Articles Categorized: Environment

Bunny hunt this weekend

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BUNNIES beware! The Manawahe Eco Trust is after you. The trust is holding its annual bunny hunt on Sunday at the Manawahe Eco Centre, 1913…

Whales die on Moutohora

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A GRAY’S beaked whale and her calf died yesterday on Moutohora-Whale Island. The mother whale was discovered stranded on one of the sandy beaches on…

DNA tests for pipi pollution

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BAY of Plenty Regional Council is hoping recent rainfall will produce sufficient runoff into the Waiotahe River to enable the source of faecal coliform bacteria…

Safety warning for hunters

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SAFETY must be the first and foremost consideration of all deer hunters, said Department of Conservation operations manager Mike Jones. The annual “roar” is due…

Leave miracle water in Fiji

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THE ministry for primary industries is asking travellers from Fiji to stop bringing “miracle water” into New Zealand if they want to avoid a stiff…

Cray fishery not well – survey

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A LANDMARK survey of people who pot and dive for crayfish on the northeast coast between Pakiri and East Cape defies ministry for primary industries’ assurances…

Fonterra staff protect kiwis

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WHAKATANE’S kiwi population is on the increase, thanks to the passion of Fonterra’s Edgecumbe staff. Edgecumbe Fonterra employee Jamie Rhodes has been a supporter of…

Claim your game bird hunting spot

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DUCKSHOOTERS are looking forward to the start of the hunting season in a few weeks. And Fish and Game is reminding game bird hunters to…

Paralytic toxin warning withdrawn

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THE ministry for primary industries yesterday removed the marine biotoxin warning for the Opotiki, Bay of Plenty area. The ministry says ongoing sampling of shellfish…