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1080 Protects Vulnerable Native Species

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says successful breeding results for several of our most vulnerable native birds come as a result of using 1080 to kill predators.

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April 6th, 2017 at 11:02 am

Regions & Categories: Environment,New Zealand

Environmental Educational Expo at Auckland Botanic Gardens

Many wonderful activities await Auckland families at this evironmental educational expo on 1st April 2017: hang out with your favourite Sticky TV presenters; navigate a bush walk to discover native bugs with Rudd Kleinpaste; plant seedlings in recycled materials; learn how to use left-over food; match packaged food to raw food; blend a smoothie with bicycle power; watch cooking demonstrations; support cultural performances; attend a recycled fashion show and learn all about what’s in your backyard at Eye on Nature.

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March 19th, 2017 at 7:57 am

Regions & Categories: Auckland,Environment,Events,New Zealand

Stormwater360 celebrates 20 years in business

Leading New Zealand stormwater management innovation company, Stormwater360, celebrates its 20th birthday this year

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May 18th, 2016 at 9:07 am

Composite Decking a Safer Option

Composite decking is a safe alternative to timber decking. It is not only cost effective but also environment friendly.

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September 10th, 2015 at 1:37 pm

Regions & Categories: Environment,New Zealand

New Zealand Underwater Association organises first ever countrywide Trash2Cash campaign

Local scuba divers, dive groups and dive operators will Dive Against Debris across New Zealand during the month of September.

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August 18th, 2015 at 5:26 pm

Regions & Categories: Environment,New Zealand

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Family-Owned for over 40 Years, EcoPro Cleaning Remains the Only Cleaning Service Licensed by Environmental Choice NZ

Green cleaning may seem like a current trend, but for one family-owned New Zealand company it has been a way of life for more than 40 years.

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March 23rd, 2015 at 10:36 am

Mercure Hotels Provide New Zealanders With Greener Meeting Venues

New Zealand business is thinking twice about the environmental impact of the traditional all hands sales junket.

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December 12th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Regions & Categories: Auckland,Environment,Travel

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We Owe our Lives to Fascinating Plants

18 May is the first global Fascination of Plants Day and we should all take time to stop and consider how fascinating they really are. Dee Pignéguy’s books, Sonja’s Kitchen and Gardening for Planet Earth, demonstrate how central plants are to your life and well-being and how you can grow fascinating and edible plants in your backyard.

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May 18th, 2012 at 10:11 am

Regions & Categories: Education,Environment

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Map Pioneering Sustainable Education

New Zealand company is creating a curriculum for teaching social and environmental sustainability in primary and intermediate schools.

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April 28th, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Regions & Categories: Education,Environment,New Zealand

Park Ranger develops Super Weedbuster

Cut’n’Paste’ is a brush-on gel developed to be highly effective, reasonably priced, easy to use, convenient and as safe as possible.

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March 13th, 2012 at 12:37 pm

New generation of environmentally friendly consumers

A fabulous NEW cloth nappy brand that launched in New Zealand in early 2012. ones&twos modern cloth nappies have been especially designed for busy parents – a nappy that’s on in seconds, offers exceptional value, and is created with quality environmentally friendly products.

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February 25th, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Regions & Categories: Auckland,Environment,Family,New Zealand

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No Alternative to Energy-Efficient Fans

Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) are implemented in Australia and New Zealand to reduce energy demand. Modern EC drives, specially developed by motor and fan specialist ebm-papst for use in home ventilation systems, perform substantially better in this respect, which is due to the way they work.

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September 30th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Regions & Categories: Environment,Housing,New Zealand

$4 million for high-tech mapping programme

Research programme is launched that will provide high-tech mapping of forests, pastures, rivers and cities in New Zealand.

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August 12th, 2011 at 10:36 am

Transformation for Trinity Garden

The Living Walls™ instant hedge from Twining Valley Nurseries now surrounds Trinity’s unique columbarium, safeguarding the grass feature from pedestrian traffic on Parnell Rd.

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July 2nd, 2011 at 8:25 am

Regions & Categories: Auckland,Environment,New Zealand

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2011 Green Ribbon Award finalists

Nick Smith, Ministry for Environment announces the Green Ribbon Award finalists for 2011 from the 203 nominations across 12 different categories.

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June 5th, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Stormwater360 launches LiveRoof® Green Roof System in New Zealand

Stormwater360, New Zealand’s leading innovative stormwater management company, has announced the company’s agreement with LiveRoof®, LLC, the top horticultural experts in the green roof industry in the USA to distribute its hybrid LiveRoof® pregrown Green Roof System in New Zealand and Australia.

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May 27th, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Moving Back to 100% Clean Green New Zealand

GreenerLiving.co.nz, New Zealand’s newest online hub for, well greener living (of course!) has been setup. The site follows those proactive Kiwis who are in fact keeping it green. It also provides us with the latest information on how we can all be a little greener in every aspect of our lives.

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March 29th, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Regions & Categories: Environment,New Zealand

Boutique Hotel Sets New Standard in Eco-Friendly Luxury Accommodation

Tourism with a conscience is putting boutique hotel Hamurana Lodge on the map for travellers wanting to put their feet up – without the carbon footprint.

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January 14th, 2011 at 10:25 am

First steps for Lake Ellesmere

Environment Minister Nick Smith today approved the joint application from Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu (Ngāi Tahu) and the Department of Conservation (DoC) to amend the Lake Ellesmere (Te Waihora) Water Conservation Order (WCO) to recognise additional outstanding values.

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December 27th, 2010 at 6:03 pm

Dunedin’s Recycling Bins Arrive

The first 4340 of 45,000 yellow-lidded DCC wheelie bins, to be used in the city’s new recycling service, were unpacked yesterday.

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November 14th, 2010 at 2:25 pm