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Kauri disease fundraiser

Press Release – Kauri Museum

The Kauri Museum at Matakohe is raising funds to fight kauri dieback disease through the efforts of celebrated early New Zealand photographer: Tudor Washington Collins, with sales of a book earning a ‘dieback donation’. Read more »

Report Provides Zero Carbon Solution

Press Release – Joint Press Release

A report to the Productivity Commission is recommending bold action to eliminate tillage or ploughing within the next five to 10 years and replace it with low disturbance no-tillage. Read more »

Predator Free Wellington ready to spread its wings

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Predator Free Wellington was today given Wellington City Councils tick of approval to become a legally recognised charity, opening the door for further growth and a wider raft of funding opportunities. Read more »

North Shore tree tests free of kauri dieback

Press Release – Auckland Council

Tests on a kauri tree in Chelsea Estate Heritage Park on Aucklands North Shore have shown that it does not have kauri dieback disease. Read more »

Waituna update: Toxic algae alert removed for lagoon

Press Release – Environment Southland

The alert for potentially toxic algae at the Waituna Lagoon has now been removed after monitoring carried out by Environment Southland this month showed reduced levels of planktonic cyanobacteria (floating or suspended algae) in the Waituna Lagoon. … Read more »

$91,000 spent to kill zero goats

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

Auckland Ratepayers Alliance spokesperson Jo Holmes responds to Auckland Councils spend of $91,000 on a goat hunt that didnt kill any goats : Read more »

Dramatic drop in native bird numbers spotted in gardens

Article – RNZ

There’s good and bad news for stay-at-home bird spotters across the country. Read more »

Future path of Dunedin’s rubbish under review

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Wednesday, 20 June 2018) How Dunedin residents and businesses get rid of their rubbish, and where it goes, will be part of a major review of the citys rubbish management this year. Read more »

Make a difference at Sustainability Trust’s winter market

Press Release – Sustainability Trust

MEDIA RELEASE 20 June, 2018 Make a difference at Sustainability Trusts winter market Brighten up your winter Sustainability Trust’s Winter Market is back! The Make a Difference Market is on Saturday June 30, 10am – 2pm at Sustainability … Read more »

Zero Carbon Bill – Expert Reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre

The Government’s proposed Zero Carbon Bill lays out how they plan totransition New Zealand to a low-emissioneconomy by 2050. Read more »

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