Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Microbead ban – bring it on

Seafood New Zealand wants the government ban on microbeads brought forward, says Seafood New Zealand Chief Executive Tim Pankhurst. He welcomes the announcement the Government will ban the use of microbeads in make-up and other beauty products, citing their impact... read more...

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The difficulty of leaving town

They’re about four months old, all fluffed up and cocksure and ready to confront the world head-on. But with nature, if things can go wrong they probably will. Add youthful bravado, distractions and confusion to the mix and they’ll certainly go wrong. And... read more...

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Rare turtles cause a stir

A sighting of three leatherback turtles from the wildlife cruise boat Bay Explorer is causing a re-think about the species says skipper Brandon Stone. “It’s extremely rare and it changes a lot of theories about the species in the area as well,”... read more...

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Sandcastle spectacular

A sandcastle doesn’t have to be two buckets of sand plonked on top of each other and adored with sea lettuce and a shell or two. And during summer Brett Muir definitely proved that a sandcastle can be an architectural marvel on Mount’s coastline. But... read more...

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