Environment

Person of interest identified after 1080 threats

Police have spoken to the person they believe is responsible for making threats to use 1080 poison in public places, including Freyberg Pool, in Palmerston North on Friday 17 August. Police executed a search warrant on a property near Palmerston North...... Read More

Concrete solutions to Auckland’s building waste

More than $3 million of funding will help divert 40,000 tonnes of commercial and industrial waste from landfills in Auckland every year. Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage today announced a Waste Minimisation Fund (WMF) grant of $3.1 million...... Read More

Marine mammal tours begin in Otago Harbour

Forest and Bird have welcomed applications for small tour groups to view marine mammals around the Otago Harbour and peninsula. Three applications have been lodged with the Department of Conservation (DOC) to view marine mammals around the Otago Harbour...... Read More

Powerful magnitude 8.2 earthquake strikes Pacific

A powerful magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean close to the islands of Tonga and Fiji on Sunday, the US Geological Survey (USGC) says. But the undersea quake was too deep to trigger a tsunami, according to the US Pacific Tsunami Warning...... Read More

Rainbow Warrior sailing to NZ to make oil history

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...... Read More

NZ First welcomes Govt waste work programme

New Zealand First welcomes the Coalition Government’s announcement today that it will undertake work to address New Zealand’s long-neglected waste management issues, including investigating the long-standing New Zealand First policy of greater...... Read More

Waste work programme to tackle tough problems

Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage has announced a programme of work to take action on New Zealand’s long-neglected waste problems. “Since taking on the waste portfolio I have heard loud and clear from New Zealanders that they...... Read More

Water announcement disappointing - campaigner

A water rights campaigner says the Green Party's promise to have water extraction considered in the next review of the Overseas Investment Act doesn't go far enough in dealing with the problem. The Overseas Investment Amendment Bill, which...... Read More

DOC urges public not to feed fur seals

The Department of Conservation is warning people not to feed or approach kekeno fur seals, after reports of a pup being fed by the public in Napier. The young seal, which has been hand-fed for the past three weeks, is now swimming around the inner...... Read More