Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Sustainability

NZ’s most endangered bird lands record-breaking summer

New Zealand's most endangered bird - the tara iti/NZ fairy tern - has celebrated a record-breaking summer breeding season, thanks to favourable weather conditions...

Boaties told to give whales a wide berth

An increase in potentially harmful encounters with marine mammals has prompted a call from the Department of Conservation (DOC) to the public to give...

Far North water restrictions kick in

Four Far North District Council water supplies will have Level 2 water restrictions applied from today as a precautionary measure to reduce demand and...

Record year for Northland climate fund applications

Northland Regional Council says climate resilience and adaptation was a strong focus for its 2023 Environmental Leaders Fund (ELF), which a record 40 applications...

Hawke’s Bay checks flight of the Tukituki

Hawke's Bay Regional Council has announced flights will begin today to cover about 87 randomly selected sites in the Tukituki Catchment. The flights form part of...

Level 3 water restrictions for Dargaville

Water restrictions have been introduced for Dargaville and surrounds, with residents across the entire Kaipara district being urged to use water wisely. The Level 3...

Pleasant River restoration takes shape

Otago Regional Council says a Catchment Action Plan is expected to be ready in early-2024 for the next phase of the Toitū Te Hakapupu...

Auckland council bins surplus rubbish bins

Auckland Council has begin binning rubbish bins that it says are surplus to the city's requirements. The Auckland region has thousands of rubbish bins –...

Wellington votes on waste plan

Wellington City Councillors have unanimously voted to approve a plan to reduce waste and move towards a circular economy over the next six years. Council...

$2m boost to Waikato flood resilience efforts

Waikato Regional Council has been awarded $2.286 million from the Local Government Flood Resilience Co-investment Fund towards three projects to improve the resilience of...

Christchurch to host urban greening symposium

Christchurch City Council and the University of Canterbury are joining forces with Scion, Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research to host two-day symposium, Urban Forest Futures New Zealand:...

New gecko gifted with name

The most recent species of gecko to be ‘described’ in New Zealand has been officially named. Auckland iwi, Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara has gifted the...

Greenhouse gas transformed with eye to carbon-free future

Waste carbon dioxide has been repurposed in groundbreaking benchtop experiments at the University of Auckland. The University of Auckland research into converting waste carbon dioxide...

Kiwi ingenuity leads the way for eels in Waikato

New Zealand's first homegrown fish-friendly flood pump, commissioned by Waikato Regional Council, has successfully passed a 1.2-metre long shortfin eel on its way to...

Buller recycling bin audits back for summer

Buller District Council and Smart Environmental Ltd (SEL) will be partnering for another summer of recycling bin audits, starting on 19 February. Council and SEL...