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    Plastic bag makers say their product isn't to blame for damaging the environment

    Plastic bag makers say their product isn't to blame for damaging the environment


    A plastic manufacturer says people are blaming plastic bags for wrecking the environment, instead of taking responsibility for their own wasteful...

    A plastic manufacturer says people are blaming plastic bags for wrecking the environment, instead of taking responsibility for their own wasteful behaviour.
    Ban on whitebait sales could increase black market trade

    Ban on whitebait sales could increase black market trade


    The net is set, the high tide is checked, and the nation's ready for its annual whitebait taste...

    The net is set, the high tide is checked, and the nation's ready for its annual whitebait taste sensation.
    Economic development minister Shane Jones lets loose on Waimea dam funding

    Economic development minister Shane Jones lets loose on Waimea dam funding


    Regional economic development minister Shane Jones has warned backers of the Waimea Dam they have to do the "heavy lifting" to bridge a big funding gap before the Government will contribute...

    Regional economic development minister Shane Jones has warned backers of the Waimea Dam they have to do the "heavy lifting" to bridge a big funding gap before the Government will contribute more.
    Mayors want taxpayer cash to explore keeping all paper and cardboard recycling onshore

    Mayors want taxpayer cash to explore keeping all paper and cardboard recycling onshore


    Auckland Mayor Phil Goff wants a study on the cost of processing all of New Zealand's recycled paper and cardboard onshore, asking for taxpayer cash to help fund the...

    Auckland Mayor Phil Goff wants a study on the cost of processing all of New Zealand's recycled paper and cardboard onshore, asking for taxpayer cash to help fund the work.
    Horizons Regional Council gets ball rolling on One Plan changes

    Horizons Regional Council gets ball rolling on One Plan changes


    Constant changes to nitrogen modelling software have pushed Horizons Regional Council into changing its One Plan, which has already been subject to more than a decade of work and legal...

    Constant changes to nitrogen modelling software have pushed Horizons Regional Council into changing its One Plan, which has already been subject to more than a decade of work and legal challenges.
    Shell to remove fire foam chemicals from sites

    Shell to remove fire foam chemicals from sites


    Shell Taranaki says it continued to hold a banned firefighting foam, and used it five times, for 12 years because it was unaware of regulation...

    Shell Taranaki says it continued to hold a banned firefighting foam, and used it five times, for 12 years because it was unaware of regulation changes.
    Odours and smoke top ECan's incident report list

    Odours and smoke top ECan's incident report list


    Complaints about odour and smokey chimneys rang Environment Canterbury's phonelines ragged over the past...

    Complaints about odour and smokey chimneys rang Environment Canterbury's phonelines ragged over the past year.
    Sirocco the kākāpō is back, and heading to Dunedin

    Sirocco the kākāpō is back, and heading to Dunedin


    Sirocco the kākāpō is returning from his self-imposed exile for his first public performance in four...

    Sirocco the kākāpō is returning from his self-imposed exile for his first public performance in four years.
    New environmental project launched to Restore Taranaki

    New environmental project launched to Restore Taranaki


    An environmental project hoping to get the community involved in restoring Taranaki's landscape is the first of its...

    An environmental project hoping to get the community involved in restoring Taranaki's landscape is the first of its kind. 
    Dead trees victims of raging seas - and delays over earthquake repairs

    Dead trees victims of raging seas - and delays over earthquake repairs


    More than 100 dead and dying trees in a coastal Christchurch park could be cut down after falling victim to flooding sea water because of a lack of earthquake repairs to a defensive...

    More than 100 dead and dying trees in a coastal Christchurch park could be cut down after falling victim to flooding sea water because of a lack of earthquake repairs to a defensive wall.