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Driverless, low emissions tractor in development

Friday - Media Release - A driverless tractor able to perform up to three tasks at once is on the cards for New Zealand orchards.

Greener burials uncovered by new Canterbury research

Thursday - Media Release - While many are striving to live in a more eco-friendly way, a University of Canterbury (UC) academic says we should also have the option to be buried more sustainably.

Otari gets money to conserve native orchids

Wednesday - Media Release - Otari-Wiltons Bush has received a grant through Te Tahua Taiao Nga Taonga Lotteries Environment and Heritage Fund for a project aiming to save some of New Zealand’s most threatened orchids from extinction.

Education and support needed for climate-concerned SMEs

Monday - Media Release - A new survey by business management platform, MYOB, has revealed a significant proportion of local SMEs are concerned about the impact of climate change, and while the majority are acting to minimise their carbon outputs, support and education is needed to help more SMEs do the same.

Native tree numbers on the rise in Bay of Plenty

23 Dec 21 - Media Release - The 775,000 native trees and shrubs planted by Bay of Plenty Regional Council Toi Moana and volunteers in the past financial year are expected to remove 307,515 tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere over the next 80 years.

WCC seeks waste minimisation proposals

22 Dec 21 - Media Release - Expressions of Interest are now open for Wellington City Council’s new Waste Minimisation Seed Fund which focuses on diverting organic waste from the landfill.

Wellington councils draw down first green loans from Local Government Funding Agency

21 Dec 21 - Media Release - Wellington City Council and Greater Wellington have become the first local authorities in New Zealand to draw down green loans from the Local Government Funding Agency (LGFA).

Air New Zealand seeking innovators for next generation aircraft

21 Dec 21 - Media Release - Air New Zealand wants to get a zero emissions aircraft in the air in the next five years and is calling on traditional aviation manufacturers as well as entrepreneurs and innovators...

The bird that measures Antarctic ice

20 Dec 21 - Media Release - It’s a bird, it’s a plane…It’s a laser-shooting electromagnetic ice device!

Toitu Brighter Futures Awards 2021 announced

20 Dec 21 - Media Release - Toitű Envirocare recognises its top performing clients with the Toitű Brighter Future Awards. These awards symbolise Toitű Envirocare’s values underpinned by best-practice and...

NZ should follow Netherland's lead and drastically cut stock numbers: Greenpeace

17 Dec 21 - Media Release - On Wednesday the Netherlands announced a plan to drastically transform the agriculture system which is expected to reduce livestock numbers by close to a third. Greenpeace Aotearoa...

‘Keep it clear’ when buying plastic bottles: Hamilton City Council

16 Dec 21 - Media Release - Hamiltonians are being encouraged to ‘keep it clear’ when choosing a soft drink bottle.

Open letter to ministers of forestry and climate change: Ekos

15 Dec 21 - Media Release - Dear Ministers, Ex-tropical cyclones smash our country and cause huge damage to our economy. Under a warming climate these cyclones will get stronger and do even more damage, harming...

US$53 million boost for Tongan climate and disaster resilence

13 Dec 21 - The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved two new projects totaling US$53 million to boost the climate and disaster resilience of Tongan schools, roads, and ports.

Land and water ecosystems, 'stressed to a critical point': FAO

13 Dec 21 - Land and water resources are “stressed to a critical point”, following significant deterioration over the past decade, according to a major new report released on Thursday by the UN Food and...

Canterbury floods more severe due to climate change

10 Dec 21 - Media Release - Researchers studying the effects of climate change on severe weather events in New Zealand have found that the extreme rainfall that brought flooding to Canterbury in May 2021 was 10%...

Green Party calling for PKE phase out

10 Dec 21 - Media Release - The Green Party is calling on the Minister of Agriculture, Damien O'Connor to phase out the use of the Palm Kernel Expeller (PKE) on farms to help address the climate crisis.

Bay of Plenty climate projects given a boost

9 Dec 21 - Media Release - Two community led climate change adaptation projects have received funds from Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council this week to explore the future impact on their community and...

Wellington wetland restoration milestone

From left: Judy McKoy (FOTSC), Steve Wilson (Te Rito Gardens – plant supplier), CR Jenny Brash, Bill McAulay (FOTSC), Mike Jebson (Former QEII NT CEO).

8 Dec 21 - Media Release - Ten thousand wetland plants have now been added to Taupô Swamp, a milestone in restoration work supported by Ngâti Toa Rangatira and Greater Wellington.

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