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New Murihiku environmental charity 'investing in nature'

Large scale land and water restoration projects in Murihiku Southland will soon benefit from a new iwi-led environmental charity, which has been set up to invest in nature, create local jobs and restore the whenua and awa.

'Conservation and recreation benefits' in Jobs for Nature project

The Fiordland Trails Trust is thrilled to be embarking on a three-year project through the government’s Jobs for Nature initiative that will extend and enhance the trail network in Fiordland, create employment and lead to huge conservation gains in the area.

Use of force in Auckland unjustified - IPCA

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer was not justified in punching a man during his arrest in Auckland on the night of 7 March 2020.

Hull marine pest surveys to start again soon - NRC

Divers plan to check 2000-plus boat hulls from next month until May 2022 as part of an ongoing search targeting unwanted pests threatening Northland’s marine environment.

Insecticide and climate warming impact stream insect communities - University of Otago

New research highlights the impact of one of the world's most widely used insecticides on stream macroinvertebrate communities in the context of climate change.

Two Auckland Lotto players win $500,000

Two lucky Lotto players from Auckland will be celebrating after winning $500,000 with Lotto First Division in tonight’s Lotto draw.

The winning tickets were sold on MyLotto.

Extra time should result in greater climate ambition and action - WWF

WWF-New Zealand understands the Government's decision to take more time to begin the consultation process for Aotearoa's Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP).

Huge crane working hard at harbour construction site - Opotiki District Council

Some project milestones come in very large packages and the huge Liebherr crane which has been purchased to work on the Ōpōtiki Harbour entrance has certainly turned a lot of heads as it has been delivered (in parts on several trucks) and now that it is hard at work on the work site.

Australian expert brings bottle deposits plan

Australian zero waste expert Robbie Kelman brings his vast knowledge of container return schemes (bottle deposits) to the annual Strengthening Communities Hui tomorrow at 11am in order to get plans moving here in Aotearoa New Zealand. His talk is free and open to the public.

Hospitality will close next week without clarity on subsidy rules

The hospitality sector has today called on Grant Robertson to urgently clarify that the wage subsidy is available to all hospitality businesses with a revenue cut of over 40% in Level 2.5.