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$4.5 Billion Climate Emergency Response Fund - Is It Enough?

Tuesday, 21 December 2021, 2:03 pm | Our Seas Our Future

  As part of its budget update on Wednesday, Minister of Finance Grant Robertson announced that the Government has created a $4.5 billion Climate Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for the Budget 2022. It also announced that it will be releasing ... More >>

Halve Your Cake And Eat It Too? 50% Less Emissions By 2030.

Friday, 12 November 2021, 9:21 am | Our Seas Our Future

The New Zealand Government has pledged to halve its emissions (as at 2005) by 2030. This pledge went further than the 30% originally pledged by New Zealand in 2016 when it signed the Paris Agreement, and brings our emissions reductions plan in line with ... More >>

OSOF Responds To NZ’s First Emissions Reduction Plan

Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 9:24 am | Our Seas Our Future

The Ministry for the Environment (MfE) released New Zealand’s first Emissions Reduction Plan consultation document last Wednesday. The document provides a framework for reducing emissions across the energy, transport, waste, agriculture, construction ... More >>

OSOF responds to the IPCC’s latest stark climate report

Monday, 16 August 2021, 5:31 am | Our Seas Our Future

OSOF responds to the IPCC’s latest stark climate report - “this is our make or break decade” More >>

Our Seas Our Future Welcomes Single-use Plastic Phase-out

Monday, 28 June 2021, 6:20 am | Our Seas Our Future

Marine conservation non-profit Our Seas Our Future (OSOF) welcomes the Government’s announcement on Sunday confirming the phase out of more single-use plastics, but is disappointed by the time frame of the plan. Our Seas Our Future spokesperson, ... More >>

Our Seas Our Future Supports Government’s Proposed Ban On Cigarette Filters

Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 6:15 am | Our Seas Our Future

Marine conservation non-profit Our Seas Our Future (OSOF),strongly supports a plan to prohibit filters in smoked tobacco products, as included in the Government’s proposed Smokefree 2025 Action Plan . As well as reducing the appeal and addictiveness ... More >>

Our Seas Our Future Welcomes Leaders’ Pledge For Nature

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 6:56 am | Our Seas Our Future

Our Seas Our Future welcomes yesterday’s release of the Leaders’ Pledge for Nature and urges Kiwi leaders to pledge their commitment to nature and take action on their campaign promises. Jacinda Arden joined 63 other global leaders who signed ... More >>

Our Seas Our Future Encouraged By Green Party “Thriving Oceans Plan”

Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 5:57 am | Our Seas Our Future

Our Seas Our Future (OSOF) is encouraged by the Green Party’s marine policy to protect and restore our seas and oceans, as outlined in its Thriving Oceans Plan. OSOF representative, Noel Jhinku, says that the policy recognises the need to address ... More >>

Our Seas Our Future Welcomes Govt’s Plastic Plan Announcement

Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 1:12 pm | Our Seas Our Future

  Our Seas Our Future welcomes today’s Government’s announcement by Minister Sage of a plan to phase out more single-use and problem plastics to reduce waste and protect the environment. Our Seas Our Future Founder, Noel Jhinku, says, ... More >>

Our Seas Our Future Welcomes New Protection For Dolphins

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 11:29 am | Our Seas Our Future

Our Seas Our Future says the Government’s revised Māui and Hector’s Threat Management Plan, released yesterday, will provide greater protection for the endangered dolphin species, but unfortunately, there are still areas in the plan that need improvement. ... More >>

Thousands Of Cigarette Butts Accumulated In One Hour

Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 9:04 am | Our Seas Our Future

More than 80 volunteers across the country joined Our Seas Our Future over Seaweek, collecting over 6,250 cigarette butts in one hour. The non-profit marine conservation group ran a series of cigarette butts focused clean-ups last week on some of New ... More >>

Our Seas Our Future Tackles Cigarette Butt Waste

Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 9:01 am | Our Seas Our Future

For Seaweek 2020, Our Seas Our Future is holding a series of clean-ups across the country targeting one of the most littered item in the world, cigarette butts. The ongoing campaign, No Butts, aims to highlight the negative environmental effects ... More >>

No Place For Dirty Politics In Fisheries

Friday, 28 February 2020, 1:53 pm | Our Seas Our Future

The Government’s response to new revelations that one of the country’s biggest fishing companies, Talley’s, and its managing director has donated tens of thousands of undisclosed dollars to the New Zealand First Foundation is unacceptable. “The ... More >>

Our Seas Our Future welcomes second phase of plastics ban

Sunday, 8 December 2019, 12:55 pm | Our Seas Our Future

Our Seas Our Future welcomes Prime Minister Jacinda Arden’s announcement that the Government is aiming to phase out another round of single-use hard plastics, made of PVC and Polystyrene. More >>

Our Seas Our Future applaud Zero Carbon Bill but more needed

Friday, 8 November 2019, 8:45 am | Our Seas Our Future

Our Seas Our Future (OSOF) is supporting the passage of the Zero Carbon Bill in Parliament on Thursday. The new legislation will provide a framework for carbon neutrality and commit New Zealand to net-zero emissions by 2050. More >>

Container Return Scheme development welcomed

Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 11:21 am | Our Seas Our Future

Our Seas Our Future (OSOF) welcomes the announcement that work has begun to develop a beverage container return scheme for New Zealand. More >>

Fishing Industry Spin on Maui Conservation

Monday, 9 September 2019, 8:24 am | Our Seas Our Future

A series of full page advertisements in the Dominion Post by Seafood NZ is suggestive of an industry throwing its weight and money behind a ‘lip service’ campaign to reassure the public of a sustainable industry. Science Advisor for Our Seas Our ... More >>

Hector’s and Māui Dolphin TMP Critical to their Survival

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 2:41 pm | Our Seas Our Future

OSOF welcomes the public consultation of the Threat Management Plan Review for protecting Hector’s and Māui dolphins from fishing-related and other threats. More >>

Commitment to Sustainable Fisheries a Contradiction

Friday, 7 June 2019, 12:51 pm | Our Seas Our Future

OSOF is disappointed at the announcement today that the Government will only be paying for up to 28 cameras systems to be fitted onboard commercial fishing vessels. More >>

Wellbeing Budget under delivers on Environmental Wellbeing

Friday, 31 May 2019, 8:49 am | Our Seas Our Future

Our Seas Our Future welcomes New Zealand’s first Wellbeing Budget 2019 for addressing the well-being of people, and our environment. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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