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Waitakere Ranges Protection Society AGM

Monday, 10 August 2020, 6:50 pm | Waitakere Ranges Protection Society

The Annual General Meeting of the Waitakere Ranges Protection Society will be held on: Monday 31st August 2020 at 7.00pm Venue: Arataki Visitors Centre, Scenic Drive, Titirangi Guest Speakers: Gary Taylor & Raewyn Peart, Environmental Defence ... More >>

Huia Treatment Plant Replacement

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 1:16 pm | Waitakere Ranges Protection Society

The Waitakere Ranges Protection Society (WRPS) is concerned about the quality of the shortlist report and assessment of the proposed sites for the Huia Water Treatment Plant Replacement. “We are particularly concerned about the limited ecological ... More >>

Risking our most endangered species for fossil fuels

Friday, 18 December 2015, 10:27 am | Waitakere Ranges Protection Society

New permits for oil and gas exploration include the habitat of the country’s rarest species—the Maui dolphin. Seismic testing is disruptive and will displace Maui dolphins and other endangered species—meaning the Government needs to act now to ... More >>

Waitakere Ranges Protection Society Commends Purchase

Friday, 1 August 2014, 12:25 pm | Waitakere Ranges Protection Society

The Waitakere Ranges Protection Society has welcomed Auckland Council’s addition of 78 hectares of stunning bush-clad land to the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park in its purchase of the “Byers block” between Piha and KareKare. More >>

Kauri Dieback Budget fails Auckland’s Forests

Monday, 19 May 2014, 2:59 pm | Waitakere Ranges Protection Society

Funding announced in last Thursday’s Budget gives some certainty for further research into Kauri Dieback (Phytopthera taxon Agathis or PTA), and starts to address human impacts and spread of the disease in the conservation estate, but does not go far ... More >>

Funding pledge Kauri’s Best Hope Yet

Monday, 14 April 2014, 9:24 am | Waitakere Ranges Protection Society

‘The funding for ‘Kauri Die Back’ (PTA or Phytopthera Taxon Agathis) promised by the Labour Party yesterday is the trees’ best hope yet’ says Waitakere Ranges Protection Society (WRPS) President, John Edgar. More >>

Kauri dieback made worse by inadequate response

Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 12:31 pm | Waitakere Ranges Protection Society

‘Kauri dieback disease is getting out of control in our iconic native forests” says John Edgar, President of the Waitakere Ranges Protection Society “and it’s made worse by the absence of an adequate and timely response from Government”. More >>

Sea bed mining proposal a bad portent

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 4:39 pm | Waitakere Ranges Protection Society

A proposal for sea bed mining off Taranaki may well be a bad portent for the Waitakeres West Coast further north says Waitakere Ranges Protection Society President, John Edgar. “Even though the current proposal is for an area off Patea, almost the whole ... More >>

Kauri Dieback Disease Continues to Devastate Iconic Trees

Friday, 19 November 2010, 11:07 am | Waitakere Ranges Protection Society

The Government yesterday decided to hand over $25 million to the kiwifruit industry to tackle the PSA disease, with no requirement for a business case to be developed. The kiwifruit industry contributes $1.5 billion to the NZ economy annually. In comparison ... More >>

Keep Ranges Non-Commercial

Monday, 8 March 2010, 3:23 pm | Waitakere Ranges Protection Society

The Waitakere Ranges are under a 2-pronged attack from Waitakere City Council in an attempt to commercialise them, and the Waitakere Ranges Protection Society are having to continue the battle to protect them, despite the passing of the Heritage ... More >>

Super Mayor Rivals Unite to Save Ranges

Thursday, 4 March 2010, 3:10 pm | Waitakere Ranges Protection Society

'Super' city mayoral rivals Len Brown and John Banks united against the Government this weekend to save Waitakere Ranges. Mayoral hopefuls Len Brown and John Banks both signed a Waitakere Ranges Protection Society petition calling for the Super ... More >>

Ranges at Risk Again

Thursday, 11 February 2010, 3:23 pm | Waitakere Ranges Protection Society

The Waitakere Ranges Protection Society (WRPS) is horrified to discover that the latest Government bill on the Auckland Super City proposes gutting the protection provided by the Waitakere Ranges Heritage Area Act (WRHAA). More >>

Kauri Killer Cash Promise

Friday, 30 October 2009, 9:41 am | Waitakere Ranges Protection Society

The Waitakere Ranges Protection Society warmly welcomes today’s Government announcement pledging $4.7 million towards the fight against the fatal kauri dieback disease (Phytophthora taxon Agathis). It can’t come too soon for kauri in the Waitakere Ranges, which ... More >>

Society sponsors new mural for the Ranges

Wednesday, 30 April 2008, 10:22 am | Waitakere Ranges Protection Society

The Waitakere Ranges Protection Society has today announced it will sponsor a significant new mural for the heart of Henderson, in celebration of the Waitakere Ranges Heritage Area becoming law. More >>

Legislative Protection for the Ranges Proposed

Wednesday, 19 July 2006, 10:38 am | Waitakere Ranges Protection Society

This Thursday the leaders promoting the Waitakere Ranges Protection Bill will pitch their case to the Select Committee considering the bill. Leaders of the Auckland Regional Council, Waitakere City Council, Rodney District Council, and Waitakere ... More >>

Council Vote for the Ranges a Vote for Waitakere

Tuesday, 24 May 2005, 4:06 pm | Waitakere Ranges Protection Society

Local campaigners are absolutely delighted with the Waitakere City Council's vote to support the Waitakere Ranges Protection Bill. More >>

Society to appeal controversial decision

Tuesday, 26 April 2005, 8:11 am | Waitakere Ranges Protection Society

The Waitakere Ranges Protection Society is to appeal a controversial decision by the Waitakere City Council that allows small-lot subdivision in the foothills of the Waitakere Ranges to the Environment Court. More >>

Waitakere Ranges Bill essential

Thursday, 21 April 2005, 11:31 am | Waitakere Ranges Protection Society

Waitakere Ranges Bill essential to defend the rights of the majority against the greed of a few More >>

Hunt: Protection For Waitakere Not Certain Yet

Monday, 21 March 2005, 11:28 am | Waitakere Ranges Protection Society

While a Local Government Act to give permanent protection to the whole of the Waitakere Ranges is closer than it has been in the 39 years since he joined Parliament, it is not a certainty yet, said the Rt. Hon. Jonathan Hunt, speaking last night at the ... More >>

Auckland Wants Waitakere Ranges To Be Protected

Tuesday, 8 June 2004, 12:00 am | Waitakere Ranges Protection Society

A new poll showing overwhelming support for special legislation to protect the whole Waitakere Ranges will be presented to the Waitakere City Council today. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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