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Disease Control Area Reductions Mean Fewer TB Tests

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:51:16 +1300 | OSPRI New Zealand

The farming industry’s investment in TB eradication is proving effective as New Zealand’s TBfree programme reduces testing requirements in many areas. More >>

Ground-breaking research into environmental compliance

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:25:42 +1300 | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) will tomorrow (28 February) release its new report ‘Last Line of Defence: compliance, monitoring and enforcement of New Zealand’s environmental law’ by Senior Policy Analyst Dr Marie Brown. The report highlights ...More >>

Scales Corporation Delivers Record Underlying Profit

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:47:13 +1300 | Scales Corporation Ltd

• FY2016 financial results set new Group record: o Net Profit for the Year of $38.2 million, 6 per cent above FY2015 (Restated). o Underlying Net Profit[1] of $38.6 million, 11 per cent above FY2015 (Restated). o Underlying EBITDA[2] of $67.9 million, ...More >>

Extending submissions could be counter-productive: CEO

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:19:51 +1300 | Waikato Regional Council

Extending the period for submissions on the Healthy Rivers Wai Ora Plan Change 1 could be counter-productive to the interests of rural sector groups, says Waikato Regional Council chief executive Vaughan Payne.More >>

Recent rain step in the right direction

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:18:59 +1300 | Gisborne District Council

Media Release Release date: Monday 27 February Recent rain step in the right direction Rainfall over the last week has been a welcome sign, however, it’s not quite enough to lift level two water restrictions according to Council water utilities manager, ...More >>

Waikato businesses report strong growth and finances

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:18:05 +1300 | Waikato Innovation Park

Despite the downturn in the dairy industry, businesses based at Waikato Innovation Park have reported strong growth and financial results. More >>

Hawkes Bay Wairarapa Dairy Awards Winners announced

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:10:48 +1300 | NZ Dairy Industry Awards

The 2017 Hawkes Bay/Wairarapa Dairy Industry Awards Share Farmer of the Year winners say entering the competition has given them a better understanding of their whole business.More >>

Press Conference 27/02/17: Kiwi workers failing drug tests

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:33:20 +1300 | Liana Pantaleo

Prime Minster Bill English began today’s press conference with an announcement to extend support for earthquake effected Kaikoura, Hurunui and Marlborough. The State Highway coastal route is progressing and expected to be open by the end of ...More >>

Progress at last on RMA reform; passage in March predicted

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:33:30 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 27 (BusinessDesk) - The government's long-stalled second tranche of reforms to the Resource Management Act is finally on the move again, with the select committee deliberating on the largest bill currently before Parliament due to report back tomorrow.More >>

Waikato Regional Council stonewalls on plan change action

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:30:15 +1300 | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says he is disappointed by the Waikato Regional Council’s (WRC) delay tactics around a judicial review by six organisations over plans for the Healthy River Plan Change.More >>

Erosion-controlling poplars, willows available again soon

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:06:55 +1300 | Northland Regional Council

Hill country farmers whose erosion-prone properties drain to the Kaipara Harbour may be eligible for a share of more than 3500 free poplar poles in a joint Northland Regional Council-Ministry for Primary Industries initiative.More >>

Alternative Fats for Alternative Facts

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:14:24 +1300 | Little Island

Last week, the National Government changed the goalposts for measuring water quality in our rivers and streams – and the outcry from both the public and experts was swift. One thing is for sure: we Kiwis love our waterways, and we want to see them ...More >>

Dream for iconic Mackenzie Basin one step closer to reality

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:41:43 +1300 | Mackenzie Country Trust

In Twizel last Thursday members of the Mackenzie Country Trust formally adopted their Strategic Framework, bringing them one step closer to realising a local and national vision to protect and preserve the unique and truly iconic landscapes of ...More >>

Forest & Bird to defend New Zealand’s conservation land

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 16:12:27 +1300 | Forest And Bird

26 February 2017 Environmental organisation Forest & Bird will argue in New Zealand’s highest court that specially protected conservation land belongs to New Zealanders and to nature, and can’t be traded away for commercial development.More >>

Green Party launches Member’s Bill to protect our freshwater

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:28:53 +1300 | Green Party

Green Party launches Member’s Bill to protect our freshwater The Green Party has today launched a member’s bill that will keep water from underground sources, called aquifers, safe from pollution and contamination. Co-leader James Shaw announced the ...More >>

One week delay to consultation process for Council bylaws

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:43:46 +1300 | Marlborough District Council

Council is reviewing its general bylaws. They cover a range of matters ranging from public health and safety, parking, the use of public reserves, stock on public roads and driving on beaches as well as the keeping of animals.More >>

Call for Minister to support conservation order

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:56:12 +1300 | Ngati Tama ki Te Waipounamu

Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust call on Environment Minister to support conservation order to protect national water taonga More >>

Smith’s water quality con falling apart

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:06:50 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Nick Smith’s latest announcement is another political scam which will not clean up our polluted rivers, says Labour’s Water spokesperson David Parker. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch - Facts: Soil Moisture

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:02:10 +1300 | NIWA

A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions ...More >>

Clean Water Document an improvement, long way to go

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:17:45 +1300 | Freshwater Iwi Leaders Group

Freshwater Iwi Leaders say Clean Water Document an improvement, but there is still a long way to go. More >>


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