Queens Wharf mooring dolphin scrapped

Auckland Council emergency budget: Controversial $17m Queens Wharf mooring dolphin scrapped Auckland Council has finally resolved to abandon the controversial $16.9 million mooring dolphin attachment to Queens Wharf to allow mega-cruise ships to dock here. The decision was made at a confidential “emergency budget” meeting today, as the 20 councillors...

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Freshwater reforms delivered mostly as promised

EDS Media Release: Freshwater reforms delivered mostly as promised The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has welcomed the announcement by Ministers David Parker, Damien O’Connor and James Shaw this morning of the much-awaited freshwater reforms. “This package of changes to the present regulatory settings largely delivers on election promises to deal...

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Budget 2020: A Green New Deal

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has welcomed the emphasis in Budget 2020 on environmental projects that will create thousands of jobs. “The budget announcement contends that the provision of $1.1 Billion on restoring our natural world will create nearly 11,000 new jobs in the regions where the need is substantial,”...

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Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Podcast

The first episode of the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Podcast has been recorded during lockdown, to take you behind the scenes of heritage Aotearoa New Zealand. Three staff members are asked the question, “What does heritage mean to you?” This episode features Caroline Toplis, Programme Manager of Tohu Whenua;...

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CTA photo competition winner

The winner of the CTA photo competition in last year’s Auckland Heritage Festival in the 15 years and over category has now come to light. Gary Qin was unable to attend the AGM on 24 November, but he has recently contacted the secretary, and she will deliver his certificate to...

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Heritage Advisory Panel 2019-2022

The Governing Body has endorsed the proposed membership of the following experts and community advocates for the next term of the Heritage Advisory Panel: Alexander Jorgensen: Expert – law/ archaeology / iwi engagement Bridget Graham: Community Advocate Onehunga Caleb Hamilton: Expert – cultural heritage Dave Veart: Expert – archaeology Elizabeth...

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Kauri dieback update

A significant boost in government science funding to combat the spread of kauri dieback and myrtle rust has allowed a comprehensive and coordinated research programme to get underway within New Zealand’s Biological Heritage Science Challenge. The new programme called “Ngā Rākau Taketake – Saving our Iconic Trees” is focused on...

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