Articles Categorized: Environment

Cadets learn conservation

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MEMBERS of Kaitiakitanga Kadets, a pilot programme that educates youth on conservation, recently took part in their first official activity with help from Manawahe Eco…

Bird show full of colour and song

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MORE than 600 budgies, finches, canaries and other animals of feathered finery were on display at the Whakatane Bird Club annual bird show at the…

Freshwater hearings begin

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THE second stage of hearings into a Treaty of Waitangi claim into freshwater will be held at Maungarongo Marae in Ohope next week. In March…

Myrtle rust reaches the Bay

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MYRTLE rust has now spread to the Bay of Plenty. Laboratory tests by the ministry for primary industries have confirmed that the plant fungus is…

Island’s kiwi in good condition

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A SURVEY of Moutohora Island’s kiwi population over Queen’s Birthday weekend has determined that they are in as good condition and as viable as their…

Myrtle rust update

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AS of yesterday, the number of properties infected with myrtle rust nationally was 29, with 24 in Taranaki, three in Northland and two in Waikato.…

Water bylaw out for consultation

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WHAKATANE District Council has approved a draft combined waters bylaw and initiated a formal public consultation process which will allow any member of the public…

Dunes defaced by dumping

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FLY-TIPS in the dunes near Whakatane Golf Course has one resident dismayed that rubbish has continuously been dumped in the area for at least the…

Rubbish dumped in water way

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OKAAHU Road, Te Teko, has become a popular rubbish dumping ground for some. The rubbish, dumped in a canal, was identified by Bay of Plenty…