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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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Funding for award-winning Whangawehi Stream project

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on Funding for award-winning Whangawehi Stream project

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Funding for award-winning Whangawehi Stream project The final phase of a collaborative project protecting and enhancing fresh water and coastal ecosystems along the Whangawehi Stream on the Mahia Peninsula is being supported by $145,000 from the Community Environment Fund, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson says. […]

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Paparoa Great Walk construction set to start

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, feature, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics  /  Comments Off on Paparoa Great Walk construction set to start

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Paparoa Great Walk construction set to start Construction is set to start by the end of this month on the new Great Walk in Paparoa National Park in memory of the 29 men who died in the 2010 Pike River Mine disaster, Environment Minister Dr […]

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Government Loves Kaipara waste minimisation

By   /  July 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on Government Loves Kaipara waste minimisation

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Government Loves Kaipara waste minimisation Love Kaipara has been awarded nearly $135,000 from the Waste Minimisation Fund to support moving Kaipara communities towards zero waste, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced. “Love Kaipara is leading the way in encouraging behavioural change throughout Kaipara through promotional […]

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$300,000 to help preserve native bush and fauna

By   /  July 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on $300,000 to help preserve native bush and fauna

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $300,000 to help preserve native bush and fauna The Forest Bridge Trust has been awarded $300,000 from the Community Environment Fund, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. “The vision of The Forest Bridge Trust is to create a connected landscape of healthy forest and […]

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Taranaki hapū & marae sustainable stewardship supported

By   /  July 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on Taranaki hapū & marae sustainable stewardship supported

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Taranaki hapū & marae sustainable stewardship supported Taranaki-based Te Whenua Tōmuri Trust Board has been granted over $130,000 from the Community Environment Fund towards its ‘Maru Wai Matara – Kaitiaki Taiao’ project, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. “The Trust will provide 12 hapū […]

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Waikoropupū Springs tribunal appointed

By   /  July 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Waikoropupū Springs tribunal appointed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Waikoropupū Springs tribunal appointed The special tribunal to consider the Waikoropupū Springs application for a Water Conservation Order (WCO) has been announced today by Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith. “The Waikoropupū Springs are the largest freshwater springs in New Zealand and contain the clearest water […]

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Envirocon product stewardship scheme making concrete progress

By   /  July 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on Envirocon product stewardship scheme making concrete progress

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Envirocon product stewardship scheme making concrete progress Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson has visited Interbloc NZ and Envirocon to see first-hand how their cutting-edge facility turns leftover concrete into a primary resource. “The Envirocon product stewardship scheme provides a standard, sustainable and credible waste management […]

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$145k to support restoration of Wakatipu Basin’s native beech forests

By   /  July 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on $145k to support restoration of Wakatipu Basin’s native beech forests

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $145k to support restoration of Wakatipu Basin’s native beech forests A further $145,000 will be invested in the restoration of native beech forests, boosting the Government’s efforts to protect our native species, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. The funding from the Government’s Community […]

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Life membership ‘quite a shock’

By   /  July 10, 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 Life membership ‘quite a shock’

MIL OSI – Source: Antarctica New Zealand Headline: Life membership ‘quite a shock’ Proud achievement . . . Antarctic historian and author David Harrowfield has been made a life member of the New Zealand Antarctic Society. PHOTO: DANIEL BIRCHFIELD David Harrowfield has dedicated several decades of his life to the world’s southernmost continent, an effort […]

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Grant to support innovative coastal dune protection trial

By   /  July 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on Grant to support innovative coastal dune protection trial

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Grant to support innovative coastal dune protection trial Pest koi carp will be processed as a native plant fertiliser in a dune restoration programme, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. The $108,000 grant to the Coastal Restoration Trust, provided through the Community Environment Fund, […]

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Waitakere wetlands and waterways supported

By   /  July 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on Waitakere wetlands and waterways supported

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Waitakere wetlands and waterways supported A collaboration of Waitakere community groups will be supported with a $281,865 grant for their work to monitor and make restoration plans for local wetlands and waterways, including the Epping Wetland which has high ecological values. Associate Environment Minister Scott […]

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Voluntary glass recycling programme reaches seven year milestone

By   /  July 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on Voluntary glass recycling programme reaches seven year milestone

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Voluntary glass recycling programme reaches seven year milestone The Glass Packaging Forum and its glass recycling programme has been  celebrated in Auckland by Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson. Mr Simpson visited O-I Glass in Penrose to tour the factory and meet the people making the […]

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The winners and losers of Antarctica’s great thaw

By   /  July 3, 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 The winners and losers of Antarctica’s great thaw

MIL OSI – Source: Antarctica New Zealand Headline: The winners and losers of Antarctica’s great thaw When you think of Antarctica, you probably picture vast, continuous ice sheets and glaciers, with maybe a penguin or two thrown in. Yet most Antarctic plants and animals live in the permanently ice-free areas that cover about 1% of […]

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Antarctic Media

By   /  July 3, 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 Antarctic Media

MIL OSI – Source: Antarctica New Zealand Headline: Antarctic Media We are very excited to announce the launch of David Harrowfield’s book ‘New Zealand and the Antarctic’ in commemoration of New Zealand’s 60 year presence in Antarctica; this book covers the decade to 2017, when several key decisions resulted in Antarctica being elevated in New […]

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Government releases review of waste disposal levy

By   /  July 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on Government releases review of waste disposal levy

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Government releases review of waste disposal levy Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson has released a review into the waste disposal levy. The review makes three specific recommendations to support targeted investment in areas that will return the greatest waste minimisation outcomes: Strategy – develop a […]

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Grant to investigate solution to hazardous treated timber waste

By   /  July 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on Grant to investigate solution to hazardous treated timber waste

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Grant to investigate solution to hazardous treated timber waste Scion is to investigate the feasibility of remediating treated timber with government funding of $163,000, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. Chromated copper arsenate (CCA) is a preservative for timber that has been commonly used […]

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Read the Hazardous Substances Update June 2017

By   /  June 30, 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 Read the Hazardous Substances Update June 2017

MIL OSI – Source: Environmental Protection Authority – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Read the Hazardous Substances Update June 2017 Antifouling paints ban Don’t forget, antifouling paints containing the active ingredients diuron and octhilinone can no longer be imported or manufactured in New Zealand after 1 July 2017. This follows the 2013 EPA reassessment of a group of […]

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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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Bringing back the birdsong, note by note

By   /  June 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Bay of Islands, Conservation, conservation volunteers, Department of Conservation, DOC volunteer, Environment, Islands, National Volunteer Week, New Zealand Government, Project Island Song, Public Sector, volunteering, Volunteers  /  Comments Off on Bringing back the birdsong, note by note

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Bringing back the birdsong, note by note The Project Island Song partnership, made up of community group Guardians of the Bay of Islands, local hapū Ngāti Kuta and Patukeha and DOC, teamed up with Kerikeri Shade House volunteers for a busy day on June 13. Volunteers release […]

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