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Final Round Of Feedback On Draft Coastal Plan

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

Enhancing the natural environment, resilience to coastal erosion and future sea level rise, and creating a safe and accessible place for future generations to enjoy are the key aims of the draft St Clair–St Kilda Coastal Plan released for public feedback today. Read more »

Muggy For Most This Week

Press Release – MetService

It was a wet weekend for the West Coast but MetService is forecasting the start of the new week to run drier.

Over the weekend, Westport had its wettest November day since records began there in 1944. Read more »

Counting The Cost – Pioneer Of Environmental Accounting Recognised

Press Release – University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury 2021 Research Medal winner, UC Business School Professor Markus Milne, began researching ways to account for the social and environmental impacts of business some 30 years ago, when the field was very new. Read more »

National Welcomes Use Of Genetic Technology Research In Conservation

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The National Party supports research into genetic technologies with the possibility of it playing a key role in New Zealand reaching its Predator Free 2050 goal, says National’s Conservation spokesperson Jacqui Dean. Read more »

Predator Free 2050 Ltd Announces Funding For Genetics Research Into Possums

Press Release – Predator Free 2050

Predator Free 2050 Limited (PF2050 Ltd) has partnered with the University of Otago to support a research team investigating new genetic technologies that could help eradicate possums from Aotearoa New Zealand by 2050. Read more »

Climate Change Action Plan Released

Press Release – Kaipara District Council

Kaipara District’s coastline winds from the wild West Coast Ripiro Beach into the impressive Kaipara Harbour and over to the beautiful Mangawhai Estuary and scenic East Coast. Read more »

WasteMINZ Partners With NZ Food Waste Champions 12.3

Press Release – WasteMINZ

Waste Management Institute New Zealand (WasteMINZ) has partnered with NZ Food Waste Champions 12.3 to reduce food waste in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Read more »

Working Group To Ensure Local Voice In Three Waters Reform

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta today announced the establishment of a working group made up of local government and iwi representatives to recommend strengthened governance and accountability arrangements for the Three Waters Reform Programme. Read more »

Whanganui Becomes A UNESCO Creative City Of Design

Press Release – NZ National Commission for UNESCO

The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO is delighted to announce that Aotearoa New Zealand now has four UNESCO Creative Cities with Whanganui announced as a City of Design. Read more »

Whanganui Joins UNESCO Creative Cities Network

Press Release – Whanganui and Partners

Creativity, innovative spirit, cultural integrity and strength of artistic tradition have won Whanganui recognition as an internationally significant UNESCO City of Design. Read more »

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