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Protecting our mounga enables toutouwai to return

By   /  May 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, may18, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Protecting our mounga enables toutouwai to return

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Protecting our mounga enables toutouwai to return One of the world’s most intensive rat and small rodent trapping networks is providing a safe haven for wildlife on Mt Taranaki, resulting in the release of more toutouwai / North Island robin back to mountain.

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Do you know the difference between males and females?

By   /  May 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, apr18, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Do you know the difference between males and females?

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Do you know the difference between males and females? Kiwi listening stands are popping-up at markets across the Bay of Islands throughout April and May to give aspiring kiwi listeners information about how to contribute, including learning the difference between male and female kiwi calls.

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Monitoring our Marine Reserves: An eye beneath the water

By   /  May 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, biodiversity, canterbury, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC ranger, Environment, Marine, Marine Reserves, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Technology  /  Comments Off on Monitoring our Marine Reserves: An eye beneath the water

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Monitoring our Marine Reserves: An eye beneath the water We catch up with Tom MacTavish, a Marine Ranger, undertaking monitoring at Banks Peninsula’s marine reserves. This is the first blog in a series following his work with baited remote underwater video.

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Protecting our history with harakeke – the National New Zealand Flax Collection

By   /  May 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Agriculture, Environment, Landcare Research, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Protecting our history with harakeke – the National New Zealand Flax Collection

MIL OSI – Source: Landcare Research – Release/Statement Headline: Protecting our history with harakeke – the National New Zealand Flax Collection Manaaki Whenua is kaitiaki (guardian) of the National New Zealand Flax Collection. The collection is made up of over 300 plants. The five main collections include weaving varieties, ornamental garden plants, historical plants from […]

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Greenpeace exposes dairy incursion into Mackenzie country

By   /  May 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, Environment, GreenPeace, NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace exposes dairy incursion into Mackenzie country

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Headline: Greenpeace exposes dairy incursion into Mackenzie country Greenpeace has released drone video footage revealing a major dairy incursion into wilderness country in the Mackenzie. The shots show the beginnings of a pipeline to take water out of the Waitaki catchment to irrigate a massive dairy operation for up to 15,000 […]

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99 birds wing their way to Hawke’s Bay

By   /  May 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Hawke's Bay, kōrure, Kōrure Translocation, mottled petrel, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Poutiri Ao ō Tanē, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on 99 birds wing their way to Hawke’s Bay

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: 99 birds wing their way to Hawke’s Bay This is the final blog post in a three-part series from Biodiversity Ranger Kelly Eaton following the translocation of up to 100 intrepid seabirds from Whenua Hou Island to the Maungaharuru Range in the Hawke’s Bay.

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Unable to save Okuru pilot whales

By   /  May 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Unable to save Okuru pilot whales

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Unable to save Okuru pilot whales A difficult decision has been made to humanely euthanise 12 stranded pilot whales that were alive after a total of 38 stranded at the mouth of the Okuru River south of Haast.

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More than half of NZers say too many cows – Greenpeace poll

By   /  May 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Environment, GreenPeace, NGOs  /  Comments Off on More than half of NZers say too many cows – Greenpeace poll

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Headline: More than half of NZers say too many cows – Greenpeace poll A Horizon opinion poll commissioned by Greenpeace reveals that 52 percent of Kiwis think are too many cows for our waterways to cope with. David Parker has gone on record saying New Zealand had “too many cows” and […]

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A new companion for Ihi the takahē

By   /  May 2, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Takahē  /  Comments Off on A new companion for Ihi the takahē

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: A new companion for Ihi the takahē Biodiversity Ranger Chris Bell was one of a team of people who worked to transfer Blitzen the takahē to his new home on Kapiti Island. Blitzen was transferred from the Burwood Takahē Centre to Kapiti Island last month […]

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Govt drops charges against Greenpeace following Amazon Warrior action

By   /  April 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, Environment, GreenPeace, NGOs  /  Comments Off on Govt drops charges against Greenpeace following Amazon Warrior action

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Headline: Govt drops charges against Greenpeace following Amazon Warrior action Today Greenpeace has been advised that the charges laid against the organisation for action last April to stop the Amazon Warrior seismic blasting for oil at sea are to be dropped. The Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) will not […]

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Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Back to catching adult kiwi

By   /  April 30, 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: Back to catching adult kiwi

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

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Falco – the conservation dog-in-training

By   /  April 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Conservation dog, Department of Conservation, Environment, Kiwibank, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Partnerships, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Falco – the conservation dog-in-training

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Falco – the conservation dog-in-training Meet Falco. He’s exactly like Zorro, but without the cape … or the mask … or a sword … and he’s a dog … so really nothing like Zorro, except for the dashing good looks and exotic name. Falco is a […]

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Life on Fiji’s Rabi Island – simple, peaceful and full of smiles

By   /  April 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Banaba, Banabans, Bearing Witness, Climate, Environment, Evening Report, Fiji, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Rabi Island, Reports  /  Comments Off on Life on Fiji’s Rabi Island – simple, peaceful and full of smiles

Hele Ikimotu’s “peace in Rabi” video reflections. Video: Pacific Media Centre By Hele Ikimotu on Rabi Island, Fiji Our trip to Rabi was a long journey, first starting with a bus ride from Suva, driving straight onto a ferry in Natovi and arriving in Nabouwalu. That trip alone was about seven to eight hours. From […]

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Hope for Critically Endangered Mekong River Dolphins as Population Increases for First Time

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal Welfare, Conservation, Environment, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on Hope for Critically Endangered Mekong River Dolphins as Population Increases for First Time

MIL OSI – Source: World Wildlife Fund – Release/Statement Headline: Hope for Critically Endangered Mekong River Dolphins as Population Increases for First Time Phnom Penh, Cambodia, April 23, 2018 — After decades of seemingly irreversible decline, results from a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Government of Cambodia census released today show that the population of […]

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Fluffy seabirds with a bite

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Hawke's Bay, kōrure, Kōrure Translocation, mottled petrel, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Poutiri Ao ō Tanē, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Fluffy seabirds with a bite

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Fluffy seabirds with a bite This is the second blog post in a three-part series following the translocation of up to 100 intrepid seabirds from Whenua Hou Island to the Maungaharuru Range in the Hawke’s Bay. Kia ora. We’re now well into the work here on […]

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Fiji’s provident fund frees up $5.3m for natural disaster assistance

By   /  April 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Cyclone Josie, cyclone keni, Cyclones, Development, Disasters, Environment, Evening Report, Fiji, Fiji National Provident Fund, FNPF, Kadavu, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, savings, Self Determination, Weather  /  Comments Off on Fiji’s provident fund frees up $5.3m for natural disaster assistance

A spate of tropical cyclones has hit Fiji and other Pacific Islands in the past few months, causing widespread damage and flooding in low-lying areas. Image: Dept of Information/Wansolwara By Wansolwara News staff The Fiji National Provident Fund has released $5.33 million in flood assistance funds to 6351 members in the aftermath of two recently […]

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Busting the Oil and Gas industry’s Alternative Facts about Jacinda’s offshore oil exploration ban.

By   /  April 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Busting the Oil and Gas industry’s Alternative Facts about Jacinda’s offshore oil exploration ban.

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Busting the Oil and Gas industry’s Alternative Facts about Jacinda’s offshore oil exploration ban. After Jacinda’s historic announcement that brought an end to new offshore oil and gas exploration, we’ve been hearing a lot from the industry about how the sky is about to fall in. Fun […]

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Emperor penguin foraging behaviour revealed

By   /  April 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Emperor penguin foraging behaviour revealed

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Emperor penguin foraging behaviour revealed Emperor penguin foraging behaviour revealed SHARE THIS:  Media Release 20 April 2018 An unavoidable delay in a research ship’s voyage to Antarctica resulted in some surprising and important findings about the behaviour of emperor […]

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Greenpeace is calling on New Zealanders to start turning up the heat on big business…

By   /  April 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, Environment, GreenPeace, NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace is calling on New Zealanders to start turning up the heat on big business…

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Headline: Greenpeace is calling on New Zealanders to start turning up the heat on big business… “Swapping plastic bags for reusable cloth bags and giving up plastic straws and bottles are all great things to be doing,” she says. “But if we really want to halt the scourge of single use […]

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Vanuatu pressing ahead with Ambae volcano island evacuation plan

By   /  April 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, Ambae, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Disasters, Environment, Eruption, Evacuation, Evening Report, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Relocation, Reports, Vanuatu, Volcano, Volcanoes  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu pressing ahead with Ambae volcano island evacuation plan

A file photo of the last Ambae evacuation in September 2017. Image: Vanuatu Daily Post By Len Garae in Port Vila Vanuatu is still pressing ahead with its plan to evacuate Ambae island for the second time in six months in the face of rumbling and ash-spewing from Mt Lombenden volcano. A government delegation comprising […]

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