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Minister talks food security at Green Week

By   /  January 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Minister talks food security at Green Week

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Minister talks food security at Green WeekMinister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor travels to Europe today to speak at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture, held during International Green Week in Berlin.  The forum’s theme is “shaping the future of livestock – sustainably, responsibly, efficiently”.  New Zealand’s leading role in […]

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$3.74 million for new electric vehicles

By   /  January 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on $3.74 million for new electric vehicles

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: $3.74 million for new electric vehiclesMore electric vehicles will be hitting New Zealand’s highways, bus lanes and streets with funding announced by Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods today. Dr Woods announced $3.74 million for 20 projects under the third round of the Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund, administered by […]

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Heritage buildings receive helping hand

By   /  January 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Heritage buildings receive helping hand

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Heritage buildings receive helping handA 150-year-old pub is among three heritage buildings to receive funding to help with earthquake strengthening, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern announced today. The Hurunui Hotel, a Category One historic place, was built in 1868. Constructed from two layers of local hand-hewn limestone […]

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Foreign Minister attends North Korea meeting

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Foreign Minister attends North Korea meeting

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Foreign Minister attends North Korea meetingForeign Affairs Minister to attend international meeting to discuss North Korea Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters is leaving for Canada tonight for an international meeting on North Korea. Twenty one nations have been invited to the meeting which is co-chaired by Canada and the United […]

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South Korea: Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Press Release, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on South Korea: Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel – Press Release/Statement: Headline: South Korea: Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018 South Korea: Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018 Tips for fans travelling to the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Pyeongchang, Korea. Visit the SafeTravel website to read our travel advisory for South Korea and […]

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Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Five out of five chicks lost

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC ranger, Environment, Fiordland, Fiordland Kiwi Diaries, Fiordland National Park, Haast tokoeka, Jobs at DOC, kiwi, National parks, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Regions, Science  /  Comments Off on Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Five out of five chicks lost

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Five out of five chicks lost We caught up with Tim, a ranger on the front lines of the Save Our Iconic Kiwi initiative. This is the ninth in a series following the work he’s doing to save the Fiordland tokoeka (kiwi). Tim […]

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Photo of the week: White weka

By   /  January 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Albinism, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Leucism, National parks, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Photo of the week, Public Sector, Weka  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: White weka

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: White weka Today’s photo of the week was taken outside the Larrikin Creek hut in Kahurangi National Park. It might not look like one of our native birds, but it is. This is a leucistic weka. Photo: James Gibson Leucism is a condition similar to […]

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Proposed RMP Template for Micro Abattoir

By   /  January 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Exporters, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Proposed RMP Template for Micro Abattoir

MIL OSI – Source: Ministry for Primary Industries 2 – Release/Statement Headline: Proposed RMP Template for Micro Abattoir Closing Date: 23 Feb 2018 Contact: Animal products team Email: animal.products@mpi.govt.nz Background to consultation MPI is seeking feedback on the draft Risk Management Programme (RMP) Template for Micro Abattoir. The RMP Template for Micro Abattoir was developed to […]

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Proposals for an in-season increase to the total allowable catch for southern bluefin tuna

By   /  January 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Exporters, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Proposals for an in-season increase to the total allowable catch for southern bluefin tuna

MIL OSI – Source: Ministry for Primary Industries 2 – Release/Statement Headline: Proposals for an in-season increase to the total allowable catch for southern bluefin tuna Closing Date: 09 Feb 2018 Contact: Fisheries Management, Highly Migratory Species Team Email: FMSubmissions@mpi.govt.nz Background to consultation MPI is seeking feedback on proposed options on whether to implement a […]

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Review of sustainability measures for 1 April 2018

By   /  January 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Exporters, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Review of sustainability measures for 1 April 2018

MIL OSI – Source: Ministry for Primary Industries 2 – Release/Statement Headline: Review of sustainability measures for 1 April 2018 Closing Date: 09 Feb 2018 Contact: Fisheries management team Email: FMSubmissions@mpi.govt.nz Have your say The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking feedback from tangata whenua and stakeholders on proposed changes to the sustainability measures […]

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The ultimate two-week South Island, New Zealand itinerary

By   /  January 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Camping, canterbury, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Islands, National parks, Native animals, Nelson/Marlborough, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand hikes, New Zealand road trip, new zealand walks, Otago, Public Sector, Recreation, Regions, South Island road trip, Southland, Takahē, Walking/hiking/tramping, West Coast, Where to go in New Zealand, Where to go in the South Island  /  Comments Off on The ultimate two-week South Island, New Zealand itinerary

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The ultimate two-week South Island, New Zealand itinerary Planning on visiting our scenic South Island? This two-week road trip itinerary will help you make the most of your visit to the rugged south, and includes some of the best walks and hikes New Zealand has […]

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Drought classification extends to Grey and Buller

By   /  January 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Drought classification extends to Grey and Buller

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Drought classification extends to Grey and BullerMinister for Agriculture and Rural Communities Damien O’Connor has extended the medium-scale adverse event classification to the drought-hit Grey and Buller districts of the South Island’s West Coast. These are the first South Island additions to the medium-scale event, which was announced for regions […]

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Potting for cod in a Marlborough Sounds marine reserve

By   /  January 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, blue cod, cod potting, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, fish, Islands, Jobs at DOC, Long Island Marine Reserve, Marine, Marine Biology, Marine Reserves, Marine science, Native animals, Nelson/Marlborough, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Regions  /  Comments Off on Potting for cod in a Marlborough Sounds marine reserve

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Potting for cod in a Marlborough Sounds marine reserve A while back we talked to Tom, a ranger in Akaroa who was working with MPI and NIWA to survey the marine reserves on Banks Peninsula. The survey looked at blue cod numbers in the two […]

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Worrying warnings on the weather front

By   /  January 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Worrying warnings on the weather front

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Worrying warnings on the weather frontHon James Shaw Minister for Climate Change   8 January 2018   MEDIA STATEMENT Worrying warnings on the weather front NIWA’s annual climate summary for 2017 sends a clear message that New Zealand is right to be addressing the impacts and risks of climate change says […]

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NZ First condolences with passing of Jim Anderton

By   /  January 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on NZ First condolences with passing of Jim Anderton

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: NZ First condolences with passing of Jim Anderton  Winston Peters NZ First Leader Deputy Prime Minister  7 January 2017   New Zealand First expresses condolences with the passing of Jim Anderton     New Zealand First Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has expressed his condolences with the passing […]

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DOC conservation dog finds mouse on truck headed for pest free island

By   /  January 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, conservationdogsstory2017, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, threats; Nov17  /  Comments Off on DOC conservation dog finds mouse on truck headed for pest free island

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: DOC conservation dog finds mouse on truck headed for pest free island Piri, a four-year-old border cross fox terrier, is trained by DOC Ranger Carol Nanning to detect mice and rats as part of biosecurity measures protecting Motuihe and other pest free islands in the […]

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Government mourns the passing of Jim Anderton

By   /  January 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government mourns the passing of Jim Anderton

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Government mourns the passing of Jim AndertonNew Zealand has lost a man of integrity, compassion and dedication to public service with the passing of the Hon Jim Anderton, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says. Mr Anderton was a former Deputy Prime Minister, Minister and long serving member of Parliament for the Wigram […]

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Green Party mourns passing of Jim Anderton

By   /  January 7, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Green Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Green Party mourns passing of Jim Anderton

Source: Green Party Headline: Green Party mourns passing of Jim Anderton James Shaw MP on Sunday, January 7, 2018 – 12:51 The Green Party is saddened by the news of the passing of former Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon Jim Anderton, who passed away today. “Jim was a great defender of the underdog. He stood […]

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Photo of the week: New Zealand flax weevil

By   /  January 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Islands, Native animals, native invertebrates, native species, New Zealand Government, Photo of the week, Public Sector, weevil, Wellington/Kapiti  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: New Zealand flax weevil

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: New Zealand flax weevil You’ve heard of New Zealand’s large, flightless birds, but did you know that we have several species of large, flightless weevil too? One of these is the New Zealand flax weevil. These big bugs are about 20 […]

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Six reasons not to start backyard trapping

By   /  January 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Auckland, Backyard trapping, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Jobs at DOC, New Zealand Government, Predator control, Predator Free 2050, Predator Free New Zealand, predator-free, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Six reasons not to start backyard trapping

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Six reasons not to start backyard trapping Predator Free Ranger Kat Lane recently spent time at the NZ Flower and Garden Show chatting with visitors about backyard trapping. Of the over 1,400 visitors, only 9% were trapping pests in their backyard. These were some of […]

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