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Proposed Resource Management Act changes- experts respond

John Kerr posted in on January 22nd, 2015.

The Government has revealed it plans for a long-anticipated overhaul of the Resource Management Act, touting changes that will lead to more affordable housing and a better managed environment. A number of proposed reforms to the Resource Management Act (RMA) were last night outlined by Environment Minister Dr Smith. A Government-commissioned research paper on the […]

Dom Post: Study links runoff to smaller trout

Peter Griffin posted in on July 14th, 2010.

Marty Sharpe writes in the Dominion Post about a study showing that farm runoff (nitrates) going into the Taharua and Mohaka rivers  is making trout smaller. The effect on size is due to the increased algal levels in the water – the rivers’ clarity and food value decrease, meaning smaller trout. An excerpt: (read in […]

Sustainable mining? – scientists weigh in

Dacia Herbulock posted in on April 30th, 2010.

ONLINE BRIEFING: Monday 3 May, 11 AM NZT Hidden beneath our stunning landscapes — and formed by the same relentless geological forces — mineral resources like gold, coal, ironsands and other industrial and precious metals lie undisturbed. Can they be extracted with minimal damage to their surroundings, as some claim? What do improvements in mine […]

Nelson Mail: Ten-year study of environment draws to close

Peter Griffin posted in on April 29th, 2010.

Naomi Arnold writes in the Nelson Mail about a world-leading, decade-long environmental management project set up to study the Motueka river’s catchment, is winding down. The lessons learnt will be shared by those involved this weekend at a workshop, and the knowledge and understanding of the area supplied by the project will continue on. An […]

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