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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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Waste tyres to be used in cement manufacture

Published By   /  June 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Waste tyres to be used in cement manufacture

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Waste tyres to be used in cement manufacture Millions of waste tyres each year are to be used to manufacture cement as part of a wider Government plan to address the environmental problems of end of life tyres, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced at […]

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$258,000 for Whangarei Falls project

Published By   /  June 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on $258,000 for Whangarei Falls project

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $258,000 for Whangarei Falls project A Northland Regional Council project to improve water quality at Otuihau/Whangarei Falls has received a $258,000 Community Environment Fund grant, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today. “This grant will enable the Council to continue to improve the water quality […]

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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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A smidgen of seasonal solstice science

Published By   /  June 19, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on A smidgen of seasonal solstice science

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Press Release/Statement: Headline: A smidgen of seasonal solstice science This year’s winter solstice may start mild, but by the end of the shortest day of the year on Wednesday there will be rain, wind and even some snow. NIWA meteorologist Ben […]

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Still time to lodge EQC claims for land damage following April floods

Published By   /  June 19, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Still time to lodge EQC claims for land damage following April floods

MIL OSI – Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Still time to lodge EQC claims for land damage following April floods Customers whose land suffered damage from landslips or flooding during the April floods still have time to lodge a claim with the Earthquake Commission. Event response spokesperson, Paul Walsh, says that […]

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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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Government supports Z Energy recycling

Published By   /  June 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on Government supports Z Energy recycling

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Government supports Z Energy recycling Z Energy are installing new forecourt recycling facilities at 117 of their retail sites with a grant of $218,000 from the Government’s Waste Minimisation Fund. Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced the new initiative today at a pilot forecourt on […]

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TTRL decision date extended

Published By   /  June 15, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on TTRL decision date extended

MIL OSI – Source: Environmental Protection Authority – Press Release/Statement: Headline: TTRL decision date extended 15 June 2017 ​The Decision-making Committee appointed by the EnvironmentalProtection Authority to consider an application by Trans-Tasman Resources Ltdto mine ironsand off the Taranaki Bight has announced an extension to itsdeliberations. The committee, which began its consideration of theapplication following […]

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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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Kiwi researchers discover ‘almost perfectly preserved’ 118-year-old painting in Antarctica

Published By   /  June 14, 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 Kiwi researchers discover ‘almost perfectly preserved’ 118-year-old painting in Antarctica

MIL OSI – Source: Antarctica New Zealand Headline: Kiwi researchers discover ‘almost perfectly preserved’ 118-year-old painting in Antarctica The New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust found the perfectly-preserved painting by Dr Edward Wilson in the hut at Cape Adare. An “almost perfectly preserved” 118-year-old painting has been discovered among penguin excrement, dust and mould-covered papers in […]

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New National Environmental Standard for marine aquaculture proposed

Published By   /  June 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on New National Environmental Standard for marine aquaculture proposed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New National Environmental Standard for marine aquaculture proposed A proposed National Environmental Standard for Marine Aquaculture to make re-consenting existing marine farms more consistent and efficient has been released today by Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith. “The aquaculture industry […]

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Questions and answers about oyster disease Bonamia ostreae

Published By   /  June 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Questions and answers about oyster disease Bonamia ostreae

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Questions and answers about oyster disease Bonamia ostreae NIWA is today issuing some scientific information on the parasite Bonamia ostreae, recently discovered in Big Glory Bay, Stewart Island, and the risk it poses to the Bluff oyster fishery. The […]

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Three Kings housing development agreement welcomed

Published By   /  June 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Three Kings housing development agreement welcomed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Three Kings housing development agreement welcomed An agreement between appellant parties for a development of up to 1500 homes at Auckland’s Three Kings, proposed by owners Fletcher Residential, has been welcomed by Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith. “This agreement is great news for Auckland. It […]

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$150,000 to move Raglan nearer to zero waste

Published By   /  June 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on $150,000 to move Raglan nearer to zero waste

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $150,000 to move Raglan nearer to zero waste Scott Simpson | Environment Government funding of $150,000 will allow the Waikato District Council to implement food waste collection, diversion and composting services in the Raglan community, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. Waikato District Council […]

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Marae working towards zero waste

Published By   /  June 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on Marae working towards zero waste

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Marae working towards zero waste Scott Simpson | Environment Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson has announced funding of nearly $800,000 for Para Kore Marae to extend their waste minimisation project. “With funding from the Waste Minimisation Fund (WMF) the programme has already been successfully implemented […]

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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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