Articles Categorized: Environment

DoC’s war on koi carp to begin

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THE DEPARTMENT of Conservation is about to launch a war on koi carp in the Eastern Bay. The fish has been deemed “public enemy number…

Stink bugs and spanner crabs intercepted

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FACED with record numbers of international visitors this summer, ministry for primary industries biosecurity staff have intercepted risk goods ranging from the bizarre to the…

Shellfish toxin returns

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THE toxin paralytic shellfish poisoning has been detected again between Whakatane and Opotiki. The ministry for primary industries warned yesterday that people should not take…

Bottled water backlash

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REVELATIONS an Otakiri bottling company pays an annual fee of $2003 to take 700,000 litres of water per day has raised the ire of some…

Water coldest on record

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SWIMMING at Bay of Plenty beaches has involved more goosebumps than usual this summer, with average ocean temperatures among the lowest on record. Bay of…

Salt marsh clean-up

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THE next Apanui Salt Marsh Care Group clean-up will be held Saturday, February 11, at 8am. Co-ordinator Colin Harrison invites volunteers to meet in the…

Buried penguin at Heads

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THINKING a kiwi was trapped in sand at the Whakatane Heads, Rhylan Shadrock, rushed to save the bird. The eight-year-old, who was at the Te…

Kiwi chick celebration still popular

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SCORES of people gathered at Ohope Beach School on Sunday to celebrate the Whakatane Kiwi Project and meet the latest chick due for release in…