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We’re holding a drop-in session about the EEZ

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on We’re holding a drop-in session about the EEZ

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 19 July 2018 We’re coming to Auckland to connect with locals about the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and Continental Shelf, which are New Zealand’s offshore waters. New Zealand has one of the largest Exclusive Economic Zones in the world, 20 times the size of our land mass, and begins 22 kilometres […]

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Greenpeace head and climate activist face court

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace head and climate activist face court

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace Executive Director, Dr Russel Norman, and climate activist Sara Howell, appeared for sentencing today following action they took to stop the world’s largest oil and gas exploration ship searching for fossil fuels off the Wairarapa Coast. Judge Arthur Tompkins in the Napier District Court reserved his decision on charges laid […]

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Native plant species enlisted to help clean up waterways

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Native plant species enlisted to help clean up waterways

Source: ESR A new study underway in Wellington is testing a range of New Zealand native plants for their ability to clean up our waterways. ESR scientists at the Kenepuru Science Centre in Porirua are looking at the potential of rātā and horopito to reduce the number of bacterial pathogens in soil [MP4, 11 MB] […]

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ESR testing drinking water filters

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on ESR testing drinking water filters

Source: ESR Water suppliers may soon have more effective ways to assess the performance of water filtration systems in drinking water treatment for their communities.  A recent Ministry of Health report on drinking water suppliers showed 19 % of the populations surveyed were exposed to water that does not meet safety standards. An ESR study […]

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EQC continues to settle storm and landslip claims Wednesday, July 18, 2018EQC has settled 727 claims from the storms and ex-cyclones that crossed the country between January and June.

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on EQC continues to settle storm and landslip claims Wednesday, July 18, 2018EQC has settled 727 claims from the storms and ex-cyclones that crossed the country between January and June.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC The Earthquake Commission has settled 727 claims from the storms and ex-cyclones that crossed the country between January and June, out of a total of 1,042 claims lodged for storm events so far this year. The average time for settlement is 54 days. Manager National Customer Care, Robyn Nation, says […]

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ESR flu study findings a world first

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on ESR flu study findings a world first

Source: ESR Work undertaken by ESR scientists is the first in the world to show a particular and surprising immune response among people to influenza, and could help pave the way to a globally-sought universal flu vaccine. The study has significantly changed understanding of a critical part of the influenza virus, with an ESR report […]

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Mite might trim old man’s beard

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Mite might trim old man’s beard

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 18 July 2018 A gall mite may be introduced to New Zealand to control the pervasive weed old man’s beard, if an application to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) succeeds. “This weed forms dense, permanent masses with heavy layered stems that smother and collapse underlying vegetation,” says Dr Clark Ehlers, EPA […]

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Sharing food authentication techniques with developing nations – 12/07/2018

By   /  July 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Sharing food authentication techniques with developing nations – 12/07/2018

Source: GNS Science In an International Atomic Energy Agency-funded project, 22 scientists from across the Pacific attended a hands-on course at Otago University learning chemical techniques to authenticate and detect adulteration in various foods such as honey, cereal, rice, dairy products and tea. Isotope chemist Karyne Rogers of GNS Science and Professor Russell Frew of […]

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ESR battling to keep on top of illicit designer drugs

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on ESR battling to keep on top of illicit designer drugs

Source: ESR ESR scientists are fighting to keep on top of so-called designer drugs, which they say are evolving rapidly. With the emergence of “party pills” or “legal highs” in the past decade, the Institute of Environmental Health and Science (ESR) says illicit drug manufacturers are increasingly “tweaking” designer drugs in a bid to help […]

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Keep aerosols away from children says EPA

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Keep aerosols away from children says EPA

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 12 July 2018 An explosive and destructive West Auckland house fire caused by a child who threw something into an open fire place shows how crucial it is for parents to keep watch over children around fire, and to keep aerosols out of reach. Spokesperson, General Manager Doug Jones, says aerosols […]

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Wherever the wind – and climate drivers – carry her!

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Wherever the wind – and climate drivers – carry her!

Source: Antarctica New Zealand Media Release 12 July 2018   Wherever the wind – and climate drivers – carry her! Florence Isaacs’ icebergs are all lining up and her only concern is that she’s peaking too early. “It’s incredibly exciting to be given the opportunity to achieve one of my lifelong dreams!” The PhD candidate […]

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Sharing food authentication techniques with developing nations – 12/11/2018

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Sharing food authentication techniques with developing nations – 12/11/2018

Source: GNS Science In an International Atomic Energy Agency-funded project, 22 scientists from across the Pacific attended a hands-on course at Otago University learning chemical techniques to authenticate and detect adulteration in various foods such as honey, cereal, rice, dairy products and tea. Isotope chemist Karyne Rogers of GNS Science and Professor Russell Frew of […]

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Timaru landslip damage – media responseThursday, July 12, 2018EQC received a query from the Timaru Herald regarding properties in the city that suffered landslip damage after the storms that hit the region in July 2017.

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Timaru landslip damage – media responseThursday, July 12, 2018EQC received a query from the Timaru Herald regarding properties in the city that suffered landslip damage after the storms that hit the region in July 2017.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC 12 Jul 2018 EQC received a query from the Timaru Herald regarding properties in the city that suffered landslip damage after the storms that hit the region in July 2017. The Herald asked whether EQC has settled the claims, whether any repairs are underway, are the houses safe to occupy […]

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International reinsurers continue to provide cover to EQCThursday, July 12, 2018International reinsurers have agreed to provide approximately $5 billion after 2018 reinsurance negotiations. 

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on International reinsurers continue to provide cover to EQCThursday, July 12, 2018International reinsurers have agreed to provide approximately $5 billion after 2018 reinsurance negotiations. 

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC International reinsurers have agreed to provide approximately $5 billion of cover for the Earthquake Commission following the conclusion of the 2018 reinsurance negotiations.  Chief Executive Sid Miller says that EQC’s reinsurance premium for 2018/19 is $179 million, and the reinsurance placement insures the Crown for the cost of claims from […]

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New seabed mining project threatens endangered whales and dolphins

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on New seabed mining project threatens endangered whales and dolphins

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace is shocked to discover that a new seabed mining exploration permit has been awarded inside a Marine Mammal Sanctuary, and is calling on the Government to reject all attempts to mine the seabed. The exploration permit, awarded to Ironsands Offshore Mining Limited, sits within the West Coast North Island Marine […]

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Wasp biocontrol update 13

By   /  July 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Landcare Research, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Wasp biocontrol update 13

Source: Landcare Research Home»About Us »News & events »News snippets »Wasp biocontrol update 13Bob Brown, Manaaki Whenua – Landcare ResearchThe wasp season is finally winding down and I am now able to start catching my breath and let you know what has been going on with the Wasp Biocontrol Phase II project.New and old agent […]

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Two new Board members appointedMonday, July 9, 2018New skills and perspectives coming to EQC’s governance.

By   /  July 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Two new Board members appointedMonday, July 9, 2018New skills and perspectives coming to EQC’s governance.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC Two new Board members started with EQC this month and attended their first Board meeting today. Toni Ferrier and Erica Seville have replaced Roger Bell and Gordon Smith, whose terms finished in June. Both of them have direct professional experience in helping people prepare for and recover from natural disasters. […]

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Krill fishing companies back call to protect Antarctic Ocean

By   /  July 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Krill fishing companies back call to protect Antarctic Ocean

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand A campaign to create the world’s biggest marine reserve off Antarctica has been given props from an unexpected quarter. The Greenpeace campaign to protect the Antarctic Ocean, backed by 1.7 million people globally, has just received unprecedented support from the vast majority of krill fishing companies operating in these waters. New […]

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One year on from conflict – dream of a better Mosul remains distant for many

By   /  July 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on One year on from conflict – dream of a better Mosul remains distant for many

Source: Oxfam New Zealand One year after Mosul was retaken from ISIS, thousands of people are still unable to return home as parts of the city remain severely damaged and lack running water or electricity, Oxfam said today. Thousands more don’t feel safe to return – including families whose houses have been completely destroyed in […]

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Yemen: Hodeidah cannot be allowed to become a graveyard

By   /  July 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Yemen: Hodeidah cannot be allowed to become a graveyard

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Conditions for over half a million people in Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah are steadily deteriorating with food in short supply and seriously damaged water and sewage systems increasing the risk of cholera, Oxfam said today. More than 80,000 people have fled their homes, despite a recent reduction in the intensity […]

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