Environment Headlines

‘Don’t flush’ video aimed at saving waterways

Press Release – Food and Grocery Council

A video that promotes a dont flush message about what cant go down toilets has been launched by the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council (FGC) and Water New Zealand. Read more »

Hearings on the proposed natural resources plan to begin

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council

The final stage of debate on a new framework for protecting the regions natural resources began today (Monday 22 May) in Masterton, with public hearings before commissioners on Greater Wellington Regional Councils Proposed Natural Resources Plan. Read more »

Wellingtonians urged to remember the environment

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

New Zealanders are pretty good at knowing how to use and store chemicals at home, but they have some way to go when it comes to their safe disposal. Thats one finding from a recent survey conducted for the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to … Read more »

“A challenge we can all meet” – eco solutions at Ara

Press Release – Ara Institute

Headlines about climate change are hard to ignore and the scale of the news can leave us feeling overwhelmed. But Ara Institute of Canterbury students say that small scale solutions, which can be incorporated into everyday life with the minimum of effort, … Read more »

Water: Source, use and management

Press Release – Hastings District Council

Drawing all the strings together to get a full understanding of just where our water comes from, where it goes, and how it should be managed, is behind the calling of next weeks water symposium. Read more »

Big Technological Step for Tracing Tuna Catches

Press Release – WWF-New Zealand

In a world-first for tuna fisheries, real-time verification and validation of fish deliveries from sea to port is being actioned through an innovative electronic reporting platform. Read more »

Clarity needed in water discussion

Column – Waikato Regional Council

A couple of myths need correction over the proposed plan change for cleaning up the Waikato and Waipa rivers, namely that the proposal seeks to protect intensive farming and that this idea is Waikato Regional Councils fault. Read more »

MPI & industry keep quiet on two more NZ sea lion deaths

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says the Ministry for Primary Industries and the fishing industry is once again playing un derhanded games, this time over two newly reported NZ sea lion deaths. The environmental organisation says MPI and the fishing industry appear … Read more »

Gallery in finals for second consecutive Museum Awards

Press Release – Sarjeant Gallery

An innovative project to raise awareness about the damage plastic bags are causing to the environment has won educators at Whanganuis Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua a place in the finals at this years Service IQ New Zealand Museum Awards. Read more »

Te Kawa o Te Urewera draft released

Press Release – Te Urewera Board

Te Urewera Board has invited public submissions on its draft Te Kawa o Te Urewera (Te Kawa), which presents a new way to understand the relationship between people and Te Urewera and places respect for and interdependence with nature at its centre. Read more »

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