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Creating Living Buildings short course set to lift performance and cost efficiency of NZ buildings

May 14, 2014 – 10:01 am |

 
Short course for construction sector to lift performance and cost efficiency of NZ buildings
Using integrated design and the principles of the Living Building Challenge, Creating Living Buildings is a course for all those working in …

Share a shellfie to help save theatened sea turtles

May 9, 2014 – 4:34 pm |

5 May 2014
For immediate release
SHARE A ‘SHELLFIE’ TO HELP SAVE OUR THREATENED SEA TURTLES
The SEA LIFE Conservation Fund, in partnership with Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium and SEA LIFE aquariums across Australia, has today announced the …

Company commit to restoring one million hectares of forest in Indonesia

May 1, 2014 – 6:20 pm |

Asia Pulp and Paper Group (APP) has today announced a plan to restore and support the conservation of one million hectares of rainforest across Indonesia. This ground-breaking initiative has been developed with input from many stakeholders, including …

Non-native species not the bad guys in a changing eco-system

April 22, 2014 – 7:36 pm |

University of Canterbury, Te Whare Wananga o Waitaha

 
April 17, 2014
 
University of Canterbury researchers are investigating some positive features of animals being introduced to New Zealand.
 
Exotic animals are generally considered to be a major threat to …

Earth Hour Super Heroes Are Joined By The Amazing Spider-Man To Protect The Planet

March 30, 2014 – 7:50 pm |

Saturday, March 29: WWF’s Earth Hour is set to break all records of participation in its eighth year, as Spider-Man tonight joined millions of everyday Super Heroes from across the world in the world’s largest …

Go green with Conservation Volunteers

March 30, 2014 – 7:34 pm |

Get your hands dirty and enjoy
Looking for a job in the outdoors but lack the practical experience?
The Hibiscus Youth Action Programme could be just what you’re looking for
The Hibiscus Youth Action Programme is a  part-time programme, (2-3 …

Kaikoura marine protection a good first step

March 19, 2014 – 8:51 am |

WWF–New Zealand welcomed the announcement of marine protection for Kaikoura today.
 
“This is the type of protection we need to see more of to help protect New Zealand oceans and the animals that live there,” WWF-New …

Arctic environmental future looking positive

March 13, 2014 – 10:00 am |

Source: Greenpeace
Members of the European Parliament have passed a resolution to promote the protection of the Arctic environment.This is huge and it’s a massive step forward for our campaign!
The resolution calls for a conservation area …

Elation from Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Trust

March 9, 2014 – 8:33 pm |

Response to the Lottery Grants Board Significant Project Fund’s award of $1.25m  for the sanctuary project.
 
Elation from Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Trust
 
Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Trust Chair Dr Dave Butler said there was elation from the trust …

10,000 eco-sourced pohutukawa and rata trees to be planted

March 9, 2014 – 8:26 pm |
10,000 eco-sourced pohutukawa and rata trees to be planted

Media Release: Project Crimson
This year, volunteers in communities all around New Zealand will plant more than 10,000 eco-sourced pohutukawa and rata trees following the 2014 Project Crimson Community Restoration Programme which has recently opened for …

Plant these to help save the bees

February 27, 2014 – 8:13 pm |

Jade Temepara fuses food forest, organics and permaculture at Ellerslie

February 23, 2014 – 8:43 pm |

Plentiful food in Ellerslie’s Perennial Paradise
Tipu Design’s Jade Temepara is back at Ellerslie with a new delicious, edible garden called “Perennial Paradise”. 
After winning a silver medal in 2012 with her “Digging the Future” edible backyard …

New Zealand Solar Schools scheme launched

February 19, 2014 – 7:51 am |
New Zealand Solar Schools scheme launched

Solar Schools officially launched New Zealand’s first solar crowd funding initiative for schools on Campbell Live on 17th February. Richmond’s Henley School is the first to join Solar Schools, and now has Nelson’s biggest school …

Make a difference as a Conservation Volunteer in Porirua!

February 14, 2014 – 7:30 pm |

Help keep up the momentum
Thompsons Gully,  Porirua
Sunday 23rd February 9:30m -1:30pm
This is one of our regular sites and great work is taking place. We’ll continue along this tranquil gully as we listen to the sounds of …

Subantarctic marine reserves a positive step forward

February 12, 2014 – 11:29 am |

Media Release: WWF–NZ heralded the creation last night of three Subantarctic Islands marine reserves as a positive step but cautioned that a comprehensive plan for marine protection in New Zealand waters is needed.

The Subantarctic Islands …

First kakapo eggs in three years discovered

February 8, 2014 – 4:31 pm |

First kākāpō eggs in three years

Contact

Deidre Vercoe, Kākāpō Recovery Programme Manager, +64 3 2112481 or +64 27 290 2783

Date:  03 February 2014
Source:  DoC – see original article here.

Kākāpō Recovery has discovered two kākāpō mums nesting on Whenua …

Successful breeding of threatened bats at Auckland Zoo

February 6, 2014 – 4:41 pm |

Source:  Auckland Zoo.
Auckland Zoo is celebrating successfully breeding and rearing lesser short-tailed bat twins – the first time this threatened endemic New Zealand species has ever been bred and hand-reared in a zoo.
The tiny short-tailed …

Passion for rivers – Forest and Bird’s Debs Martin speaks up about 2014 and balance

January 16, 2014 – 1:04 pm |

Debs Martin is the Top of the South Field Officer for Forest and Bird.  Happyzine asks her about her focus for this year, which rivers have “stolen her heart,” and how she maintains healthy balance …

Aquarium on a mission to educate about world’s most misunderstood predators

December 19, 2013 – 9:32 am |

Media Release: Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium
New interactive shark zone aims to educate Kiwis on world’s most misunderstood predators
New Zealand’s most misunderstood species and state-of-the-art technology collide in Shark Mission this month, a new interactive …

Auckland school children camping out for conservation in pilot education programme

December 13, 2013 – 6:47 pm |

Press release: Department of Conservation
A pilot camp created to foster young conservation ambassadors in Auckland will be launched on Monday 9 December 2013 by MP Nicky Wagner, Parliamentary Private Secretary for Conservation.
From Monday, 24 students aged …

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