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Govt urged to use regional development fund for just transitions

By   /  February 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, Environment, GreenPeace, NGOs  /  Comments Off on Govt urged to use regional development fund for just transitions

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Headline: Govt urged to use regional development fund for just transitions Greenpeace campaigner, Amanda Larsson, says the fund provides a prime opportunity for the Government to “walk the talk” on New Zealand’s transition to 100% renewable energy. The details of the regional development fund are due to be announced today. “Prime […]

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What the heck is Sam Neill doing?

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, Environment, GreenPeace, NGOs  /  Comments Off on What the heck is Sam Neill doing?

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Headline: What the heck is Sam Neill doing? They’re from a new Greenpeace film made with Neill, the Jurassic Park and Hunt for the Wilderpeople star. View the full two minute video here. The New Zealand actor who’s about to appear in a new film Peter Rabbit, made the video to […]

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Message from Chief Executive Sid Miller

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Message from Chief Executive Sid Miller

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Message from Chief Executive Sid Miller 22 Feb 2018 The thoughts of EQC’s Board, management and staff are once again with the people of Canterbury as we recognise the seventh anniversary of the devastating 6.3 magnitude earthquake that forever changed the region. The impact of the […]

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Why the survival of NZ’s wildlife is in our hands

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Predator Free 2050, Public Sector, threatened species, Threatened Species Ambassador  /  Comments Off on Why the survival of NZ’s wildlife is in our hands

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Why the survival of NZ’s wildlife is in our hands The idea that New Zealand’s threatened species can somehow safely ‘co-exist’ with the onslaught of introduced predators is irresponsible and untrue, writes Threatened Species Ambassador Nicola Toki. New Zealand is facing a biodiversity crisis. With […]

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EQC information for residents following ex-Cyclone Gita

By   /  February 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on EQC information for residents following ex-Cyclone Gita

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC – Press Release/Statement: Headline: EQC information for residents following ex-Cyclone Gita EQC is encouraging homeowners to lodge a claim if their property has been damaged as ex-Cyclone Gita crosses the country. Chief Customer Officer Trish Keith says that although many people are still cleaning up and repairing damage caused by […]

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Goodbye Gunnera, be gone old friend

By   /  February 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, Chilian rhubarb, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Gunerra, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, War on Weeds, Weeds, West Coast  /  Comments Off on Goodbye Gunnera, be gone old friend

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Goodbye Gunnera, be gone old friend By Fiona Anderson, Senior Biodiversity Ranger “What is that plant that looks like giant rhubarb?” Gunnera leaves (giant or Chilean rhubarb) A decade or so ago the answer may have been “That’s Gunnera (giant or Chilean rhubarb), a South […]

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Oxfam releases report into allegations of sexual misconduct in Haiti

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Oxfam releases report into allegations of sexual misconduct in Haiti

Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Oxfam releases report into allegations of sexual misconduct in Haiti A full copy of Oxfam’s final internal report into allegations of sexual misconduct and other unacceptable behaviour during Oxfam’s humanitarian response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake has been made public today. Oxfam is publishing the report, written […]

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Kaikoura earthquake update 8

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Kaikoura earthquake update 8

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Kaikoura earthquake update 8 Kia Ora, In this month’s newsletter you can find an update on how many EQC customers have received their Kaikoura earthquake settlement and hear more about our plans, and timeframes, to complete remaining claims. How we are doing As at 31 January […]

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Scientists send snapper to boot camp

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Scientists send snapper to boot camp

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Scientists send snapper to boot camp At a laboratory just outside Whangarei, scientists are putting very young snapper through comprehensive physical testing – including a full medical check-up involving smell, hearing, vision, and even anxiety testing. NIWA’s Northland Marine Research Centre […]

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Tuila’epa to open high-powered Pacific climate conference

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, Climate Journalism, COP23, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Kiribati, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Climate Change Conference 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Samoa  /  Comments Off on Tuila’epa to open high-powered Pacific climate conference

Trailer for the controversial climate change documentary Anote’s Ark – former Kiribati President Anote Tong opened the previous Pacific Climate Change Conference in Wellington in 2016. Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Samoan Prime Minister and climate change action advocate Tuila’epa Dr Sa’ilele Malielegaoi is among the high-profile experts presenting at the Pacific Climate Change Conference this […]

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Oxfam announces comprehensive action plan to stamp out abuse

By   /  February 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Oxfam announces comprehensive action plan to stamp out abuse

Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Oxfam announces comprehensive action plan to stamp out abuse Oxfam today announced a comprehensive plan of action to strengthen safeguarding systems across the organisation and stamp out abuse, including asking leading women’s rights experts to lead an urgent independent review of its culture and practices. The plan […]

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The impacts of window strike on our native birds

By   /  February 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Kereru, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, window strike  /  Comments Off on The impacts of window strike on our native birds

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The impacts of window strike on our native birds By Kelly Hancock, Community Ranger Cleaning windows must be one of the most dreaded household tasks. If you manage to keep your windows sparkling clean, well done – you’re doing better than me! But those clean […]

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Would an earthquake early warning system work for New Zealand?

By   /  February 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Would an earthquake early warning system work for New Zealand?

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Would an earthquake early warning system work for New Zealand? Earthquake early warning systems are starting to come into use in a number of countries. Here, a team of researchers is asking if and how New Zealanders would use earthquake early warnings. EQC is providing $61,000 […]

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Warmer seas make whales more difficult to find and track

By   /  February 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Warmer seas make whales more difficult to find and track

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Warmer seas make whales more difficult to find and track A two-week expedition to tag blue whales in New Zealand waters for the first time, almost came up empty due to warmer sea temperatures causing the animals to change their behaviour. […]

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Celebrating the Chinese New Year in Auckland

By   /  February 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, Auckland, Chinese New Year, Conservation, conservation dogs, Department of Conservation, Environment, Marine Reserves, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Celebrating the Chinese New Year in Auckland

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Celebrating the Chinese New Year in Auckland By Yen Li Lim, Visitor Centre Ranger To celebrate the Chinese New Year, DOC staff in Auckland recently took the opportunity to reach out to the local community by attending the Chinese New Year Festival and Market Day. […]

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“Whale Cam” Attached to Minke in a World-first

By   /  February 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal Welfare, Conservation, Environment, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on “Whale Cam” Attached to Minke in a World-first

MIL OSI – Source: World Wildlife Fund – Release/Statement Headline: “Whale Cam” Attached to Minke in a World-first For the first time ever, scientists in Antarctica have attached a camera to a minke – one of the most poorly understood of all the whale species. And in an incredible bonus for researchers, the camera (which […]

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Monitoring rock wren in an alpine world

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Alpine, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Fiordland, Lake Roe, monitoring, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Rock wren, tuke  /  Comments Off on Monitoring rock wren in an alpine world

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Monitoring rock wren in an alpine world Crystal Brindle, Research Assistant I have recently lost myself in the practice of exploring lake basins, rocky cliffs, and mountain tops in search of a fleeting endangered bird that calls this rugged landscape home, the rock wren/tuke. Rock […]

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Genesis’ plan to keep coal burning until 2030 stuns

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Environment, GreenPeace, NGOs  /  Comments Off on Genesis’ plan to keep coal burning until 2030 stuns

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Headline: Genesis’ plan to keep coal burning until 2030 stuns Genesis Energy had previously promised to turn off its coal-fired units this year, however after a series of closed-door meetings with power companies including Meridian Energy, the deadline was extended. Greenpeace climate campaigner, Amanda Larsson, says continuing to burn coal at […]

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70% of Tongan population affected in wake of Cyclone Gita

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on 70% of Tongan population affected in wake of Cyclone Gita

Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: 70% of Tongan population affected in wake of Cyclone Gita The full scale of destruction is beginning to emerge from Tonga in the aftermath of the severe tropical cyclone Gita. Around 50,000 people, or almost 70% of the country’s population, have been affected, a third of whom […]

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Waste colonialism and plastic pollution targeted in NZ ‘pure’ campaign

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Environment, Evening Report, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Oceans, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Plastic waste, PMC Reportage, Politics, pollution, public health, Reports, Research, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on Waste colonialism and plastic pollution targeted in NZ ‘pure’ campaign

By Sylvia C. Frain in Auckland Aotearoa/New Zealand’s status as a “wasteful country” is one of the targets of the PURE 2018 tour launched in Auckland earlier this month. More than 12 million metric tons of plastics enter oceans and waterways globally each year, directly impacting on New Zealand’s coastal communities, food sources, and sea […]

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