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    Climate changing environmental approach to skifields

    Climate changing environmental approach to skifields


    Skifields could face more regulation as concern mounts about the effects of climate change and the viability of their...

    Skifields could face more regulation as concern mounts about the effects of climate change and the viability of their operations.
    Fish and Game tells Horizons to worry about important water issues before trout

    Fish and Game tells Horizons to worry about important water issues before trout


    Fish and Game's chief executive has rounded on a Horizons regional councillor, who drew a parallel between trout and stoats when getting the council to ask people what they thought of the game fish being in...

    Fish and Game's chief executive has rounded on a Horizons regional councillor, who drew a parallel between trout and stoats when getting the council to ask people what they thought of the game fish being in rivers.
    School project leads to paper project at town supermarket

    School project leads to paper project at town supermarket


    A school's project to make their town the "cleanest and greenest" in New Zealand is trickling through the community, with the only supermarket now giving shoppers a paper bag...

    A school's project to make their town the "cleanest and greenest" in New Zealand is trickling through the community, with the only supermarket now giving shoppers a paper bag option.
    Flooding destroys erosion protection, closes campground until Labour Weekend

    Flooding destroys erosion protection, closes campground until Labour Weekend


    The cost of large-scale flooding is beginning to be revealed, with the bill reaching $700,000 and a popular campground is closed until Labour...

    The cost of large-scale flooding is beginning to be revealed, with the bill reaching $700,000 and a popular campground is closed until Labour Weekend.​
    Retirees spend $20k battling to remove council's wilding pines

    Retirees spend $20k battling to remove council's wilding pines


    An elderly Auckland couple has been fighting a losing battle for 27 years against an invasive species of tree which is not even in their own...

    An elderly Auckland couple has been fighting a losing battle for 27 years against an invasive species of tree which is not even in their own backyard. 
    Blue mussel processing plant funded through Provincial Growth Fund

    Blue mussel processing plant funded through Provincial Growth Fund


    A blue mussel processing plant is the first Marlborough project to gain funding from the Government's provincial fund, creating up to a dozen jobs in the...

    A blue mussel processing plant is the first Marlborough project to gain funding from the Government's provincial fund, creating up to a dozen jobs in the region.
    We're banning bags, but what about all the other single-use plastic?

    We're banning bags, but what about all the other single-use plastic?


    The plastic bag's days are numbered in NZ, as the Government plans to phase them out over the next year. But what about all the other single-use plastic littering the...

    The plastic bag's days are numbered in NZ, as the Government plans to phase them out over the next year. But what about all the other single-use plastic littering the country?
    YOB the robin survives seven years longer than usual

    YOB the robin survives seven years longer than usual


    YOB the robin is flying high in the Far North, defying his three year life expectancy to be at least...

    YOB the robin is flying high in the Far North, defying his three year life expectancy to be at least 10-years-old. 
    Iwi consider fire foam risks at air force base in land rights sale

    Iwi consider fire foam risks at air force base in land rights sale


    Defence Force land contaminated by toxic fire foam chemicals could affect negotiations as Marlborough iwi consider buying back property under treaty settlement...

    Defence Force land contaminated by toxic fire foam chemicals could affect negotiations as Marlborough iwi consider buying back property under treaty settlement rights.
    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.