News & Events

Green Roadie films in Auckland

Award winning Nelson filmmaker, mum and passionate greenie Emma Heke and her seven year old son Connor are in Auckland this week on the northern leg of a nationwide road trip, filming other families who are living the green lifestyle.

Hector’s dolphin deaths tragic for species

The map shows Hector and Maui dolphin distribution in red and protected areas in green. Forest & Bird wants to increase the current protection to include all areas where these rare dolphins are found.

Forest & Bird said today the deaths of two Hector’s dolphins in set nets was a tragic loss for the highly endangered species and urged that any offender should be prosecuted and punished.

Best and Worst Packaging Award Finalists Released

Disposable Cup - finalist in unpackit awards

The finalists in the 2012 Unpackit Packaging Awards have been announced today.

Forest & Bird launches nationwide kereru count today

keru in a tree

Forest & Bird today launches a nationwide survey of kereru. The inaugural Kereru Count allows the public to contribute to the national scientific study by recording sightings of kereru (New Zealand wood pigeon) from February 19 to 27 on

NZ Food Bill Cartoon

By Nelson Cartoonist Mike Moreu via

Food Bill: Steffan Browning in Nelson 21st Feb

Head and shoulders shot of Steffan Browning - Green Party

If you live in Nelson, Green MP Steffan Browning is showing the documentary “Codex Alimentarius” at the Volutionary Cinema 53 Bridge St at the back of the Boots – Off Travelers Centre/internet cafe near Westpac on Tuesday 21 Feb at 7.30pm with a discussion afterwards on changes to the bill.

Forest & Bird concerned at gaps in seafood industry report

Give Nature a Voice

Forest & Bird has serious concerns about the quality and integrity of the Seafood Industry Council’s latest report on the environmental standards of fishing, which blatantly ignores the deaths of thousands of animals caught as by-catch every year by the fishing industry

Go By Bike Day – Nelson Region 15 Feb 2012

Bike Wise

Bike Wise Month, held in February every year, consists of a number of activities and events across the country, including the Big Bike Fix Ups, Go By Bike Day and the Bike Wise Challenge.

Nelson’s Go By Bike Day is back on Wednesday 15 February with free breakfasts for riders all over town between 7 and 9am.

Forest & Bird launches updated Best Fish Guide

Forest and Bird logo - giving nature a voice

Forest & Bird today launched the latest edition of its Best Fish Guide to help New Zealanders choose seafood that is sustainably fished and to ensure we can always put fresh fish on our tables.

Nominations for Unpackit Awards close Friday

Unpackit Awards 2012 website address logo

Nominations for the Unpackit Packaging Awards are rolling in before the nominations close on Friday, with the Worst Packaging category proving the most popular.

Straw Bale Home Design & Construction Workshop, Geraldine, South Canterbury

person placing a strawbale

Straw Bale Home Design & Construction Workshop, 11-18 February 2012, Geraldine, South Canterbury

Cob Working Bee, Hororata, Canterbury – Feb 12, 2012

Workers restoring the cob Cookhouse at Hororata canterbury

Cob Working Bee at The Point in Hororata – Canterbury Sunday 12th February, Hororata (near Darfield) The Canterbury Cob group are in the process of restoring an 1860s cob cookhouse at The Point in Hororata. Come and join us on February 12th or contact Zoe Roland for more information. Date: Sunday 12th February. 9.30am […]