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Funding for award-winning Whangawehi Stream project

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on Funding for award-winning Whangawehi Stream project

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Funding for award-winning Whangawehi Stream project The final phase of a collaborative project protecting and enhancing fresh water and coastal ecosystems along the Whangawehi Stream on the Mahia Peninsula is being supported by $145,000 from the Community Environment Fund, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson says. […]

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Government Loves Kaipara waste minimisation

By   /  July 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on Government Loves Kaipara waste minimisation

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Government Loves Kaipara waste minimisation Love Kaipara has been awarded nearly $135,000 from the Waste Minimisation Fund to support moving Kaipara communities towards zero waste, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced. “Love Kaipara is leading the way in encouraging behavioural change throughout Kaipara through promotional […]

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$300,000 to help preserve native bush and fauna

By   /  July 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on $300,000 to help preserve native bush and fauna

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $300,000 to help preserve native bush and fauna The Forest Bridge Trust has been awarded $300,000 from the Community Environment Fund, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. “The vision of The Forest Bridge Trust is to create a connected landscape of healthy forest and […]

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Taranaki hapū & marae sustainable stewardship supported

By   /  July 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on Taranaki hapū & marae sustainable stewardship supported

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Taranaki hapū & marae sustainable stewardship supported Taranaki-based Te Whenua Tōmuri Trust Board has been granted over $130,000 from the Community Environment Fund towards its ‘Maru Wai Matara – Kaitiaki Taiao’ project, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. “The Trust will provide 12 hapū […]

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Envirocon product stewardship scheme making concrete progress

By   /  July 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on Envirocon product stewardship scheme making concrete progress

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Envirocon product stewardship scheme making concrete progress Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson has visited Interbloc NZ and Envirocon to see first-hand how their cutting-edge facility turns leftover concrete into a primary resource. “The Envirocon product stewardship scheme provides a standard, sustainable and credible waste management […]

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$145k to support restoration of Wakatipu Basin’s native beech forests

By   /  July 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on $145k to support restoration of Wakatipu Basin’s native beech forests

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $145k to support restoration of Wakatipu Basin’s native beech forests A further $145,000 will be invested in the restoration of native beech forests, boosting the Government’s efforts to protect our native species, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. The funding from the Government’s Community […]

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Grant to support innovative coastal dune protection trial

By   /  July 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on Grant to support innovative coastal dune protection trial

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Grant to support innovative coastal dune protection trial Pest koi carp will be processed as a native plant fertiliser in a dune restoration programme, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. The $108,000 grant to the Coastal Restoration Trust, provided through the Community Environment Fund, […]

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Waitakere wetlands and waterways supported

By   /  July 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on Waitakere wetlands and waterways supported

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Waitakere wetlands and waterways supported A collaboration of Waitakere community groups will be supported with a $281,865 grant for their work to monitor and make restoration plans for local wetlands and waterways, including the Epping Wetland which has high ecological values. Associate Environment Minister Scott […]

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Voluntary glass recycling programme reaches seven year milestone

By   /  July 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on Voluntary glass recycling programme reaches seven year milestone

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Voluntary glass recycling programme reaches seven year milestone The Glass Packaging Forum and its glass recycling programme has been  celebrated in Auckland by Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson. Mr Simpson visited O-I Glass in Penrose to tour the factory and meet the people making the […]

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Government releases review of waste disposal levy

By   /  July 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on Government releases review of waste disposal levy

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Government releases review of waste disposal levy Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson has released a review into the waste disposal levy. The review makes three specific recommendations to support targeted investment in areas that will return the greatest waste minimisation outcomes: Strategy – develop a […]

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Grant to investigate solution to hazardous treated timber waste

By   /  July 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on Grant to investigate solution to hazardous treated timber waste

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Grant to investigate solution to hazardous treated timber waste Scion is to investigate the feasibility of remediating treated timber with government funding of $163,000, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. Chromated copper arsenate (CCA) is a preservative for timber that has been commonly used […]

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Predator-free Eastbourne supported

By   /  June 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Environment, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on Predator-free Eastbourne supported

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Predator-free Eastbourne supported The Government has granted a Wellington community group nearly $35,000 to help it deal with predators, Conservation Minister Maggie Barry and Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. The grant, provided through the Community Environment Fund, is for the Mainland Island Restoration […]

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Government supports CarboNZero Zoo

By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on Government supports CarboNZero Zoo

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Government supports CarboNZero Zoo The Government’s Waste Minimisation Fund has awarded $30,000 towards a feasibility study to help Wellington Zoo continue to reach their sustainability targets, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. “Wellington Zoo is setting the bar high for sustainability initiatives and advocating […]

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Government’s open data gets $7.2 million boost

By   /  June 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson, Statistics  /  Comments Off on Government’s open data gets $7.2 million boost

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Government’s open data gets $7.2 million boost New Zealanders will get access to more ‘open data’, with $7.2 million earmarked for the next three years to speed its release, Statistics Minister Scott Simpson announced today. “Open data helps businesses, councils, community and charitable groups as […]

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Government supports Z Energy recycling

By   /  June 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on Government supports Z Energy recycling

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Government supports Z Energy recycling Z Energy are installing new forecourt recycling facilities at 117 of their retail sites with a grant of $218,000 from the Government’s Waste Minimisation Fund. Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced the new initiative today at a pilot forecourt on […]

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$150,000 to move Raglan nearer to zero waste

By   /  June 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on $150,000 to move Raglan nearer to zero waste

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $150,000 to move Raglan nearer to zero waste Scott Simpson | Environment Government funding of $150,000 will allow the Waikato District Council to implement food waste collection, diversion and composting services in the Raglan community, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. Waikato District Council […]

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Marae working towards zero waste

By   /  June 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on Marae working towards zero waste

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Marae working towards zero waste Scott Simpson | Environment Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson has announced funding of nearly $800,000 for Para Kore Marae to extend their waste minimisation project. “With funding from the Waste Minimisation Fund (WMF) the programme has already been successfully implemented […]

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$260,000 for nationwide litter review

By   /  June 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on $260,000 for nationwide litter review

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $260,000 for nationwide litter review An independent review of public litter and littering interventions in New Zealand will be undertaken by the Sustainable Coastlines Charitable Trust, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. “Sustainable Coastlines has been awarded $261,250 from the Government’s Waste Minimisation Fund. […]

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Over $200,000 environmental funding for Colville Bay

By   /  June 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on Over $200,000 environmental funding for Colville Bay

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Over $200,000 environmental funding for Colville Bay Colville Bay Harbour Care project in the Coromandel has received $201,420 from the Community Environment Fund, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today “The Colville Bay Harbour Care project is a great example of how a small community […]

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Three million paint containers recycled

By   /  May 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on Three million paint containers recycled

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Three million paint containers recycled Resene has recycled over three million paint containers and found innovative uses for leftover paint, with its PaintWise scheme, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today at Resene’s factory in Lower Hutt. “Often consumers buy more paint than they need […]

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