A truly natural alternative to chemically reliant conventional swimming pools is now available in New Zealand. Motueka-based Natural Pools NZ Limited, owned by accomplished landscape architect Alex Traut and Dr Hans Brutscher, is the exclusive agent for internationally-renowned Biotop Pools, an Austrian company that has designed and constructed over 3000 natural swimming pools in a […]
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You may be aware that, in July last year, Department of Conservation and MAF Biosecurity New Zealand declared rainbow skink (Lampropholis delicata) an Unwanted Organism (UO) under the Biosecurity Act 1993. The declaration was based largely on the risk posed to native lizards from competition for resources with this invasive Australian skink. Rainbow skinks are […]
Putaruru trials New Zealand’s first food waste collection Putaruru residents will be the first in New Zealand to trial a dedicated food waste collection service initiated by Earthcare Environmental and the South Waikato District Council. The 12 month trial, beginning on Tuesday 1 March 2011, will see food waste collected separately from general waste, potentially […]
INTRODUCTION On 11th June, tenders close for the Mortgagee Sale of a stunning block of undeveloped coastal land at Baring Head, right at the eastern entrance to Wellington Harbour. Together with Forest and Bird, the East Harbour Environmental Association, and other environmental and recreational organisations, Wellington Natural Heritage Trust Incorporated is hoping that Greater Wellington […]
New sonar devices to aid bat bounce-back A long-tailed breed of little Hamilton natives, who navigate by sonar, is threatened with extinction by hungry rats and loss of suitable trees. So Environment Waikato (EW) and Hamilton City Council (HCC), along with the Riverlea Environment Society, have launched a new conservation initiative called Project Echo to […]
Biosecurity officers at Auckland International Airport won’t need to clean any dirty shoes belonging to a select group of international scientists arriving next week for the 5th International Phytophthora working party meeting. These scientists know the importance of controlling the spread of this class of micro-organisms whose name means “destroyer of plants”.
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is pleased that the proposal for a new cycle trail in Hawke’s Bay has been given approval by the Ministry of Tourism to move to the feasibility stage. The application was submitted by Hawke’s Bay Regional Council and its business unit Venture Hawke’s Bay with the support of Hawke’s Bay MPs, local Councils, and community […]
Auckland City Council will review its schedule of protected trees in preparation for the Government’s removal of blanket tree protection effective from 1 January 2012 through the Resource Management (Simplifying and Streamlining) Act passed in October. The review will cover the scheduled tree list in the isthmus and central area sections of the Auckland City […]