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Thursday, September 7: Occupying Central Plains Water

By   /  September 12, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Thursday, September 7: Occupying Central Plains Water

MIL OSI – Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Thursday, September 7: Occupying Central Plains Water The day started early, or late, depending on your perspective. We met the night before in Christchurch. People had travelled from across New Zealand at a moment’s notice – one group had even driven from Dunedin. The […]

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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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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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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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With love from the Arctic

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on With love from the Arctic

MIL OSI – Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: With love from the Arctic Greenpeace kayakers have stopped an oil rig drilling in the Norwegian Arctic. I know, because I’m there right now. My name is Lizzie. I’m a web designer from New Zealand, and I’m here on the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise […]

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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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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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