Monday, August 21, 2017
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Environment & Conservation

Tourism industry supports call for better biodiversity management

Protection of New Zealand’s unique biodiversity is imperative to our social and economic future, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

EDS: Free ride for tourism is over

The tourism industry has been urged to step up and speak out for the environment by Environmental Defence Society chairman, Gary Taylor.

Electrifying Eastland’s Pacific Coast Highway

Tairāwhiti is driving towards a cleaner, greener future with the government’s announcement that it will co-fund a fast charging electric vehicle network across the region.

15 EV projects receive funding and next funding round opens

Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins has announced funding for 15 projects to increase charging facilities for electric vehicles and switch more trucks, buses and vans to electric power.

TIA: Working on our water

NZ has an abundance of water, most of the time, so it is only right that we are now as a nation having a proper debate about it and how we best manage it.

Waitākere Ranges Regional Park could close to save kauri

The Waitākere Ranges Regional Park is now the most heavily kauri dieback-infected area currently recorded in New Zealand.

Labour launches fresh water policy: Clean rivers for future generations

Labour will lead a nationwide effort to restore our rivers and lakes to a clean, swimmable state.

TIA: Govt’s fresh water clean-up a good start

The allocation of Government funding of $44 million to clean up 100 New Zealand rivers and lakes is a good start to improving fresh water quality but a lot more needs to be done

100-plus rivers and lakes to be improved

Freshwater improvement projects covering over 100 rivers and lakes across New Zealand are to receive grants of $44 million from the Government.

Waikoropupū Springs tribunal appointed

The special tribunal to consider the Waikoropupū Springs application for a Water Conservation Order (WCO) has been announced by Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith.

Plants at risk as climate warms and tourism grows

Scientists are warning that alpine plants are at risk of extinction as climate change, skiing and mountain tourism spread weeds to higher altitudes.

Govt: Lions “had significant impact on economy”

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges, Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry have applauded the successful DHL New Zealand Lions Series after the final test Saturday night at Eden Park.

Tūmanako/hope for feisty albatross chick

The votes are in and the albatross star of the Department of Conservation’s (DOC) ‘royal cam’ has been named Tūmanako meaning hope, wish, desire.  

Pukaha Mount Bruce GM steps down

After four years of successfully guiding the fortunes of leading Wairarapa tourism attraction Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, general manager Helen Tickner is stepping down.

Tourism “very vulnerable” to climate change

New Zealand's tourism industry is particularly vulnerable to climate change and operators must start preparing for it, says an academic.

Fed Farmers: What about the damage wreaked by tourists?

Waikato Federated Farmers president Andrew McGiven hits back at criticism his industry is not doing enough to protect the environment and he takes particular aim at the Tourism Export Council.

FMC: Time for Remarkables National Park

Federated Mountain Clubs (FMC) has launched its Remarkable Outdoors campaign headlined by a proposed new national park - ‘The Remarkables National Park’ in the Otago Southland high-country near Queenstown.

Kelly Tarlton’s launches Blue Project

SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s, with generous support from the Department of Conservation’s Community Fund, has launched The Blue Project, a marine outreach programme aimed at educating kiwi kids about the importance of marine conservation and sustainability.

Reintroducing kākāriki to Northland a tourism winner

A Northland restoration group has reintroduced kākāriki – New Zealand’s native parakeet – to the Bay of Islands after an absence of 30 years with the new residents set to become the region’s latest tourist attraction.

Capital attraction wins Green Ribbon

Wellington conservation project and attraction Zealandia has won the Leadership in Communication and Education Green Ribbon environmental award. 
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