Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed the latest round of projects receiving funding from the Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF), covering a range of issues from water quality to climate change.
Youth climate organisation Generation Zero is calling for strong action to reduce New Zealand’s carbon emissions in response to the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
"The recent release of the Ministry of Health’s Annual Report on Drinking Water Quality and a stormwater report commissioned by the Auckland Council provide two further reminders of the need for better scrutiny and accountability in meeting drinking water, wastewater and stormwater standards in
An analysis of submissions on the Draft Local Alcohol Policy for Hasting and Napier District Councils shows only about a third of the 260 submissions presented by Hospitality New Zealand could be considered "genuine".
The Labour Party’s announcement of an extended national bowel screening programme is good news for patients and front line clinical staff, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS).
Ngāpuhi iwi members seeking election as Hapū Kaikōrero to the Tūhoronuku IMA have 4 days left to submit their nominations. The close of nominations has been extended to 5pm on Thursday 17 April 2014.
A power surge is thought to be responsible for an outage at Palmerston North City Council’s Totara Road
Waste Water Treatment Plant which led to sewage backing up into a city street yesterday afternoon.
Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has launched the next phase of the national patient safety campaign Open for better care, which focuses on reducing harm associated with surgery.
Restorative Justice Aotearoa spokesman, Mike Hinton, has responded to comments made by the Sensible Sentencing Trust about the appropriateness of Restorative Justice in sexual abuse cases.
Labour has selected Young Labour Vice President Arena Williams to contest the seat of Hunua at the General Election on 20 September this year. At 24 she is Labour’s youngest candidate.
‘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.
Progressive Enterprises has declined to appear before the Commerce Select Committee but has given different reasons to Labour’s Commerce spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove and the media.
Tenants should be very alarmed at rent increases and more stringent standards that would come with a proposed warrant-of-fitness scheme, Mike Butler of the New Zealand Centre for Political Research said today.
City Gallery is pleased to announce Churchward Samoa, a new exhibition featuring the work of Joseph Churchward QSM (1932-2013), a local hero of typography. Churchward is remembered for his biographically and culturally themed typefaces.
Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright is welcoming the intent of the Bill, but has raised serious concerns about some of the detail.
More than 1000 iwi members from an East Coast tribe have given the green light for Te Aitanga A Mahaki Trust to go to battle for them with the Crown over a settlement that could reach up to $120 million.
Sustainable Living Education Trust supports the call by New Zealand ‘Wise Response’ scientists and concerned citizens, for NZ politicians and public servants to address five strategic issues including fossil fuel dependence and climate change.
Response to NZ Government media statement http://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/greenhouse-gas-reports-give-confidence-kyoto-target
New Zealand has met its Kyoto obligations by a whisker, but it has little to do with the ETS, say forest owners.
The Kohanga Reo National Trust Board says it’s pleased that Kohanga whaanau had the chance to meet and talk about the movement’s future governance structure, at the National Hui called by Kiingi Tuheitia.
News that Japan plans to recommence some form of "scientific" whaling programme so quickly after the International Court of Justice’s ruling against it is very disappointing, says David Shearer, Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson.