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New Chums Beach Headland Bought By New Zealand Coastal Trust

Press Release – Environmental Defence Society

The northern headland of New Chums Beach in Wainuiototo Bay has been brought into public ownership. The 30ha property was tendered for sale on behalf of receivers appointed by the Bank of New Zealand after Galt Nominees, owned by businessman George … Read more »

Vision For Tauranga’s Civic Precinct Edges Closer To Reality

Press Release – Tauranga City Council

The people of Tauranga have been given a glimpse of what the citys civic precinct could look like in the future, and today that vision moved another step closer to becoming a reality. <img src=”” … Read more »

Urban Task Force Proposes An Innovative Funding Strategy For Transformational Civic Masterplan

Press Release – Urban Task Force

Taurangas Urban Task Force (UTF) is heralding the Civic Masterplan released last week as a major step forward in the revitalisation of the City and is encouraging the Council to establish a ground-breaking model to funding the project. UTF Chairman … Read more »

Dive Team To Search For Marine Pests In The Coromandel Peninsula

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council will again be engaging a dive team to survey coastal marine areas around the Coromandel Peninsula to determine the presence and extent of marine pest species. This biosecurity surveillance work, which will particularly target … Read more »

Report Identifies Sources Of Te Hoiere/Pelorus Sedimentation

Press Release – Marlborough District Council

Marlborough District Council recently commissioned NIWA to study sediment sources in Te Hoiere/Pelorus Sound using the latest scientific techniques. The Councils Coastal Scientist Oliver Wade says the new study improves our understanding of the … Read more »

Unique Partnership To Enhance Soil Health And Test Regen Ag Practices

Press Release – Synlait

New research on farms across New Zealand will measure and provide farmers tools to enhance soil health, including identifying where regenerative agriculture practices can make a difference. Agriculture Minister Damien OConnor today announced a unique … Read more »

NZ Green Investment Finance Partners With NZ Post To Accelerate EV Transition

Press Release – Joint Press Release

New Zealand Green Investment Finance (NZGIF) and NZ Post have signed a $20 million financing agreement to accelerate the transition of the NZ Post fleet and its delivery contractors vehicles, to electric vans (E-Vans) or low emissions vehicles (LEVs). … Read more »

‘Protecting Hector’s Means Prohibiting Set And Trawl Nets’ Say Advocates

Press Release – Maui and Hector’s Dolphin Defenders

Fisheries New Zealand has been consulting on protection options for South Island Hectors dolphins. Submissions close today Monday 6 December at 5pm. But dolphin advocates say Fisheries officials’ recommendations are fundamentally flawed. The … Read more »

Big Milestone In Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade

Press Release – Gisborne District Council

An enormous concrete pour early this morning was a big milestone for the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) upgrade on Banks Street. The $34.6 million project will double the size of our existing WWTP and is being built on the site next door. Council Lifelines … Read more »

The Conservation Organisation Is Going Pro-Extinction To Save Endangered Species

Press Release – WWF

WWF-New Zealand is calling on Aotearoa to become Pro-Extinction. Together, we need to make certain harmful human behaviours extinct to help protect our beaches, our ocean, and help save our taonga species, like the Brydes whale. Livia Esterhazy, … Read more »

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