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First Kaipara marine pest survey in more than decade

Wednesday, 24 April, 2019 - 10:45

Marine pests in the Southern Hemisphere’s largest harbour are to come under scrutiny in earnest for the first time since 2006 via a joint local authority, Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and NIWA survey expected to begin shortly. (subs: 13-24 May, weather-dependent.)

Strong data networks for better environmental guardianship

Thursday, 18 April, 2019 - 13:53

Today, Stats NZ and the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) released Environment Aotearoa 2019, an overview report on the state of our environment as mandated by the Environmental Reporting Act 2015.

The state of Aotearoa's environment - expert reaction

Thursday, 18 April, 2019 - 11:14

A state of the environment report has highlighted nine priority issues, including polluted waterways, greenhouse gas emissions and urban growth and pollution.

Environment report a clear picture of change - NIWA

Thursday, 18 April, 2019 - 11:00

The latest state of the environment report released today provides New Zealanders with clear evidence that our climate, freshwater and marine systems are changing, says NIWA.

Appointments to Lottery Oranga Marae Committee

Monday, 15 April, 2019 - 13:24

Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin and Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta today announced three appointments and two reappointments to the Lottery Oranga Marae Committee.

World Earth Day - Air quality and its effects on respiratory health

Monday, 15 April, 2019 - 09:02

A newly formed partnership between Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) and NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research) aims to provide the latest air quality research to over 700,000 people living with respiratory conditions in New Zealand.

Blessing marks start of harbour-side cycleway

Thursday, 11 April, 2019 - 10:28

A blessing was held at Omaru-kai-kuru/Pt Jerningham this morning ahead of construction starting after Easter on the first part of the planned new two-way bike path around Evans Bay.

Sun sets on another science season

Thursday, 11 April, 2019 - 09:48

From setting off explosions on remote glaciers, traversing over 1000 kilometres across the Ross Ice Shelf and close encounters with killer whales, this year’s Antarctic science season has been one to remember. The 2018/2019 Antarctic field research programme has officially finished.

West Coast landfill erosion - expert reaction

Tuesday, 9 April, 2019 - 13:57

Following heavy rainfall and flooding on the West Coast, the Fox Glacier landfill became exposed through erosion, with rubbish spilling out into the environment.

Survey finds youthful toothfish abound

Friday, 5 April, 2019 - 08:43

They live more than 1000 metres below the surface in the coldest darkest parts of the Southern Ocean, but the elusive juvenile Antarctic toothfish hold some of the most important insights into the future of the Ross Sea population.