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Waikato Regional Council: Benefits for the land outlined

Major new environmental gains and ongoing extensive protection for productive land are among benefits of a $40 million-plus expenditure programme by Waikato Regional Council.A report from the council's integrated catchment management...

Bala Tikkisetty: Keeping our natural capital in the bank

One teaspoon of soil contains more living organisms than there are people in the world. Without this "biological diversity" there would be no terrestrial life on earth.In addition to providing habitat for billions of organisms,...

Pain, rashes and puffy eyes as water scare plagues Western Bay

Some Western Bay residents have reported stomach pains, rashes and puffy eyes after problems with their water supply.On Tuesday, the Western Bay of Plenty District Council confirmed a high pH level in its water supply feeding about...

Queen Elizabeth Park to be restored to paradise

Volunteers working to protect and restore Queen Elizabeth Park's flora and fauna have a long-term vision of a paradise made up of authentic wetlands and coastal forest providing a native habitat that works all year round.The restoration...

Opinion: Mining new threat to rare dolphins

By David Tong Last week, by the narrowest of margins, the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) approved a seabed mining application by Trans-Tasman Resources.The application was to dig up 50 million tonnes of seabed in the...

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