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Greenpeace head and climate activist face court

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace head and climate activist face court

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace Executive Director, Dr Russel Norman, and climate activist Sara Howell, appeared for sentencing today following action they took to stop the world’s largest oil and gas exploration ship searching for fossil fuels off the Wairarapa Coast. Judge Arthur Tompkins in the Napier District Court reserved his decision on charges laid […]

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Ridding boxthorn from predator free Motunau Island

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, biodiversity, canterbury, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC ranger, Environment, island, Islands, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, skinks, staff, Uncategorized, Weeds  /  Comments Off on Ridding boxthorn from predator free Motunau Island

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Ridding boxthorn from predator free Motunau Island Motunau Island is the only offshore predator free island in Canterbury. Community ranger Vanessa Mander tells us why ridding the island of boxthorn weeds is important for the sea birds survival.

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The Sound of Science: Living the high life

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, Alpine, biodiversity, birds, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Pest control, predation, predators, Public Sector, Rock wren, Science, staff, Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on The Sound of Science: Living the high life

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The Sound of Science: Living the high life The life of a scientist in the Department of Conservation is worlds apart from the traditional stereotype of a lab-coat wearing academic hidden inside and away from the ‘real world’. DOC’s Threatened Species Ambassador Nicola Toki talks to […]

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Māui dolphins deserve better

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Conservation, Environment & Resource Management, Eugenie Sage, Green Party, Kiwis Against Seabed Mining, maui dolphin, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, ocean sanctuary, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, seabed mining  /  Comments Off on Māui dolphins deserve better

Source: Green Party Like many of us, I feel a deep connection to our oceans. The rich marine life that surrounds our shores is what makes our place in the world so special and why we’re so passionate about protecting it. There are only 63 of the unique Māui dolphins left in the world. Only […]

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100 ways kids can get involved in nature

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Adventure, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, kids, medals, National parks, nature, New Zealand Government, outdoors, Partnerships, Public Sector, Regions, sites, Toyota Kiwi Guardians, Walking/hiking/tramping  /  Comments Off on 100 ways kids can get involved in nature

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: 100 ways kids can get involved in nature Getting children outdoors with friends and family is an easy, cheap and fun way to grow healthy and happy kids. Simple idea, right? But in the age of technology and social media, maybe not. Forget millennials, today’s […]

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New seabed mining project threatens endangered whales and dolphins

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on New seabed mining project threatens endangered whales and dolphins

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace is shocked to discover that a new seabed mining exploration permit has been awarded inside a Marine Mammal Sanctuary, and is calling on the Government to reject all attempts to mine the seabed. The exploration permit, awarded to Ironsands Offshore Mining Limited, sits within the West Coast North Island Marine […]

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Krill fishing companies back call to protect Antarctic Ocean

By   /  July 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Krill fishing companies back call to protect Antarctic Ocean

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand A campaign to create the world’s biggest marine reserve off Antarctica has been given props from an unexpected quarter. The Greenpeace campaign to protect the Antarctic Ocean, backed by 1.7 million people globally, has just received unprecedented support from the vast majority of krill fishing companies operating in these waters. New […]

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Warding off the weeds on Mākaro island

By   /  July 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC staff, Environment, Islands, Native plants, New Zealand Government, our work, Public Sector, Weeds, Wellington, Wellington/Kapiti  /  Comments Off on Warding off the weeds on Mākaro island

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Warding off the weeds on Mākaro island Very few people have had the privilege of camping overnight on Wellington’s second largest harbour island – Mākaro/Ward island. In fact, it is usually prohibited to camp on this Scientific Reserve but recently two of our contractors spent […]

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Wellington whale watch: Your questions answered

By   /  July 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Marine, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Uncategorized, Wellington, Wellington/Kapiti, Whale  /  Comments Off on Wellington whale watch: Your questions answered

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Wellington whale watch: Your questions answered Wellington harbour has been getting lots of attention lately thanks to a visit from a southern right whale. With so many questions being asked our Marine Species Support Officer Hannah Hendriks gives us the scoop on deciphering whale behaviour.

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Greenpeace Canada blockade reaches 30-hour mark as tar sands oil tanker pulls away from terminal

By   /  July 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace Canada blockade reaches 30-hour mark as tar sands oil tanker pulls away from terminal

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Vancouver, Canada – It has been 30 hours since climbers began their ascent yesterday to form a 12-person blockade on Vancouver’s Ironworkers Memorial Bridge in Canada to prevent the oil tanker Serene Sea from leaving Kinder Morgan’s Westridge Marine Terminal. The tar sands oil tanker has pulled away from the terminal and is sitting at […]

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Dairying in the Mackenzie – how far is too far?

By   /  July 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Dairying in the Mackenzie – how far is too far?

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand When it comes to extremes we all have different limits. And sometimes we have to reach those nasty edges to appreciate they do exist. Extremes have been reached with the mega dairy farm planned for the Mackenzie Basin. A huge industrial dairying project that’s seen 12 environmental activists arrested and dragged […]

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New water rules must ban dairy conversions says Greenpeace

By   /  July 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on New water rules must ban dairy conversions says Greenpeace

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace says New Zealand’s water regulations need to be updated to prevent dairy expansion and end the intensification of livestock farming across the country. Yesterday, 12 protesters locked themselves onto diggers and other machinery, disrupting the development of a new mega-dairy farm that plans to put 15,000 cows at Simon’s Pass, […]

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Duckling boom delights Whirinaki visitors

By   /  July 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, june18, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, whiostory2018  /  Comments Off on Duckling boom delights Whirinaki visitors

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Duckling boom delights Whirinaki visitors The most popular walking tracks in Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park are also among the best place in New Zealand to see a whio in the wild, according to recent bird counts.

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Twelve arrested in Mackenzie dairy expansion protest

By   /  July 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Twelve arrested in Mackenzie dairy expansion protest

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Twelve people have been arrested following a peaceful protest at the Simons Pass dairy conversion in the Mackenzie Country. Among those arrested was an 88 year old South Island man. 45 Greenpeace activists arrived at the site before dawn today, some locking themselves onto diggers and trucks while others deployed a […]

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Greenpeace activists unleash giant banner in Mackenzie

By   /  July 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace activists unleash giant banner in Mackenzie

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand As the Greenpeace occupation of a proposed mega farm in the Mackenzie goes into its third hour, activists have laid out a massive message on the tussock. The giant banner with the words “Stop Dairy Expansion” is 80 by 25 metres – about the size of a rugby field. 45 activists […]

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Greenpeace shuts down Mackenzie mega dairy conversion

By   /  July 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace shuts down Mackenzie mega dairy conversion

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Dozens of environmental activists have braved freezing temperatures this morning to protest at the site of a proposed mega dairy farm in the Mackenzie / Te Manahuna. Protestors have locked themselves onto diggers and other machinery, disrupting construction on a huge irrigation pipeline for the new dairy farm. The Greenpeace protest […]

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Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Changing radio transmitters

By   /  June 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC ranger, Environment, Fiordland, Fiordland Kiwi Diaries, Fiordland National Park, Haast tokoeka, Jobs at DOC, kiwi, National parks, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Science  /  Comments Off on Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Changing radio transmitters

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Changing radio transmitters We caught up with Tim, a ranger on the front lines of the Save Our Iconic Kiwi initiative. This is the thirteenth in a series following the work he’s doing to save the Fiordland tokoeka (kiwi). Tim and his team […]

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Southern volunteers show their strength

By   /  June 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Jobs at DOC, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Southland, volunteering, volunteering week, Volunteers  /  Comments Off on Southern volunteers show their strength

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Southern volunteers show their strength In the depths of the South Island, Jill Hetherington tells a tale of two employees who have brought in 2,000 work days of conservation effort. Although these two individuals are able to report such crazy numbers, these achievements aren’t their own. Thomas […]

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Tiny district council has opportunity to stop Mackenzie dairy conversion

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Tiny district council has opportunity to stop Mackenzie dairy conversion

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand A tiny district council in the South Island may be all that stands in the way of an industrial dairy development in the unique and fragile Mackenzie Basin. Simons Pass Station ltd, owned by developer, Murray Valentine, has applied for consents to build three dairy sheds and 14 houses for a […]

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Volunteers at the heart of protecting Devonport Peninsula

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, Auckland, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC volunteer, Environment, National Volunteer Week, New Zealand Government, Predator Free 2050, Predator Free New Zealand, predator-free, Public Sector, volunteering, Volunteers  /  Comments Off on Volunteers at the heart of protecting Devonport Peninsula

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Volunteers at the heart of protecting Devonport Peninsula Volunteers are at the heart of the community effort to protect native birds on the Devonport peninsula. National Volunteer Advisor Chris Charles tells us about the great work volunteers in the community are undertaking to keep native […]

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