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War on Weeds gets half million regional boost

Published By   /  June 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on War on Weeds gets half million regional boost

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: War on Weeds gets half million regional boost Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says almost $500,000 extra will be spent on regional projects that target the country’s worst weeds. “DOC will fund ten regional and district councils to do weed control projects in their communities, especially those […]

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Kiwifruit estimated to generate 6.14 billion by 2030: Plant & Food Research

Published By   /  June 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Conservation, Consumer Issues, Environment, Plant and Food New Zealand, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Kiwifruit estimated to generate 6.14 billion by 2030: Plant & Food Research

MIL OSI – Source: Plant and Food New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Kiwifruit estimated to generate 6.14 billion by 2030: Plant & Food Research 28 June 2017 The joint Plant & Food Research – Zespri kiwifruit breeding programme will support a $3.5 billion increase in New Zealand’s GDP by 2030 and the creation of 29,000 […]

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Experiencing Ohakune Old Coach Road

Published By   /  June 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Central North Island, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Historic, Icon Heritage Site, New Zealand Government, Ohakune, Old Coach Road, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Experiencing Ohakune Old Coach Road

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Experiencing Ohakune Old Coach Road By Rebecca O’Brien, Technical Advisor (Historic) I had come to cycle the iconic Ohakune Old Coach Road. I’d heard the community had rescued the road and transformed it into a stunning place to visit. Ohakune Old Coach Road The road […]

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Predator-free Eastbourne supported

Published By   /  June 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Environment, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on Predator-free Eastbourne supported

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Predator-free Eastbourne supported The Government has granted a Wellington community group nearly $35,000 to help it deal with predators, Conservation Minister Maggie Barry and Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. The grant, provided through the Community Environment Fund, is for the Mainland Island Restoration […]

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Huge high country station risks overseas ownership

Published By   /  June 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, conservation land, Environment & Resource Management, foreign ownership, Green Party, Mt White Station, Opposition News, Overseas Investment Office, overseas land ownership, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Huge high country station risks overseas ownership

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Huge high country station risks overseas ownership The real estate advertisement is spot on in describing Mt White Station as an “iconic” South Island high country station. The 40,000 hectare property is adjacent to Arthur’s Pass National Park and the upper reaches of the Waimakariri […]

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Improving Management of Global Water Resources Can Bolster US Security and Prosperity

Published By   /  June 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Animal Welfare, Conservation, Environment, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on Improving Management of Global Water Resources Can Bolster US Security and Prosperity

MIL OSI – Source: World Wildlife Fund – Release/Statement Headline: Improving Management of Global Water Resources Can Bolster US Security and Prosperity The link between water and security is undeniable. Where fresh water is available, accessible and well-managed, biodiversity can be sustained, economies can grow and communities can thrive. Yet when fresh water is compromised, […]

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Bringing back the birdsong, note by note

Published By   /  June 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Bay of Islands, Conservation, conservation volunteers, Department of Conservation, DOC volunteer, Environment, Islands, National Volunteer Week, New Zealand Government, Project Island Song, Public Sector, volunteering, Volunteers  /  Comments Off on Bringing back the birdsong, note by note

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Bringing back the birdsong, note by note The Project Island Song partnership, made up of community group Guardians of the Bay of Islands, local hapū Ngāti Kuta and Patukeha and DOC, teamed up with Kerikeri Shade House volunteers for a busy day on June 13. Volunteers release […]

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Make a submission- oppose an application to allow GE potatoes in our food! submissions to Food Standards Australia NZ (FSANZ)

Published By   /  June 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Environment, GE Free New Zealand, GE Free NZ, NGOs, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Make a submission- oppose an application to allow GE potatoes in our food! submissions to Food Standards Australia NZ (FSANZ)

MIL OSI – Source: GE Free New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Make a submission- oppose an application to allow GE potatoes in our food! submissions to Food Standards Australia NZ (FSANZ) Submission – A1139 – GE potatoes. Food Standards Australia New Zealand Template below and suggested points to make.  Please cut and paste into a new document. […]

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10 ways you can volunteer with DOC

Published By   /  June 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, National Volunteer Week, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Volunteers  /  Comments Off on 10 ways you can volunteer with DOC

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: 10 ways you can volunteer with DOC It’s National Volunteer Week and we’re honouring the selfless souls who volunteer for conservation—highlighting the diversity of conservation volunteers and volunteer opportunities around New Zealand. Volunteers play a vital role in conservation in New Zealand. Here are some ideas […]

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Jobs at DOC: Sjaan Bowie, Freshwater technical advisor

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Jobs at DOC, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, volunteering, Volunteers  /  Comments Off on Jobs at DOC: Sjaan Bowie, Freshwater technical advisor

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Jobs at DOC: Sjaan Bowie, Freshwater technical advisor Come behind the scenes and into the jobs, the challenges, the highlights, and the personalities of the people who work at the Department of Conservation (DOC). To celebrate National Volunteer Week today we’re profiling Sjaan Bowie, wearing her […]

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WWF Research Finds Improved Environmental Performance is Good for Shrimp Aquaculture Business

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Animal Welfare, Conservation, Environment, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on WWF Research Finds Improved Environmental Performance is Good for Shrimp Aquaculture Business

MIL OSI – Source: World Wildlife Fund – Release/Statement Headline: WWF Research Finds Improved Environmental Performance is Good for Shrimp Aquaculture Business More intensive shrimp farming can yield better environmental and economic results, according to a new study conducted by World Wildlife Fund in Vietnam and Thailand. By producing more shrimp per hectare of land, […]

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Second Nature: An update from Nicola Toki

Published By   /  June 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Bats, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Kakapo, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Second Nature, threatened species, Threatened Species Ambassador, threatened species strategy  /  Comments Off on Second Nature: An update from Nicola Toki

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Second Nature: An update from Nicola Toki It has been a while since I’ve written an edition of Second Nature, but it’s fair to say that the world of protecting threatened species never stands still.  The last month alone has seen huge momentum in setting […]

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Winning combination for Banks Peninsula’s Wildside

Published By   /  June 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Volunteers  /  Comments Off on Winning combination for Banks Peninsula’s Wildside

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Winning combination for Banks Peninsula’s Wildside The Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust won the 2017 Green Ribbon Award for Community Leadership.To celebrate National Volunteer Week coordinator Marie Haley tells us about Wildside, their large-scale conservation collaboration project. Tell us about the Wildside Well, there’s so much nature here! The […]

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New funding takes the fight to myrtle rust: Plant & Food Research

Published By   /  June 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Conservation, Consumer Issues, Environment, Plant and Food New Zealand, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on New funding takes the fight to myrtle rust: Plant & Food Research

MIL OSI – Source: Plant and Food New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: New funding takes the fight to myrtle rust: Plant & Food Research 20 June 2017 Plant & Food Research and Scion have been successful in the latest round of MBIE’s Catalyst Strategic Fund with a project addressing the threat of myrtle rust to […]

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Students get down and dirty in the War on Weeds

Published By   /  June 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, National Volunteer Week, New Zealand Government, Otago University, Public Sector, students, Volunteers, War on Weeds, Weeds  /  Comments Off on Students get down and dirty in the War on Weeds

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Students get down and dirty in the War on Weeds It’s National Volunteer Week and we’re honouring the selfless souls who volunteer for conservation—highlighting the diversity of conservation volunteers and volunteer opportunities around New Zealand. By Catherine Hosted – DCC/DOC Volunteer Projects Facilitator, Dunedin  Each February, […]

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Volunteering their way around the country – a holiday with purpose

Published By   /  June 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, campsites, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, National Volunteer Week, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, volunteering, Volunteers  /  Comments Off on Volunteering their way around the country – a holiday with purpose

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Volunteering their way around the country – a holiday with purpose It’s National Volunteer Week and we’re honouring the selfless souls who volunteer for conservation—highlighting the diversity of conservation volunteers and volunteer opportunities around New Zealand. Volunteering their way around the country – a holiday with […]

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Volunteers thanked for conservation work

Published By   /  June 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Volunteers thanked for conservation work

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Volunteers thanked for conservation work Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has thanked the thousands of volunteers who’re part of the Predator Free 2050 movement and help DOC protect our threatened species. “New Zealanders are among the most generous people in the world when it comes to […]

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Key appointments for Predator Free 2050

Published By   /  June 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Key appointments for Predator Free 2050

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Key appointments for Predator Free 2050 Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has welcomed two crucial appointments on the road to Predator Free 2050 and the implementation of the New Zealand Threatened Species Strategy. “Experienced entrepreneur Ed Chignell is Predator Free 2050 Ltd’s new CEO. He has […]

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Photo of the week: Bridal Veil Falls

Published By   /  June 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Photo of the week, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: Bridal Veil Falls

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: Bridal Veil Falls Today’s photo of the week is the stunning Bridal Veil Falls located in the Raglan area. Photo: Sam Minnell | @Samminnell This is an attractive, easy walk through native forest, following the Pakoka River. The two viewing platforms […]

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Cracking manuka’s genetic code to mitigate myrtle rust: Plant & Food Research

Published By   /  June 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Conservation, Consumer Issues, Environment, Plant and Food New Zealand, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Cracking manuka’s genetic code to mitigate myrtle rust: Plant & Food Research

MIL OSI – Source: Plant and Food New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Cracking manuka’s genetic code to mitigate myrtle rust: Plant & Food Research 13 June 2017 A nationwide science project that sequenced the mānuka genome and is now exploring its genetic diversity may be instrumental in protecting the indigenous plant from the fungal disease […]

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