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Forest & Bird welcomes new report on rivers

Forest & Bird today backed the New Zealand Conservation Authority’s recommendation that a single government agency be made responsible for protecting our outstanding rivers. The NZCA today released a report, Protecting New Zealand’s Rivers, in response to the lack of protection of our rivers as water quality continues to decline, leaving many lowland rivers unsafe […]

Ziptrek Ecotours zips into Sustainable 60 Awards

Ziptrek Ecotours at the 2011 Sustainable60 Awards

An award ceremony in Auckland last week has cemented Ziptrek Ecotour’s place among some of New Zealand’s most sustainable businesses. The eco adventure company, based in Queenstown, won the marketplace category in the Sustainable 60 Awards, run by Fairfax Media Business Group and PwC. The marketplace category awards companies that have used sustainable business practices […]

Environmental Concerns Weigh Lightly for Nelson Winemaker

Lars balancing a very light wine bottle

Environmental idealists Richmond Plains have released their first wine in New Zealand’s lightest 750ml glass bottle. Weighing in at a mere 325 grams and at just over 1kg full of wine – it’s lighter than some other bottles empty. “We genuinely do care for the environment” says Lars Jensen owner of Richmond Plains organic wines.  […]

Fonterra water quality move welcomed

Forest & Bird today congratulated dairy giant Fonterra for introducing a new requirement on their farmer suppliers to keep stock away from waterways.

Beca and Soar Printing named as New Zealand’s most sustainable businesses

Sustainable60 Awards Logo

New Zealand’s most sustainable companies were recognised at the Sustainable 60 Awards,
run by Fairfax Media Business Group and PwC, in Auckland last night.

Tasman Bay beach clean clears 7.5 tonnes of rubbish

A big community effort has cleared 7.5 tonnes of rubbish from Tasman Bay beaches. Around 540 people took part in the in the Tasman Bay Big Beach Clean-up held on Saturday 19 November for the second year. They collected rubbish from 295 kilometres of coast from Abel Tasman National Park to Cable Bay. Department of […]

Tasman Nelson Environment Award winners 2011

Tasman Nelson Environment Awards logo with green plant and leaf patterns

Tasman District and Nelson City Councils are proud to announce the results of the 2011 Environment Awards as follows: Business – sponsored by Radio Nelson Finalists: Nelmac, NMIT Winner: Nelmac Community Groups – sponsored by Nelson Pine Industries Finalists: Keep Golden Bay Beautiful, Marsden Valley Trapping Group, Motueka Arts Council Winner: Motueka Arts Council Heritage […]

Forest & Bird: Vote for Nature

A row of vote for nature tracts

Forest & Bird’s ‘Vote for Nature’ campaign A Vote for Nature is a vote for the New Zealand we love and want to pass on to our children In the lead up to the election, we need to remind political parties that the environment and conservation should be at the centre of planning our country’s […]

Building New Zealand’s Future Wealth Through a Green Economy


Pure Advantage, the organisation championing a move to a green growth economy says New Zealand needs much more decisive leadership in order to position the country for opportunities in sustainable and innovative niche industries where we can have a natural competitive advantage. To highlight this leading UK based global strategic economics consultancy Vivid Economics is […]

Nelson Restoration Groups Joining Forces

Scattered community restoration groups are discussing working together to share knowledge, save money and more effectively control pests across the region. Groups in Golden Bay and Nelson-Tasman gathered in two separate meetings recently to talk about how they could work together more closely. The workshops were called by Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Trust chairman Dave Butler. […]

‘Greenwashing’: Consumers beware

Woman in supermarket with shopping trollwy

“In the build-up to Fairfax Media and PwC’s Sustainable60 awards this month, Jenny Keown considers how not to get greenwashed by companies’ claims about their ‘sustainable’ products…” Read the article on

My Place 100% Pure New Zealand

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Beautiful shots of New Zealand from Allan Johnston