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DoC investigating jetski incident with dolphins

DoC investigating jetski incident with dolphins

Posted January 19, 2021
Environmental

A video of an Auckland real estate agent driving a jetski through a pod of dolphins, reported to be off...

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New rules for boat ramp users a New Zealand first

New rules for boat ramp users a New Zealand first

Posted January 15, 2021
Council Matters , Environmental

New rules to stop the spread of aquatic pests across the Bay of Plenty come in to force this summer...

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Supporting Communities And Landowners To Grow Employment Opportunities

Supporting Communities And Landowners To Grow Employment Opportunities

Posted January 15, 2021
Environmental

Jobs for Nature funding is being made available to conservation groups and landowners to employ staff and contractors in a...

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Earth To Reach Temperature Tipping Point In 20-30 Years, New Study Finds

Earth To Reach Temperature Tipping Point In 20-30 Years, New Study Finds

Posted January 14, 2021
Environmental

Earth’s ability to absorb carbon emissions through plants could be halved within the next two decades at the current rate...

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Biggest-ever Animal Has Special New Zealand Link, New Research Shows

Biggest-ever Animal Has Special New Zealand Link, New Research Shows

Posted January 13, 2021
Environmental

New Zealand waters provide an important migratory route for the biggest animal to ever exist, the Antarctic blue whale, according...

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Plugging the leaks to conserve water in Hauraki District

Plugging the leaks to conserve water in Hauraki District

Posted January 06, 2021
Council Matters , Environmental

There’s a limit to how much water we can take from rivers as river levels are lower than they were...

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Water demand continues to cause concern in Western Bay

Water demand continues to cause concern in Western Bay

Posted January 05, 2021
Council Matters , Environmental

High water use across the whole Western Bay District is continuing to put pressure on reservoir levels, prompting a reminder...

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Spreading the Kauri Dieback message to avoid spreading Kauri Dieback

Spreading the Kauri Dieback message to avoid spreading Kauri Dieback

Posted January 01, 2021
Environmental , Podcasts

With so many visitors coming to enjoy Coromandel forests it's important everyone remembers to ensure they make sure anything taken...

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Thames Coromandel Water Restrictions Update

Thames Coromandel Water Restrictions Update

Posted December 31, 2020
Council Matters , Environmental

Due to the high water demand that has resulted from the increased population across the entire district over this holiday...

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Thames Coromandel Water Update

Thames Coromandel Water Update

Posted December 29, 2020
Council Matters , Environmental

As of today, December 29, until further notice, all Thames Coromandel water supply systems, apart from Thames town and Thames...

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Clean, Cook, Chill To Keep Whānau Safe

Clean, Cook, Chill To Keep Whānau Safe

Posted December 23, 2020
Environmental , Health

As the festive season kicks off and summer temperatures rise, the risk of food poisoning at home increases, Minister for...

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Check For Drinking Water Safety When You Head To Holiday Spots

Check For Drinking Water Safety When You Head To Holiday Spots

Posted December 23, 2020
Environmental , Health

Water New Zealand is reminding people to be careful this summer as we head to summer baches, cribs, holiday homes...

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Coromandel kiwi deaths a cause for concern

Coromandel kiwi deaths a cause for concern

Posted December 22, 2020
Environmental

DOC and kiwi protection groups are urging dog owners to have their pets trained to avoid kiwi, after a spate...

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Look Out ... The Great Conjunction Is Tonight!

Look Out ... The Great Conjunction Is Tonight!

Posted December 21, 2020
Environmental

NASA says skywatchers are in for an end-of-year treat. What has become known popularly as the “Christmas Star” is an...

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Volcanic Alert Level Raised At Mt Ruapehu

Volcanic Alert Level Raised At Mt Ruapehu

Posted December 21, 2020
Environmental

The volcanic alert level has been raised to Level 2 and the Aviation Colour code changed to Yellow at Mt...

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Watchdog Gets Kick in the Face for Christmas

Watchdog Gets Kick in the Face for Christmas

Posted December 21, 2020
Environmental

The mining watchdog group Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki has received a kick in the face for Christmas from a High...

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Christmas Treat For Kiwi Stargazers

Christmas Treat For Kiwi Stargazers

Posted December 17, 2020
Environmental

Kiwi stargazers are in for an early Christmas treat as the two largest planets in the solar system, Jupiter and...

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Auckland Zoo orangutans now living the high life!

Auckland Zoo orangutans now living the high life!

Posted December 16, 2020
Environmental

Auckland Zoo’s orangutans are now well and truly living the high life thanks to a newly completed innovative network of...

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Summer algae and bacteria monitoring starts

Summer algae and bacteria monitoring starts

Posted December 14, 2020
Environmental

Warmer temperatures signal the start of Waikato Regional Council’s summer monitoring programme at some of the popular lake and river...

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Search warrant executed at Pukemiro landfill site

Search warrant executed at Pukemiro landfill site

Posted December 09, 2020
Environmental

A search warrant led by Waikato Regional Council is being executed at a construction and demolition landfill site at Pukemiro,...

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Conserve Water Message For Coromandel

Conserve Water Message For Coromandel

Posted December 07, 2020
Council Matters , Environmental

Thames-Coromandel District Council is expecting drinking water supplies to be under strain this summer – with dry weather and large...

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Contact Energy fined for system failure

Contact Energy fined for system failure

Posted December 03, 2020
Business , Environmental , Court News

Contact Energy Limited has been convicted and fined $162,500 over a major incident at their Wairakei geothermal field, impacting on...

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Tackling Problem Plastics - Last Chance To Have Your Say

Tackling Problem Plastics - Last Chance To Have Your Say

Posted December 02, 2020
Environmental

Ministry for the Environment is reminding New Zealanders that the four month public consultation on proposals to phase-out more single-use...

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Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki says OceanaGold Mining By Stealth on DOC Land

Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki says OceanaGold Mining By Stealth on DOC Land

Posted November 30, 2020
Media Release , Environmental

Oceana Gold has quietly released their plan to build a 6.8km tunnel under primarily high value conservation land at Wharekirauponga,...

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Appeal to find skink habitat vandals

Appeal to find skink habitat vandals

Posted November 27, 2020
Environmental

DOC is appealing for information after four-wheel drivers put a rare West Coast skink at risk by driving over their...

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New Zealand Government To Declare A Climate Emergency

New Zealand Government To Declare A Climate Emergency

Posted November 26, 2020
Environmental

The Government will declare a climate emergency next week, Climate Change Minister James Shaw said today.

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Auckland Zoo Announces Decision To Move Elephants

Auckland Zoo Announces Decision To Move Elephants

Posted November 25, 2020
Environmental

Auckland Zoo has made the heart-breaking decision to move its two female Asian elephants Burma and Anjalee to a new...

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Council keeps wary eye on water use in Western Bay

Council keeps wary eye on water use in Western Bay

Posted November 23, 2020
Council Matters , Environmental

Water use over summer will be carefully watched by Western Bay of Plenty District Council to ensure there is enough...

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New Underground Tunnel To Wharekirauponga Surfaces

New Underground Tunnel To Wharekirauponga Surfaces

Posted November 20, 2020
Business , Environmental

OceanaGold Waihi has published a document on their Waihi website dated October 2020 outlining their proposal to construct a 6.8...

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Don't Catch Legionnaires’ Disease

Don't Catch Legionnaires’ Disease

Posted November 20, 2020
Health , Environmental

“It’s the perfect time to get out in the garden – we all practice sun safety, now’s the time to...

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Older posts in this category...

On a wing and a prayer... Kākāpō Wins Bird of the Year 2020! November 16, 2020

Whakaari/White Island Alert Level raised November 16, 2020

Tuatara journey up South Island to Marlborough Sounds’ homeland November 13, 2020

Once in a Blue Moon... November 02, 2020

Look Before You Leap and Enjoy our Waterways this Summer October 30, 2020

Council and kiwifruit industry collaborate to control pest plant October 30, 2020

Profit And Environmental Rewards From Trees On The Farm October 30, 2020

Progressing Climate Action By Driving Transformational Change October 28, 2020

Godwit breaks record for trans-Pacific marathon October 23, 2020

Hamilton Zoo’s oldest resident celebrates a milestone October 20, 2020

Report Pilot whale sightings to DoC October 19, 2020

Stranded whales refloated - some restrand October 18, 2020

Pod of whales stranded at Northern Coromandel October 17, 2020

New report shows significant changes to New Zealand’s climate October 15, 2020

Caution urged as dotterels begin breeding season October 14, 2020

New Zealand Minerals 2020 conference disrupted by protests October 12, 2020

Kererū Numbers Soar To New Heights October 02, 2020

Proposed District Plan changes for Hauraki September 30, 2020

Climate activists arrested after blocking Canterbury coal mine September 28, 2020

Daylight Saving Time! September 26, 2020

Godwits winging it home to Pūkorokoro Miranda from Alaska September 25, 2020

Groups plan to stop Minerals Forum next month September 24, 2020

OceanaGold Projects Update September 23, 2020

Support from Farmers September 23, 2020

The Great Kererū Count Is On September 21, 2020

Coromandel Watchdog calls for Immediate Moratorium September 15, 2020

High Court Approval for OceanaGold to buy Waihi farms September 11, 2020

Watercare granted two consents for Waikato River water September 09, 2020

Forest & Bird Call For No New Mines On Conservation Land September 09, 2020

Urban Homes Whitianga Open Showhome is worth a good look September 04, 2020

The Great Kererū Count is coming soon September 04, 2020

Earthquake jolts some awake August 30, 2020

Auckland Zoo celebrates baby rhino's arrival August 26, 2020

Takahē Deaths After Aerial 1080 Predator Control Highlights Conservation Challenges August 26, 2020

Plan to tackle problem plastics and seven single-use plastic items announced August 13, 2020

Three Waikato effluent cases result in fines August 13, 2020

Mining Permit on DOC Land an Utter Betrayal August 07, 2020

Miners Announce New Waihi Pit but Downplay DOC Land Mining Plan July 18, 2020

Compounding the Toxic Legacy of Gold Mining: Another huge hole in the heart of Waihi July 17, 2020

Coromandel Town residents please conserve water July 17, 2020

New Waihi mining proposal shared with Council July 17, 2020

Huge Mining Project Announced for Waihi July 17, 2020

Coromandel Town boil water notice lifted July 13, 2020

Boil Water Notice for Coromandel Town still in place July 08, 2020

Tanker water available free in Coromandel Town during boil water notice period July 07, 2020

Coromandel Town: boil water notice July 07, 2020

Waikato gets $5.5m in funding for quick-start projects to improve fresh water July 05, 2020

Kiwis counting birds for the NZ Garden Bird Survey June 30, 2020

Lightning strike cuts power June 27, 2020

Climate change to be included in all council decision making June 26, 2020

The NZ Bird Garden Survey starts tomorrow June 26, 2020

DoC and iwi at scene of whale stranding June 26, 2020

New protection for dolphins and support for changes to fishing methods June 24, 2020

Waikato Regional Council opposed to queue jumping June 24, 2020

Protect Karangahake calls for support for Coromandel Watchdog June 24, 2020

Court order to improve effluent system June 19, 2020

Air quality returning to normal after lockdown improvements June 12, 2020

Thames Coromandel Water restrictions eased except in Hahei which remains on Alternate Days June 11, 2020

Salvage operation underway on Whangamatā Harbour June 02, 2020

Water restrictions in Waihi and Waikino will be lifted today May 27, 2020

Shaky start to the week in the North Island May 25, 2020

Extinction Rebellion has a message for Labour Party MPs May 22, 2020

Matamata-Piako District Council fined $49,875 for discharge of wastewater May 21, 2020

Drought still biting parts of the Waikato May 20, 2020

OceanaGold Projects Update May 13, 2020

Shop local and support local with Mountain Fresh and Gold FM May 12, 2020

Hauraki Refuse Transfer Stations update May 07, 2020

Shooting stars and a comet on show May 05, 2020

OceanaGold Update April 29, 2020

Warmer Kiwi Homes reboots in Level 3 April 29, 2020

Mercury Bay spat farm gets green light by commissioners April 29, 2020

Level 3 rules for hunting confirmed April 23, 2020

Rescue from Rangitāhua/Raoul Island April 11, 2020

Western Bay streams at near record low levels April 10, 2020

Tuis trilling in town...yeah right! April 09, 2020

Report of Level 4 lockdown breach no bull! April 08, 2020

Waihi and Waikino water restrictions still apply April 07, 2020

Two ducks wing it from Pipiroa to New Caledonia April 07, 2020

Work starts on ways to fast-track consents to boost recovery from Covid-19 downturn April 01, 2020

Regional Council responding to oil spill March 30, 2020

Hauraki District rubbish and recycling changes during lockdown March 27, 2020

Solar Farm Partnership Sought March 11, 2020

Former Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons has died suddenly March 06, 2020

Alternate Days water restriction still in place for outdoor water use in Waihi and Waikino. March 06, 2020

Government Excuses for Inaction on Mining Not Working March 04, 2020

Total watering ban lifted February 27, 2020

OceanaGold Projects Update February 26, 2020

Hauraki Plains water supply maintenance in the pipeline February 14, 2020

Waihi community response to water shortage, heartening February 14, 2020

OceanaGold Projects Update February 13, 2020

Waihi water supply recovering well February 13, 2020

Government Fails Conservation Land February 13, 2020

Hauraki District Mayor talks about Waihi water situation February 12, 2020

Latest update on Waihi Water situation February 12, 2020

Hauraki District Council summary of important information from today's water situation in Waihi February 12, 2020

Waihi still low on water - residents asked to boil all tap water for 3 minutes February 12, 2020

Total watering ban for Waihi Waikino February 10, 2020

5.5 shake up east of Tauranga February 05, 2020

TCDC declares tougher measures on water use as weekend approaches February 03, 2020

Waihi Waikino total watering ban changes January 30, 2020

OceanaGold Projects Update January 29, 2020

Wondering whether you need a fire permit for your brazier, charcoal bbq or to burn rubbish? January 20, 2020

Total watering ban Waihi and Waikino January 15, 2020

Fishery officers stop suspected illegal snapper sales - Thames January 14, 2020

Small Steps have GIANT consequences for Kauri Giants January 13, 2020

Waihi and Waikino Water restrictions January 10, 2020

Waihi and Waikino water restrictions are likely. Please conserve water where you can now. December 30, 2019

Kauri 2000 Trust Message December 30, 2019

Rāhui/prohibition placed on shellfish gathering in Te Mātā and Tapu December 24, 2019

Why do Shellfish Biotixin Warnings happen at this time of year? December 24, 2019

Marine biotoxin warning issued December 19, 2019

Spike's floody big adventure December 13, 2019

Prime Minister Jacinda Adern Statement December 10, 2019

Civil Defence advisory issued December 09, 2019

Whakaari / White Island Erupting December 09, 2019

Thunder & lightning very very frightening December 09, 2019

Got a kauri in your garden? You may need a resource consent - TCDCThames December 05, 2019

OceanaGold Projects Update December 04, 2019

Next phase of Pike River recovery underway in time for Christmas December 04, 2019

Seven farmers fined for pollution December 03, 2019

Dog control called for on Trig Track November 29, 2019

Reducing air pollution at the Mount November 28, 2019

Volcanic Unrest Continues at Whakaari/White Island November 18, 2019

OceanaGold Projects Update November 06, 2019

OceanaGold jobs at risk November 06, 2019

More support for schools to reduce energy consumption and environmental impact November 06, 2019

Hamilton City council fined for discharge to river November 05, 2019

Recycling Week NZ: 21 - 27 October 2019 October 21, 2019

Waihi Beach Trig Trail scheduled for maintenance October 18, 2019

Smart Environmental narrowly avoids another fire October 17, 2019

OceanaGold Projects Update October 10, 2019

October 7 is World Habitat Day October 07, 2019

OceanaGold welcomes positive decision for Waihi October 07, 2019

Green light for flood reduction work in Kaiaua September 26, 2019

The Great Kererū Count is On! September 20, 2019

Celebrate Conservation @ Sustainable Blue Backyard September 19, 2019

Sand sculptures, rat traps, conservation education and more at Envirohub event September 18, 2019

Protestors get their message across to New Talisman AGM shareholders September 18, 2019

Conservation Week 14 - 22 September celebrates 50 years September 17, 2019

Sustainable Blue Backyard Invite September 13, 2019

Nature Needs Us September 13, 2019

OceanaGold Project Martha Update and more September 12, 2019

An Interview with Paula Bennett September 06, 2019

Caution advised at Buffalo Beach Whitianga September 04, 2019

Kerepehi water shutdown – 4 September September 03, 2019

Coromandel district to benefit from responsible camping funding September 03, 2019

MP asks Spark to cease work on Coromandel Town cell phone tower September 02, 2019

Hazards portal provides handy information for home buyers August 28, 2019

Forest & Bird opposes government funding for Coromandel Marine Gateway August 15, 2019

OceanaGold Projects Update August 08, 2019

Regional council to show off how Paeroa’s new floodgates on SH26 operate August 02, 2019

Pre-hearing meetings held for proposed Kaimai wind farm August 01, 2019

Hauraki district to take urgent climate change action August 01, 2019

MP for Coromandel picks up Climate Change portfolio July 30, 2019

Emergency Services Exercise in Whangamata this Saturday July 26, 2019

OceanaGold Projects Update July 24, 2019

Massive illegal haul of flounder and oysters shocks fishery officers July 23, 2019

Government grants for help with heating available for eligible home owners July 19, 2019

Whitianga's great pipes July 18, 2019

Remembering the 2012 Waihi underground mine fire July 17, 2019

Government funding tops off Kaiaua leg of Hauraki Rail Trail July 17, 2019

Safer journeys ahead for godwits and redknots July 15, 2019

OceanaGold Projects Update July 11, 2019

Remembering the Rainbow Warrior and Fernando Pereira July 10, 2019

Getting inside the mining fence and Gold Story gets easier July 09, 2019

Severe Weather eases in time for School Holidays July 04, 2019

BOP Flood Room Activated July 04, 2019

Plastic not Fantastic from today July 01, 2019

BOP declares Climate Emergency June 28, 2019

Clear night skies ahead for many places to spot Matariki rising June 24, 2019

Are you ready if the worst happens? June 20, 2019

New drinking water reservoirs almost ready to flow June 19, 2019

Fine and Frosty Forecast June 17, 2019

Watch this Space! June 10, 2019

OceanaGold Media Statement June 07, 2019

Coromandel Watchdog Opposes Oceana Gold Judicial Review June 07, 2019

Coromandel MP drops in for chat June 07, 2019

OceanaGold Projects Update May 29, 2019

Moving Day this Saturday for farmers May 28, 2019

Local Mayor out of touch with community - Protect Karangahake May 27, 2019

Earthquake swarm livens up Whakaari - White Island May 27, 2019

Good Gypsy Day planning key to preventing pest plant spread May 21, 2019

Drill rig installs water measuring tool May 21, 2019

Dirty Ridge - MetService are forecasting a mild Autumn week of weather May 20, 2019

Court action likely after men take more than 3,500 pipi from Bay of Plenty harbour May 20, 2019

OceanaGold Projects Update May 16, 2019

Communities encouraged to reduce waste in face of rising costs May 14, 2019

Hauraki District Council's Kaimanawa drinking water supply project begins May 13, 2019

OceanaGold applies for Wharekirauponga mine permit May 12, 2019

Coromandel Watchdog Challenges Government to Honour Promises May 12, 2019

A cooler and windier week ahead May 12, 2019

OceanaGold Projects Update May 08, 2019

Sage leaves bad taste in Mayor’s mouth May 07, 2019

No Place For Tailings says Coromandel Watchdog May 03, 2019

LINZ explains process Oceana Gold’s overseas investment application May 03, 2019

Gold mining company disappointed at Minister’s decision May 03, 2019

OceanaGold's purchase of two Waihi farms declined May 03, 2019

Coromandel crayfish poachers are low-lifes April 24, 2019

Water restrictions in Waihi and Waikino have now been lifted April 23, 2019

Sprinkler restrictions still necessary April 18, 2019

Extinction Rebellion Aotearoa protests begin April 16, 2019

Lead up to Easter on a high April 15, 2019

OceanaGold Project Martha Update 04.04.2019 April 04, 2019

TCDC Council Majority says no to Climate Change Declaration April 02, 2019

Large fine for leaching chicken manure into river March 28, 2019

Full moon, Supermoon, Harvest moon rising tonight March 21, 2019

OceanaGold Project Martha Update 20.03.2019 March 20, 2019

Prime Minister Adern acknowledges the School Strike 4 Climate Action March 15, 2019

Pike River Mine re-entry March 12, 2019

Palms stolen from Waihi Beach property March 11, 2019

TCDC mitigating beach erosion at Flaxmill Bay March 06, 2019

OceanaGold Update March 06, 2019

Warm weather set to continue March 05, 2019

Sprinkler restrictions still necessary on alternate days March 05, 2019

Rallying call goes out for protection against mining conservation land March 05, 2019

Bird poo likely cause of Uretara River E.coli levels March 05, 2019

Waihi Beach Community Board speaks up about KiwiCamp facility March 04, 2019

Coromandel Town Goldmine becoming a popular sustainable business February 28, 2019

Total Watering Ban lifted in Waihi and Waikino February 26, 2019

OceanaGold announces maiden resource at Wharekirauponga on the Coromandel Peninsula February 25, 2019

OceanaGold Project Martha Update 20.02.2019 February 20, 2019

DoC opposes Kaimai wind farm proposal February 20, 2019

Total watering ban still in place - Waihi and Waikino February 18, 2019

MetService are forecasting what looks to be the wettest week this year. February 18, 2019

Total watering ban in Waihi and Waikino February 16, 2019

New fines on the way for Hauraki District dumpers February 15, 2019

Surf Lifesaving New Zealand urges caution due to large swell February 11, 2019

OceanaGold stands by family of miner February 07, 2019

Project Martha ready to start February 05, 2019

Kia ora to Indonesia January 31, 2019

OceanaGold Update January 30, 2019

Hellers prosecuted over mispackaged Sizzlers sausages January 30, 2019

Toxic shellfish warning should be taken seriously January 25, 2019

Spread the message about Kauri Die Back to avoid spreading the disease January 25, 2019

Coromandel Watchdog guards their backyard January 22, 2019

OceanaGold Update January 16, 2019

Wind farm submissions close 4.30 pm January 31 January 08, 2019

Spreading the Kauri Dieback message to avoid spreading Kauri Dieback January 08, 2019

Protecting Coromandel kauri – it’s up to you! January 04, 2019