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New Zealand's Ocean conference commitments

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says New Zealand has made clear our long-term commitment to protecting, conserving and sustainably using oceans and marine resources at the United Nations Ocean Conference...


Major new litter initiative announced

A major new campaign to stop people littering was announced by Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson today. “Litter is a risk to New Zealand’s clean green brand and...


$260,000 for nationwide litter review

An independent review of public litter and littering interventions in New Zealand will be undertaken by the Sustainable Coastlines Charitable Trust, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today....


Stream restoration takes top Green Ribbon

A highly successful Hawke’s Bay stream restoration project has taken out the top prize at the 2017 Green Ribbon Awards, announced tonight by Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith and Associate...


Lead shot phased out for waterfowl hunting

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says she fully supports Fish and Game’s decision to phase out lead shot for waterfowl hunting. Fish & Game’s New Zealand Council voted last...