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DOC concerned by evidence of illegal fires near Grassy Flat Hut

By   /  March 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Mar19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on DOC concerned by evidence of illegal fires near Grassy Flat Hut

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction DOC is concerned by evidence of illegal fires near Grassy Flat Hut on the Styx River and thanks members of the public for raising the alarm. Date:  20 March 2019 The fire was spotted from the ridge tops surrounding the hut by a member of the public who noticed smoke. They […]

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Have your say – West Coast Te Tai o Poutini Conservation Management Strategy amendment

By   /  March 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Mar2019, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Have your say – West Coast Te Tai o Poutini Conservation Management Strategy amendment

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction DOC is seeking the views of the public on draft amendments to the West Coast Te Tai o Poutini Conservation Management Strategy (CMS) 2010. Date:  20 March 2019 DOC is amending the CMS to ensure consistency with the new Paparoa National Park Management Plan 2017 and management of activities on the […]

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Hope beats hate

By   /  March 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Hope beats hate

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Yesterday we saw the best, and the worst. Thousands of young people came together to demand a brighter future, and a small group of far-right white nationalists carried out a cowardly act of terror at two Christchurch mosques. Our hearts go out to the Muslim community, and to the people of […]

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LIVE FEED: School Strikes For Climate

By   /  March 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on LIVE FEED: School Strikes For Climate

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Tomorrow on Friday 15th March young people all over the world will be walking out of school to Strike for the Climate. This movement, inspired by a 16 year old activist Greta Thunberg has grown from one person to a global movement. Here is a live feed of their social media […]

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Little penguin loses eye in dog attack

By   /  March 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Little penguin loses eye in dog attack

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction A little penguin (kororā) attacked by a dog at Himatangi Beach recently will never be able to return to the sea. The penguin, which is now recuperating at Palmerston North’s Central Energy Trust Wildbase Recovery Centre, has permanently lost sight in one eye. Date:  13 March 2019 During the attack, this […]

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Greenpeace disturbed by directive to stop criticising companies

By   /  March 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace disturbed by directive to stop criticising companies

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Tuesday, 12 March: Greenpeace has been told to take down “provocative” billboards about synthetic nitrogen fertiliser. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled against a series of Greenpeace billboards reading: “Ravensdown and Ballance Pollute Rivers – #TooManyCows” In its decision, the ASA accepts the scientific basis of the ads stating that […]

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Bumper hihi breeding season on pest-free Tiritiri Matangi

By   /  March 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Mar18, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Bumper hihi breeding season on pest-free Tiritiri Matangi

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction A record number of hihi or stitchbird have fledged on pest-free Tiritiri Matangi Island in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park during the latest breeding season. Date:  11 March 2019 Source:  Hihi Conservation Charitable Trust and DOC Five 21 day old hihi chicks fledged on pest-free Tiritiri Matangi in the Hauraki Gulf Marine ParkImage: […]

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Kaimanawa wild horses available for rehoming

By   /  March 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Mar19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Kaimanawa wild horses available for rehoming

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction A minimum of 70 Kaimanawa wild horses need to be removed from the Waiouru Military Training Area, Central North Island in the next couple of months and rehoming groups are now keen to hear from prospective owners. Date:  08 March 2019 The number of horses to be removed was confirmed last […]

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Meet the women taking on some of the world’s biggest climate polluters

By   /  March 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Meet the women taking on some of the world’s biggest climate polluters

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand These inspiring, determined, and hopeful women are fighting to hold oil, gas and coal companies accountable for climate change. (L-R) Desiree Llanos Dee, Veronica ‘Derek’ Cabe, Marielle Trixie Bacason, with Johanna Fernandez from Greenpeace Southeast Asia. © Jiri Rezac / Greenpeace Marielle Bacason was 22 when she experienced the storm that […]

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Online training programme launched to help public identify myrtle rust

By   /  March 7, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Mar19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Online training programme launched to help public identify myrtle rust

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction Biosecurity New Zealand (part of the Ministry for Primary Industries) and DOC have launched an online training programme to help New Zealanders identify suspected myrtle rust infections in their backyards. Date:  07 March 2019 The plant fungus can be hard to identify without training and can look different during seasonal changes. […]

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Why care about Nitrogen? – Ask the UN

By   /  March 6, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Why care about Nitrogen? – Ask the UN

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The United Nations has placed Nitrogen pollution on a hit list of the top five new environmental crises facing the globe. A move which has huge implications for New Zealand and intensive dairy farming in particular. Greenpeace campaigner Gen Toop says “this new report should be all the Government needs to […]

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Waikanae River chosen for priority restoration

By   /  March 6, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Mar19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Waikanae River chosen for priority restoration

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction Waikanae River, north of Wellington, has been chosen by DOC as a priority river catchment for restoration from mountains to sea. Date:  06 March 2019 The announcement was made at a hui where community, iwi, councils and agencies had gathered to develop a collaborative vision for the river’s restoration. The river […]

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Action on Himalayan tahr vital to conservation

By   /  March 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Mar19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Action on Himalayan tahr vital to conservation

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction DOC’s Himalayan tahr control work, vital to protecting the unique alpine landscapes of the South Island, resumes this week. Date:  05 March 2019 DOC’s Director Community Engagement, Dr Ben Reddiex, says DOC will continue working with the hunting community to reduce tahr on conservation land. “There are reports of numerous tahr […]

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2019 Pureora Hunting Competition opens

By   /  March 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Mar19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on 2019 Pureora Hunting Competition opens

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction DOC are inviting hunters and the community to join in family-friendly events and activities for the annual deer hunting competition in Pureora Forest Park. Date:  04 March 2019 The annual ‘red deer hunting comp’, starting 18 March, is celebrating its 36th year of competitions. To celebrate DOC have included several exciting […]

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Fox Glacier access problems continue

By   /  March 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Mar19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Fox Glacier access problems continue

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction DOC says the Fox Glacier access road has been destroyed by a major landslide. Date:  01 March 2019 DOC says the Fox Glacier access road has been destroyed by a major landslide that continues to cause issues after previously closing the road during November and December 2018. The main highway remains […]

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Common dolphins strand in Marlborough Sounds

By   /  February 28, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, feb19, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Common dolphins strand in Marlborough Sounds

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction Thirteen common dolphins were found dead yesterday after stranding near the entrance to Tory Channel in the Marlborough Sounds and another two dolphins stranded there this morning. Date:  28 February 2019 One of the two dolphins was refloated by local landowners and the other was found dead.   The dolphins stranded […]

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New breeding programme for Wangapeka whio

By   /  February 28, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, feb19, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, whiostory2019  /  Comments Off on New breeding programme for Wangapeka whio

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction Three young whio were released into the Wangapeka-Fyfe Whio Security Site this week as part of a new programme to boost whio numbers. Date:  28 February 2019 Three young whio/blue ducks were this week the first to be released into the Wangapeka-Fyfe Whio Security Site in Kahurangi National Park as part […]

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Celebrating UN World Wildlife Day 2019

By   /  February 28, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on Celebrating UN World Wildlife Day 2019

Source: Department of Conservation To celebrate World Wildlife Day 2019 DOC is hosting an event at Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium in Auckland on Saturday 2 March, with a focus on marine species protected under CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora).  Green sea turtle at Kelly Tarlton’s  – Credit: […]

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Pull together and spruce up our beaches

By   /  February 27, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, feb19, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Pull together and spruce up our beaches

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction Sea Week is a great opportunity to show your care for local beaches, says DOC Whanganui Community Ranger Jaycee Tipene Thomas. Date:  27 February 2019 This year Seaweek runs from Saturday 2 March through to Sunday 9 March and Jaycee, as a new member to the DOC team, is excited and […]

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How you can help protect Patagonia from Shell and Total

By   /  February 27, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on How you can help protect Patagonia from Shell and Total

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand When you picture Patagonia, what comes to mind? Mountainous vistas as far as the eye can see? Majestic pumas? Giant, dinosaur-like Condors? Big Lakes and roaring rivers? Perhaps Indigenous Mapuche living since time immemorial among crystal blue streams, fields of wildflowers, and shimmering glaciers capping the mountaintops? Dozens of Greenpeace Argentina […]

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