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Check before earthworks, vegetation clearance – NRC

Northland landowners are being advised to check they will not be affecting a wetland before starting any earthworks or vegetation clearance works on their property. Tess Dacre, Compliance Monitoring Manager for the Northland Regional Council (NRC), says since Christmas, the council had received several reports of wetland incidents, ranging from vegetation clearance to earthworks, including ...

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Record Holiday Parks numbers in January – HPNZ

Holiday parks around the country have had a booming summer, with more than 2 million guests in January, a new record for that month. Holiday Parks NZ Chief Executive Fergus Brown said that internal data and official accommodation figures indicated that the parks had had a great post-Christmas season, aided by good weather. “Summer is ...

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Deep dive into penguin life – Napier City Council

Kororā are a precious resident of Napier and sharing information about them and their needs is an important part of this year’s Seaweek. Seaweek Kaupapa Moana is New Zealand’s annual national week celebrating the sea. This year Seaweek runs from 2-10 March. Amy Stevens, Education Manager at the National Aquarium of New Zealand, is keen ...

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Te Aka Whai Ora disestablishment ‘damaging’ for Maori health equity – Hei Ahuru Mowai

Hei Āhuru Mōwai Māori Cancer Leadership Aotearoa is deeply disappointed in the coalition government’s recent announcement to disestablish Te Aka Whai Ora – Māori Health Authority. The network of Māori cancer specialists say the decision will undo groundbreaking progress that was being made to improve Māori health equity within a public health system that often ...

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Government congratulates JPs on centenary – Nicole McKee

Associate Minister of Justice Nicole McKee has extended her congratulations to the Royal Federation of New Zealand Justices’ Associations on its centenary this year. The occasion is being celebrated at the Federation’s annual AGM and Conference, which opens in Wellington today. “Justices of the Peace (JPs) play a vital role in the justice system, helping ...

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Work on Cathedral Cove a priority – Tama Potaka

Conservation Minister Tama Potaka has made the reinstatement of the walking access to Coromandel’s Cathedral Cove/Te Whanganui-a-Hei before next summer a priority. The track to the famous beach – renowned for its natural rock arch feature – was severely damaged by extreme weather events in January and February 2023. The Department of Conservation (DOC) staff ...

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‘Volunteer group answers call for disaster relief at home after international aid’

Volunteers of New Zealand based disaster relief organisation Taskforce Kiwi have experienced their busiest Summer season to date, with multiple simultaneous operational deployments undertaken in Australia, Morocco, and Vanuatu. Now as one team prepares to deploy to Vanuatu to continue with tropical cyclone relief, another team is answering a call for bushfire relief much closer ...