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Aquatic visitor Owha sparks rethink on seal habitat

A leopard seal named Owha that has taken up residence in Whangarei, has prompted a marine scientist to suggest the species is more common in New Zealand waters than previously thought.NIWA cetacean biologist Krista Hupman says evidence...

Nga Rauru manager urges conservation board to appeal mining decision

Ngā Rauru kaiwhakahaere and former Taranaki/Whanganui Conservation Board chairwoman Anne-Marie Broughton is urging the board to take steps to overturn last week's seabed mining decision.In it the Environmental Protection Authority...

Farmers frustrated with One Plan consent situation

Farmers are worried, confused and frustrated by uncertainty over whether and how to get Horizons Regional Council consent for intensive agriculture, Tararua Federated Farmers president Neil Filer says."Some people are furious, but...

The Country Today - Slippery edition

It's the whole show in one go! Today The Country is brought to you by Bon Jovi. Why? On this day in 1986 they released their glorious album Slippery When Wet .On with the show: Lisa Murray: Our Met Service Weather forecaster...

Listen: IrrigationNZ - tax won't address water quality issues

IrrigationNZ Chair Nicky Hyslop spoke to The Country to dispel a few myths about Labour's proposed water tax and also to raise concerns.Despite critics worrying that consumers will have to pay more to eat, Hyslop says the tax...

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