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Changes to the Northland Sustainability Newsletter

Changes to the Northland Sustainability Newsletter

"Think globally, act locally" The purpose of NSN is to keep people informed about sustainability matters in Northland. NSN is free and getting it does not impose any obligation, but if something comes up that you are particularly concerned about then knowing what is happening may give you the opportunity to do something about it.

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NSN's new look - we will in future send out emails covering items of interest to people in Northland on sustainability issues/matters. Please feel free to contribute your news regarding sustainaibility in the North. Due to general requests we are not sending on the many peace/protest/Ngawha mailings we receive. If you want to contact a peace or protest network, feel free to write us and we'll forward your request. While we all hope for peace, we do not believe this is a matter for the NSN.

Biodiversity Condition Fund and the Biodiversity Advisory Service Fund The Government is providing funding for projects aimed at helping landowners protect and restore native plants and animals on their properties.

The Department of Conservation and the Ministry for the Environment are encouraging landowners and groups working with landowners to apply for money from the Biodiversity Condition Fund and the Biodiversity Advice Fund.

Biodiversity Advice Fund The Biodiversity Advice Fund focuses on information and advice to land managers. It funds projects which inspire landholders or groups to better protect indigenous species on their land, such as workshops, field-days, and publications.

Biodiversity Condition Fund The Biodiversity Condition Fund aims to improve and maintain the condition of areas of indigenous vegetation, species and habitats. The fund seeks to broaden community effort in the management of indigenous biodiversity. Suitable projects may include fencing or pest control on private land.

Applications can be for a single project, or a package of projects as part of a 'partnership arrangement'. Potential applicants for a 'partnership arrangement' include local authorities, non-government and semi-governmental organisations, iwi, hapu or primary production and industry groups. Applications can also be made for multi-year funding for either a single project or for a package of projects.

A total of $2.3 million is available this financial year - $1.5 million from the Biodiversity Condition Fund and $0.81 million from the Biodiversity Advice Fund. Applications close on 2 May 2003 and results will be announced in June.

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