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Waste tyres to be used in cement manufacture

Published By   /  June 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Waste tyres to be used in cement manufacture

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Waste tyres to be used in cement manufacture Millions of waste tyres each year are to be used to manufacture cement as part of a wider Government plan to address the environmental problems of end of life tyres, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced at […]

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$258,000 for Whangarei Falls project

Published By   /  June 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on $258,000 for Whangarei Falls project

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $258,000 for Whangarei Falls project A Northland Regional Council project to improve water quality at Otuihau/Whangarei Falls has received a $258,000 Community Environment Fund grant, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today. “This grant will enable the Council to continue to improve the water quality […]

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A smidgen of seasonal solstice science

Published By   /  June 19, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on A smidgen of seasonal solstice science

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Press Release/Statement: Headline: A smidgen of seasonal solstice science This year’s winter solstice may start mild, but by the end of the shortest day of the year on Wednesday there will be rain, wind and even some snow. NIWA meteorologist Ben […]

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Still time to lodge EQC claims for land damage following April floods

Published By   /  June 19, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Still time to lodge EQC claims for land damage following April floods

MIL OSI – Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Still time to lodge EQC claims for land damage following April floods Customers whose land suffered damage from landslips or flooding during the April floods still have time to lodge a claim with the Earthquake Commission. Event response spokesperson, Paul Walsh, says that […]

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Government supports Z Energy recycling

Published By   /  June 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on Government supports Z Energy recycling

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Government supports Z Energy recycling Z Energy are installing new forecourt recycling facilities at 117 of their retail sites with a grant of $218,000 from the Government’s Waste Minimisation Fund. Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced the new initiative today at a pilot forecourt on […]

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TTRL decision date extended

Published By   /  June 15, 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 TTRL decision date extended

MIL OSI – Source: Environmental Protection Authority – Press Release/Statement: Headline: TTRL decision date extended 15 June 2017 ​The Decision-making Committee appointed by the EnvironmentalProtection Authority to consider an application by Trans-Tasman Resources Ltdto mine ironsand off the Taranaki Bight has announced an extension to itsdeliberations. The committee, which began its consideration of theapplication following […]

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Kiwi researchers discover ‘almost perfectly preserved’ 118-year-old painting in Antarctica

Published By   /  June 14, 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 Kiwi researchers discover ‘almost perfectly preserved’ 118-year-old painting in Antarctica

MIL OSI – Source: Antarctica New Zealand Headline: Kiwi researchers discover ‘almost perfectly preserved’ 118-year-old painting in Antarctica The New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust found the perfectly-preserved painting by Dr Edward Wilson in the hut at Cape Adare. An “almost perfectly preserved” 118-year-old painting has been discovered among penguin excrement, dust and mould-covered papers in […]

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New National Environmental Standard for marine aquaculture proposed

Published By   /  June 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on New National Environmental Standard for marine aquaculture proposed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New National Environmental Standard for marine aquaculture proposed A proposed National Environmental Standard for Marine Aquaculture to make re-consenting existing marine farms more consistent and efficient has been released today by Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith. “The aquaculture industry […]

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Three Kings housing development agreement welcomed

Published By   /  June 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Three Kings housing development agreement welcomed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Three Kings housing development agreement welcomed An agreement between appellant parties for a development of up to 1500 homes at Auckland’s Three Kings, proposed by owners Fletcher Residential, has been welcomed by Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith. “This agreement is great news for Auckland. It […]

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$150,000 to move Raglan nearer to zero waste

Published By   /  June 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on $150,000 to move Raglan nearer to zero waste

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $150,000 to move Raglan nearer to zero waste Scott Simpson | Environment Government funding of $150,000 will allow the Waikato District Council to implement food waste collection, diversion and composting services in the Raglan community, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. Waikato District Council […]

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Marae working towards zero waste

Published By   /  June 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on Marae working towards zero waste

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Marae working towards zero waste Scott Simpson | Environment Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson has announced funding of nearly $800,000 for Para Kore Marae to extend their waste minimisation project. “With funding from the Waste Minimisation Fund (WMF) the programme has already been successfully implemented […]

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Hunter Downs Water Ltd given requiring authority status

Published By   /  June 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Hunter Downs Water Ltd given requiring authority status

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Hunter Downs Water Ltd given requiring authority status Minister for the Environment Dr Nick Smith has granted Hunter Downs Water Limited requiring authority status to develop and operate the Hunter Downs Irrigation Scheme in South Canterbury. “The irrigation scheme will take water from the Waitaki […]

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$260,000 for nationwide litter review

Published By   /  June 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on $260,000 for nationwide litter review

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $260,000 for nationwide litter review An independent review of public litter and littering interventions in New Zealand will be undertaken by the Sustainable Coastlines Charitable Trust, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. “Sustainable Coastlines has been awarded $261,250 from the Government’s Waste Minimisation Fund. […]

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Stream restoration takes top Green Ribbon

Published 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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Lake Waikare Hui and Planting event

Published By   /  June 7, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Lake Waikare Hui and Planting event

MIL OSI – Source: ESR – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Lake Waikare Hui and Planting event Join us at a Hui at Matahuru Marae on 24 June to listen to the stories about the degradation of Lake Waikare and the multiple restoration projects that are underway.  You can also participate in the improvement of lake ecosystems, […]

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Is the collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet inevitable?

Published By   /  June 6, 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 Is the collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet inevitable?

MIL OSI – Source: Antarctica New Zealand Headline: Is the collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet inevitable? Prof Christina Hulbe is geophysicist in the School of Surveying at the University of Otago in New Zealand, and Dr Christian Ohneiser is a paleoclimatologist in the Department of Geology at the same university. In the late […]

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Protection order proposed for NZ’s largest, clearest springs

Published By   /  June 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Protection order proposed for NZ’s largest, clearest springs

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Protection order proposed for NZ’s largest, clearest springs An application for a Water Conservation Order (WCO) for the largest freshwater springs in New Zealand has been accepted and referred to a special tribunal, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today. “The Waikoropupū Springs are the […]

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Over $200,000 environmental funding for Colville Bay

Published By   /  June 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on Over $200,000 environmental funding for Colville Bay

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Over $200,000 environmental funding for Colville Bay Colville Bay Harbour Care project in the Coromandel has received $201,420 from the Community Environment Fund, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today “The Colville Bay Harbour Care project is a great example of how a small community […]

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Occupied Palestinian Territory: Fifty years of inaction and impunity must end

Published By   /  June 1, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Occupied Palestinian Territory: Fifty years of inaction and impunity must end

MIL OSI – Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Occupied Palestinian Territory: Fifty years of inaction and impunity must end The international community continues to turn a blind eye to Israel’s violations of international law and the abuse of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), Oxfam said today. As development and […]

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Three million paint containers recycled

Published By   /  May 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on Three million paint containers recycled

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Three million paint containers recycled Resene has recycled over three million paint containers and found innovative uses for leftover paint, with its PaintWise scheme, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today at Resene’s factory in Lower Hutt. “Often consumers buy more paint than they need […]

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