Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Environment

Climate Change Commission chair confirms retirement

Climate Change Commission Chair, Dr Rod Carr, has confirmed his plans to retire at the end of his term later this year. “Dr Rod Carr...

Toxic algae warning for Waikanae River

A red alert is in place for the Waikanae River at the old State Highway 1 and Jim Cooke Park due to the widespread presence...

Blenheim winemaker fined $15k over smuggled vines

A Blenheim-based winemaker who smuggled Australian vines into New Zealand and planted them has been placed on five-months community detention and fined $15,000. James Garry...

Drone warning for Napier orca pod

Recent sightings of a pod of orca and a large sperm whale around Napier have prompted the Department of Conservation (DOC) to remind people...

Shocking orca ‘body slam’ leads to fine

A man who leapt from a boat into the water near two orca has been slapped with a $600 infringement in an incident Department...

Lincoln Uni project targets methane emissions

A new project being led by Lincoln University and Ravensdown is working toward providing farmers with a cost-effective tool to reduce methane emissions from...

Iwi and hapū links key to local freshwater management says Auditor-General

In a new report, Auditor-General John Ryan says regional councils must focus on building meaningful and enduring relationships with iwi and hapū to support...

Community rallies to revegetate former Gore landfill

More than 7,200 native plants have been planted on a former landfill site as part of a joint venture between the Gore District Council’s...

Hamilton stream quality recovering after wastewater overflow

Environmental sampling in the Kiririkiroa Stream shows water quality levels are returning to normal after a wastewater overflow and heavy rain earlier this week,...

UC research finds native ecosystem appetite for treated sewage

UC researchers are pioneering the use of treated sewage to restore native plants on Te Pātaka-o-Rākaihautū Banks Peninsula.  The research​​ by Te Whare o Wānanga...

Inquiry to guide new climate adaptation framework

A Notice of Motion to move the Finance and Expenditure Committee to conduct an inquiry on climate adaptation has been agreed with support from...

New NIWA report delves into coastal marine recovery

New research on the impacts of extreme weather on coastal marine habitats in Tairāwhiti and Hawke’s Bay will help fishery managers plan for and...

Study finds food going to waste in student households 

Unique University of Canterbury behavioural research has revealed the extent of food waste produced by university students living in shared accommodation.  The research, conducted by...

Govt fires up public EV charging network

Energy Minister, Simeon Brown, has today announced 25 new high-speed EV charging hubs along key routes between major urban centres, as part of the...

Report finds gas remains energy of choice for nearly half of homes

A new report from the Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority (EECA) has found most residential gas consumers would only replace their existing gas appliances such...