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New appointments for Nature Heritage Fund Committee

By   /  July 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New appointments for Nature Heritage Fund Committee

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New appointments for Nature Heritage Fund Committee Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner today announced three appointments and two reappointments to the Nature Heritage Fund Committee. Jan Riddell (Winton) and Dr Gerry McSweeney (South Westland) have been reappointed to the Committee for two years. “As a […]

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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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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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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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Wilding conifer work plan announced

By   /  July 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on Wilding conifer work plan announced

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Wilding conifer work plan announced Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry have announced the Government will control the spread of wilding conifers over an additional five priority areas this year in Canterbury, Otago and Southland. The five new areas, covering 371,000 […]

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“Know your business”, Dunne tells deerstalkers

By   /  July 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Peter Dunne, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on “Know your business”, Dunne tells deerstalkers

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: “Know your business”, Dunne tells deerstalkers This year’s Conference theme is “Growing the Business”, with a focus on how the Deerstalkers Association can grow and therefore have more influence on decisions affecting the wider hunting community. Mr Dunne told delegates he welcomed and encouraged this […]

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Government to consider Ruahine land swap decision

By   /  July 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Government to consider Ruahine land swap decision

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Government to consider Ruahine land swap decision The Government will consider the implications of today’s Supreme Court decision on conservation land swaps, Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says. “The 84-page decision deals with a number of very complex issues with far reaching implications which will take […]

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War on Weeds gets half million regional boost

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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Predator-free Eastbourne supported

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

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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Volunteers thanked for conservation work

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

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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New Zealand’s Ocean conference commitments

By   /  June 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand’s Ocean conference commitments

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New Zealand’s Ocean conference commitments Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says New Zealand has made clear our long-term commitment to protecting, conserving and sustainably using oceans and marine resources at the United Nations Ocean Conference in New York this week. “Healthy and productive oceans are enormously important […]

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Stream restoration takes top Green Ribbon

By   /  June 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Stream restoration takes top Green Ribbon

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Stream restoration takes top Green Ribbon A highly successful Hawke’s Bay stream restoration project has taken out the top prize at the 2017 Green Ribbon Awards, announced tonight by Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith and Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner. “My congratulations to the Whangawehi […]

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Lead shot phased out for waterfowl hunting

By   /  June 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Lead shot phased out for waterfowl hunting

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Lead shot phased out for waterfowl hunting Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says she fully supports Fish and Game’s decision to phase out lead shot for waterfowl hunting. Fish & Game’s New Zealand Council voted last month to end the exemption which allowed several thousand firearms […]

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Game Animal Council appointments announced

By   /  June 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Peter Dunne, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Game Animal Council appointments announced

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Game Animal Council appointments announced Associate Conservation Minister Hon Peter Dunne today announced new appointments to the Game Animal Council (GAC). The GAC was established in 2013 for the management of game herds (deer, tahr, chamois and pigs) throughout New Zealand. “I am pleased to […]

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Minister welcomes report on native birds

By   /  May 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Minister welcomes report on native birds

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Minister welcomes report on native birds Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has welcomed the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s report on saving New Zealand’s native birds and her endorsement of Predator Free 2050.  “Dr Jan Wright identifies a broad range of important matters that are key […]

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Great gains for blue duck/whio with DOC’s predator control

By   /  May 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Great gains for blue duck/whio with DOC’s predator control

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Great gains for blue duck/whio with DOC’s predator control Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says the Whio Recovery Programme has made considerable progress towards securing the future of the species. “Through a $4.5 million partnership with Genesis Energy going back to 2011 we have effective predator […]

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2017 Green Ribbon Awards finalists announced

By   /  May 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Environment, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on 2017 Green Ribbon Awards finalists announced

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: 2017 Green Ribbon Awards finalists announced Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry today announced the 2017 Green Ribbon Awards finalists, recognising exceptional environmental and conservation initiatives throughout New Zealand. “These national awards, now in their 27th year, play an important role […]

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Conservation spending keeps growing

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Budget 2017, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Conservation spending keeps growing

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Conservation spending keeps growing Budget 2017 invests an additional $107.8 million to strengthen conservation programmes and manage tourism growth on public conservation land, Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says. “This funding continues the Government’s commitment to Predator Free 2050 with a range of specific initiatives to […]

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