EPA refuses Chatham Rock Phosphate marine consent

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has refused an application by Chatham Rock Phosphate Limited (CRP) for a marine consent to mine phosphorite nodules on the Chatham Rise. Read more »

Sea Shepherd Successfully Shuts Down Illegal Fishing

Press Release – Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Sea Shepherd Successfully Shuts Down Illegal Fishing Operations of the Thunder and Confiscates Illegal Fishing Gear Read more »

The McGuinness Institute releases its 2015 work programme

Press Release – McGuinness Institute

The McGuinness Institutes 2015 work programme contains its planned projects, publications and events for the year. Chief Executive Wendy McGuinness has written a letter (dated 5 February) to all members of parliament outlining highlights of the Institutes … Read more »

Warning lifted for Selwyn / Waikirikiri River at Whitecliffs

Press Release – Canterbury District Health Board

The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued along the Selwyn River at Whitecliffs Domain. This was issued on November 21, 2014 Recent surveys at Whitecliffs Domain … Read more »

Govt must to listen and protect Maui’s Dolphin

Press Release – Green Party

The Government must listen to the Auckland Council who today voted to call on the Government to protect the habitat of our critically endangered Mauis dolphin from oil and gas exploration, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Water users to be surveyed

Press Release – Environment Southland

Where do you swim, boat and collect seafood? Thats the question being asked this summer. Read more »

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 »

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