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Australian Horticulture Grower Reduces Bird Presence By Up To 90%

Press Release – Bird Control Group

Gazzola Farms installed the laser bird deterrent in 2018, and a few months later, decreased bird presence by up to 90%. Delft, the Netherlands, January 14th, 2020 – Gazzola Farms located in Melbourne, Australia, deployed the laser bird deterrent … Read more »

Supporting Communities And Landowners To Grow Employment Opportunities

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Jobs for Nature funding is being made available to conservation groups and landowners to employ staff and contractors in a move aimed at boosting local biodiversity-focused projects, Conservation Minister Kiritapu Allan has announced. Read more »

Dry Weather Takes Its Toll On Stream Flows In Rotorua Region

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council are implementing Level 2 of the Water Shortage Event Standard Operating Procedure for some streams with headwaters in the west-southwest of Rotorua. The New Year has brought some weather extremes to the Bay of Plenty, … Read more »

Over 60,000 Native Tree Christmas Gifts To Combat Climate Change

Press Release – Project Crimson

62,686 more native trees will be planted in New Zealand in 2021 thanks to generous Kiwis who chose to go green for Christmas gifting. <img src=”” width=”720″ height=”540″> Trees That Count, a programme … Read more »

Watercare Water Supply Update: 14 January

Press Release – Watercare

Rainfall:   Yesterday Past 7 days Hnua Ranges 0mm 34.5mm Waitkere Ranges 0mm 24.5mm       Dam storage (in total):n to Today: 66.37% Yesterday: 66.53% Normal for this time of year: 86.71% Water consumption: Target … Read more »

Tiwai Deal Gives Time For Managed Transition

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Todays deal between Meridian and Rio Tinto for the Tiwai smelter to remain open another four years provides time for a managed transition for Southland. Read more »

SAFE Commends New Ministry Of Health Eating Guidelines For Promoting Plant-Based Diets

Press Release – SAFE

The Ministry of Health has for the first time acknowledged the correlation between sustainable diets and the climate emergency. The Ministrys new eating guidelines say there is an urgent need to promote diets that are healthy and have low environmental … Read more »

Research Proves Cartons Are The Most Sustainable Packaging Choice

Press Release – Tetra Pak

nes the entire life cycle of each type of packaging how its made, what its made of, how its filled, how its transported to the consumer, as well as how its ultimately disposed of. The report revealed that the biggest contributor to … Read more »

Community Desires Better Environmental Health For Future Generations

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council

The message from Wellington communities is loud and clear, Greater Wellington needs to prioritise better environment health as part of its 2021-2031 Long Term Plan (LTP). Over half of the 1,086 people taking part in the regional councils LTP pre-engagement … Read more »

Biggest-ever Animal Has Special New Zealand Link, New Research Shows

Press Release – University of Auckland

New Zealand waters provide an important migratory route for the biggest animal to ever exist, the Antarctic blue whale, according to a study led by a University of Auckland scientist. Hydrophones, or underwater microphones, anchored at the bottom … Read more »

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