Environment

New Zealand avocados step closer to China

New Zealand is a significant step closer towards supplying fresh avocados to Chinese consumers and opening up access to a brand new market for our growers. A series of technical discussions and the negotiation and signing of a protocol to agree export...... Read More

Spoof Coke ad shows the scale of ocean plastic

As Coca Cola launch their new ‘Holidays are coming’ Christmas TV advertisement, some of the brand’s fans have been viewing a version that’s a little more realistic. In an attempt to take advantage of Coke’s huge PR push...... Read More

NZ to become climate change leader

Climate Change Minister James Shaw has told a major United Nations climate change conference New Zealand intends to become a leader in the global fight against climate change. James delivered the New Zealand National Statement around 11.45pm on...... Read More

Tracking honey through the supply chain

A Tauranga company has spent seven years developing a unique platform to safeguard the more than 800,000 hives in New Zealand, and satisfy overseas market access requirements, with its globally unique software. ApiTrak, which launches this month,...... Read More

One Year Done: Wellington apartment dwellers still shaky

Nerves remain on edge in central Wellington a year on from the Kaikoura earthquake, a survey shows. A survey of 803 people who live in city apartments shows that since Kaikoura, eight out of 10 are more concerned about their safety during earthquakes...... Read More

Record rescue time for Greenlea chopper

A missing woman has been found in record time thanks to the efforts of the Greenlea Rescue helicopter team. The helicopter was contacted by National Park Police on Monday evening in regards to a woman who had not returned from a day hike to Lake Surprise...... Read More

Greens ’fail’ dolphins, say National

The Green Party’s complicity on the Government’s decision to defer electronic monitoring on commercial fishing vessels is a failure and an example of very weak advocacy for our critically threatened marine species, National Conservation...... Read More

$7.4 million funding for erosion control

Forestry Minister Shane Jones has today welcomed $7.4 million in erosion control funding for Gisborne district landowners. The money comes from the latest funding round of the Ministry for Primary Industries’ Erosion Control Funding Programme and...... Read More

Fonterra launches plan to improve waterways

Fonterra has launched an ambitious plan to help improve the quality of New Zealand’s waterways. Based around six strategic commitments, the plan will underpin Fonterra’s efforts to promote healthy streams and rivers, including a strong...... Read More

Reducing climate emissions from agriculture

Greenpeace have welcomed Fonterra’s pledge to substantially reduce climate emissions from agriculture, but say there is a “gaping hole” in the plan.   Today, New Zealand’s largest dairy producer pledged to reduce its net...... Read More