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Hide your snacks: Litter & our birds

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Camping, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, Environment, FifthEstate1, Food, KB, KB, KEA, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Rubbish, Weka  /  Comments Off on Hide your snacks: Litter & our birds

Source: Department of Conservation When we think of litter, we probably have a pretty solid idea of what that is. Maybe it’s a plastic bag, or a chips packet. What about a drink bottle? Sure. But would you consider tossing your banana peel into the bushes as OK to do because ‘it will biodegrade’? How […]

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The youth have seen enough

By   /  January 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on The youth have seen enough

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Why are global politics so dysfunctional that the UN climate meeting requires a 15-year-old Swedish grade school student to speak the truth? Why does a coalition of youth, outside the COP 24 climate meeting articulate a more comprehensive action plan than the delegates inside the meeting? Greta Thunberg at COP24 in […]

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In difficult times, hope is an act of courage

By   /  January 3, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on In difficult times, hope is an act of courage

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Flooding in Japan, unprecedented monsoons in India, a nearly 30% increase in rainfallthroughout the Americas and 40% across Europe. Africa is seeing deadly droughtsacross Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. Australia, Greece, Sweden, Portugal and the American Northwest’s horizons glowed red with wildfires because of heatwaves and drier seasons. The Philippines and Fiji were battered by some of the […]

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Some simple rules for drone users

By   /  December 31, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, Drone, Environment, KB, KB, National parks, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Recreation, UAV, Visit the Kiwi way, visitors  /  Comments Off on Some simple rules for drone users

Source: Department of Conservation Got a new drone for Christmas? Did you know the Civil Aviation Authority classify them as an aircraft? This means there are some rules you need to follow. These rules are not there to kill your fun – in fact there are some extremely important reasons behind them that you might […]

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WWF Statement on Japan’s Decision to Withdraw from the International Whaling Commission

By   /  December 29, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Animal Welfare, Conservation, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on WWF Statement on Japan’s Decision to Withdraw from the International Whaling Commission

Source: World Wildlife Fund Date December 28, 2018 Media Contact In This Press Release In response to Japan’s decision to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC), World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released the following statement: “WWF is dismayed by Japan’s decision to withdraw from the IWC and resume commercial whaling. By disregarding the only international […]

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Greenpeace condemns Japan government’s “sneaky” withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission

By   /  December 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace condemns Japan government’s “sneaky” withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Tokyo, Japan – Greenpeace condemns the Japanese Government’s formal announcement today to officially withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC), with the intention to resume commercial whaling in its territorial waters and exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Previous media reports had indicated that government of Japan was considering pulling out of the […]

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5 young activists who inspired us this year

By   /  December 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on 5 young activists who inspired us this year

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand When it comes to climate ambition, these young people put world leaders to shame. This is Zero Hour’s inaugural Youth Climate March on Washington D.C. Led by 16-year-old Jamie Margolin, the youth-organized march seeks to highlight climate issues on a global scale. © Katie Nelson You can never be too young […]

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The best images of 2018 from Greenpeace’s ships

By   /  December 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on The best images of 2018 from Greenpeace’s ships

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand 2018 has been an iconic year for Greenpeace’s ships. The Rainbow Warrior, Esperanza, and Arctic Sunrise has sailed from all corners of the world – from Antarctica to Hawaii, Taiwan to New Zealand, from the dense forest of Papua to the pristine biodiverse Great Southern Reef in Australia. Our ships have […]

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Thank you for 2018!

By   /  December 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Thank you for 2018!

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The best images of 2018 from Greenpeace’s ships by Sudhanshu Malhotra 26 December 2018 2018 has been an iconic year for Greenpeace’s ships. The Rainbow Warrior, Esperanza, and Arctic Sunrise has sailed from all corners of the world – from Antarctica to Hawaii, Taiwan… MIL OSI

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An impressive way to clean a toilet

By   /  December 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Cathedral Cove, Conservation, Coromandel, Department of Conservation, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Recreation, Tolilets  /  Comments Off on An impressive way to clean a toilet

Source: Department of Conservation Our parks and reserves are visited by droves of tourists over the busy summer season, most of whom will inevitably need to ‘answer the call of nature’ at some point during their visit. So how do we stop stop some of our most treasured conservation areas from turning into veritable toilets […]

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Democracy and a web of spies

By   /  December 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Democracy and a web of spies

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Around the beginning of 2017, Greenpeace received leaked information indicating that oil companies we’d opposed had contracted spies to watch staff and volunteers on almost a daily basis, and that it had been going on for years. We’d been followed home, tailed in our personal time, and had our privacy breached […]

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Greenpeace condemns Japan government’s reported withdrawal from IWC

By   /  December 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace condemns Japan government’s reported withdrawal from IWC

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Tokyo, Japan – Greenpeace condemns the Japanese Government’s decision to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to resume commercial whaling – a decision likely to be announced next week according to Japanese media reports. Sam Annesley, Executive Director at Greenpeace Japan said: “This is a grave mistake which is out […]

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Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Guest post from Ranger Anne

By   /  December 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Animal pests, Breeding, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, DOC ranger, Environment, Fiordland, Fiordland Kiwi Diaries, KB, KB, kiwi, Native animals, native birds, New Zealand Government, Pest control, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Guest post from Ranger Anne

Source: Department of Conservation We’re on the front lines of the Save Our Iconic Kiwi initiative. This is the seventeenth in a series following the work being done to save the Fiordland tokoeka (kiwi). Our ranger Tim and his team have been studying the population of kiwi at Shy Lake to find out how to best protect them from predators […]

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Democracy threatened by Government Stasi-like surveillance

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Democracy threatened by Government Stasi-like surveillance

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand On the back of a report released today revealing seven government departments have engaged with a spy agency that acted unlawfully, Greenpeace has accused the state of assisting in systematic and oppressive Stasi-like surveillance. State Services Commissioner, Peter Hughes, who headed up the State Services Commission (SSC) investigation into Government use […]

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Royal cam update: Starting the season with a record number of eggs laid

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Albatross, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, New Zealand Government, Otago, Public Sector, pukekura, royal albatross, Royal Cam, Taiaroa Head, working at DOC  /  Comments Off on Royal cam update: Starting the season with a record number of eggs laid

Source: Department of Conservation By Jim Watts, Ranger Biodiversity The Royal albatross is one of the largest seabirds in the world. There are two species of royal albatross, the Southern royal and Northern royal. We are extremely privileged to host a Northern royal albatross colony at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head. A record number of fifty-one eggs have […]

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Volunteer spotlight: Anaura Bay campsite

By   /  December 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Anaura bay, Camping, christmas, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Recreation, Volunteers  /  Comments Off on Volunteer spotlight: Anaura Bay campsite

Source: Department of Conservation Without the passionate volunteers who help DOC in so many ways, we couldn’t deliver the vast array of conservation-based activities that take part across New Zealand’s public conservation lands and waters virtually 24/7.  New Zealanders and our visitors are enriched by outdoor experiences. Volunteers play a vital role for conservation in […]

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We need a Climate Commission with teeth

By   /  December 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on We need a Climate Commission with teeth

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Climate change demands that we change our governing institutional arrangements in profound ways. We need climate institutions with a focus on our agreed long term emission reduction targets, and with the tools to ensure that these goals are not sacrificed to short term political pressure. There isn’t much point if the […]

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Avances en la cumbre mundial del clima de la ONU, pero con compromisos climáticos débiles.

By   /  December 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Animal Welfare, Conservation, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on Avances en la cumbre mundial del clima de la ONU, pero con compromisos climáticos débiles.

Source: World Wildlife FundKatowice, Polonia – Al concluir las conversaciones sobre el clima de la ONU, WWF celebra los avances en la adopción de una hoja de ruta, o reglamento, para poner en práctica el Acuerdo de París y la indicación de que las naciones deben contar con compromisos climáticos más fuertes. Pero lamenta que […]

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9 New Zealand tracks to explore this holiday season

By   /  December 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Day Hikes, Department of Conservation, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, New Zealand Government, New Zealand hikes, Public Sector, Recreation, tracks, tramping, walking, Walking/hiking/tramping  /  Comments Off on 9 New Zealand tracks to explore this holiday season

Source: Department of Conservation ‘Tis the season for a lot of things, namely – getting outdoors and enjoying this beautiful country. In between all the festivities of the holidays, we expect a lot of New Zealanders and visitors will be looking to get moving in nature. We asked our local experts – the DOC rangers […]

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The do’s and don’ts of interacting with NZ’s native wildlife

By   /  December 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, KEA, marine mammals, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, safety, Uncategorized, Wildlife  /  Comments Off on The do’s and don’ts of interacting with NZ’s native wildlife

Source: Department of Conservation If you’re here from overseas visiting our unique nature; or are from elsewhere in the country exploring your wider backyard, here are some hot tips to treat wildlife the Kiwi way. 1 – Don’t get too close New Zealand’s native species are unique, precious and fascinating. It’s tempting to try and […]

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