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Ten Conservation Questions

Ten Conservation Questions - As discussed with Sarah Dowie at Bluegreens Forum 2018 1.How do we ensure that Predator 2050 stays on track? 2.How can we tap into community/farming/industry sectors...


Bluegreen achievements of the Key / English Government

Bluegreen achievements of the Key / English Government 28 April 2018, Hon Dr Nick Smith Twenty years ago this July a small enthusiastic group of National MPs and supporters gathered...


New environment strategy to engage and inspire

Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner and Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith today launched a new strategy and action plan to better equip New Zealanders, especially children and young...


Plasback agricultural plastic recycling scheme reaccredited

Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson visited Agpac Ltd’s Plasback, congratulated them on the scheme’s successful recycling of agricultural plastic, and announced Plasback’s reaccreditation as a Product Stewardship Scheme....


$1.25m boost for recycling farm plastic waste

The Government’s Waste Minimisation fund has granted $1.25 million to support the upgrade and recommissioning of EnviroNZ’s plastic extrusion plant in Christchurch, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced...


Government funding wetland enhancement project

Hohepa Hawke’s Bay has been awarded nearly $175,000 from the Government’s Community Environment Fund to restore and increase a wetland adjacent to the Taipo Stream in Napier, Associate Minister Scott...


Funding for award-winning Whangawehi Stream project

The final phase of a collaborative project protecting and enhancing fresh water and coastal ecosystems along the Whangawehi Stream on the Mahia Peninsula is being supported by $145,000...


Paparoa Great Walk construction set to start

Construction is set to start by the end of this month on the new Great Walk in Paparoa National Park in memory of the 29 men who died...


Contaminated West Coast mines remediated

The top two most contaminated sites in New Zealand have been successfully remediated, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry said today. “The Prohibition and Alexander mines...


Government Loves Kaipara waste minimisation

Love Kaipara has been awarded nearly $135,000 from the Waste Minimisation Fund to support moving Kaipara communities towards zero waste, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced. “Love Kaipara is leading...