Source: Landcare Research Home»About Us »News & events »News snippets »Winning against Wildings: UpdateResults from a new survey have revealed landowners and farmers in New Zealand are more aware of the ‘serious threat’ posed by wilding pines than ever before.Wilding pines are arguably our country’s most serious and intractable weed. Now occupying more than 1.8 […]Read More →
Source: Department of Conservation By Laura Boren, dog owner and Marine Science Advisor. The days will be starting to get longer, and more people will be hitting the beach. Following on from my series of blogs, me and my dog-buddy Mack are back to give dog owners some easy tips for managing dogs in coastal environments. […]Read More →
New Study: Wild Tiger Populations in Key Sites Could Triple in a Generation, Given Optimal Conditions
Source: World Wildlife FundNovember 14, 2018 – A new study finds that wild tiger populations in key tiger recovery sites across Asia have the potential to triple in size within a human generation given strong site management, contributing up to 15 percent increase in the global tiger population. Spread across various habitats in 10 tiger-range […]Read More →
Source: World Wildlife Fund Date November 14, 2018 Media Contact In This Press Release The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) announced its update to the Red List of Threatened Species with positive news – the status of the fin whale has been revised from Endangered to Vulnerable and for mountain gorillas – from […]Read More →
Source: ESR The increasing number of cases of Group W Meningococcal disease (MenW) has prompted ESR to increase its reporting on the disease to the Ministry of Health. ESR, which conducts surveillance of notifiable diseases on behalf of the Ministry, has upped its reporting to weekly. A public health physician at ESR, Jill Sherwood, says the […]Read More →
Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions have the potential to develop into drought. Facts: Soil Moisture Across […]Read More →
Source: GNS Science Dr Kelvin Berrryman It is the most complex earthquake ever studied: a 7.8 magnitude event involving widespread surface rupture, landslides and other ground failures, and a tsunami. The rupture began near Waiau in North Canterbury and ripped through the upper South Island landscape at about 2km-a-second and ended up off Cape Campbell […]Read More →
Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace is opening up a new front in the struggle to save New Zealand’s rivers and reduce agricultural emissions. The environmental heavyweight is calling for a ban on chemical nitrogen fertilisers. Firmly in the sights of the new campaign are Ravensdown and Ballance, two little-known companies that sell 98% of all […]Read More →
EQC welcomes Public Inquiry into the Earthquake Commission Tuesday, November 13, 2018The Inquiry is an opportunity for an independent examination of EQC’s approach to the Canterbury earthquakes and the events that followed.
Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC View all News 13 Nov 2018 Hon. Dr Megan Woods has today announced a Public Inquiry into the Earthquake Commission. EQC Board Chair Sir Michael Cullen says that the Inquiry will ensure that lessons from the Canterbury earthquakes and subsequent events are captured, and that EQC has the appropriate policies […]Read More →
WWF statement in response to China postponing new regulation on domestic trade in tiger bone and rhino horn
Source: World Wildlife FundIn response to the news that China has postponed implementing new regulation that would have allowed the use of tiger bone and rhino horn by hospitals, and domestic trade in antique tiger and rhino products, Margaret Kinnaird, WWF Wildlife Practice Leader said: “WWF welcomes the news that China has postponed lifting its […]Read More →
Source: GNS Science 11/11/2018 3:40 pm Two years ago, a magnitude 7.8 quake near Kaikōura dramatically changed part of New Zealand’s landscape. This week, GNS Science experts look back on the most complex earthquake ever studied – and consider the implications for the future. In a special series to mark the anniversary, GeoNet will look […]Read More →
International earthquake experts meet in OamaruMonday, November 12, 2018This month, Oamaru is host to 70 top earthquake scientists at the 2018 Taiwan-Japan-New Zealand Seismic Hazards Assessment Meeting.
Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC This month, Oamaru is host to 70 top earthquake scientists at the 2018 Taiwan-Japan-New Zealand Seismic Hazards Assessment Meeting, which is being held between 14 – 18 November. Lead convener Professor Mark Stirling, Chair of Earthquake Science at the University of Otago, says scientists from the three countries meet each […]Read More →
A report on innovative solar energy technology for the Pacific. Video: NZIPR By Sri Krishnamurthi with Peter Wilson in Auckland Solar-powered batteries are the key to a future without electricity grids for Polynesian countries in the Pacific (Samoa, Cook Islands and Tonga), a study has found. The study is funded by the New Zealand Institute […]Read More →
EQC advice for lodging claims following latest stormFriday, November 9, 2018There is plenty of time to lodge a claim with EQC and the priority for is for people to look after themselves.
Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC Homeowners whose properties have suffered damage from the storm hitting the country this week should contact the Earthquake Commission for advice on lodging a claim. Head of Response and Recovery, Robyn Nation, says people have three months to lodge an EQC claim from the time that the storm, flood or […]Read More →
EQC seeks clarity on ‘on-sold overcap’ issueFriday, November 9, 2018The hearing will be a significant step in enabling homeowners with on-sold overcap issues to move forward.
Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC The Earthquake Commission is working with a group of homeowners to seek legal clarity on EQC’s liability for on-sold overcap claims. An ‘on-sold overcap claim’ is a claim that has been sold since the earthquakes, and has subsequently had unscoped or missed damage identified, and costed at more than the […]Read More →
Source: Ministry for the Environment Amanda Moran and Natasha Lewis have been appointed to the Ministry’s Te Purengi leadership team. Amanda takes up the role of Deputy Secretary responsible for the Natural and Built System and Natasha the Deputy Secretary responsible for Strategy and Stewardship. The appointments recognise the significant contribution Amanda and Natasha have […]Read More →
Source: ESR The following winners were announced at the annual Science New Zealand Awards, which took place at Parliament on November 8, 2018. ESR forensic scientist John Buckleton took out a Lifetime Contribution to Science Award, ESR microbiologist Megan Devane won an Early Career Award and a Team Award went to ESR’s SHIVERS project. Lifetime […]Read More →
Source: World Wildlife FundLONDON, United Kingdom (November 8 2018) – World-renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough will serve as the voice of upcoming Netflix original documentary series Our Planet, which will premiere on Netflix on April 5th 2019. The ambitious series has been created in collaboration with Silverback Films, whose director Alastair Fothergill was the creator […]Read More →
Source: GNS Science Dr Kelvin Berryman They were among 14 scientists and seven science teams from New Zealand’s seven Crown Research Institutes who were honoured at the annual Science New Zealand National Awards at a function at Parliament. The three award categories – Lifetime Achievement, Early Career Researcher, and Team – are designed to recognise […]Read More →
Source: Environment Canterbury Regional Council How are water consents transferred when the farm/company they were granted to is sold? Water permits can be transferred to the new owner of a site by providing a written notice of the transfer to the Council. Effectively this is simply a change in the name of the consent holder […]Read More →