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Posts Tagged ‘ environment ’

No support for meat tax here

Oct 15th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

Claims a meat tax study doesn’t apply to New Zealand. NICO HENDRICKS reports.



NZ’s favourite bird competition takes flight

Oct 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

LISTEN: The Bird of the year competition has taken off. NICO HENDRICKS reports.



Future of Daffodil Day flowers looks grim

Sep 5th, 2018 | By | Category: News, Radio News

The Cancer Society is being mindful of their plastic use this Daffodil Day. LEAH TEBBUTT reports.



WATCH: More than 200,000kg of food saved, distributed annually

Jul 18th, 2018 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

Kaibosh fights back against food waste and food poverty with the help of the community. ABBY SINCLAIR PARKER reports



Children inspire all-natural beauty products

Jul 18th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

ABIGAIL SINCLAIR-PARKER talks to a sustainable local business, and asks locals in the street how they try to live sustainably



Kiwis urged to get on board with climate campaigns

May 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News



Environmental big guns coming to New Zealand

May 5th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News



New cycleways plus e-bikes mean no sweat if capital idea supported

May 3rd, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Consultation about to close on the latest cycleway plan from Oriental Bay to Miramar



Te Papa promising interactive exhibit

Mar 29th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

Te Papa has promised interactive learning and environmental education will be part of new exhibitions being built over the next two years. The natural history exhibitions, which include Mountain to Sea, Awesome Forces and Nature Space will be dismantled after Easter to make room for new projects. The current shows were installed in 1998. Head […]



Cycleways plus e-bikes mean no sweat if capital idea supported

Nov 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Consultation about to close on the latest cycleway plan from Oriental Bay to Miramar



Conservation week marked with passion

Oct 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Wellington DOC ranger Lee Barry is excited by efforts being made during conservation week 2017.



WATCH: Going Shopping? BYO Boomerang Bag

Sep 13th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

WATCH: A chance for you to learn to sew, and save the environment during your lunch break



Politics, social issues on the minds of high school students

Aug 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Year 10s at Wellington High School are looking closely at this year’s General Election



Kapiti expressway good news for the environment

Feb 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

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Grass roots initiative promotes recycling

Feb 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

An international recycling initiative will make its first appearance in Wellington this weekend. Boomerang Bags is a community project which involves people attending a working bee and using donated fabric to make environmentally friendly bags. This weekend will see them cutting and sorting the donated material. Boomerang Bags organiser Pippila Ya says those attending will […]



Community effort in south coast clean up

Sep 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Volunteers brave rain to clean up south coast

Sep 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Mobile eating may not be such a green idea

Jul 1st, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Food trucks are on the rise and but many of them are more hazardous than we think.



Climate change job also has economic demands, says new councillor

Jan 7th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

As he prepares to tackle the climate change portfolio in 2014, new Wellington City Councillor David Lee intends to address the role from an economic perspective, instead of environmental. He talks to JULIE TAYLOR.



Nature shows its colour in Thistle Hall art exhibtion

Dec 1st, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Artist Sarah Matthew returns to New Zealand for art exhibition inspired by remote environment.



Bigger Brooklyn wind turbine application arrives at council

Nov 11th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Meridian Energy submitted its resource consent application for Brooklyn Turbine upgrade last week.



More central city pocket parks to come from council’s pockets

Sep 16th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

A property developer and residents back the idea of ratepayers funding more parks.



Design students litter Bowen House with petals and glass for art

Sep 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

An exhibition is showing works on the environment and the bottom line. CAM MASSEY went for a look.



Greytown high achievers step up in extension programme

Aug 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Greytown School gets kids going with finance, environment, maths and literature.



Visualising Wellington’s future with 3D digital tools

Feb 5th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Exhibit shows ‘fly-throughs’ of the past, present and future of Wellington.



Guerillas turn to flower power

Nov 16th, 2012 | By | Category: Uncategorized

GUERILLA TACTICS are being employed by greenies in the Upper Hutt and Wairarapa, in order to spread a cheerful message this spring. Flower seeds rolled in organic compost and clay make up little “Happy bombs”, which volunteers throw into ugly vacant lots to create an explosion of bright wildflowers within a fortnight.



Youth may attend Powershift for free

Nov 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

Pacific youth will have the opportunity to attend New Zealand’s largest youth climate change summit for free in December.

Environmental organisation 350 Aotearoa are offering scholarships to Powershift, a part conference, part festival celebration of how young people can end climate change.

350’s Pacific co-ordinator Koreti Tiumalu says the scholarships are particularly aimed at large families who don’t have the money to send their youth to conferences like Powershift.



Trust steps in to save old TVs from leaching into landfills

Oct 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, News

Government funding for next year’s digital switchover will come too late for many in Wellington region.



WCC culls feral goats to preserve environment

Sep 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, News

Public condemns rotting carcasses policy as: ‘sense of brutality’.



Roads still top of govt’s agenda despite emissions

Sep 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Labour, Greens attack National’s $14 billion spend.



Dyeing rivers in China inspires art installation

Jul 25th, 2012 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News

Pollution story told by Wellington artist’s textile hangings.



Volunteer power cleans up Oriental Bay

May 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Adventure Wellington out in force to clear Oriental Bay of rubbish.



Wellington succeeds in flipping the bird

Apr 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Native birds are finally returning to the windy city.



New faces move Greens away from political cliché

Nov 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

James Shaw and Tane Woodley break the radical mould.



The Green Party gets two thirds support in school poll

Nov 9th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

A poll of 90 senior students at Wellington High School shows a two thirds majority favours voting Green, reports RODNEY BROWN.



Vegan decadence theme for alternative festival

Sep 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Turnout for Saturday expected to reach 1500.



So very happy to meet you, Annette and Paul

Aug 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Happy Feet the penguin gets a visit from the pollies.



Volunteer group restores city’s invisible stream

Jul 19th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Art, signs, tracks bring Owhiro Stream to life.



Protected: Capital city’s street of shame – a kilometre of rubbish

Mar 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

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Carpooling scheme slow to get pick-up

Aug 16th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

But more Eastbourners will be encouraged to hitch a ride.



Transport will still be the greatest issue for regional council

Jul 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, Local body elections

Coming improvements include real-time information, electronic ticketing, and improved public transport network frequency and coverage, reports JOSIE GLASSON.



Commuters bemoan October’s higher fares

Jun 24th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Cost increases likely to deter people from taking the bus



School kids learn the pleasure of gardening

Apr 29th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Waterloo teacher and children get hands on growing food



Local restaurant doing its bit for environment

Mar 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Logan Brown gets bronze award for sustainable practices.



Pasifika festival gone with wild weekend wind

Feb 16th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Weather denies chance to celebrate Pacific culture.



International eco-group expo hits Wellington

Sep 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Sustainability, water and peak oil on the agenda at St Paul’s.



Orange goop tests show arsenic high, risk low

Mar 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Berhampore golf course mystery soil toxins identified.



Botanic Gardens stream polluted with paint

Jan 27th, 2009 | By | Category: Lead Story, News

Wellington Botanic Gardens stream was looking so murky recently tourists and children visiting the top attraction were speculating on the cause, reports JENNY MEYER.

Wellington City Council thinks someone was careless when cleaning paint brushes.



Why virtual silence about climate change during election?

Nov 14th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Article, Opinion

OPINION: Greens made little noise about climate change during the election campaign. Will they speak up when new coalition government tries to weaken emissions trading scheme, asks ANNE CORNISH.



Time we stopped bagging the environment, say campaigners

Jul 17th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Article

WHEN Adam Poon moved to New Zealand from Hong Kong two years ago, he was surprised at his new country’s disregard for the environment.