Environment Headlines

Government urged to stand strong against fishing lobbyists

Press Release – WWF

Environmental organisation WWF-New Zealand is pleased to hear that Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash is committed to enabling transparency and trust in our fisheries management system. WWF agrees that it is vital to protect public access to information about … Read more »

Cats are hottest topic in bylaw review

Press Release – Palmerston North City Council

The subject of microchipping and de-sexing cats attracted the most submissions for Palmerston North City Councils Draft Animals and Bees Bylaw Review. Fifty-six submissions were received with the majority of them relating to the proposed rules … Read more »

Speculation on M.Bovis origin is harmful say Fed Farmers

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers says speculation around the cattle disease Mycoplasma Bovis and its origins is just adding more stress to worried farmers. Read more »

Minister rejects industry plan to hide dead dolphins from NZ

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is welcoming the call by Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash to reject a fishing industry proposal to exempt footage from fishing boats from the Official Information Act. Read more »

Cutting Rights proposal vs billion trees and climate goals

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners’ Association

The Forest Owners Association is against the proposal the Overseas Investment Office should approve or decline sales of forest cutting rights. The FOA says it would jeopardise the governments ambitions of both seeing a billion trees planted and of meeting … Read more »

World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2018

Press Release – Marsh

World Enters Critical Period of Intensified Risks in 2018 – World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2018 Read more »

Testing for Mycoplasma bovis spread

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A testing and tracing regime for Mycoplasma bovis will provide a clearer indication of its spread and potential actions for eradication by the end of February, says Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister Damien OConnor. In a meeting yesterday, Ministry … Read more »

Artists invited to Paint New Zealand Beautiful in 2018

Press Release – Keep NZ Beautiful

Keep New Zealand Beautiful, in partnership with Resene, are excited to announce the opening of the 2018 Nature Murals Competition, open to local artists who are willing to Do The Right Thing and help paint New Zealand beautiful. Submissions open on 1st … Read more »

UNESCO Global Geoparks programme coming to NZ

Press Release – NZ National Commission for UNESCO

The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO is delighted to announce the establishment of a UNESCO Global Geoparks programme in New Zealand. This will bring global recognition to areas of internationally significant geology in New Zealand that meet UNESCOs … Read more »

Study will uncover more about Hawke’s Bay Estuaries

Press Release – Hawkes Bay Regional Council

While many of us have been enjoying our summer holidays, a Waikato University student has been busy studying the Ahuriri, Tukituki and Waitangi estuaries to help us better understand them. Read more »

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