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Mike Hosking: A billion trees in 10 years? It's just not possible
It seems we have a bit of tree trouble.The government promise, as I understood it, was they were going to plant a billion trees over 10 years. Planting a billion trees? Actually Mike, that's no problem A 100 million trees a...
11/23/2017 06:08 PM
Brian Fallow: What makes farming so special?
Is there anything special about pastoral farming that would warrant continuing to treat it differently from other emissions-intensive, trade-exposed (EITE) industries?That is one question facing the Productivity Commission in its...
11/23/2017 06:00 PM
Local Focus: Why a Whanganui kindergarten is teaching kids outdoors
A Whanganui based kindergarten is taking education into the great outdoors, with learning taking place under the watchful eye of Mother Nature.It's all part of an initiative by Eco School, an organisation based on a European philosophy...
11/22/2017 09:08 PM
1billion-tree aim 'always a joint goal'
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is denying that the Government is backtracking over its goal to plant 1 billion trees over 10 years, saying it was always going to be in partnership with the private sector.Forestry and Regional Economic...
11/22/2017 05:00 PM
Kiwi conservationist Pete Bethune attacked, knifed in Brazil
A Kiwi conservationist is recovering in Brazil after being attacked and stabbed by two men.Captain Pete Bethune of Earthrace Conservation was attacked by the pair in the port city of Santander yesterday morning.Bethune said one...
11/22/2017 07:53 AM
Shocked Blue Planet viewers vow never to use plastic again
Shocked Britons have vowed to ditch plastic bags and disposable straws after a heartbreaking scene in Sunday night's Blue Planet .A pilot whale was filmed carrying her dead newborn baby around the ocean for days, reluctant to let...
11/21/2017 08:22 PM
Rachel Stewart: Fonterra and dairy industry spin makes me sick
While some will argue that I do this in most columns, my first inclination this week was to vomit all over the page and submit it to my editor, along with a suggested headline of 'Fonterra spin causes extreme nausea'.But, no. Ever...
11/21/2017 05:00 PM
Fonterra launches charm offensive on water quality
Fonterra has stepped up its efforts to improve water quality while launching a charm offensive and television campaign to showcase how farmers have upped their game.The moves follow the emergence of water quality as a key issue...
11/20/2017 05:44 AM
Theatre goes green to shake things up
The play's called Earthquakes in London but it could shake things up for New Zealand theatres.Because it's about the breakdown of society and environmental catastrophe, producers Last Tapes Theatre Company and performers from...
11/18/2017 05:00 PM
Organiser 'gutted' Hillary Trail 2018 event unlikely due to Kauri dieback concerns
It is "highly likely" an iconic Auckland trail run through the Waitākere Ranges will be scrapped following calls for mass action to protect the native Kauri.Te Kawerau ā Maki Iwi has committed to imposing a rāhui,...
11/17/2017 01:13 AM
Local Focus: Worm threatens birds
An Australian invader is choking Napier's Ahuriri Estuary, threatening endangered species.Ficopomatus enigmaticus, commonly know as a tubeworm, has been in the estuary close to Hawke's Bay Airport for more than 20 years but a recent...
11/16/2017 06:01 PM