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Predator free starts in your own backyard this Conservation Week

By   /  October 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Predator free starts in your own backyard this Conservation Week

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Predator free starts in your own backyard this Conservation Week Conservation Minister Maggie Barry is encouraging New Zealanders to get out and enjoy their own backyards and make a difference locally during Conservation Week which starts today. “Take a look around you and see how you […]

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Passchendaele remembered here and overseas

By   /  October 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Arts, Culture and Heritage, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Passchendaele remembered here and overseas

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Passchendaele remembered here and overseas Commemorations to mark one of New Zealand’s darkest days will be held in New Zealand and Belgium this month to remember the Battle of Passchendaele. Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says the commemorative programme reflects on New Zealand’s […]

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Radio New Zealand board appointment

By   /  September 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Arts, Culture and Heritage, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Radio New Zealand board appointment

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Radio New Zealand board appointment Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced the appointment of experienced Wellington businessman Mike (MOD) O’Donnell to the board of Radio New Zealand. He replaces Sheena Henderson who retired at the end of her second term. “Mr O’Donnell […]

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Canterbury predator-free efforts acknowledged

By   /  September 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Canterbury predator-free efforts acknowledged

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Canterbury predator-free efforts acknowledged Conservation Minister Maggie Barry and Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner have presented traps to two community groups at a Predator Free 2050 event in Christchurch today. The Little River Trap Library and Lyttleton Primary School were given more than 50 traps […]

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Government backs Gisborne’s Lawson Field Theatre

By   /  September 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Arts, Culture and Heritage, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Government backs Gisborne’s Lawson Field Theatre

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Government backs Gisborne’s Lawson Field Theatre The Lawson Field Theatre in Gisborne is receiving a capital grant of more than $400,000 towards seismic strengthening. Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says the Gisborne District Council was forced to close the theatre last October due […]

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Funding for Napier’s Art Deco Heritage buildings

By   /  September 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Arts, Culture and Heritage, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Funding for Napier’s Art Deco Heritage buildings

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Funding for Napier’s Art Deco Heritage buildings Three of Napier city centre’s art deco and character buildings are to receive more than $180,000 for earthquake strengthening work. Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry made the announcements in Napier today and says they’re part of […]

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Great Short and Great Day Walks announced

By   /  September 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paula Bennett, Politics, release, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Great Short and Great Day Walks announced

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Great Short and Great Day Walks announced Some of New Zealand’s finest tracks are set to become part of a new network of Great Short and Great Day walks, Tourism Minister Paula Bennett and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry have announced. “We’re bringing new facilities and […]

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Where should the next Great Walks be?

By   /  September 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Where should the next Great Walks be?

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Where should the next Great Walks be? Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has today started the process of finding out from New Zealanders where they want DOCs next Great Walks to be. “DOC is adding two new Great Walks to its existing 9 multi-day hikes to […]

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QEII Trust members reappointed

By   /  August 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on QEII Trust members reappointed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: QEII Trust members reappointed Conservation Minister Maggie Barry today announced the re-appointment of two members of the Queen Elizabeth ll National Trust. “I’m delighted Chairperson James Guild (MNZA) and Director Bruce Wills have agreed to stay on the board and continue the excellent work underway […]

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Dean Whiting appointed to NZ Arts Council

By   /  August 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Arts, Culture and Heritage, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Dean Whiting appointed to NZ Arts Council

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Dean Whiting appointed to NZ Arts Council Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has appointed Wellingtonian Dean Whiting of Te Whanau a Apanui descent to the Arts Council of New Zealand. “Dean’s significant knowledge of te ao Māori (Māori world view) and Māori arts […]

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Eco-sanctuary to be created on Farewell Spit

By   /  August 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Eco-sanctuary to be created on Farewell Spit

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Eco-sanctuary to be created on Farewell Spit Conservation Minister Maggie Barry today announced an eco-sanctuary will be created on Farewell Spit in a partnership between DOC and natural health and wellness retailer HealthPost. Ms Barry says Collingwood-based HealthPost aims to raise $100,000 a year to […]

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World’s rarest wading bird released in Mackenzie Basin

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on World’s rarest wading bird released in Mackenzie Basin

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: World’s rarest wading bird released in Mackenzie Basin 51 black stilt, the world’s rarest wading bird, are being released at Mount Gerald station in the Mackenzie basin today. Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says the birds will add to the 60 released into the Tasman valley […]

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Kokako birdsong rings out in Kauri Coast forests

By   /  August 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Arts, Culture and Heritage, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Kokako birdsong rings out in Kauri Coast forests

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Kokako birdsong rings out in Kauri Coast forests Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says there’s been a more than thousand percent increase in the number of kokako in Kauri Coast forests since 1990 due to the continued use of 1080 and trapping. “An aerial 1080 drop […]

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Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award winner announced

By   /  August 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Arts, Culture and Heritage, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award winner announced

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award winner announced Arts, Culture and Heritage Maggie Barry has announced David Elliot’s book ‘Snark’ as this year’s winner of the New Zealand Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award. “David Elliot, also winner of the Russel Clark Award […]

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NZ On Air Board appointment

By   /  August 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Arts, Culture and Heritage, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on NZ On Air Board appointment

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: NZ On Air Board appointment Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has appointed Dunedin chartered accountant Stuart McLauchlan to NZ On Air.  “With his skills in business advisory and governance roles I am delighted Stuart is joining the board,” Ms Barry says. “A partner […]

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Battle for our Birds 2017 underway

By   /  August 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Battle for our Birds 2017 underway

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Battle for our Birds 2017 underway Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says this year’s Battle for our Birds pest control operations are now underway to protect our most vulnerable native wildlife from the scourge of rats and stoats fuelled by widespread forest seeding. “Work at 34 […]

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Minister pays tribute to DOC rangers

By   /  July 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Minister pays tribute to DOC rangers

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Minister pays tribute to DOC rangers Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has paid tribute to the work of Department of Conservation rangers as part of events to mark World Ranger Day today. “DOC has more than a thousand rangers working across the country from the sub-tropical […]

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Nationwide commitment to ending elder abuse

By   /  July 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Seniors  /  Comments Off on Nationwide commitment to ending elder abuse

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Nationwide commitment to ending elder abuse Minister for Seniors Maggie Barry has welcomed the commitment to protecting older people shown at the first Elder Abuse Response Service provider’s forum. “Over 2000 cases of elder abuse are reported each year but the majority goes unreported.  It’s […]

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DOC plans for Auckland Islands predator eradication

By   /  July 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on DOC plans for Auckland Islands predator eradication

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: DOC plans for Auckland Islands predator eradication The Department of Conservation is progressing plans to eradicate introduced predators on the Auckland Islands in the Subantarctic, Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says. A specialist team has been established to develop a feasibility study for the total eradication […]

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Funding for Stewart Island heritage centre

By   /  July 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Arts, Culture and Heritage, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Funding for Stewart Island heritage centre

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Funding for Stewart Island heritage centre A new purpose-built heritage centre on Stewart Island will receive more than $1 million in Government funding, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced in Oban today. “I’m very pleased to announce the Government is committing $1.08m […]

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