Articles Categorized: Environment

Working together to control wattle

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BAY of Plenty Regional Council, Department of Conservation and Ahu Whenua Trusts Ruawahia 2B, Rotomahana Parekarangi 6Q2B and Te Ariki have joined forces again this…

Cyclone outlook holds few surprises

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FORECASTERS predict nothing out of the ordinary over the 2017-18 cyclone season, with eight to 10 storms expected to occur in the Southwest Pacific. Analysis…

Trout biggest at Okataina

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LAKE Okataina produced the biggest fish on the first day of the new fishing season, a 3.7kg rainbow trout, but Lake Rotoiti offered the “best…

Amazing life of godwits

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ADRIAN Riegen will be guest speaker with his talk “Amazing Life of Godwits”  as part of  the 2017 Birds a Plenty Festival. Mr Riegen has had…

Forest and Bird honours legend

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FOREST and Bird has recognised Waiohau’s Bill Kerrison with its most prestigious award, The Old Blue. The group presented the award to Mr Kerrison at…

Annual kereru count nears completion

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WITH three days remaining, the 2017 great kereru count is in fine feather with 2733 observations and 7000 confirmed bird sightings as at yesterday. That…

Orca sighting draws crowd

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THE arrival of five orcas at Ohiwa Harbour on Saturday morning captivated the imagination of the community as people swarmed to the harbour to catch…

Changes to specific catch limits

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THE Ministry for Primary Industries has announced changes to catch limits and sustainability measures for 18 fish stocks as part of the regular twice-yearly fisheries…