Articles tagged Conservation

Making New Zealand predator free seems like an impossible goal. Shane Cowlishaw meets the man tasked with making it happen.

Trampers from overseas will soon have to pay substantially more to access huts and campsites on New Zealand's so-called Great Walks as part of a shake-up of the management of the DOC estate.

Refusing to go quietly, the departing Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has fired a broadside at the Government about the plight of New Zealand’s birds, calling for a tourist levy to pay for their protection and continued use of 1080 poison. Shane Cowlishaw reports.

It was a day of urgency in the house. The Social Housing Reform bill passed into law, Peter Dunne helped push the Game Animal Council bill into law, the Maori TV amendment bill was passed, the Building Amendment Bill was passed, the Financial Reporting Bill was passed and the Reserve Bank's Covered Bonds bill went into the committee stage, but was interrupted.