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Fire Season Change For Northern And Central Waikato Zones

Press Release – Fire and Emergency NZ

The Northern and Central Zones of the Waikato Fire District are now in a prohibited fire season. The change occurred at 9 am Wednesday 19 January 2022. Waikato District Manager, Daryl Trim says this change is about reducing the risk of potential fires, … Read more »

Neuron Launches Safety-First E-bikes In Hamilton

Press Release – Neuron Mobility

Neuron will begin rolling out 50 e-bikes across Hamilton Central and surrounding areas from 19 January Riders can choose between an e-scooter or an e-bike for the same price depending on their preference and type of journey; Neuron Passes also … Read more »

Horizon Poll Reveals Nearly 80% Of NZers Want Bottom Trawling Banned On Seamounts

Press Release – Greenpeace

Greenpeace Aotearoa is renewing its call for the New Zealand Government to ban bottom trawling on seamounts. A recent Horizon poll shows there is overwhelming majority support among the New Zealand public for our call to ban destructive bottom trawling … Read more »

Tonga Volcanic Eruption: Too Soon To Assess Damage

Press Release – UN News

Tongas capital, Nukualofa, is covered in ash and dust following the underwater volcanic eruption at the weekend, but the situation is calm there and first clean-up efforts are underway, UN humanitarians said on Monday. Further afield in the Pacific … Read more »

Decarbonising LPG For A Greener New Zealand

Press Release – GasNZ

Renewable dimethyl ether (rDME) is a clear option for decarbonising LPG in New Zealand according to research released today by the New Zealand LPG Association (LPGA). Outlining how New Zealand could transition to renewable LPG alternatives by 2035, the report … Read more »

‘Kidneys’ Of The Landscape

Press Release – Bala Tikkisetty

Wetlands are like giant kidneys, protecting the health of waterways by helping to dilute and filter harmful material. With World Wetlands Day occurring on 2 February, it is a good time to reflect on these and other benefits that wetlands provide. Wetlands … Read more »

Water Sprinkler Restrictions For Picton And Waikawa

Press Release – Marlborough District Council

Marlborough District Council is asking Picton and Waikawa residents to limit the use of water sprinklers to alternate days until further notice. Hot weather, high demand and a reduced water level in Essons Valley dam are pushing the supply to its … Read more »

Environmental Fund Makes Onepū Wetland Accessible

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Onep Wetland and Mountain Bike Park is now accessible to powered wheelchair users and the mobility challenged thanks to Bay of Plenty Regional Council funding. The Edgecumbe Lions Club made a successful application to the Regional Councils … Read more »

What The Tonga Eruption Means For The Climate

Press Release – NIWA

The Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai volcanic eruption is unlikely to have a significant cooling effect on temperatures globally, say NIWA scientists. When a volcano erupts, it releases huge amounts of sulphur dioxide (SO2) into the air. High concentrations … Read more »

Taumata Arowai Seeks Feedback On New Drinking Water Guidance

Press Release – Taumata Arowai

The new water services regulator for Aotearoa New Zealand, Taumata Arowai, is consulting on proposed new Drinking Water Standards, Quality Assurance Rules, Aesthetic Values, Acceptable Solutions for Roof Water Supplies, Spring and Bore Water Supplies and … Read more »

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