Hillside foundations get a shake-up in cutting edge testingWednesday, January 22, 2020New shake testing...

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC New shake testing of house foundations aims to ensure homes built on slopes are better able to withstand future earthquakes. The...

Hotspot Watch 22 January 2020

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research A weekly update describing soil moisture patterns across the country to show where dry to...

Seven days in paradise – a guide to camp hosting in the Abel Tasman

Source: Department of Conservation By Jacqui Irwin, Community Ranger On New Year’s Eve two community rangers were dropped off at Onetahuti Beach in Abel Tasman National...

Toxic algal blooms and chemical fertiliser – time to join the dots

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Toxic algal blooms on the rise as countdown to new freshwater rules begins – Greenpeace Dangerous toxic algal blooms in rivers are...

Hydro power scheme approved on West Coast

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction DOC has approved a small scale hydro power scheme on public conservation land near Whataroa in South Westland. Date:  21 January 2020 DOC has...

Conservation Week winner helps with local conservation efforts

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction A budding conservationist and her mother recently had a unique experience to learn about our local threatened species and directly help...

Drug lab tests 10,000th sample

Source: ESR New psychoactive drugs and chemically concealed compounds have been among the thousands of suspected drug samples tested at a rapid screening lab near...

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