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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...


$300,000 to help preserve native bush and fauna

The Forest Bridge Trust has been awarded $300,000 from the Community Environment Fund, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. “The vision of The Forest Bridge Trust is to create...


Taranaki hapū & marae sustainable stewardship supported

Taranaki-based Te Whenua Tōmuri Trust Board has been granted over $130,000 from the Community Environment Fund towards its ‘Maru Wai Matara – Kaitiaki Taiao’ project, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson...


Envirocon product stewardship scheme making concrete progress

Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson has visited Interbloc NZ and Envirocon to see first-hand how their cutting-edge facility turns leftover concrete into a primary resource. “The Envirocon product stewardship scheme...


$145k to support restoration of Wakatipu Basin’s native beech forests

A further $145,000 will be invested in the restoration of native beech forests, boosting the Government’s efforts to protect our native species, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. The...


Grant to support innovative coastal dune protection trial

Pest koi carp will be processed as a native plant fertiliser in a dune restoration programme, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. The $108,000 grant to the Coastal Restoration...


Voluntary glass recycling programme reaches seven year milestone

The Glass Packaging Forum and its glass recycling programme has been  celebrated in Auckland by Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson. Mr Simpson visited O-I Glass in Penrose to tour the...


Government releases review of waste disposal levy

Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson has released a review into the waste disposal levy. The review makes three specific recommendations to support targeted investment in areas that will...


Grant to investigate solution to hazardous treated timber waste

Scion is to investigate the feasibility of remediating treated timber with government funding of $163,000, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. Chromated copper arsenate (CCA) is a...


Predator-free Eastbourne supported

The Government has granted a Wellington community group nearly $35,000 to help it deal with predators, Conservation Minister Maggie Barry and Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today....