Third world fishing policies put NZ to shame

Press Release – Service And Food Workers Union

The union representing workers in seafood processing factories has today slammed New Zealands fishing policies which allow our fishing resources to be exported to other countries. Read more »

Recipients announced for latest round of River grant

Press Release – Horizons Regional Council

Ten community-led projects will receive funding from the Manawat River Leaders Accord as part of an annual grants programme to restore pride and mana in the Manawat River and catchment. Read more »

RMA reform agenda outlined

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Overhauling the Resource Management Act (RMA) is critical to addressing housing supply and affordability, and maintaining the momentum of economic and job growth as well as better managing New Zealands environment, Dr Nick Smith said today in his 20th … Read more »

2014 Provisional Drowning Toll at 90 Deaths

Press Release – Water Safety New Zealand

Ninety people mostly men and including eight pre-school children – drowned in New Zealand in 2014. Read more »

Fish rescued from low-flow rivers

Press Release – Environment Canterbury

Ngi Tahu and Environment Canterbury are working together to rescue and relocate taonga fish species from the low-flowing Rakahuri/Ashley and Waipara rivers. Read more »

CRP decision delayed by 6 days

Press Release – Chatham Rock Phosphate

The Decision Making Committee of the Environmental Protection Authority today said it would take another six working days to reach a decision on Chatham Rock Phosphates marine consent application. A decision is now due on or by 10 February. Read more »

International push to bring poachers to justice

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister of Foreign Affairs 16 January 2015 Media Statement International push to bring poachers to justice Read more »

Dangerous Fishing Methods Kill Endangered Species

Press Release – Sea Shepherd NZ

The recent deaths of a Hectors Dolphin calf at Wakefield Quay and an adult at Richmond Bay cause concern regarding the lack of protection in the Tasman Bay area. Set netting in areas that are habited by Hectors Dolphin are dangerous to the … Read more »

What Are the Navy’s Rules of Engagement Against Pirates?

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The reported standoff between three vessels caught fishing illegally and the offshore patrol vessel (OPV) HMNZS Wellington, reveals New Zealand Firsts concern about both rules of engagement and the warfighting capability of our naval vessels. Read more »

Criticism of Navy over illegal fishing operation unjustified

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says ill-informed criticism of the Royal New Zealand Navys operation involving illegal fishing in the Southern Ocean ignores the success of the operation. Read more »

Sanford Welcomes Efforts to Stop Illegal Fishing

Press Release – Sanford Limited

As one of only two New Zealand companies permitted to source toothfish from the Ross Sea fishery, Sanford (NZX: SAN ) welcomes the current efforts of the New Zealand Government, Navy and other New Zealand agencies to fight illegal fishing in the waters … Read more »

Antarctic Toothfish Pirate fishing: The rule book is slim

Press Release – Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ

The national environmental alliance ECO NZ has congratulated the New Zealand Navy and government for monitoring unauthorized and unreported fishing in Southern Ocean. Read more »

Government apathy behind dolphin deaths

Press Release – Maui’s and Hector’s Dolphin Education Action

Dolphin Defenders are blaming Governmental apathy and complacency for the death of an adult female Hectors Dolphin, and calf, in a recreational set-net near Nelson last week. Read more »

Illegal vessels fail to comply with attempts to board

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully says HMNZS WELLINGTON has so far hailed and attempted to board two of the illegal vessels in the Southern Ocean, and that Captains of both vessels refused to allow the New Zealand Navy to board. Read more »

Stewart Islanders Flock to Shark Dive Meetings

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First has set up two additional public meetings today after a large turnout in Stewart Island to discuss the impact of new Shark Dive regulations. Read more »

Further illegal fishing vessel discovered

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully says a third illegal fishing vessel has been discovered operating in the Southern Ocean during a patrol by the HMNZS WELLINGTON. Read more »

Illegal toothfishing

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

The two boats, identified as Songhua and Kunlun, are serial offenders and need to be hounded out of a valuable, strictly regulated fishery, Seafood New Zealand chief executive Tim Pankhurst said. Read more »

Weed harvesting to remove toxic lake nutrients

Press Release – Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council, along with its Lake Horowhenua Accord partners, have purchased a weed harvester to remove approximately 50 hectares of weed annually from Lake Horowhenua and improve water quality. The Aquarius Systems Ltd weed harvester was purchased … Read more »

NZ fights Illegal fishing in the Southern Ocean

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister of Foreign Affairs 12 January 2015 Media Statement NZ fights Illegal fishing in the Southern Ocean Read more »

Public warning after discolouring of water in Lake Tarawera

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council recommends the public avoid swimming or drinking water from Lake Tarawera after residents from Te Rata Bay/Hot Water Beach reported discolouring of the water to staff earlier today. Read more »

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