Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Sustainability

New $8m support for agricultural emissions reduction

The Government and the Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) have committing an additional combined $8 million towards AgriZeroNZ to boost New Zealand’s efforts to...

Fisheries NZ seeks feedback on seabird protections

Fisheries New Zealand is seeking feedback on proposed measures to mitigate risks to seabirds from data transmission cables on fishing trawlers. It says the feedback...

MPI partnership to protect against fall armyworm

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is working to develop an integrated pest management approach to safeguard New Zealand’s maize and sweetcorn industries against...

Survey finds optimism for dynamic EV charging

A University of Auckland survey has found Kiwis are optimistic about 'on road' dynamic wireless charging that allows EV users to charge their batteries...

Kāpiti coastal adaptation pathway report received

Kāpiti Coast District Council has received the independent Takutai Kāpiti Coastal Advisory Panel’s recommendations for coastal adaptation pathways.   Mayor, Janet Holborow said the Coastal Advisory...

Groundwater contamination risk attracts large fine

A Waikato farming company has been convicted and fined $94,500 in the Hamilton District Court for unlawful discharges of dairy effluent into the environment in November...

MPI investigates Southland cattle welfare case

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is investigating a Southland farm over poor grazing practices after it says dairy cows were found stuck in...

DOC hopes to lure volunteers to baiting programme

The Department of Conservation’s Maniapoto team is calling on volunteers to contribute a few hours to the protection of kōkako at Mapara. Mapara Wildlife Management...

Kākāriki baby boom boosts bird count

Yellow-crowned parakeet/kākāriki numbers in the Landsborough valley tripled last spring compared to the previous year, results of the annual Department of Conservation bird count...

Future looks bright for Horizons bus network

Horizons Regional Council says the nation's first fully electric bus network has significantly increased public transport use in Palmerston North and Ashhurst. The new network,...

Volunteers help birds take flight in Mangakotukutuku Gully

The work of a dedicated group of volunteers in Hamilton’s Mangakotukutuku Gully is helping to breathe new life into the area, with reports of...

Proposed Waikato coastal plan hearings panel confirmed

Three independent commissioners have been appointed alongside two regional councillors to the Proposed Waikato Regional Coastal Plan hearings panel. Councillors Warren Maher and Stuart Kneebone,...

Bookings step up for Great Walks

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is reporting Great Walks bookings have increased as the Heaphy and Lake Waikaremoana tracks return after closures in recent...

Ruapehu celebrates recovery centre milestone

The Taumarunui Resource Recovery Centre is set to celebrate its third birthday with a three-day, three-dollar sale next week. Ruapehu District Council Sustainability Facilitator, Emily...

DOC prepares for seal ‘silly season’

Don’t be surprised if you see NZ fur seals in some curious places over coming months. The Department of Conservation (DOC) is asking the public...