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Campbell Island decision shows Government failings on conservation

Green Party Minister for Conservation Eugenie Sage has failed to take an opportunity to further protect one of the most pristine places on earth, National’s Conservation spokesperson Jacqui Dean says....


22nd Annual Bluegreens Forum Update

The 22nd Bluegreens Forum has just concluded in Nelson. Held over the 29th February and the 1st March it was attended by over 100 Environment and Conservation minded members of...


Bluegreens Newsletter September 2019

We enjoy some of the most pristine and accessible natural beauty in the world. Good environmental practice is not only important to protect our natural heritage, but is...


2019 Bluegreens Forum - Save the Date

2019 Bluegreens Forum - 23-24 February The Bluegreens Forum in February next year is celebrating 21 years of the Bluegreens, making us National's longest-running special interest group. Bluegreens are part of a...


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...