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Native tree numbers on the rise in Bay of Plenty

23 Dec 21 - Media Release - The 775,000 native trees and shrubs planted by Bay of Plenty Regional Council Toi Moana and volunteers in the past financial year are expected to remove 307,515 tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere over the next 80 years.

WCC seeks waste minimisation proposals

22 Dec 21 - Media Release - Expressions of Interest are now open for Wellington City Council’s new Waste Minimisation Seed Fund which focuses on diverting organic waste from the landfill.

Wellington councils draw down first green loans from Local Government Funding Agency

21 Dec 21 - Media Release - Wellington City Council and Greater Wellington have become the first local authorities in New Zealand to draw down green loans from the Local Government Funding Agency (LGFA).

Air New Zealand seeking innovators for next generation aircraft

21 Dec 21 - Media Release - Air New Zealand wants to get a zero emissions aircraft in the air in the next five years and is calling on traditional aviation manufacturers as well as entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world to help achieve its goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

The bird that measures Antarctic ice

20 Dec 21 - Media Release - It’s a bird, it’s a plane…It’s a laser-shooting electromagnetic ice device!

Toitu Brighter Futures Awards 2021 announced

20 Dec 21 - Media Release - Toitű Envirocare recognises its top performing clients with the Toitű Brighter Future Awards. These awards symbolise Toitű Envirocare’s values underpinned by best-practice and science-based sustainability expertise, along with a belief in a brighter, more sustainable future.

NZ should follow Netherland's lead and drastically cut stock numbers: Greenpeace

17 Dec 21 - Media Release - On Wednesday the Netherlands announced a plan to drastically transform the agriculture system which is expected to reduce livestock numbers by close to a third. Greenpeace Aotearoa says this sets an example for the New Zealand Government to follow.

‘Keep it clear’ when buying plastic bottles: Hamilton City Council

16 Dec 21 - Media Release - Hamiltonians are being encouraged to ‘keep it clear’ when choosing a soft drink bottle.

Open letter to ministers of forestry and climate change: Ekos

15 Dec 21 - Media Release - Dear Ministers, Ex-tropical cyclones smash our country and cause huge damage to our economy. Under a warming climate these cyclones will get stronger and do even more damage, harming...

US$53 million boost for Tongan climate and disaster resilence

13 Dec 21 - The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved two new projects totaling US$53 million to boost the climate and disaster resilience of Tongan schools, roads, and ports.

Land and water ecosystems, 'stressed to a critical point': FAO

13 Dec 21 - Land and water resources are “stressed to a critical point”, following significant deterioration over the past decade, according to a major new report released on Thursday by the UN Food and...

Canterbury floods more severe due to climate change

10 Dec 21 - Media Release - Researchers studying the effects of climate change on severe weather events in New Zealand have found that the extreme rainfall that brought flooding to Canterbury in May 2021 was 10%...

Green Party calling for PKE phase out

10 Dec 21 - Media Release - The Green Party is calling on the Minister of Agriculture, Damien O'Connor to phase out the use of the Palm Kernel Expeller (PKE) on farms to help address the climate crisis.

Bay of Plenty climate projects given a boost

9 Dec 21 - Media Release - Two community led climate change adaptation projects have received funds from Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council this week to explore the future impact on their community and...

Wellington wetland restoration milestone

From left: Judy McKoy (FOTSC), Steve Wilson (Te Rito Gardens – plant supplier), CR Jenny Brash, Bill McAulay (FOTSC), Mike Jebson (Former QEII NT CEO).

8 Dec 21 - Media Release - Ten thousand wetland plants have now been added to Taupô Swamp, a milestone in restoration work supported by Ngâti Toa Rangatira and Greater Wellington.

NZ Green Investment Finance partners with NZ Post to accelerate EV transition

7 Dec 21 - Media Release - New Zealand Green Investment Finance (NZGIF) and NZ Post have signed a $20 million financing agreement to accelerate the transition of the NZ Post fleet and its delivery contractors’...

Shift happens - BNZ's Future of agribusiness report

7 Dec 21 - Media Release - The Bank of New Zealand's (BNZ) Shift Happens Future of agribusiness report reveals a divided primary sector, adapting to the challenges of climate change and regulation, demanding...

Coastal shipping will help keep New Zealand’s supply chain buoyant

6 Dec 21 - Media Release - Transport Minister Michael Wood has welcomed the release of the Coastal Shipping Investment Approach State-of-Play report as an important step towards a more sustainable coastal...

Giant crowdfunded note to PM on climate emergency anniversary

3 Dec 21 - Media Release - On the one-year anniversary of Jacinda Ardern’s Climate Emergency declaration, Greenpeace has positioned a cheeky, four storey high, crowdfunded "climate emergency to-do list" on a...

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