Northland Whales and Dolphins at Risk From Statoil

Press Release – Liz Slooten

Today marine mammal expert Dr Liz Slooten of Otago University expressed concerns over dangers to whales and dolphins from sonar and seismic exploration for deep sea oil in Statoils permit zone off Northland. Read more »

Whitebait hui to consider issues and options

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Members of the Port Waikato whitebaiting community, and the wider public, are being invited to a series of meetings this month to discuss the way forward for the whitebait fishery and related environmental and safety issues. The three community hui come … Read more »

NZ commodity prices fall 0.9% in June

Article – BusinessDesk

July 2 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices fell for a fourth straight month in June, led by apples, logs, whole and skim milk powder. Read more »

Ocean to Table Kapiti Style Returning by Popular Demand

Press Release – Kapiti Business Projects

PartyPerfect Catering & Kapiti Business Projects are delighted with ticket sales so far to attend their Visa Wellington on a Plate event, Ocean to Table Kapiti Style , on Saturday 23 August and Saturday 30 August 2014. Read more »

EDS will oppose Trans-Tasman Resources High Court appeal

Press Release – Environmental Defence Society

Trans-Tasman Resources (TTR) is appealing the decision to reject its marine consent application to mine ironsands in the South Taranaki Bight. EDS will join the High Court proceedings in opposition to TTR. Read more »

Submissions open on OMV marine consent application

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority has opened the submission period on a marine consent application by OMV New Zealand Ltd to complete its existing programme of development drilling in the South Taranaki Bight. Read more »

Smart Trawling prototype to protect the seabed

Press Release – Sealord

Prototype technology unveiled by Sealord is being developed to provide skippers with a real-time view of the ocean floor and equipment while fishing, resulting in smart trawling and a reduction in the impacts of fishing on the seabed. Read more »

Maui’s dolphin rally, delivery of open letter 13/7/14

Press Release – MauI’s and Hector’s Dolphins Defenders NZ

Remove human threats from the Mauis dolphin habitat. Give the last 55 a chance. Get the nets out, and say no to new oil and gas extraction!!! Read more »

Tukituki decision stands, a win for water quality

Press Release – Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game NZ says despite facing substantial political and lobby group pressure, the EPA Board of Inquiry (BOI) appears to have confirmed its draft decision on the Tukituki Catchment Proposal, however, there have been some minor technical changes. Read more »

Fishing company fined for operating illegally

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

Albacore Fisheries Ltd of Wellington was yesterday (24 June) fined $12,000 in the Wellington District Court for fishing without the required Safe Ship Management (SSM) certificate. Read more »

Union applauds NZ supermarkets’ stance on slavery

Press Release – First Union

The union representing retail workers applauds both New Zealand supermarket chains (Progressive Enterprises Countdown and Foodstuffs New World and PaknSave) for taking a strong stance against alleged slave labour in global prawn supply chains. Read more »

National Minister misleads Parliament over Maui’s

Press Release – Green Party

Conservation Minister Nick Smith misled Parliament with his statement that not a single Maui’s dolphin has been sighted inside an area opened up by the Government for oil drilling, the Green Party said today. Read more »

New book tells graphic story of abuse and modern slavery

Press Release – Awa Press

New book tells graphic story of abuse and modern slavery on boats fishing for New Zealand quota Read more »

Māori voice shines in mining debate

Press Release – The Maori Party

Mori Party candidate for Te Tai Hauuru, Chris McKenzie is over the moon that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has declined the Black Sands Mining application by Trans-Tasman Resources. Whilst this opportunity may have brought employment … Read more »

Calls for Bridges’ sacking surge after Maui’s dolphin move

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

There has been a surge in the number of people calling for Energy Minister Simon Bridges to be sacked following his shock move to allow oil and gas drilling in a marine sanctuary which is home to the critically endangered Mauis dolphin. Read more »

Ngati Ruanui Endorses EPA Decision

Press Release – Te Runanga o Ngati Ruanui Trust

Ngati Ruanui is jubilant that the application by Trans Tasman Resources (TTR) to mine Iron sands off the Patea coast has been declined by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). Read more »

Seafood support for EPA decision on TTR

Press Release – Fisheries Inshore New Zealand – FINZ

Fisheries Inshore New Zealand supports the Environmental Protection Authority decision to reject the Trans-Tasman Resources Ltd application to mine the South Taranaki Bight for iron sands. Read more »

Maui’s dolphins need more protection, not seismic surveys

Press Release – WWF

WWF is calling for Mauis dolphins to be protected across their range from risky activities including seismic surveying in light of Green Party revelations that the Government has permitted grants to explore for oil in Mauis habitat. Read more »

Trans-Tasman Resources iron sand mining consent refused

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

The EPA Decision-making Committee has today released its decision on the application by Trans-Tasman Resources Ltd for a marine consent for its iron sand mining project in the South Taranaki Bight. The Decision-making Committee has refused consent. Read more »

What actually threatens native fish

Press Release – NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers

The New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers (NZFFA) is asking DOC to get their own house in order before identifying trout as the scapegoat for loss of native fish. DOC’s recent review of threatened fish identified three species of native fish found … Read more »

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