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Tourist’s drone seized in Tongariro National Park

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction A drone has been seized after it was flown above the Tongariro Alpine Crossing illegally. Date:  25 February 2020 Drones are prohibited in Tongariro...

Pāteke going strong in Fiordland

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction After being considered functionally extinct from the South Island since the 1990s, the rarest waterfowl on mainland New Zealand, the pāteke/brown...

Mangrove invasion threatens Ahuriri Estuary

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction DOC Hawke’s Bay is concerned after local biodiversity champions discovered several invasive mangrove seedlings deliberately planted in the Ahuriri Estuary. Date:  24 February...

NZ’s rising climate emissions and Jacinda Ardern’s big chance to cut them

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand When it signed onto the Paris Climate Agreement, New Zealand pledged to increase its net greenhouse gas emissions by 10% by...

An opportunity to support a strong solar and wind electricity generation strategy for New...

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand We’re in a climate emergency. During a time when our friends and family members in Australia have lost their lives, homes,...

GPS tracking avoids future Flint incidents

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction Heroic rescues of frightened dogs from the sub-Antarctic islands will become an even rarer event with the introduction of tracking collars...

OMV’s deep sea oil drill fails

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand South Islanders will be bidding ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to Austrian oil and gas giant OMV, which has come up empty handed following...

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