The result? With a passion for the environment, she spends every spare minute either outside, enjoying the wilderness or in front of a laptop, writing conservation stories. The ... Why was "the least successful piece of legislation in New Zealand history" killed off? While using shotguns and firing shotgun pellets. The programme provides sustainable employment and education pathways and will be delivered in partnership with three providers in Northland and two ... Education Minister Chris Hipkins unveiled major school building projects across the South Island during a visit to Waimea College in Nelson today. New research suggests that takahe have cousins in Africa and pukeko have Australian kin. it’s possible to support the restoration of Takahē without hating Pūkeko or seeing them as bastards. I seem to remember they are very social within their own species. The Government will declare a climate emergency next week, Climate Change Minister James Shaw said today. It seems reasonable to conclude that Treasury is involved – epic stupidity is their modus operandi. “It’s great to see that the fast-track consenting process is working. And there are so many humans with brains just like pukekos so it is nice to be able to get onto their wavelength so easily. This is a critical time for New Zealand as we respond to the damage wreaked by the global COVID-19 pandemic. What should the left make of the US election result? In war there is such a thing as ‘collateral damage’. Andy Asquith, Andrew Cardow, and Karen Webster: What ever happened to local government? Part one of the lecture series is here, part two is here, part three is here and part four here. “In a world where we cannot travel due to COVID-19, continuing close collaboration with our regional partners is key to accelerating New Zealand’s economic recovery,” Jacinda Ardern said. ... No one can now doubt that Donald Trump is making a determined and sustained attempt to overturn the result of a democratic election and to defy the will of the people. Although many New Zealand species are threatened by invasive predators, the Pūkeko’s short evolutionary time period makes it better suited to predator avoidance than the closely related Takahē. They did that to our local duck population. Under Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand is - rhetorically at least - pretending to be a leader on climate change. By one account, the pukeko is the spawn of Punga (the ancestor of sharks and reptiles – enemies of the people) but was claimed by relative (and high chief) Tawhaki . Her solution? “We look forward to hosting a fully virtual APEC 2021 next year. Before I start with my substantive comments, I do want to acknowledge the hard work it has taken by everyone to ensure ... Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor has paid tribute to the winners of the 2020 New Zealand Biosecurity Awards. “There is wide ... Tena Koutou, Tena Koutou and thank you for inviting me to speak to you today. they’re hunters and DoC are on their patch. Those are facts to be going on with. Why: There are a lot of reasons why you should vote for the takahe, and I’ll be telling you all about them over the next three weeks. It is an emotional argument you make. I am not saying that regular DoC employees should have to be good gunmen. DOC says they told the deer stalkers this. 1) The takahe is a survivor. Gas-powered cars: Beginning of the end in California? Written By: It’s no secret – but you mightn’t know NZ has signed on for continued commitment to Five Power... How tech became a lifeline for the Covid-hit hospo industry, Cha chow down: A food comic about Courtenay Place’s cosiest cave, Live updates, November 28-29: Mosque attacks evidence suppressed for 30 years. “It is disturbing to learn that evidence from senior public servants to the Royal Commission into the Christchurch mosque attacks will be withheld in full,” says ACT Justice and Firearms Law Reform spokesperson Nicole McKee. How can you trust any bunch of shooters. We are delighted both to see some stability in the local government portfolio holder and to see it held by someone senior in the cabinet rankings. But it is not because they understand conservation or how ecosystems work better. “This agreement ... Ninety-two jobs will be created to help environmental restoration in the Waikanae River catchment through $8.5 million of Jobs for Nature funding, Conservation Minister Kiritapu Allan announced today. Here are three to start with. There are only 263 of them left. And the Government needs to wear this, not a bunch of good old boys allowed to shoot shotgun pellets. She recently became the target of a vicious attack and was slanderously was called a Nazi after she wrote an essay that was part of an exhibition of 400 flags. We had about a hundred of the buggers on our block – and they stole practically every persimmon, pear, apple, and peach we ever grew. “The Government’s response is to talk about prosecutions of said good old boys for shooting birds that looked very similar to the birds they should have been shooting but were slightly fatter. We asked our 23 new Caucus members to share a little about themselves and the experience they will be bringing to Parliament... Hale fellows! mesmerising YouTube video of Maradona when he arrived to play in Naples. Takahe appear to pair for life, usually lay only two eggs a year, and in the wild barely manage to bring up even a single chick. For once we ... Today the Brereton report on war crimes by the Australian SAS was released, finding that. Said Tracy Livingston, the NZ Outdoors Party spokesperson on health. I’ve always liked them. The Speaker of the House and the Māori Party are accusing each other of grandstanding after the Māori Party's two MPs walked out of the first session of the new Parliament yesterday. and it breeds like rabbits do, and eats Takahe eggs and young chicks. I’ve never met him, but the latest Federated Mountain Club journal speaks well of him. The sole issue is the engagement of inexperienced and inappropriate hunters for a bird cull in a sensitive area. Or to quote what a hunter friend of mine said when the news broke: Fucking cowboys! And what effect is that going to have on the volunteer community, on which DOC is highly dependent? Not nice.