Help on scene for ice-bound fishing boat in Antarctica

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

The United States Coast Guard icebreaker CG Polar Star is now on scene of the area where the Australian-flagged fishing vessel Antarctic Chieftain is trapped by ice in Antarctica. Read more »

NZ orange roughy exports accelerate as fish stocks recover

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 12 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand orange roughy exports are accelerating as catch limits of the deepwater fish, once a poster child for bad fisheries management, increase amid confidence about improving stocks. Read more »

Good news for the sea – mining consent refused

Press Release – Climate Justice Taranaki

MEDIA RELEASE: Good news for the sea – mining consent refused FROM: Climate Justice Taranaki DATE: 11th February 2015 Read more »

EEZ Act needs fixing after decline of application

Press Release – Straterra

The decline of Chatham Rock Phosphates marine consent application to mine rock phosphate from the ocean floor sends a strong negative signal to investors seeking to do business in New Zealand, Straterra says. Read more »

Forest & Bird welcomes Chatham Rise decision

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird welcomes the decision by the Environmental Protection Agency today to refuse an application to mine phosphate from the seabed on the Chatham Rise which would have led to destructive mining in a fragile habitat. Read more »

Chatham Rock decision the only one possible

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Todays decision to refuse the proposal to mine phosphate nodules on the Chatham Rise is the only one possible in the circumstances, says Labours environment spokesperson, Megan Woods. Read more »

CRP marine consent decline means NZ is closed for business

Press Release – Chatham Rock Phosphate

A decision by the Environmental Protection Authority to decline a marine consent application by Chatham Rock Phosphate is a seriously negative signal for New Zealand business, managing director Chris Castle said. Read more »

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 »

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