A small bird with a beak that hooks to the right has inspired Dr Jan Wright to continue her environmental work.
Wright, the former Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, is heading up a project to restore the biodiversity in the Upper Mackenzie basin and Aoraki Mount Cook National Park.
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The government’s proposal for a Zero Carbon Bill has exposed an argument between scientists about the importance of methane. But it’s not really about science, as Eloise Gibson reports in this deep-dive news feature.
Dr Mike Joy samples Canterbury drinking water.
Power Point Presentation by Di Lucas, Landscape Planner, Lucas Associates November 2018
Lucas_Mackenzie Country Nov 2018
New research challenges the Government to halt inappropriate agricultural intensification in the Mackenzie Basin.
The Russell lupin is often loved by tourists for its colour and coveted by Mackenzie Basin run holders as pasture, but its reviled by Environment Canterbury (ECan) and the Department of Conservation as an invasive weed. Read more:
Irrigation pivots are being tested at the country’s highest-profile dairy conversion but have authorities done their job?
ECan put out a statement on Monday to announce Simons Pass Station could begin irrigating a portion of its land on either side of State Highway 8 in the Mackenzie Basin.
Ahead of a key international conference to discuss the collapse of ecosystems, Cristiana Pașca Palmer said people in all countries need to put pressure on their governments to draw up ambitious global targets by 2020 to protect the insects, birds, plants and mammals that are vital for global food production, clean water and carbon sequestration.
Conservation minister Eugenie Sage opens the new kakī aviary in Twizel.