Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


1BT partnership fund welcomed

NZPPI welcomes the government’s announcement of the One Billion Trees fund, in particular the commitment of $120 million partnership fund for innovation and capability building.

Chief Executive Matthew Dolan says:

“This investment is urgently needed to enable the science, innovation and skills development that will be needed to grow the quantity of seedling needed to meet the increase in demand over the coming decade.

“We hope this funding announcement will enable us to get underway with a whole range of initiatives to assist the nursery industry to grow and meet this new demand.

“It’s an exciting opportunity for both landowners and nurseries, but seedling production is not straight forward. There are some huge challenges to overcome and this funding will enable our industry to undertake the research and innovation projects that will be vital to the success of the programme.

“It will also help to develop the skills and knowledge that will be needed to ensure that planting projects are successful.

“The One Billion Trees programme has taken time to get underway and we are looking forward to making progress.”


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Three Reasons for Film Fans to Get Netflix

The past two months have finally seen Netflix come into its own, providing the financing for three films that will warm the hearts of cinephiles everywhere - Orson Welles' The Other Side of The Wind, The Coen Brothers' The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, and Alfonso Cuarón's Roma. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: The Rift by Rachael Craw

Rachael Craw's first series, Spark has been extremely well received by the YA community in both Australia and New Zealand (it has a hashtag, #SparkArmy), and The Rift looks like it’s going to be just as popular. More>>

Porn And Teens Report: 'Wake-Up Call' On Sexuality Education

Family Planning: The Office of Film and Literature Classification’s survey of more than 2000 young people about pornography highlights that sexuality education provides an opportunity for a vital counter-narrative to porn that could reach most young New Zealanders... More>>




  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland