits from the use of freshwater until there are completed national standards for water quality that protect freshwater … Read more »

PM welcomes Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy initiative

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key has welcomed an announcement by the Queen of a new initiative to protect rainforest and native forest throughout the Commonwealth. The Queens Commonwealth Canopy initiative (QCC) was announced at the Opening of the Commonwealth … Read more »

Green Party congratulates Kirk Hope

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party congratulates Kirk Hope on his appointment as Chief Executive of BusinessNZ. Our congratulations go to Kirk Hope for his appointment as BusinessNZ Chief Executive, Green Party Co-leader James Shaw said. Mr Hope is the right … Read more »

Science Deadline: climate talks, NZ household emissions

Column – Science Media Centre

SMC Science Deadline: COP21 climate talks, NZ’s households emissions and AusSMC turns 10 Issue 354, 27 Nov 2015 In this issue: Top news from scimex.org the Science Media Centre’s news sharing platform. Anti-fat attitudes shaped early in life Voluntary … Read more »

NIWA’s Hotspot Watch 27/11/15

Press Release – NIWA

The past week has seen very little rain fall over the South Island and as result soil moisture levels decreased across the entire island. High temperatures and persistent northwesterly to southwesterly winds throughout the week also contributed to the … Read more »

Info day for flood mitigation project near Thames

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

An information day is being held for people to find out more about a multi-agency project to mitigate flooding at Kirikiri near Thames. Read more »

Boost for waste minimisation efforts

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Wellington has increased its commitment to reducing rubbish and waste thanks to almost $50,000 in support from the Waste Minimisation Seed Fund. Wellington events such as the Newtown Festival, CubaDupa and the Island Bay Festival have received … Read more »

Low cadmium rock phosphate source available in NZ

Press Release – Chatham Rock Phosphate

Chatham Rock Phosphate notes with considerable interest the current news focus on high cadmium levels in New Zealand soils and offers the solution. Cadmium levels in Chatham Rise rock phosphate are among the lowest in the world, according to Chatham … Read more »

New plan and guide for managing emergencies from 1 December

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Nikki Kaye Minister of Civil Defence 27 November 2015 New plan and guide for managing emergencies from 1 December Read more »

Water NZ Supports 4th LAWF Report

Press Release – Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand today announced its support for the 4th Land and Water Forum Report and urges government to complete implementing the Forums recommendations as soon as possible. Read more »

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