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Bay of Plenty kōkako numbers on the rise

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, may19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Bay of Plenty kōkako numbers on the rise

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction A recent survey in the Pongakawa Ecological Area has indicated a robust and healthy population of North Island kōkako – one of New Zealand’s more highly threatened birds. Date:  22 May 2019 Survey team Joe, Dave and Amanda with a map of the 1200ha survey area.Image: Rotoehu Ecological Trust | © A total […]

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Beetles about: weed moth plant targeted

By   /  May 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Beetles about: weed moth plant targeted

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 21 May 2019 We have approved the introduction of a root-feeding beetle to control the noxious weed moth plant. The application to introduce the moth plant beetle into New Zealand was made by the Waikato Regional Council, acting on behalf of a consortium of regional councils and the Department of Conservation […]

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Taking the pulse of the Hikurangi subduction zone – 21/05/2019

By   /  May 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, earthquakes, Environment, FifthEstate1, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Taking the pulse of the Hikurangi subduction zone – 21/05/2019

Source: GNS Science This will help to bring science a step closer to being able to forecast the likelihood of damaging earthquakes and tsunamis on this major fault.  Led by GNS Science, the study involved the detailed analysis of several hundred earthquakes between Hawke’s Bay and East Cape to produce the first direct physical evidence […]

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Measles update | ESR

By   /  May 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, ESR, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Measles update | ESR

Source: ESR Measles cases linked to single importation. ESR scientists say the majority of cases of measles in Auckland, Northland and Bay of Plenty are likely to have originated from one initial case in Auckland.  ESR, which tracks all notifiable diseases on behalf of the Ministry of Health, reports there are now 142 cases of […]

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Four Sisters walk in Waipoua Forest to temporarily close

By   /  May 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, may19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Four Sisters walk in Waipoua Forest to temporarily close

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction The Four Sisters walk has temporarily closed due to the discovery of the kauri dieback pathogen in the area. Date:  20 May 2019 Source:  DOC and Te Roroa DOC and Te Roroa (kaitiaki over Waipoua Forest) have announced that the Four Sisters Walk has temporarily closed. This is due to the discovery […]

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Home-coming for rare rowi

By   /  May 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, battleforourbirds, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, kiwistory, May2019, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, predatorfree2050, tiakinangamanu  /  Comments Off on Home-coming for rare rowi

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction A small population of our rarest kiwi returned to their traditional West Coast home on 9 May after growing up on Mana Island in the lower North Island. Date:  17 May 2019 These seven rowi, or Ōkārito brown kiwi, were all wild-hatched on predator free Mana Island and are part of […]

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Scientists hoping to solve great eel mystery

By   /  May 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NIWA, Science  /  Comments Off on Scientists hoping to solve great eel mystery

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research NIWA freshwater scientists are pinning their hopes of solving an age-old mystery on 10 female longfin eels who are about to begin an epic journey to their spawning grounds somewhere in the Pacific Ocean.   NIWA freshwater ecologist Dr Paul Franklin says not knowing where […]

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Rec fishers join environmental heavyweights to save “kauri forests of our ocean”

By   /  May 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 Rec fishers join environmental heavyweights to save “kauri forests of our ocean”

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand New Zealand’s leading environmental organisations have today joined with recreational fishers to call on the Government to ban bottom trawling on seamounts. The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC), ECO, Forest and Bird, Greenpeace, LegaSea and WWF-New Zealand are urging the public to sign a petition to the Minister of Fisheries, Stuart […]

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Oxfam Trailwalker on the move from Whakatane

By   /  May 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Economy, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam Trailwalker on the move from Whakatane

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam Trailwalker will return in 2020 for what will be its fifth and final year in Whakatāne, Oxfam has announced, following which the charity’s flagship event will be moving to a new location.  The event’s new host region is to be announced later this year. Oxfam New Zealand’s Fundraising Events Manager […]

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Enriching New Zealand-Aotearoa through sustainable tourism growth

By   /  May 16, 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 Enriching New Zealand-Aotearoa through sustainable tourism growth

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis and Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage today released a new Tourism Strategy that aims to enrich New Zealand-Aotearoa through sustainable tourism growth. Date:  16 May 2019 Source:  Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment “Tourism is a vital part of New Zealand-Aotearoa’s economy and our ongoing prosperity, and connection to […]

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Public calls for changes to ensure a sustainable whitebait fishery

By   /  May 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, may19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Public calls for changes to ensure a sustainable whitebait fishery

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction Changes are needed to make New Zealand’s whitebait fishery sustainable, according to 90% of respondents to a DOC survey. Date:  16 May 2019 Whitebaiting regulations will remain unchanged for the 2019 whitebait season, which starts on the West Coast on 1 September and elsewhere in New Zealand on 15 August. The […]

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Visitors to Aoraki/Mt Cook exceed 1 million

By   /  May 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, may19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Visitors to Aoraki/Mt Cook exceed 1 million

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction For the first time, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park’s annual visitor numbers have exceeded 1 million, says Conservation Minister Hon Eugenie Sage. Date:  16 May 2019 Source:  Office of the Minister of Conservation Released today, summer visitor data, from some of the DOC’s  top visitor sites, shows another big season despite an […]

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Scientists study how to predict marine heatwaves

By   /  May 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NIWA, Science  /  Comments Off on Scientists study how to predict marine heatwaves

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Scientists have taken a step closer to predicting marine heatwaves with new NIWA-led research finding a link between their formation and the length of time sea temperatures are warmer than normal. For the past two summers, the Tasman Sea has experienced a marine heatwave, where […]

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Anne Haira and Sam Buckle join the Ministry for the Environment’s executive leadership team 

By   /  May 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry for the Environment, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Anne Haira and Sam Buckle join the Ministry for the Environment’s executive leadership team 

Source: Ministry for the Environment The Ministry is delighted to welcome Anne Haira and Sam Buckle to its executive leadership team in June. Anne Haira will be joining us as Deputy Secretary Partnerships and Customers. She has had a rich and diverse career spanning the public and private sectors, including Kensington Swan and Fonterra. Anne […]

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Iwi tell their history on Matiu/Somes Island

By   /  May 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, may19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Iwi tell their history on Matiu/Somes Island

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction Ten new interpretative panels unveiled on Matiu/Somes on Saturday 11 May tell the story of Taranaki Whānui and their unique connection to the island. Date:  15 May 2019 “It has been almost a decade since the Crown handed back the harbour islands to Taranaki Whanui ki te Upoko o Te Ika, […]

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Emirates Team New Zealand seek NIWA’s technical edge

By   /  May 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NIWA, Science  /  Comments Off on Emirates Team New Zealand seek NIWA’s technical edge

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Emirates Team New Zealand has welcomed NIWA onboard for the defence of the 36th America’s Cup. Grant Dalton, CEO of Emirates Team New Zealand, and NIWA CEO John Morgan recently signed an agreement that will see NIWA’s scientists working closely with Emirates Team New Zealand […]

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New Zealand part of global decision to restrict shipments of hard-to-recycle plastic waste to poorer countries

By   /  May 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry for the Environment, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on New Zealand part of global decision to restrict shipments of hard-to-recycle plastic waste to poorer countries

Source: Ministry for the Environment New Zealand was one of about 180 countries to agree via consensus on Friday 10 May to better regulate global trade in plastic waste to prevent environmental pollution.  The agreement to amend the Basel Convention means exporters of contaminated or hard-to-recycle plastic waste will require consent from the Governments of […]

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Latest science comes to life in new Te Taiao | Nature – 10/05/2019

By   /  May 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, earthquakes, Environment, FifthEstate1, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Latest science comes to life in new Te Taiao | Nature – 10/05/2019

Source: GNS Science 12/05/2019 1:58 pm A create-your-own tsunami tank and a ringside seat to the super-eruption that created Lake Taupō are among the GNS Science research showcased in Te Papa’s new nature zone Te Taiao | Nature. The new exhibit, which opens to the public on Saturday (11 May) brings New Zealand’s unique landscape […]

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Reassessment of methyl bromide | EPA

By   /  May 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Reassessment of methyl bromide | EPA

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 09 May 2019 We’ve produced a timeline to show the progress of an application to reassess methyl bromide. We have received an application from Stakeholders in Methyl Bromide Reduction Inc (the applicant) to reassess methyl bromide, a hazardous substance used in quarantine and pre-shipment fumigations. Every application under the Hazardous Substances […]

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Rāhui placed on Ohakune Old Coach Road track

By   /  May 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, may19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Rāhui placed on Ohakune Old Coach Road track

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction A fatality on the Ohakune Old Coach Road track over the weekend is being acknowledged with a rāhui. Date:  13 May 2019 Tongariro iwi, Ngāti Rangi and Uenuku have expressed their sadness at a fatality due to a medical emergency of a cyclist on the Ohakune Old Coach Road track over […]

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