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Parker seeks policy on urban sprawl

Article – BusinessDesk

April 19 (BusinessDesk) – Environment Minister David Parker wants officials to work on a national policy statement for versatile land and high-class soils in response to a report showing changing land use such as urban sprawl and intensified farming … Read more »

Urgent action needed after report’s sobering wake up call

Press Release – Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game has called for urgent government action on what it describes as a sobering official report showing wetlands, forests and waterways are coming under increasing pressure from unsustainable development. Read more »

NZ losing 192 million tonnes of soil every year

Article – RNZ

A new report has found New Zealand is losing 192 million tonnes of soil every year from erosion. Read more »

Wake up call on NZ land use – Greenpeace

Press Release – Greenpeace

The Ministry for the Environment has released Our Land 2018 which reveals that the large scale conversion and intensification of dairying is a key driver of environmental degradation. Read more »

Manaaki Whenua welcomes Our Land 2018

Press Release – Landcare Research

It is an important synthesis of the state of, and pressures on, our land environments, says Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research chief executive Richard Gordon. Read more »

Recycle Centre has new name Tipping Point

Press Release – BEAT

The Recycle Shop, at the Waitakere Transfer Station in Henderson has a new name, Tipping Point. A social enterprise, Tipping Point has grown exponentially since it opened its doors in 2015. Read more »

Nature is paying the price for poor economic strategy

Press Release – Forest and Bird

Forest & Bird says a major environmental report out today confirms nature is in serious trouble in New Zealand, and is paying the price for an economic strategy that prioritises the production of low value commodities. Read more »

We Are Growing Houses Instead of Food – Feds

Press Release – Federated Farmers

We are losing our most productive land to houses – thats the most significant point Federated Farmers takes from the Our Land 2018 report released today. Read more »

Hefty fine for ‘woefully inadequate’ effluent management

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

A Te Kowhai dairy farmer has been convicted and fined $35,625 in the Hamilton District Court for allowing large volumes of dairy effluent to overflow into the environment. Read more »

National Environmental Report backs up Long Term Plan

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

A national environmental report released today backs up the direction proposed in the Hawkes Bay Regional Councils Long Term Plan, currently out for public consultation. Read more »

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