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Queen Charlotte Track: A partnership with many

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, marlborough, Marlborough Sounds, Nelson/Marlborough, New Zealand Government, Partnerships, picton, Public Sector, Queen Charlotte Sound, Recreation, Walks, yealands  /  Comments Off on Queen Charlotte Track: A partnership with many

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Queen Charlotte Track: A partnership with many The Queen Charlotte Track, while not an official Great Walk, is considered pretty great by the thousands of walkers and mountain bikers that experience all or part of it each year. But what makes it truly special, is […]

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Contaminated West Coast mines remediated

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Environment, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Contaminated West Coast mines remediated

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Contaminated West Coast mines remediated The top two most contaminated sites in New Zealand have been successfully remediated, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry said today. “The Prohibition and Alexander mines on the West Coast topped a list of the most […]

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Funding for award-winning Whangawehi Stream project

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on Funding for award-winning Whangawehi Stream project

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Funding for award-winning Whangawehi Stream project The final phase of a collaborative project protecting and enhancing fresh water and coastal ecosystems along the Whangawehi Stream on the Mahia Peninsula is being supported by $145,000 from the Community Environment Fund, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson says. […]

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Paparoa Great Walk construction set to start

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, feature, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics  /  Comments Off on Paparoa Great Walk construction set to start

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Paparoa Great Walk construction set to start Construction is set to start by the end of this month on the new Great Walk in Paparoa National Park in memory of the 29 men who died in the 2010 Pike River Mine disaster, Environment Minister Dr […]

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Breeding success for northern dotterels

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, birds, Conservation, Coromandel, Department of Conservation, Dotterel, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand Government, nz birds, Public Sector, Volunteers  /  Comments Off on Breeding success for northern dotterels

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Breeding success for northern dotterels By Nicola Munro, Biodiversity Ranger Dotterel mum and chick Successful breeding season Last summer saw another successful breeding season for Northern New Zealand dotterels on the Coromandel Peninsula. DOC’s dotterel rangers and an extensive volunteer network form the Dotterel Watch Programme. […]

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Government Loves Kaipara waste minimisation

By   /  July 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on Government Loves Kaipara waste minimisation

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Government Loves Kaipara waste minimisation Love Kaipara has been awarded nearly $135,000 from the Waste Minimisation Fund to support moving Kaipara communities towards zero waste, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced. “Love Kaipara is leading the way in encouraging behavioural change throughout Kaipara through promotional […]

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$300,000 to help preserve native bush and fauna

By   /  July 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on $300,000 to help preserve native bush and fauna

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $300,000 to help preserve native bush and fauna The Forest Bridge Trust has been awarded $300,000 from the Community Environment Fund, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. “The vision of The Forest Bridge Trust is to create a connected landscape of healthy forest and […]

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Marine kaitiaki snorkel Poor Knights Marine Reserve

By   /  July 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, kaitiaki, Marine, Marine Reserves, New Zealand Government, Poor Knights Islands, Public Sector, School Children  /  Comments Off on Marine kaitiaki snorkel Poor Knights Marine Reserve

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Marine kaitiaki snorkel Poor Knights Marine Reserve A group of students from Northland, Auckland, Coromandel, Taranaki, Gisborne, Wellington, Nelson and Otago were recently invited on a special trip to Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve. Students observing life beneath the surface at the Poor Knight Islands […]

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Taranaki hapū & marae sustainable stewardship supported

By   /  July 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on Taranaki hapū & marae sustainable stewardship supported

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Taranaki hapū & marae sustainable stewardship supported Taranaki-based Te Whenua Tōmuri Trust Board has been granted over $130,000 from the Community Environment Fund towards its ‘Maru Wai Matara – Kaitiaki Taiao’ project, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. “The Trust will provide 12 hapū […]

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Waikoropupū Springs tribunal appointed

By   /  July 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Waikoropupū Springs tribunal appointed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Waikoropupū Springs tribunal appointed The special tribunal to consider the Waikoropupū Springs application for a Water Conservation Order (WCO) has been announced today by Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith. “The Waikoropupū Springs are the largest freshwater springs in New Zealand and contain the clearest water […]

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Innovation vital to success of horticulture: Plant & Food Research

By   /  July 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Conservation, Consumer Issues, Environment, Plant and Food New Zealand, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Innovation vital to success of horticulture: Plant & Food Research

MIL OSI – Source: Plant and Food New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Innovation vital to success of horticulture: Plant & Food Research 14 July 2017 Innovation will be key to the on-going success of the horticulture industry, says Dr Bruce Campbell, recipient of the 2017 Horticulture New Zealand Industry Service Award. Dr Campbell, Chief Operating […]

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So far, so stormy

By   /  July 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on So far, so stormy

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: So far, so stormy Today’s low came spinning off the coast of Hawke’s Bay funneling strong winds through the Cook Strait and hitting Wellington region with strong winds before moving on to Taranaki and Auckland this afternoon. NIWA climate […]

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Envirocon product stewardship scheme making concrete progress

By   /  July 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on Envirocon product stewardship scheme making concrete progress

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Envirocon product stewardship scheme making concrete progress Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson has visited Interbloc NZ and Envirocon to see first-hand how their cutting-edge facility turns leftover concrete into a primary resource. “The Envirocon product stewardship scheme provides a standard, sustainable and credible waste management […]

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Industry crowns a bee king’s career: Plant & Food Research

By   /  July 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Conservation, Consumer Issues, Environment, Plant and Food New Zealand, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Industry crowns a bee king’s career: Plant & Food Research

MIL OSI – Source: Plant and Food New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Industry crowns a bee king’s career: Plant & Food Research 13 July 2017 While queen bees rule in the hive, the latest apiculture industry award has gone to one of the kings of the bee world. Dr Barry Donovan was awarded the Peter […]

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New Zealand winter hiking tips

By   /  July 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Camping, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, hiking, National parks, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Recreation, Regions, safety, traping, Walking/hiking/tramping, winter  /  Comments Off on New Zealand winter hiking tips

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: New Zealand winter hiking tips  “The mountain’s not going anywhere. If I play it safe today I can always come back and try again and again” – Sorrel, Ranger, Egmont National Park Visitor Centre Exploring New Zealand’s winter wilderness is an experience like no other. You’ll […]

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WWF statement on ‘America’s Pledge’ | Press Releases | WWF

By   /  July 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Animal Welfare, Conservation, Environment, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on WWF statement on ‘America’s Pledge’ | Press Releases | WWF

MIL OSI – Source: World Wildlife Fund – Release/Statement Headline: WWF statement on ‘America’s Pledge’ | Press Releases | WWF In response to Michael Bloomberg and Governor Brown’s effort to quantify the emissions reductions of America’s cities, states, colleges and businesses, World Wildlife Fund issued the following statement from Lou Leonard, senior vice president for […]

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$145k to support restoration of Wakatipu Basin’s native beech forests

By   /  July 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on $145k to support restoration of Wakatipu Basin’s native beech forests

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $145k to support restoration of Wakatipu Basin’s native beech forests A further $145,000 will be invested in the restoration of native beech forests, boosting the Government’s efforts to protect our native species, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. The funding from the Government’s Community […]

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New buoy for Wellington Harbour to boost water quality information

By   /  July 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on New buoy for Wellington Harbour to boost water quality information

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: New buoy for Wellington Harbour to boost water quality information A buoy with the ability to “phone home” has been deployed in Wellington Harbour today to monitor currents, waves and water quality in the harbour. The buoy is part […]

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Life membership ‘quite a shock’

By   /  July 10, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Life membership ‘quite a shock’

MIL OSI – Source: Antarctica New Zealand Headline: Life membership ‘quite a shock’ Proud achievement . . . Antarctic historian and author David Harrowfield has been made a life member of the New Zealand Antarctic Society. PHOTO: DANIEL BIRCHFIELD David Harrowfield has dedicated several decades of his life to the world’s southernmost continent, an effort […]

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G20: World Stands Firm on Climate Despite U.S. Pressure | Press Releases | WWF

By   /  July 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Animal Welfare, Conservation, Environment, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on G20: World Stands Firm on Climate Despite U.S. Pressure | Press Releases | WWF

MIL OSI – Source: World Wildlife Fund – Release/Statement Headline: G20: World Stands Firm on Climate Despite U.S. Pressure | Press Releases | WWF In response to the close of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, Word Wildlife Fund issued the following statement from Lou Leonard, senior vice president of climate change and energy: “The […]

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