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Govt Love Letter To Mining Companies Is Latest Attack On Nature

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 4:52 pm | Forest And Bird

A new Government mining strategy will take New Zealand backwards on climate change and drive native plants and animals to extinction, says Forest & Bird. More >>

Fast-track Applicant To Pay $216,000 For Failed Mine Bid

Wednesday, 15 May 2024, 5:20 pm | Forest And Bird

A mining company that lobbied Resources Minister Shane Jones and RMA Reform Minister Chris Bishop to be fast-tracked has been ordered to pay more than $200,000 in court costs. More >>

Forest & Bird And Fiordland Wapiti Foundation Agree To Work Together

Friday, 10 May 2024, 4:14 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird earlier asked for a judicial review of the management agreement between DOC and Fiordland Wapiti Foundation, which allows the Wapiti Foundation to control deer numbers, manage a wapiti herd, and carry out other pest-control and conservation ... More >>

Bill Would Create Large-scale Environmental Destruction

Thursday, 2 May 2024, 4:52 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird told Parliament’s Environment Committee that the Fast-track Approvals Bill should be withdrawn. “There are just too many problems with this piece of legislation,” says Forest & Bird Chief Executive Nicola Toki. More >>

Government Forced To Release Its ‘top Secret’ Fast-track List

Friday, 19 April 2024, 3:49 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is demanding an extension to submissions on the contentious Fast-track Approvals Bill, after successfully asking the Ombudsman to investigate a lack of transparency over who was lobbying to have their projects fast-tracked. More >>

Rip It Up And Start Over – Fast-Track Approvals Bill Needs To Be Scrapped

Friday, 19 April 2024, 9:00 am | Forest And Bird

“It will cause significant harm to our environment and communities. It is completely at odds with New Zealanders’ relationship with nature and our need for a low-carbon, sustainable economic future." More >>

Government Chooses Coal Over Climate

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 5:03 pm | Forest And Bird

The Government’s proposal to increase environmentally destructive coal mining in wetlands and areas of significant biodiversity shows a flagrant disregard for nature and a safe climate, says Forest & Bird. More >>

Fast Track Is Outright Assault On Environment

Thursday, 7 March 2024, 12:17 pm | Forest And Bird

A new sweeping fast-track consenting bill being tabled in parliament today is anti-nature, anti-democracy, and will leave a mess for future governments to clean up, says Forest & Bird. “New Zealand has environmental laws based on science for a reason ... More >>

Nature-inspired Artwork And Poetry Celebrated In Exhibition

Thursday, 15 February 2024, 10:37 am | Forest And Bird

Artwork and poetry inspired by 13 Forest & Bird nature reserves will be exhibited together for one time only in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. The public viewing event at Lopdell House, Titirangi will open at midday on Sunday 18 February. <img ... More >>

Forest & Bird Says Hazard Policy A Must To Protect Kiwi Communities From Future Floods

Monday, 12 February 2024, 9:02 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling on Penny Simmonds and Simon Watts – the respective ministers for the environment and climate change – to take action and pass the National Policy Statement on Natural Hazard Decision Making (NPS-NHD) to help protect ... More >>

Forest And Bird Condemns Government Proposals Removing Environmental Protections

Thursday, 1 February 2024, 7:02 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has received a letter from Hon Chris Bishop, Minister for Resource Management Reform, setting out government plans for reforms to the resource management process and getting rid of safeguards for freshwater. The government is ... More >>

Turning The Tide On Coastal Protection: Inadequate Council Regulations Put Species At Risk

Tuesday, 19 December 2023, 8:21 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling on councils around the country to fix inadequate rules for vehicles on beaches after only one council – Dunedin City – scored the top ranking for protecting coastal species. A Forest & Bird investigation ... More >>

Nature Reserves Gifted By Locals Celebrated

Monday, 27 November 2023, 9:06 am | Forest And Bird

Bushy Park Tarapuruhi in Whanganui, Ngaheretuku in South Auckland, Atawhai Whenua on Waiheke Island and tāiko Westland petrel breeding grounds on the West Coast are the latest nature sanctuaries to feature in 26 Forest & Bird Centennial. ... More >>

Climate Change And Environment Out Of Cabinet: A Big Risk

Friday, 24 November 2023, 2:47 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird today warned that placing the climate change and environment portfolios outside of cabinet is a big risk when New Zealand’s trade with Europe hinges on climate action, Fonterra’s biggest customer is demanding climate action, ... More >>

Bird Of The Century Winner Announced: Pūteketeke Pandemonium Prevails

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 9:03 am | Forest And Bird

<img src="" width="720" height="655"> Pūteketeke, credit: Leanne Buchan The pūteketeke Australasian crested grebe has won Bird of the Century 2023. ... More >>

Bird Of The Century Voting Opens Next Week

Friday, 27 October 2023, 10:16 am | Forest And Bird

Prepare for ruffled feathers! New Zealanders will head to the polls next week for the most anticipated election of the year. <img src="" width="720" height="450"> Top, left to right: Huia by ... More >>

Groups Unanimous: Urgent Action And Investment Needed To Tackle Out-of-control Browsing Pests

Friday, 29 September 2023, 6:17 am | Forest And Bird

Farmers, foresters and conservationists are all calling on political parties to commit to controlling the large mobs of browsing pests such as deer, goats, pigs, and wallabies now common across New Zealand. Federated Farmers, the New Zealand Institute ... More >>

Celebrating 100 Years Of Conservation Volunteers

Friday, 8 September 2023, 4:26 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has teamed up with 26 New Zealand writers and artists to shine a light on the importance of volunteers working at-place to restore nature for future generations. Launching on 8 September, the 26 Forest & Bird Centennial project ... More >>

Continued Call For Complete Ban On Bottom Trawling In Tīkapa Moana Hauraki Gulf

Tuesday, 29 August 2023, 4:30 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling on everyone who cares about the Hauraki Gulf Tīkapa Moana to tell the Government that no bottom trawling in the marine park is acceptable, after the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries announced the start of consultation on ... More >>

Report Into Kiwi Deaths At Cape Sanctuary Is Long Overdue

Tuesday, 22 August 2023, 1:22 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird welcomes a report into kiwi deaths at Cape Sanctuary released today by the Department of Conservation (DOC) but questions why it has taken five years for it to act. In 2018 Forest & Bird contacted the Department of Conservation ... More >>





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