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Air New Zealand to operate quarantine flights between Australia and New Zealand

Following today’s announcement from the New Zealand Government that quarantine-free travel is to remain suspended for a further eight weeks, Air New Zealand will be operating a limited number of quarantine flights between Australia and New Zealand to help get people home.

NZ abstains on global seabed mining moratorium vote at IUCN - Greenpeace

The New Zealand Government’s decision to abstain from voting in support of a deep sea mining moratorium at the IUCN World Conservation Congress has been met with sharp criticism from Greenpeace Aotearoa.

EDS attack on forestry ignores threat of climate change - Forest Owners Association

The forest industry is calling a media statement from the Environmental Defence Society an ill-informed rant against forestry which ignores the threat of climate change.

Authorities told to throw out flawed sea level estimates - Coastal Ratepayers United

Local authorities told to throw out flawed sea level estimates

Coastal property groups are recommending the government urgently update its faulty advice to local authorities on sea level rise.

Phase two of pilot programme set to begin at Hastings District schools

Student safety on the roads around four Hastings District primary schools is being improved through a pilot programme trialling a range of measures to deal with traffic speed and volume.

New venue for Auckland Lantern Festival 2022 - Auckland Unlimited

Release summary

- Auckland Lantern Festival will take place at a new venue next year on 10-13 February.

- The Auckland Showgrounds will host the four-day event, headlining Auckland’s Chinese New Year celebrations.

- Stallholder applications are now open.

Record low number of air quality exceedances - Environment Southland

Invercargill and Gore have recorded the best air quality results since monitoring began, for our latest winter monitoring season (1 May - 1 September).

EIT graduate 'lives her dream in television'

Harata Taurima-Thomas is living her dream.

The EIT graduate, with a Bachelor of Arts (Māori) through Te Ūranga Waka on the Hawke’s Bay Campus, is currently on an internship at Māori Television in Auckland and believes she has found her calling.

Human Rights Commission says 'Te Reo Maori is a right'

The Human Rights Commission will no longer consider individual complaints over the use of te reo Māori or the term Pākehā.

It has announced that in future only a standard response will be provided.

'Men arrested in Ohakune for breaching Auckland lockdown'

Three men from Auckland were arrested in Ohakune yesterday after travelling to Turoa Ski Field.

The trio were arrested after staff at the ski field became suspicious of documentation used to obtain a ski pass.