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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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Greenpeace Oil Campaign: Seven years in the wilderness

By   /  April 13, 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 Greenpeace Oil Campaign: Seven years in the wilderness

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Greenpeace Oil Campaign: Seven years in the wilderness Steve Abel   A photograph popped up on my Facebook feed recently, saying – “seven years ago today”. It was a shot of the crew from the Oil Free Seas flotilla being welcomed onto Waititi Marae at the isolated […]

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Takahē returning to Kahurangi: Kia kaha!

By   /  April 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment & Resource Management, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, native bird, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release, Takahē, takehe, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Takahē returning to Kahurangi: Kia kaha!

Source: Green Party Headline: Takahē returning to Kahurangi: Kia kaha! They’re big, blue, beautiful and will hopefully breed. Fingers and toes are crossed that a group of takahē will settle into life in Kahurangi National Park after being released on March 20. The Department of Conservation released 18 birds onto the Gouland Downs near Heaphy […]

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Strange things lurk in the icy depths of the Antarctic Ocean

By   /  March 15, 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 Strange things lurk in the icy depths of the Antarctic Ocean

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Strange things lurk in the icy depths of the Antarctic Ocean Cute penguins might get all the press, whales certainly give the wows, and big-eyed seals bring the feels – but there’s a lot more to the Antarctic Ocean if you’re prepared to dive a little deeper. […]

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Four female environmental activists inspiring us in 2018

By   /  March 8, 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 Four female environmental activists inspiring us in 2018

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Four female environmental activists inspiring us in 2018 New Zealand has a strong tradition of female activism. From Kate Sheppard and her campaign that won New Zealand women the right to vote in 1893, to women at the forefront of social and environmental movements today, Aotearoa is […]

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Zero tolerance for poaching at Gisborne marine reserve

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Zero tolerance for poaching at Gisborne marine reserve

Source: Department of Conservation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Zero tolerance for poaching at Gisborne marine reserve Date:  03 January 2018Source:  Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) MPI spokesman, Adam Plumstead, says a recent operation targeted at people taking sea life from the reserve, resulted in 16 people being caught allegedly committing offences under the Marine Reserves Act. “There […]

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Record number of whio ducklings on Mt Taranaki

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Record number of whio ducklings on Mt Taranaki

Source: Department of Conservation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Record number of whio ducklings on Mt Taranaki 56 ducklings have been found by DOC rangers on the eight rivers that DOC surveys on the Mounga as part of the Whio Forever partnership with Genesis. DOC biodiversity ranger Joe Carson says on Monday 8 January three more […]

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Rat tracks spark Tiritiri Matangi incursion response

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Rat tracks spark Tiritiri Matangi incursion response

Source: Department of Conservation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Rat tracks spark Tiritiri Matangi incursion response Rat footprints were found on two of the monitoring cards inside the tunnels, showing that a rat had been through them sometime in the period between New Year’s Eve and 7 January. The discovery prompted an immediate response with two […]

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Impact of pests in Raukumara Forest Park

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Impact of pests in Raukumara Forest Park

Source: Department of Conservation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Impact of pests in Raukumara Forest Park Date:  11 January 2018 In a November survey of the understory in the Raukumara Forest Park, DOC’s East Coast Biodiversity Ranger Graeme Atkins said he struggled to find any totāra that were alive. “We got to 200 (dead totāra) and stopped […]

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Leopard seals continue Auckland visits

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Leopard seals continue Auckland visits

Source: Department of Conservation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Leopard seals continue Auckland visits Leopard seals ‘Owha’ and ‘Novy’ have been spotted around Auckland’s Westhaven Marina as well as Ōrākei boat club, Bayswater Marina, Hobsonville Point, Rangitoto wharf and Whangaparāoa. Owha at Westhaven MarinaImage: DOC Novy in WhangaparaoaImage: Rick Bout © DOC Auckland Marine Ranger Gabrielle […]

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Native trees illegally cut down at Marlborough campsite

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Native trees illegally cut down at Marlborough campsite

Source: Department of Conservation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Native trees illegally cut down at Marlborough campsite Date:  11 January 2018 DOC rangers on a regular maintenance visit this week discovered at least four trees had been cut, including ngaio and pittosporums. DOC Community Ranger Chris Wootton says trees had been cut in two camping spots and […]

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Fishers warned to avoid marine reserves

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Fishers warned to avoid marine reserves

Source: Department of Conservation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Fishers warned to avoid marine reserves Date:  12 January 2018 Since December DOC, assisted by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), has dealt with five separate instances of alleged illegal fishing in Pohatu Marine Reserve and Akaroa Marine Reserve, four of these in the first four days of […]

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World Wetlands Day celebration at Rakatu Wetlands

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on World Wetlands Day celebration at Rakatu Wetlands

Source: Department of Conservation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: World Wetlands Day celebration at Rakatu Wetlands Date:  15 January 2018 The Waiau Fisheries and Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Trust (Waiau Trust) and DOC have teamed up to provide the public with an opportunity to explore the area and learn about the importance of wetland environments. DOC’s Principal Biodiversity […]

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Fabulous flock of whio arrive at bootcamp

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Fabulous flock of whio arrive at bootcamp

Source: Department of Conservation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Fabulous flock of whio arrive at bootcamp Last Tuesday a whopping 26 whio/blue duck flocked from all over the country to the Whio Hardening Facility at the Tongariro National Trout Centre in Turangi. The ducks came from Wellington, Hamilton, Masterton and as far away as Christchurch and […]

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DOC funding boost for Picton Dawn Chorus

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on DOC funding boost for Picton Dawn Chorus

Source: Department of Conservation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: DOC funding boost for Picton Dawn Chorus Date:  17 January 2018 Marlborough’s Picton Dawn Chorus has secured $60,000 from the Department of Conservation to support their pest control work in and around Picton. This project is one of 112 conservation projects nationally to be awarded more than $4.2 […]

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Otago sites celebrate their new Landmark status

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Otago sites celebrate their new Landmark status

Source: Department of Conservation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Otago sites celebrate their new Landmark status Date:  17 January 2018 Celebration events at the two locations follow the official launch of 12 Otago Landmarks in December last year. Mike Tubbs, DOC’s Operations Manager Central Otago District, says the Landmarks Whenua Tohunga programme helps tell the tales of […]

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Get the kids off the couch this summer

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Get the kids off the couch this summer

Source: Department of Conservation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Get the kids off the couch this summer Date:  17 January 2018 New Zealanders are living increasingly sedentary lives and spending more time in front of screens – so our future generations’ connection to nature is under threat.  The Department of Conservation (DOC) and Toyota New Zealand are […]

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Track upgrades help fight the spread of kauri dieback

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Track upgrades help fight the spread of kauri dieback

Source: Department of Conservation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Track upgrades help fight the spread of kauri dieback Date:  19 January 2018 The track work began in September 2017 and involved the staggered closure of 16 tracks. This included the Webb Creek Track, Hydro Camp to Pinnacles Hut, Pinnacles Hut to Pinnacles Walk and Billygoat Walk, which […]

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Can we create healthy oceans and tackle climate change at the same time?

By   /  November 22, 2017  /  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 Can we create healthy oceans and tackle climate change at the same time?

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Can we create healthy oceans and tackle climate change at the same time? “We woke up to the fact that there’s ocean change just like climate change. We need ocean action like there’s climate action.” These words rang out at international climate talks last week, spoken by […]

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