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First Heritage EQUIP grants allocated

Published By   /  March 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Arts, Culture and Heritage, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on First Heritage EQUIP grants allocated

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: First Heritage EQUIP grants allocated Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says two industrial buildings will receive the first funding from a new grant specifically for earthquake strengthening privately-owned heritage buildings. “The National Tobacco Company Building in Napier and the former Union Steamship Company […]

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Invasive estuary weed close to eradication

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Invasive estuary weed close to eradication

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Invasive estuary weed close to eradication Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says DOC is on the brink of eradicating the invasive weed Spartina in the Marlborough Sounds and Golden Bay. “Spartina, one of the Dirty Dozen weeds targeted in the War on Weeds 2017, clogs waterways. […]

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Unveiling strengthens NZ-Turkish ties

Published By   /  March 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Arts, Culture and Heritage, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Unveiling strengthens NZ-Turkish ties

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Unveiling strengthens NZ-Turkish ties Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says the ties between New Zealand and Turkey were strengthened further today with the unveiling of the Turkish Memorial at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. “It’s fitting that the second memorial to take its […]

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Enduring Power of Attorney forms made easier

Published By   /  March 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Seniors  /  Comments Off on Enduring Power of Attorney forms made easier

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Enduring Power of Attorney forms made easier The Minister for Seniors Maggie Barry says changes to Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA) forms will make them easier to understand and use. “Knowing you can chose people you trust and who understand what you want, who will […]

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Predator Free 2050 holiday parks partnership

Published By   /  March 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Predator Free 2050 holiday parks partnership

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Predator Free 2050 holiday parks partnership Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has welcomed a new predator-free initiative signed today which includes trapping in and around hundreds of holiday parks. The partnership between the Predator Free NZ Trust and the Holiday Parks Association of New Zealand (HAPNZ) […]

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Minister welcomes campaign to wipe out wasps

Published By   /  March 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Minister welcomes campaign to wipe out wasps

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Minister welcomes campaign to wipe out wasps Conservation Minister Maggie Barry today praised a new eradication campaign, ‘Wasp Wipeout’, which is removing pest wasps from the Nelson-Tasman region this summer. The Department of Conservation, Fairfax Media and the Tasman Environment Trust launched the campaign in […]

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New Zealand's darkest day remembered in 2017

Published By   /  March 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Arts, Culture and Heritage, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand's darkest day remembered in 2017

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New Zealand's darkest day remembered in 2017 Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says New Zealand’s darkest day during World War 1 will be remembered as part of WW100’s 2017 programme.  “This year attention turns from Gallipoli to the Western Front.  The Battle of […]

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Ruataniwha Redux: Defending Nature from the Conservation Minister

Published By   /  February 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Campaign, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment & Resource Management, forest and bird, Green Party, Hawke's Bay, Maggie Barry, Mojo Mathers, Opposition News, Parliament, Politics, Ruataniwha, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Ruataniwha Redux: Defending Nature from the Conservation Minister

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Ruataniwha Redux: Defending Nature from the Conservation Minister Right now, Forest and Bird are in the Supreme Court defending a challenge from the Minister of Conservation, Maggie Barry. The Minister wants to remove the protected status of 22 hectares of Forest Park land in order […]

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$2m tourism and cultural boost for Tairawhiti

Published By   /  February 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Arts, Culture and Heritage, Economic Development, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on $2m tourism and cultural boost for Tairawhiti

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $2m tourism and cultural boost for Tairawhiti Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry today announced funding will be made available for tourism infrastructure and cultural events as part of the Tairawhiti Economic Action Plan. The Action Plan was […]

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Conservation and environment science roadmap announced

Published By   /  February 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Environment, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Conservation and environment science roadmap announced

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Conservation and environment science roadmap announced The Government has released its conservation and environment science priorities for the next 20 years in a new Roadmap, Conservation and lead Minister Maggie Barry and Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today at the annual Bluegreens Forum. “We […]

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Minister begins visit to subantarctic islands

Published By   /  February 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Minister begins visit to subantarctic islands

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Minister begins visit to subantarctic islands Conservation Minister Maggie Barry is leading a delegation to the subantarctic islands today to experience first-hand the vital conservation and research work being carried out there. “The Auckland Islands are the largest of our subantarctic islands. They have unique […]

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Boards of Inquiry for Auckland roading projects

Published By   /  February 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Environment, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Boards of Inquiry for Auckland roading projects

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Boards of Inquiry for Auckland roading projects Boards of Inquiry have been appointed to decide on two significant Auckland roading projects in a move which will get a decision by the end of the year, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry […]

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Minister praises efforts to re-float whales

Published By   /  February 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Minister praises efforts to re-float whales

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Minister praises efforts to re-float whales Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has thanked DOC staff and volunteers helping to re-float pilot whales after a mass stranding at Farewell spit overnight. “More than 400 pilot whales stranded overnight in one of the largest recorded mass strandings in […]

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Plan to accelerate the growth of kiwi numbers

Published By   /  February 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Plan to accelerate the growth of kiwi numbers

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Plan to accelerate the growth of kiwi numbers Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has welcomed plans by the Kiwis for Kiwi Trust to boost the number of kiwi chicks captured in the wild for later release in to predator free habitats. “Through Operation Nest Egg the […]

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Funding for Northland conservation projects

Published By   /  February 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Funding for Northland conservation projects

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Funding for Northland conservation projects Conservation work in Northland has received a major investment of $400,000 from the DOC Community Fund, announced today by Conservation Minister Maggie Barry. Four groups will receive funding for community conservation work that contributes to the War on Weeds and […]

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Rotorua projects to help kokako

Published By   /  February 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Louise Upston, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on Rotorua projects to help kokako

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Rotorua projects to help kokako Conservation Minister Maggie Barry and Associate Primary Industries Minister Louise Upston say projects to help kokako in Bay of Plenty have been given more than $125,000 from the DOC Community Fund. “Rotoehu Forest is home to 150 North Island kōkako […]

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Track upgrades to prevent spread of kauri dieback

Published By   /  February 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Track upgrades to prevent spread of kauri dieback

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Track upgrades to prevent spread of kauri dieback Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says DOC has completed the first stage of a 3-year programme to upgrade tracks in kauri forests to help prevent the spread of kauri dieback. Twenty-six high priority tracks in the Bay of […]

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Expanded predator control work in Northland forests

Published By   /  February 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Expanded predator control work in Northland forests

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Expanded predator control work in Northland forests Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has announced a major expansion of predator control work in Northland’s precious native forests. “Controlling predators is vital if the forests are going to be safe for native birds like the kiwi, kokako, kakariki […]

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Further funding for regional culture and heritage

Published By   /  January 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Arts, Culture and Heritage, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Further funding for regional culture and heritage

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Further funding for regional culture and heritage Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says applications for the second round of funding to support regional cultural amenities is now open. “Since opening last year this multi-million dollar fund for capital projects has championed some tremendous […]

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First Encounters 250 commemoration launched

Published By   /  January 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Arts, Culture and Heritage, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on First Encounters 250 commemoration launched

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: First Encounters 250 commemoration launched Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced a national commemoration to mark the 250th anniversary of the first encounters between Māori and Europeans. In October 2019, First Encounters 250 will commemorate the early meeting of Māori and Europeans […]

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