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My name’s Charlotte Squire, nice to meet you.  I live in Golden Bay with my whanau.  We are surrounded in friends and forest and beautiful beaches.
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Plant these to help save the bees

February 27, 2014 – 8:13 pm | 2 Comments

Jade Temepara fuses food forest, organics and permaculture at Ellerslie

February 23, 2014 – 8:43 pm | 3 Comments

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 | 2 Comments
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


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 …

Nature Space clocks 200 restoration groups

December 13, 2013 – 6:45 pm |

Press Release: Department of Conservation
The number of community restoration groups registered with the Nature Space website has doubled in the last year. The site allows individuals and groups undertaking ecological restoration to promote projects, record …

River restoration projects in the Tasman region recognised at awards

December 12, 2013 – 7:33 pm |

Press Release: Tasman District Council
Two projects that Tasman District Council has been involved in won recognition at the inaugural NZ River Awards announced last week by the Morgan Foundation.

New Zealand River Story Award
The Sherry River …

New Zealand Association of Environmental Education Shake it up Conference inspires in Christchurch

December 6, 2013 – 12:10 pm |

New Zealand Association for Environmental Education
While the conference theme reflects the seismic shift Cantabrians have experienced, it is really about how we, as educators for a sustainable future, shake up or re-energise ourselves!
At …

‘Extinct’ South Island Kokako may be still alive

November 29, 2013 – 8:58 pm |

Forest & Bird media release for immediate use
‘Extinct’ bird may be alive
Forest & Bird is welcoming the news that the South Island kokako – declared extinct in 2007 – could still be alive.
An apparent sighting …

Environmentalist pro surfer tackles Bali’s trash problem

November 28, 2013 – 2:08 pm | 3 Comments

Original source: http://www.gaiauniversity.org/gu_blog/post/bsc-graduate-kyle-thierman-interviewed-grindtv
Since surf travelers started visiting its beautiful and untouched beaches in the early ’70s, Bali has been one world’s most foremost surf travel destinations. Waves like Uluwatu, Padang Padang, and Canggu are synonymous with …

Plastic blocks solution to pollution of Bodh Gaya – the place of the Buddha’s Enlightenment

November 28, 2013 – 2:03 pm | One Comment

The treasured UNESCO world heritage site of Bodh Gaya – the place of the Buddha’s Enlightenment - is plagued by enormous amounts of plastic pollution, among other challenges that threaten the local ecology, economy, & community.
Visited by …

New Qualification Supports Sustainable Systems of Food Production

October 31, 2013 – 5:10 pm |

Many more Food Forests are likely to spring up around New Zealand as a new tertiary qualification shows how to produce food in ways which mimic forest eco-systems. Food Forests are a time honoured method …

Kahikatea forest restoration to start in Abel Tasman National Park

October 31, 2013 – 5:06 pm |

Media release – 24 October 2013
Project Janszoon
Kahikatea forest restoration to start
One of the Nelson/Tasman district’s last remnants of lowland kahikatea forest is to be enhanced as part of Project Janszoon’s work in the Abel Tasman …

Mohua crowned Bird of the Year

October 29, 2013 – 7:22 pm |

Tuesday 29 2013 – Wellington
Forest & Bird media release for immediate use

Mohua crowned Bird of the Year
The mohua (yellowhead) has been crowned Bird of the Year Forest & Bird’s ninth annual poll.
This year over 12,925 votes …

Kiwi encounter staff nurture Pita Pocket the Kiwi back to life

October 14, 2013 – 8:20 pm |

Thursday 10 October 2013
Press release
Pita Pocket to be reunited with her rescuer at her homecoming
Paul and Lee Sayers didn’t expect to change the outcome for New Zealand’s national icon when they awoke on Sunday 24 …

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