Pattrick Smellie: Fish farm objections smell like seabed mining

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New Zealand Rugby launches extensive review into ‘under pressure’ sport

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has launched an extensive review into the sport as the governing body examines how best to thrive in a rapidly changing society. A governance group has been formed to provide oversight and input from across all levels of rugby, with NZR board member Stewart Mitchell appointed as chair. The review work

Aiming for the stars: how New Zealand’s space industry is causing turbulence

Life on the Mahia peninsula on New Zealand’s North Island used to be quiet: surfing beaches, historical monuments, and good snapper fishing. Then space came to town. Four years ago Rocketlab’s Peter Beck was searching for somewhere for his launch pad. He wanted to privatise rocket launches, taking them out of the hands of behemoth

Wood Processing Mill Closures in New Zealand

Friday, 24 January 2020, 10:13 amPress Release: Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association Statement from the Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association of New Zealand (WPMA). 24 January 2020 The WPMA deeply regrets the announcement of intent of closure of another wood processing mill in New Zealand and the loss of yet more jobs in the regions.

New Zealand commercial long-line fishers nine times more likely to report bycatch with observers on board – Fisheries NZ report

Commercial long-line fishers appear to be breaking the law and failing to report bycatch, according to a Fisheries NZ report. Vessels catching migratory species like tuna were nine times more likely to report non-fish bycatch when there were independent observers onboard, suggesting “a level of underreporting for non-observed trips”. Over the 2017/2018 period, 114 seabirds

New Zealand Greens support military build-up

Friday, 24 January 2020, 10:05 amArticle: Socialist Equality Group New Zealand Greens support military build-up By Tom Peters 23 January 2020, original url: New Zealand’s Green Party purports to have a pacifist foreign policy. Its founding charter lists “non-violent conflict resolution” as one of four guiding principles. Following the recent US assassination of Iranian

No Child Left Out: Learning at All Levels

No Child Left Out: Learning at All Levels – Agriculture Industry Today – EIN News Trusted News Since 1995 A service for agriculture industry professionals · Thursday, January 23, 2020 · 0 Articles · 3+ Million Readers News Monitoring and Press Release Distribution Tools News Topics Newsletters Press Releases Events & Conferences RSS Feeds Other

New Zealand PM commits to ‘positive’ election campaign, warns of fake news

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday she would wage a “positive” 2020 election campaign, announcing her party had signed up to Facebook’s advertising transparency tool to fight misinformation. FILE PHOTO – New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks during an interview with Reuters in Wellington, New Zealand, December 11,

White House Farm viewers shocked at surprise Game Of Thrones reunion

White House Farm viewers were left distracted from all the drama during tonight’s episode when a surprise Game Of Thrones reunion occured. Gemma Whelan, who plays murderer Jeremy Bamber’s cousin Ann Eaton and Alfie Allen, who stars as his friend Brett Collins, were back together on screen together tonight. Bamber was locked up for shooting

Taupō doggie daycare The Farm goes to the dogs

When Kim Surman was living in Auckland but needed her two dogs looked after when she went away, she sent them to a farmstay. They loved it. “They would come home and just be so happy,” says Kim, who has had dogs all her life. Kim and husband Lee, who owns a trucking business, relocated