News & Events

More than 90% of Kiwi shoppers want a fair deal for farmers and workers in developing countries

shopping for Fairtrade

New Zealand shoppers are in tune with consumers around the world who believe their shopping choices can make a positive difference for farmers and workers in developing countries, according to a new global survey of 17,000 consumers in 24 countries conducted for Fairtrade International (FLO) by international research consultancy GlobeScan.

5 Secrets to a ‘No-work’ Garden

raised garden beds

In case you missed it on our Facebook, Twitter and Google+ pages, here’s a neat article on ‘no-dig’ gardening (not sure about the title ‘No Work’ garden! I reckon there’s always a bit of work involved!) from 5 Secrets to a ‘No-work’ Garden Another article here on no dig gardening and a website dedicated […]

Record Earth Hour Participation with One Day to Go

India Gate at night

With one day to go until the biggest ever Earth Hour, a record 147 countries and territories are preparing to send a united message that now is the time to take action for the planet.

Earth Hour 2012 will take place at 8.30pm – 9.30pm on Saturday 31 March 2012

Timber paves way for quake-safe country

“I think this technology is very special to New Zealand, after all – we are a timber country. It’s fantastic to be able to use a local, sustainable resource, and locally developed technology, to design a unique looking, long-span commercial building that’s not been possible here before.”

Forest & Bird congratulates PM on Denniston decision

More than 200 people last night protested outside Bathurst Resources’ Wellington office when the Prime Minister officiated at the opening.

Forest & Bird media release Forest & Bird today congratulated the Prime Minister for publicly confirming that New Zealanders will get a say in the access approval by the Department of Conservation for Bathurst Resources to build an open-cast coal mine on the Denniston Plateau. “This morning we are thrilled to see that the Prime […]

Advice service targets packaging waste

Packaging waste figures released this week by the Packaging Council show that a new Smartpackaging Advice service for businesses launched today is timely and needed.

Creating Sustainable Wealth Demands a Collective Approach

Sustainable Business Network logo

The Sustainable Business Network (SBN) is pulling together a bunch of brilliant and diverse experts
to discuss the benefits of ‘shared value’ at its ‘Creating Sustainable Wealth: The Collective Challenge’
forum, in Auckland, on 29th March 2012.

Minister must act now to save Maui’s dolphins – Forest & Bird

Forest & Bird said today the latest Department of Conservation figures showing the number of Maui’s dolphins have halved to 55 in the last seven years require the government to act immediately to save the species from extinction. “We welcome the government’s announcement that it will introduce additional measures to protect Maui’s dolphins but it […]

Forest & Bird BioBlitz reveals Denniston’s wonders

Lizard expert Marieke Lettink

New and unusual species of plants and animals were discovered on the West Coast’s Denniston Plateau last weekend when 150 scientists and volunteers combed the area in a co-ordinated search.

Get Moving Rabbit Island Family Fun day


Get Moving Rabbit Island Family Fun day
Conifer Park, Rabbit Island
Saturday 10 March 2012, 12.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Richmond Plains wins Trophy for Best Sauvignon Blanc

The winning Richmond Plains wine being displayed by wine maker

Richmond Plains has won the Trophy for the best Sauvignon Blanc at the 2012 Sydney International Wine Competition. This is also the first New Zealand organic and biodynamic wine to be awarded this major honour at this show.

Survey to help reverse kereru decline

Forest and Bird logo - giving nature a voice

Forest & Bird’s nationwide kereru count last week has provided valuable information about our only native pigeon and will help conservation projects aimed at reversing its population decline.