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Adding to our open book

By   /  August 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Adding to our open book

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 28 August 2018 We have just added the Annual HSNO Enforcement Report 2017 to the monitoring reports available on our website, as part of our Open Book policy. We aim to make more data and information available to everyone. The Annual HSNO Enforcement Report 2017 is available in our Resources and Publications […]

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ESR’s new chief scientist brings raft of qualifications to role

By   /  August 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on ESR’s new chief scientist brings raft of qualifications to role

Source: ESR ESR’s new Chief Scientist, Brett Cowan, brings an eclectic range of qualifications to his new position. They include degrees in engineering, medicine and business, as well as studies in philosophical theology and ancient history.  He was previously the General Manager of Business at Auckland Uniservices and also holds the position of Associate Professor […]

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Enter the Samurai | EPA

By   /  August 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Enter the Samurai | EPA

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 23 August 2018 The samurai wasp, an organism new to New Zealand, can now be used to fight any invasion by the brown marmorated stink bug, following a decision by the Environmental Protection Authority. This wasp is a natural enemy of the stink bug. The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Council applied […]

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Fresh quakes in Lombok cause mass panic and worsens need for urgent aid

By   /  August 22, 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 Fresh quakes in Lombok cause mass panic and worsens need for urgent aid

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Strong earthquakes and aftershocks continued to rattle Lombok sending its people, already reeling from the massive destruction in the previous weeks, running scared for their lives.  Over the past 24 hours, at least a dozen shocks of 5-Richter magnitude have followed on the heels of Sunday’s big quakes of 6.3 and […]

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Greenpeace to make new challenge to Government on plastics

By   /  August 21, 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 to make new challenge to Government on plastics

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Following the win on plastic bags, Greenpeace is gearing up to issue a significant new challenge to Government on plastics. “The ban on single-use plastic bags was a huge win for the oceans and for people power, but we’re not satisfied yet. Plastic bags are just the tip of the plastic […]

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Researcher measures mighty movementTuesday, August 21, 2018Being able to use markers like fence lines and farm tracks was a big advantage in getting solid evidence on how much the land moved along the fault.

By   /  August 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Researcher measures mighty movementTuesday, August 21, 2018Being able to use markers like fence lines and farm tracks was a big advantage in getting solid evidence on how much the land moved along the fault.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC Kaikōura wasn’t just the most complex earthquake ever recorded, it also moved the ground further than most other known earthquakes, says EQC-funded Victoria University student researcher Jesse Kearse. Jesse looked at how the Earth’s surface was shifted sideways along the 83 km stretch of the Jordan, Kekerengu, and offshore Needles […]

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Statement from Sir Brian Roche, Board Chair

By   /  August 21, 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 Statement from Sir Brian Roche, Board Chair

Source: Antarctica New Zealand 21 August 2018 Antarctica New Zealand Board statement The information Antarctica New Zealand has provided in response to media queries has been accurate in all respects.  There have however, been a number of inaccuracies reported in the media. Mr Beggs was dismissed following an investigation into his conduct as the Chief […]

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Oxfam response to Kerala floods

By   /  August 20, 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 Oxfam response to Kerala floods

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam India is preparing emergency relief and assistance for people affected by one of the worst floods in the history of Kerala. The floods have affected more then one million people, left hundreds of thousands homeless and claimed the lives of 324 people to date.  Following a rapid assessment of the situation Oxfam India […]

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Changes to Executive Leadership TeamMonday, August 20, 2018EQC Chief Executive Sid Miller has confirmed the new structure of the Executive Leadership Team.

By   /  August 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Changes to Executive Leadership TeamMonday, August 20, 2018EQC Chief Executive Sid Miller has confirmed the new structure of the Executive Leadership Team.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC Earthquake Commission Chief Executive Sid Miller has confirmed the new structure of the Executive Leadership Team that was announced to EQC staff on 8 August 2018. Mr Miller says that the new leadership team and organisational structure firm up interim changes made to EQC’s leadership team and structure when Chief […]

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$72 million needed to protect Rohingya refugee women missing out on vital aid

By   /  August 20, 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 $72 million needed to protect Rohingya refugee women missing out on vital aid

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Rohingya women living in Bangladesh are developing health problems, missing out on aid and are at greater risk of abuse due to unsafe and unsuitable facilities in many parts of the refugee camps, Oxfam warned today. The international agency called for 15 per cent of new funding to be set aside […]

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New geological map of Tongariro National Park the first of its kind – 20/08/2018

By   /  August 20, 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 New geological map of Tongariro National Park the first of its kind – 20/08/2018

Source: GNS Science Lead authors of the new geological map of Tongariro National Park Graham Leonard and Dougal Townsend of GNS Science review the well illustrated publication. Photo – Margaret Low, GNS Science The production of the Geology of the Tongariro National Park area was a collaboration involving GNS Science, the Department of Conservation, and Victoria […]

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From the Rainbow Warrior: Next stop New Zealand

By   /  August 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 From the Rainbow Warrior: Next stop New Zealand

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Hola, This is Fernando – captain of Greenpeace flagship The Rainbow Warrior. I’m writing to you from the middle of the Tasman Sea – and our next stop is New Zealand! In April, when New Zealand became one of the first countries in the world to ban offshore oil and gas […]

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Second grounds for reassessment on methyl bromide declined

By   /  August 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Second grounds for reassessment on methyl bromide declined

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 20 August 2018 We have declined an application to determine whether grounds for a reassessment of methyl bromide’s flammable gas classification existed. This latest decision does not invalidate the grounds for reassessment established earlier this year as a consequence of an application, made by the Stakeholders in Methyl Bromide Reduction Inc […]

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Rainbow Warrior sailing to NZ to make oil history

By   /  August 19, 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 Rainbow Warrior sailing to NZ to make oil history

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Sunday, August 19: The world famous Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior is on its way to New Zealand for a tour of the country to celebrate the Government’s recent oil ban and promote clean energy opportunities. In April, New Zealand made international headlines when it became one of the first countries in […]

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An Orca mother finally abandons her dead calf that she carried for over two weeks

By   /  August 18, 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 An Orca mother finally abandons her dead calf that she carried for over two weeks

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Orca Whale jumping out of the water. After 17 heartbreaking days, Tahlequah (J35), the orca mother who captured the world’s attention, has finally stopped carrying her dead calf through the Salish Sea off the Pacific coast of Washington and British Columbia. In response, Greenpeace USA released the following statement calling for […]

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World Photography Day through the lens of Greenpeace

By   /  August 18, 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 World Photography Day through the lens of Greenpeace

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand I grew up in photography reading Robert Capa’s words: “If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough”. It’s a simple statement but really profound. Photographers have understood this statement in their own unique way, similar to what photography as a medium is. It can be personal to the photographer and […]

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Our oceans are finally getting the top-table attention they deserve

By   /  August 18, 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 Our oceans are finally getting the top-table attention they deserve

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem meets with the UK Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, to discuss protection of the Antarctic Ocean, as part of a Greenpeace campaign to create a 1.8 million square kilometre Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary. Last month, as a result of our campaign, Boris Johnson gave public backing to an Antarctic […]

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Simon’s Pass – What’s the Story?

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environment Canterbury Regional Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Simon’s Pass – What’s the Story?

Source: Environment Canterbury Regional Council Date: 17 Aug 2018 There has been a lot of interest in Simon’s Pass Station in the Mackenzie Basin recently, so we thought we’d clear up a few things. Where is it? Simon’s Pass Station is a high-country farm at the southern end of Lake Pukaki.  It is made up […]

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Students, Predator Tracking & Pythagoras – pilot project takes off

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Landcare Research, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Students, Predator Tracking & Pythagoras – pilot project takes off

Source: Landcare Research Home»About Us »News & events »News snippets »Students, Predator Tracking & Pythagoras – pilot project takes offCombining mathematics, school students, and scientific predator tracking techniques doesn’t usually add up, but researchers are trialling a new project combining the three in a bid to teach students how to track and analyse animal movements. […]

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Mapping volcanic ash fall for all weathersThursday, August 16, 2018Research funded by EQC has developed a way of calculating where the ash from a volcano is most likely to fall in different parts of New Zealand.

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Mapping volcanic ash fall for all weathersThursday, August 16, 2018Research funded by EQC has developed a way of calculating where the ash from a volcano is most likely to fall in different parts of New Zealand.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC Research funded by the Earthquake Commission (EQC) has developed a way of calculating where the ash from a volcano is most likely to fall, and its thickness, in different parts of New Zealand. Research team leader Dr. Simon Barker, from Victoria University of Wellington, says that the research involves a […]

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