Scientists investigate challenges facing marine environment

Press Release – NZ Marine Sciences Society

The future challenges faced by New Zealand seas and how we might address them will be a key focus of the New Zealand Marine Sciences Society Conference being held this week in Nelson. Read more »

Super-duper-moon expected Monday morning

Press Release – University of Canterbury

A super-duper-moon which is bigger and brighter than any other full moon visible this year will appear on Monday (August 11) morning when the full moon reaches its closest point to Earth. Read more »

Kaipara Moana – ‘Looking Back Thinking Forward’

Press Release – Integrated Kaipara Harbour Management Group

The Integrated Kaipara Harbour Management Group (IKHMG) is hosting an inaugural event showcasing and celebrating community and stakeholder partnership focused on the Kaipara Harbour. Read more »

New measures proposed to protect longfin eels

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A proposed package of measures to improve the status of New Zealands iconic longfin eel population has been announced today by Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy. Read more »

Rena- the clock is ticking

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

A Labour Government remains committed to ensuring the owners of the Rena fully remove the wreck off the Astrolabe Reef, says Labours Environment spokesperson Moana Mackey. Read more »

Shark harvest key to Sea Dragon’s future, says Edison

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 7 (BusinessDesk) – The success of a newly signed contract with a Portuguese fishing vessel to catch sharks in the south-west Pacific Ocean is the most important risk to the plans by Nelson-based fish oils processor Sea Dragon, says Edison International … Read more »

Big catch

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police Maritime Unit is en route to Great Barrier Island to meet with the operators of a fishing boat who, when trawling off the island’s coast this morning, hauled up a light plane in their nets. Read more »

Govt must compensate iwi to maintain value of settlements

Press Release – The Maori Party

Mori Party candidate Chris McKenzie says the Government must compensate tribes for the devaluation of their assets under the treaty settlements. Mori are bearing the huge costs as a result of reflagging Foreign Charter Vessels and may abandon … Read more »

$24 million for NIWA-led Deep South Challenge

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Funding of $24 million over five years has been approved for New Zealands second National Science Challenge – The Deep South Challenge Te Kmata o Te Tonga, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce says. Read more »

Seafood Industry Remains Concerned on Chatham Rise

Press Release – Deepwater Group

The seafood industry today welcomed new developments with Chatham Rock Phosphates (CRP) application to mine the Chatham Rise area, a key fishing ground for New Zealand. Read more »

Seafood NZ Says Kaikoura Conservation Legislation a Template

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

Seafood New Zealand has hailed the passage of the Kaikoura (Te Tai-o-Marokura) Marine Management Bill by Parliament today as a template for seafood and environment conservation measures throughout New Zealand. Parliament passed the bill into law on the last … Read more »

Sealord applauds passing of Fisheries FCV Bill

Press Release – Sealord

Sealord Group has welcomed the passing of the Fisheries (Foreign Charter Vessels) Amendment Bill as a move that will safeguard workers and protect New Zealands sustainable fishing reputation. Read more »

Seafood NZ Welcomes Foreign Charter Vessel resolution

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

Seafood New Zealand says the passage of the Foreign Charter Vessel Bill through Parliament today enables the seafood industry to move into a new era. Read more »

Flavell: Foreign Charter Vessels Amendment Bill

Speech – The Maori Party

Thank you very much. I am pleased that the House has got a little bit of time just before we close off business. I wanted to make a statement on behalf of the Mori Party, in particular around our influence in the Fisheries (Foreign Charter Vessels … Read more »

Green Party statement on passing of FCV legislation

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party congratulates all parties in Parliament for supporting the completion of the Foreign Chartered Vessel legislation. Read more »

Fishing Bill a major step towards fixing industry problems

Press Release – Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says the passing of a bill reforming the fishing industry is a major step in fixing serious problems. Read more »

Kaikōura Marine Management Bill passes third reading

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith has welcomed Parliaments passage of the Kaikura (Te Tai o Marokura) Marine Management Bill today. Read more »

Foreign Charter Vessels Amendment Bill passes third reading

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A bill to strengthen the regulation of foreign-owned commercial fishing vessels operating in New Zealand waters has passed its third and final reading in Parliament today. Read more »

Outdoor Council Backs Fish and Game in Minister Smith Stoush

Press Release – Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations

A national outdoor recreation council has backed Fish and Game in the wake of an argument with Conservation Minister Nick Smith over the organisation’s advocacy role for cleaning up New Zealand’s rivers from a deteriorating state. Read more »

Maori Party on Foreign Charter Fishing Vessels Legislation

Press Release – The Maori Party

The Labour Party’s accusation that the Maori Party blocked the Foreign Charter Fishing Vessels Legislation from being debated this week is incorrect. Read more »

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