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Climate Report Must Spur Action from New Government

Thursday, 19 October 2017, 10:21 am | Forest And Bird

A new climate report being released today must spur New Zealand’s political and industrial leaders into reducing greenhouse gas emissions, regardless of who takes the reins of government later today, says Forest & Bird. More >>

Court hearing over coal mine in water reserve

Monday, 16 October 2017, 6:32 pm | Forest And Bird

The future of a West Coast public reserve will be debated at a High Court hearing in Christchurch tomorrow. Stevenson Mining Limited want access to the Buller District Council’s Water Conservation Reserve for the proposed Te Kuha opencast coal mine, ... More >>

Fraudulent votes set Bird of the Year aflutter

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 8:49 am | Forest And Bird

Bird of the Year has been rocked by scandal on the first day of competition with someone making over a hundred fraudulent votes for the white-faced heron. More >>

Bird of the Year off to a flying start

Monday, 9 October 2017, 8:06 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird’s annual Bird of the Year competition begins today. More >>

New Buller coal mines would increase NZ emissions by 10%

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 2:04 pm | Forest And Bird

As the mining industry meets in Christchurch, Forest & Bird warns that emissions resulting from potential new coal mines on the Buller plateau would equate to increasing New Zealand’s annual emissions by 10%. More >>

Five of seven political parties to end irrigation subsidies

Sunday, 10 September 2017, 2:11 pm | Forest And Bird

A scorecard developed by supporters of the Freshwater Rescue Plan shows big differences between the seven main political parties on fresh water in the lead-up to the election. More >>

Conservation land prospecting puts endangered frogs at risk

Friday, 1 September 2017, 7:16 pm | Forest And Bird

Gold prospecting on conservation land puts endangered frogs at risk EMBARGOED UNTIL 6PM 1 SEPTEMBER More >>

Stockton mine changes hands in a terrible deal

Friday, 1 September 2017, 9:23 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling today’s takeover of the country’s largest coal mine by BT Mining a terrible deal for taxpayers and the environment. More >>

Forest & Bird appealing seabed mining decision

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 1:25 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is lodging an appeal on the Environmental Protection Authority’s controversial decision to allow seabed mining in the habitat of critically endangered blue whales. More >>

North Shore: Political Panel on Conservation

Monday, 28 August 2017, 8:26 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest And Bird to Host Political Panel on Conservation Surveys show that conservation is a top voter concern ( Stuff.co.nz / Massey UniversityElection Survey ). More >>

One year on from Havelock North, communities call for action

Sunday, 20 August 2017, 8:37 pm | Forest And Bird

On the one year anniversary of the Havelock North water crisis, twilight vigils for fresh water were held in city centres around the country Sunday evening. More >>

Candlelit Vigil for Water - Sunday 20 August

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 2:16 pm | Forest And Bird

One year since the Havelock North water crisis, communities around New Zealand will hold a candlelit ‘Vigil for Water’ this Sunday at twilight. More >>

Endangered blue whales threatened by seabed mining

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 12:38 pm | Forest And Bird

An important habitat for New Zealand’s only know population of critically endangered blue whale is now at risk from destructive seabed mining after an Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) ruling today. More >>

New kauri dieback report highlights MPI incompetence

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 2:16 pm | Forest And Bird

The spread of kauri dieback disease is a national crisis caused by the Ministry for Primary Industry's (MPI's) shambolic failure to manage the biosecurity threat, says Forest & Bird. A report released today by the Auckland Council on kauri dieback ... More >>

Forest & Bird asks if public money is going to illegal dam

Monday, 7 August 2017, 1:57 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is seeking an assurance that no public money will be spent considering illegal options to flood specially protected conservation land. More >>

Hundreds of penguin deaths go unreported by fishing industry

Friday, 4 August 2017, 5:37 pm | Forest And Bird

Hundreds of penguins, including endangered hoiho /yellow-eyed penguin, are dying in fishing set nets each year. Information released under the Official Information Act shows that Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) recorded 14 penguin deaths in ... More >>

Taxpayers environmental liability from Solid Energy mines

Sunday, 30 July 2017, 2:16 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says evidence of corporate welfare and dirty deals is mounting up as the Government’s sale of Stockton coal mine progresses. More >>

West Coast needs a bold, smart vision

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 4:06 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling for a bolder vision for the West Coast in response to new plans to smooth the way for more of the same ‘boom and bust’ industries. More >>

OIAs reveal plans to circumvent rules for new coal mines

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 2:38 pm | Forest And Bird

Documents released to Forest & Bird under the Official Information Act show the Government has been working to circumvent environmental protections and public involvement to enable new coal mining on conservation land. More >>

Clarifying the facts: Supreme Court land swap ruling

Friday, 7 July 2017, 2:34 pm | Forest And Bird

The Minister of Conservation and the Government are presenting ‘alternative facts’ in their response to the Supreme Court ruling yesterday on whether specially protected conservation land can be swapped. More >>

 

 

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