Monday, September 26, 2016

Whale? Shark? It’s a sunfish

What was believed to be a whale washed ashore on the Thames coastline has turned out to be a stranded sunfish. The Department of Conservation and police received a report from concerned Thames locals of a whale stranding near Ash Street at the northern end... read more...

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Hugh: fluff, squawk and smell

It’s hard to know who would be more chuffed. The noted ornithologist, who gave his name to a cute but very pongy grey fluff ball in a burrow on Mauao, or the fluff ball itself. ‘Hugh’ the grey petrel is named after the late bird man Hugh Clifford,... read more...

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Pay out over fund shortfall

City councillors this week agreed to pay up $300,000 it has shortchanged the Environmental Mitigation & Enhancement Fund, in recognition of the fact that a Fund review was not conducted as required by the resource consent. The fund is part of the resource consent... read more...

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Ministry snaps at snapper talk

A Tauranga diver’s criticism of the Ministry of Primary Industries’ draft snapper management plan and the Ministry’s consultation process has provoked a reply from the MPI’s director of fisheries management Dave Turner. Tauranga diver and... read more...

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