Ecologic Foundation Fish and Game NZ Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand Inc. Major environmental and recreation organisations are deeply concerned about key features of the proposed reforms to the Resource Management Act announced today. Speaking together with Fish & Game and Forest & Bird, Ecologic’s Guy Salmon said that the proposals […]
Source: NZH, Photo by Liesl ♥ Resolution 1: Use it again, Sam Many people out there think that just recycling is enough to do their bit in the battle against waste. Most recycling is inefficient and only about 20% of what can be recycled actually is. Re-usable products are far better and you can start […]
The onslaught of hurried shoppers spending a heap of their hard-earned cash on unnecessary gifts that are invariably wrapped in single use plastic is about to ensue. It doesn’t have to be that way. Check out my top ten gift ideas that are both easy on your wallet and easy on the planet. Read the […]
Check out this clever and informative page on the Fairtrade website looking at the issue of branding and labelling.
New Zealand is the best holiday spot in the world, according to Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper. Aotearoa edged out the stunning Maldive Islands in the Indian Ocean and also South Africa to be voted best destination in a poll of 17,000 readers. Tourism New Zealand chief executive Kevin Bowler said the accolade was a huge […]
More than half the brands of manuka honey tested in a recent university experiment did not match the pollen count promised to shoppers on the label.
The ITM Fishing Show host Matt Watson says shark finning is a disgusting practice and is calling on the government to ban the practice in New Zealand.
Source: www.fruitnet.com Company accused of seeking to “escape scrutiny and potential challenge” by trademarking own version of Fair Trade label A number of reports in New Zealand have claimed that fresh produce group Dole Asia Fresh Produce – recently sold by US multinational Dole Food Company to Japanese firm Itochu Corp – has lodged a […]
The New Zealand falcon (karearea) has been crowned Bird of the Year in Forest & Bird’s eighth annual poll. This year 10,292 votes were cast in this fiercely contested poll, with the karearea snatching 1261 votes in total, followed by the kokako (965) and the ruru (663). “The karearea is a bird that’s most worthy […]
A Canterbury University researcher is slamming consumer goods companies for green-washing supermarket shelf items with a flood of eco-labels.
TV personality Te Radar, comedian Raybon Kan and actress Jennifer Ward-Lealand will be championing their favourite native bird in Forest & Bird’s annual Bird of the Year poll, which kicks off today
Exciting opportunity for self-directed learning of organic farming offered by the acclaimed Biological Husbandry Unit / Lincoln