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July/August 2008
CONTENTS
   1.   WHATS ON THIS FORTNIGHT
   2.   EMPLOYMENT & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
   3.   SUBMISSIONS
   4.   NOTICEBOARD/COMING EVENTS
   5.   LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS
   6.   OVERSEAS ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS
   7.   MISCELLANEOUS CONTACTS/ENVIRONMENTAL GRANTS
   8.   IN THE BOOKSTORES/NEW FILMS
   9.   BUY/SELL EXCHANGE



1. WHATS ON THIS FORTNIGHT
FOREST AND BIRD WALKS


                                  Meet Harrisons Cut. Walk to Parton Rd          Easy
                                  and back along beach.
                                                                                 $5
         Papamoa
Aug 7                             Meet Countdown car park (Cameron Rd /
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                                  12 Ave)
                                                       Leader Enid 575 6146
                                  Delightful waterfalls just behind Welcome      Moderate/climb
                                  Bay.                                           but not a long
                                                                                 loop
 Aug                              If wet Yatton Park and estuary boardwalk
         Kaiete Falls             (easy/ moderate) Meet Countdown car            $5
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                                  park (Cameron Rd / 12 Ave)
                                                   Leader Kea 027 512 0077
         Ainsworth                Enjoy the quarry gardens and the native        Easy/
         Reserve                  bush reserves. Ainsworth first, then on to     Moderaate
Sep 4                             the Quarry, then I‟Anson                       optional
         Te Puna Quarry /
         I’Anson                                           Wallace 579 3956      $3

                                  Take in the views from the top or just enjoy   Moderate. Easy
 Sep     Otanewainuku Mtn         the forest. Meet Fruit shop Oropi Rd
 18      & Rimu Walk                                                             $7
                                                     Leader Cheryl 576 2689


FOREST AND BIRD Monthly meeting
14 August @ Tauranga Environment Centre-7pm


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COMMUNITY WORKING BEE –
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2 of August –Johnson Reserve
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3 Fraser St
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9 Argylle St
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16 Fraser St
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20 Mauao
Morning tea is provided
For further information on all the working bees advertised- phone: Chris Dench,
Co-ordinator :Tauranga Environment Centre, 578 6664 tgaec.ugp@xtra.co.nz


WAIMAPU ESTUARY CARE WORKING BEES
Sunday 27th July Scantlebury St @ 8:30 am (weather permitting) to stack cut mangroves for
burning before the end of August. (co-ordinated burning day still to be set for all Waimapu Estuary
sub areas)
2nd day
Saturday 2 August College Place carpark @ 1430 (weather permitting) stacking cut mangroves
for burn day.
Fraser cove has so few mangroves cut they will be collected up in the next year 'harvest'.
No further suitable tides for further work before the end of August (Season end).
The mature plant cutting season finishes at end of August but hand pulling and hand tool cutting
of juvenile plants can still take place at any time under the new consent (you will not have to let
EBOP know if you want to go out for juvenile plant work). The only restriction is that we can not
work inside of the protected zones (still to be marked by EBOP) but basically these are the
mature plant growth line. Juveniles (up to 300mm long) can be left to be dispersed by the tides.
Machine cutting and/or encroachment into mature plant areas is restricted from 1 September to
31 December because this is the bird breeding season.
Update from Estuary managers group on mechanical removal below
Mechanical removal of mangroves may take 12 - 18 months to pass through all the hoops as it
requires to be publicly notified. Disposal of the cut mangroves by mechanical means is a matter
which will be discussed with each group.
Sue Rodda

URETARA ESTUARY MANAGERS
Our annual meeting will be held next Tuesday, July 29. Chairman Graham Sparling will once
again give his annual report in the form of a power point presentation with lots of photos. He has
arranged a very interesting speaker, NIWA scientist Dr Andrew Swales. The Auckland Regional
Council has commissioned Dr Swales to look at Auckland‟s East Coast estuaries to predict the
likely spread of mangrove habitat over the next 50 to 100 years. In the course of that research he
is also looking at the likely rise in the sea level and sedimentatation accretion.
All interested are invited to attend the meeting which will be at 7.30pm in St Peters
Church Centre, Beach Road, Katikati, and will be followed by supper.

CAFE SCIENTIFIQUE- Coastal Dune Restoration with Greg Jenks.
Cafe Scientifique , this will now be held at Imbibe Restaurant & Bar, 19 Girven Road, Mt.
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Maunganui is to be held 28 July @ 7.30pm.




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THE OTANEWAINUKU KIWI TRUST
Due to the severe weather bearing down on us and the resulting safety concerns within the forest,
we will have to postpone our workday planned for tomorrow 27th July.
There will be an additional workday next Sunday 3rd August.

Location : Meet at the shelter by the Carpark at Otanewainuku Forest on Mountain Rd Oropi

Time: 9am at the Otanewainuku shelter finish approx. 2pm

Bring: Small pack with lunch, drink warm clothes, sturdy footwear and a raincoat. If you can
help in any way or wish to know more, please call Dave Edwards 5440885 or Dave Wills
5737322.Other Planned Workdays

Sunday 10th August; Sunday 17th August
Further workdays to be advised
Location: Meet at the shelter by the Carpark at Otanewainuku Forest on Mountain Rd Oropi
Time: 9am at the Otanewainuku shelter finish approx. 2pm
Bring: Small pack with lunch, drink warm clothes, sturdy footwear and a raincoat
Cancelled if really wet


2. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITES: Voluntary


VOLUNTEER WBOP: - Two Workshops coming up:
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Recruitment & Retention of Volunteers Monday 4 August – full details Flyer.doc attachment
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& Chairing Meetings / Setting Agendas Tuesday 22 July – full details flyerchairs.doc attached.
This is a daytime workshop but it will be repeated in August on a Monday evening.
Please forward this email to the Chairperson and/or Secretary of your organisation

Contact -Beverley Rudd; Manager; Ph/Fax 07 571 3743

PAID
MINISTRY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT –
A number of exciting career opportunities are coming over the next few months. If the right
opportunity isn‟t here for you at the moment, make sure you visit us again as more will be added
soon.
Water Programme Executive Officer - Vacancy 1091 [Closes 10 August 2008]

Senior Adviser, Water - Vacancy 1090 [Closes 10 August 2008]

Project Manager, Water - Vacancy 1089 [Closes 10 August 2008]

Senior Adviser, RMA Implementation Team - Vacancy 1092 [Closes 6 August 2008]




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Web Adviser - Vacancy 1088 [Closes 4 August 2008]

Manager Ministerial Support - Vacancy 1087 [Closes 3 August 2008]


   RESCOURSE MANAGEMENT ADVISORY SERVICE
Interested in finding out about the RMA (consent or submission processes; how you can
have a say in local policy and planning)? Got a “HOT” topic that you would like more
information on? Send your ideas to the Resource Management Advisory Service - contact
Melissa 578 6664 or email tgaec.rmas@xtra.co.nz so we can organise a meeting



   3. SUBMISSIONS



   Latest Newsletters from around the City and Region
   TECT All terrain Park – TerrainNews, current issue 03 June 2008: -
   http://www.westernbay.govt.nz/Projects/AllTerrainPark/
   EnvBoP – Backyard      http://www.envbop.govt.nz/Publications/Backyard.asp



TAURANGA CITY COUNCIL
Contact information – Group Manager: Environmental Services, Tauranga City Council, Private
Bag 12022 Tauranga. Ph 5777 000 www.tauranga.govt.nz
   Reduction of Speed Limit - Maunganui Road from Kupe Street to Golf Road. Notice of
   intention is given to change the speed limit from 70km/h to 50km/h to improve road safety.
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   Any person may make a submission and should do so in writing no later than Saturday 9
   august 2008. Send to the City Council, Attn Senior Traffic Engineer.
   Proposed Plan Change 48 and 49; Notice and Call for Further Submissions – No. 48
   Non Residential Activities Provisions in the Residential Activity Zone & No. 49 Courtney road
   Commercial Business Zone. Submissions have been summarized and are available for
   inspection. Anyone or any organization may make further submission on any Original
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   Submissions provided it is received by 4.00pm Monday 4 August 2008. Copies of which
   must also go to the original submitter.
   The Draft Mclaren Falls Park and Omanawa Falls Reserve Management Plan – is
   available for inspection. If you wish to make a submission you may do so. Written
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   submissions shall be received no later than 4.30pm Monday 15 September 2008. Details
   of your submission should be sent to Boffa Miskell Ltd, P O Box 13373, Tauranga Attn
   Rebecca Ryder.
   Limited Notifications - only those people who are identified as being directly or adversely
   affected by a proposed activity are served notice and are able to make a submission. Details
   may be found on the council website under limited consents.

          RC 14060 – 586 Fraser St, Tauranga – Little Sweet Hearts Montessori Ltd. Wish to
           Establish and Operate an Education Facility with a maximum of 25 children. Full
           details    can     be    found     on:-   http://www.tauranga.govt.nz/news/resource-
           consents/limited-
           notified/tabid/1024/aid/2014/tctl/2215_ViewAnnouncement/Default.aspx



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WESTERN BAY OF PLENTY DISTRICT COUNCIL
Contact information – Western Bay of Plenty District Council Offices, Private Bag 12803
Tauranga. Ph 571 8008 www.wbopdc.govt.nz
   Closure of Whataroa Road – for the purposes of the running of a sprint event. The road
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   closure is for the length of Whataroa Rd, Pyes Pa from 9.00am to 5.00pm Sunday 17
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   August. Objections may be lodged with council before Sunday 20 July 2008.



   Review of the Kaimai Ward Reserves Management Plan – Written submissions,
   comments, suggestions or objections can be lodged in writing. Details of your submission
   should also include the reason for your suggestion or objection and any alternative
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   solution. The draft plan is open for consultation until 5.00pm Monday 25 August 2008



ENVIRONMENT BAY OF PLENTY
Contact information – P O Box 364, Whakatane Ph 0800 368 267 Fax 0800 368 329
shari@envbop.govt.nz website pdf copies www.envbop.govt.nz
   Rivers and Drainage Group - Application No. 64684 – Covers a variety of activities
   associated with maintaining and repairing stream banks, beds and mouths throughout the
   region. In particular: -

          Disturb the beds of various streams
          Remove trees from stream banks
          Remove accumulated sediment build-ups from stream beds
          Introduce plants into stream banks and beds
          Place and use structures in the beds of watercourses to assist with stream channel
           training and bank protection.
          Undertake riparian earthworks.
          Divert the course of streams where necessary to re-establish original or natural
           stream channels.
          Remove debris, sand and shingle from the Coastal Marine Area where necessary to
           re-establish stream flows and relieve inland flooding.

   These works are aimed at preventing stream bank and bed erosion, and scour and the
   flooding of productive land. General stream maintenance works extend throughout the Bay of
   Plenty region while the coastal stream mouth clearance works are restricted to two stretches
   of coast between Otamarakau and Matata and between the Eastern side of Ohiwa Harbour
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   mouth and Cape Runaway. Submissions must be received no later than 4.00pm Friday 15
   August 2008. Mark for the Attention of Kirsty Brown


DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION
Contact information - Department of Conservation P O Box 1146 Rotorua.
http://www.doc.govt.nz/

   Hector's & Maui's Dolphins - Marine Mammal Sanctuaries - The Ministry has announced
   the intention to establish four new marine mammal sanctuaries and to redefine the existing
   Banks Peninsula Marine Mammal Sanctuary. The marine mammal sanctuaries are part of the
   new Hector‟s and Maui‟s Dolphin Threat Management Plan which has been designed to
   achieve the best possible outcome for the dolphins. For further information go to: -
   http://www.doc.govt.nz/templates/page.aspx?id=53584 Written submissions may be sent to


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     Marine Mammal Sanctuaries Submissions, Department of Conservation, P.O Box 11-146
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     Wellington 6011. The closing date for submissions is Wednesday 23 July 2008.
Web link to the topics outside the local area the department has currently open for submission: -
http://www.doc.govt.nz/templates/summary.aspx?id=44291
MINISTRY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Information on Items and business currently out for public consultation can be found at
http://mfe.govt.nz/
    Proposed National and Environmental Standard on Ecological Flows and Water Levels
    - A call for submissions has been made for a standard to promote consistency in decision
    making relating to water flowing into rivers, groundwater systems, lakes, and wetlands. The
    document produced to assist in making a submission is available online
    http://www.mfe.govt.nz/laws/standards/ecological-flows-water-levels/public-notice.html  The
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    Submission date has been extended and will now close Friday 29 August 2008.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Information on all items and business on which submissions being received can be found at
http://www.parliament.nz/en-NZ/SC/SubmCalled/ Items currently open for consultation are: -
           Organised Crime (Penalties and Sentencing) Bill – closes 21 July 2008
           Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – closes 21 July 2008
           Central North Island Forests Land Collective Settlement Bill – closes 01 August
           Affiliate Te Arawa Iwi and Hapu Claims Settlement Bill – closes 01 August 2008
           Sale of Liquor (Objections to Applications) Amendment Bill – closes 15 August
           Palmerston North Showgrounds Act Repeal Bill – closes 18 August 2008

TRANSIT NEW ZEALAND – ARARAU AOTEAROA
Information on Items and business currently open for public consultation can be found at
http://www.transit.govt.nz/ PO Box 5084, Wellington 6145


    NOTE: NO CLAIM IS MADE THAT THIS LIST IS ALL-INCLUSIVE – TAURANGA ENVIRONMENT CENTRE LISTS
    WHAT HAS COME TO OUR ATTENTION – FOR FULL INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE RELEVANT
    COUNCILS OR GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS DIRECTLY.



The Resource Management Advisory Service offers you Free Evening advice clinics on
RMA issues (including Council Policy, Submissions, Notifications and Consent
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applications). The next RMA Advice Clinic will be held 5.30pm Thursday 31 July,
Bookings are recommended. Feel free to come in at other times if you have an issue that
needs addressing.

4 NOTICEBOARD/COMING EVENTS
2008 Sustainable Business Awards
Entries to the Sustainable Business Awards (main categories) have now closed. We have
received a fantastic response and look forward to the Awards night to celebrate the success of
the region!
We will be holding the BOP 2008 Sustainable Business Awards, supported by principal sponsor
Environment BOP on Thursday September 4th at the Distinction Hotel in Rotorua. Tickets will
officially go on sale in the next few days, but book that night in your calendars now as it will be a
fantastic event! Email Andrea now at andrea@sustainable.org.nz if you would like to reserve any
tickets or a table of ten.


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TAURANGA ENVIRONMENT CENTRE-FILM NIGHT:
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This months film- August 19 Film is: The Iron Wall’ –the real story behind the
Israeli/Palestinian conflict‟.-more details in the next issue of Enviro-net.
Arrive @ 7.15pm - for 7.30pm start.
12 Elizabeth St, West, Tauranga.


Estuary Care in new hands
Environment Bay of Plenty‟s Estuary Care programme has a new face at its helm - Braden
Rowson.
Braden will be responsible for working with care groups to protect and enhance our estuaries and
their catchments. Estuary Care is one of the programmes supported by Environment Bay of
Plenty. Currently there are 10 groups around Tauranga Harbour registered with the programme.
These groups are involved with estuary restoration work to enhance our harbours, including
planting, pest control and mangrove management. Estuary care groups are now working around
Tauranga Harbour at Waikaraka estuary, Uretara estuary at Katikati, Waikareao estuary,
Welcome Bay, Matua and Waimapu in Tauranga city and Tanners Point/Athenree, Omokoroa, Te
Puna and Prestidge Road, Western Bay of Plenty. Estuary care groups also operate at Ohiwa
Harbour.
If you would like to do your bit to enhance and restore the estuaries in your neighbourhood then
call Braden on 0800 ENV BOP (368 267).


TAURANGA ENVIRONMENT CENTRE PRESENTS: - another series of the very popular
LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER
Sustainable Living Workshops - Actions speak louder than words with this popular eco-course
What: A series of 8 workshops covering Energy: Water; Rubbish; Gardening; Food; Shopping;
Travel; Eco- Building and Transport
Where: Waikato University 148 Durham St, Tauranga
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When: the next series of workshops commences Tuesday July 26                to 29 August inclusive
Cost: $45 for the series. (Payment is required prior to commencement
That information and other practical tips are now available free through the Sustainable Living
website www.sustainableliving.org.nz
For more information contact Melissa Thompson on (07) 576 8884 email: tgaec.rmas@xtra.co.nz


THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO –Continuing Education Courses

For current course information please -Please email Karen for full details:
tindall@waikato.ac.nz


6.LOCAL /REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS
Potential oil spill response-For immediate release: Monday 28 July (abridged)


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Environment Bay of Plenty staff are monitoring any potential loss of oil from the San Cuvier – the
ship grounded east of Opotiki on Sunday morning. The harbourmaster for the Eastern Bay of
Plenty travelled to the site on Sunday by helicopter to check if any fuel was leaking from the ship.
So far he has seen no sign of any diesel escaping from the boat. He will visit the site again this
morning by helicopter. Environment Bay of Plenty has an oil spill response team trained in clean
up operations should any oil leak into the ocean. Currently the vessel is lodged among rocks and
its location and the conditions mean it has been impossible to get equipment to the area near the
ship. The ship is grounded east of Opape and west of Torere.
The harbourmaster does not consider the ship to be a navigational safety hazard. The oil
response team consists of staff from Environment Bay of Plenty, Maritime New Zealand, Bay of
Plenty Civil Defence Emergency Management and other organisations, which carry out regular
training exercises together. The oil spill response team is not responsible for the salvage
operation; however, it will work with the vessel‟s owner to develop a salvage plan.
For further media information please contact regional harbourmaster Carl Magazinovic on 0800
ENV BOP or 021 976 178 or senior communications advisor Fiona Robinson on 021 289 8380.


    UPCOMING EVENTS -- ANNUAL NEW ZEALAND COASTAL SOCIETY CONFERENCE
    2008
    - Annual New Zealand Coastal Society Conference 2008 - Call for Papers- Coasts &
    Ports 2009
    2. Coastal Society Student Travel Award
    3. Coastal Society Scholarship

    Date: Wednesday 19th - Friday 21st November 2008 (Registration / icebreaker Tuesday 18th
    evening)
Venue: New Plymouth Club
Theme: Coastal Co-existence: Industry, Culture and Environment
For more information visit: http://www.coastalsociety.org.nz/conference2008.htm
Annual New Zealand Coastal Society Conference 2008 - Call for Papers
The theme of this year‟s conference focuses on issues around managing the ever increasing
growth occurring on New Zealand‟s coast, and in particular the ways that industry, culture and the
environment co-exist. The conference is being held at the New Plymouth Club, a central city
location overlooking the famous wind wand and coastal walkway. The call for papers is out with
presentations sought for sessions about, but not limited to the following:
·        Planning coastal communities
·        Climate change
·        Coastal hazards
·        Ports, harbours and marinas
·        Aquaculture
·        Ocean and coastal engineering solutions
·        Oil spill issues
The deadline for oral and poster presentation abstract submission is 15 August 2008. Abstracts
are invited on all aspects of coasts, especially for the themed sessions (please indicate if your
paper fits into one of these). For more information and a submission form see the website
<http://www.coastalsociety.org.nz/pdfs/Papers.pdf >or contact Kate at kate.giles@trc.govt.nz.
Registrations for the conference will be open late June/early July. Check the website for details.
Check out www.taranaki.co.nz and click on the accommodation tab for a range of lodging
options, from backpackers to deluxe. We look forward to seeing you all there!
2008 conference team



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Coasts & Ports 2009
Wellington, 14-18 September 2009
&http://www.coastalsociety.org.nz/pdfs/C&P_flyer.pdf




2. Coastal Society "Student Travel Award 2008"
http://www.coastalsociety.org.nz/pdfs/Conference_Travel_Award_form_2008.pdf
3. Coastal Society "Scholarship 2008"
http://www.coastalsociety.org.nz/pdfs/Research_Scholarship_form_2008.pdf


WHAT'S UP DOC! Recent snippets to the Department of Conservation website
www.whatsup@doc.govt.nz
Consultations
 New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement 2008
Learn about the Board of Inquiry into the proposed New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement, view
the submissions on the proposal, and find out about the next stages in the process.
Submissions by NZ Conservation Authority
View recent submissions by the NZCA.

Parks and recreation
Lodges, cabins and cottages information
Plan your trip to a lodge, cabin or cottage. Find out about fees, facilities and services provided.

Tauranga tracks -View updated track information in the Tauranga area: Te Tuhi Track, Leyland
O‟Brien Track, Tuahu Track and Sentinel Rock Track.
Raoul Island diary
Watch an animated cartoon about the weed programme on Raoul Island in this month's diary
entry.

Conservation
IWC Annual Meeting 2008
Read the interventions from the latest annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission.

Publications
Science and technical publications
View the most recent list of DOC science and technical publications.

Taupo for Tomorrow field trips
Students can experience hands on learning about sustainability, freshwater environments and fly-
fishing in this education programme.

 Season for seals and whale watching
Winter is the season for seals and whale watching along the New Zealand coastline and DOC
staff are asking the public for help in caring for marine mammals.
Pied shags at Thames Coast colony die of starvation
Stormy weather conditions in late June prevented the pied shag colony at Tararu from getting NZ
remains strongly opposed to „scientific‟ whaling
New Zealand remains strongly opposed to so-called scientific whaling, Conservation Minister
Steve Chadwick told the International Whaling Commission in Santiago, Chile.




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Kiwi pair discovered near Tauranga
For the first time in 10 years North Island Brown kiwi have been confirmed in the Opuiaki Forest,
near Tauranga and they appear to be breeding.

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ENVIRONMENTAL FUND OPENS FOR APPLICATIONS
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For immediate release: Tuesday 17 June 2008 this closes 31 July 2008
Do you have an idea for enhancing the Bay of Plenty‟s environment? If so, now‟s the time to put
your plans into action with a helping hand from Environment Bay of Plenty‟s Environmental
Enhancement Fund. Applications to the fund are now open, and this year there‟s more than
$450,000 on offer. During the last eight years more than two hundred projects have received
more than $5 million for a range of environmental initiatives, including wetland restoration,
education workshops and heritage work.
Applications close on 31 July. For more information, give Environment Bay of Plenty a call on
0800 ENV BOP (368 267) or go to www.envbop.govt.nz. If you have a project in mind, contact
Sandy or your local councillor to discuss your ideas.
For further media information please contact Sandy Hohepa on 0800 368 267 or Prue
Bentley, Communications Advisor on 021 929 349.
To download a high resolution photograph to go with the story, please visit:
http://www.envbop.govt.nz/Publications/Media-Release-Photos.asp



7. OVERSEAS ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS
BBC NEWS
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SCIENCE/NATURE
*UK to slow expansion of biofuels **
The UK is to cut the rate of growth of biofuels because of "increasing questions" over their impact,
MPs are told.
< http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/2/hi/uk_news/politics/7493482.stm >
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BBC DAILY E-MAIL: UK EDITION
Thursday, 24 July, 2008, 23:00 GMT 11:00 +12:00:Pacific/Auckland

'Neglect' of Bletchley condemned *
UK academics sign a letter criticising the ongoing neglect of Bletchley Park - home of the wartime
codebreakers.
Full story:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/1/hi/technology/7517874.stm

* Manned spaceship design unveiled *
The first official image of a proposed joint Russian and European manned spacecraft is unveiled.
Full story:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/1/hi/sci/tech/7519723.stm

* Renewables mandate 'undermined' *
Green groups accuse the UK government of trying to sabotage Europe's rules on renewable
energy.
Full story:



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http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/1/hi/uk/7522667.stm


8. Miscellaneous

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THE FUNKY JUNK DEPOT; - At the Village, 17 Ave, Tauranga –
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NB: August the 1 is the annual membership renewal date.
The Depot is a joint effort between Tauranga Environment Centre Charitable Trust and Turning
Point Trust with TCC providing the building for us to use. Please remember to encourage friends
and whanau/family; your schools kohanga reo playcentres, -we collect sort and store an
extensive range of recycled and natural materials from industry and the community for you to use
in creative projects .Members can take as much as they want.
Membership Fees: - $20 individual/family; $50 Organisation (schools etc)
For information on how to become a member of the Funky Junk Depot please contact-
Sue Furey- Tauranga Environment Centre, ph 578 6664 email tgaec@xtra.co.nz


9. IN THE BOOKSTORES / NEW FILMS/ GAMES

1 A Natural History of Conifers
Aljos Farjon -Hardback, 304 pages, 190 x 275mm, USA, 2008. $75 -
Conifers are the most diverse, interesting, beautiful trees in the world, so why is it that our
gardens are home to so few species? Part of the reason lies in their economic importance, which,
by focusing attention on relatively few species, has limited our understanding of one of the most
remarkable plant groups on earth.
This illuminating review will fascinate plant lovers who wish to discover the extraordinary relatives
of ordinary garden conifers reviewed in a broad context, and all who seek to learn more about the
early history of life on our planet.
2 Wood - Identification and Use
Terry Porter -Hardback, 256 pages, 215 x 275mm, 2004. $60
Every woodworker, professional or amateur, needs this unique and visually dazzling handbook,
which brings together a remarkable amount of practical information on today's most important
lumbers and gives a wonderful full- color, close-up view of the various grains. Created by the
former editor of the best-selling Woodturning magazine, and aimed at the craftsperson, it features
a main section with more than 200 woods used in cabinetmaking, joinery, carpentry, turning,
carving, and a host of specialist applications; in addition, another 200 receive shorter listings in
the back. Every featured wood, from abura to ziricote, is illustrated and described in detail, with
invaluable facts on its working properties, seasoning requirements, durability, typical uses, and
even the health risks it can pose.
3 Garden Design
Haike Falkenberg et al -Paperback, 223 pages, 145 x 190mm, Germany, 2008. $50
With more than 300 color photos and numerous diagrams, this book illustrates the best design
ideas by contemporary garden designers and landscape architects from all over the world.
Discover 224 pages featuring the variety of modern garden design, the use of astonishing
materials or the well-planned arrangement of plants in open spaces, rooftop gardens, and inside
buildings: Let yourself enjoy the surprise.

4 Collins First-time Gardener - A Step-by-step Guide For the Gardening Novice
Kim Wilde Paperback, 223 pages, 190 x 245mm, UK, 2006. $40 -




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Eager to transform your garden but haven't a clue where to start? Let Kim Wilde show you how in
this ideal guide for absolute beginners.
Anyone can learn from scratch to create the garden of their dreams. “Collins First-time Gardener”
introduces you to the basics of garden planning and design fundamentals, how to choose your
perfect plants and how to keep them in top condition. Throughout, Kim shares the experiences
that took her from new gardener to Chelsea Gold medal winner, and provides inspiration to help
you turn your own green ideas into a flourishing reality.
5 Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls 2nd ed
Nigel Dunnett and Noel Kingsbury -Hardback, 328 pages, 200 x 240mm, USA, 2008, first
published 2004. $70
Green roofs and living walls are beneficial to the environment and enhance our surroundings, so
their growing presence in our towns and cities is a reason for celebration. Behind every new
implementation is a fast-moving technology that has precipitated the need for this fully updated
edition of “Planting Roofs and Living Walls” in which Nigel Dunnett and Noel Kingsbury reveal the
very latest techniques, materials and plants, and showcase some spectacular case studies.
This informative, up-to-the-minute reference will captivate professionals with its illuminating new
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from planting on their roofs and walls.
6 Natural Swimming Pools - A Guide For Building
Michael Littlewood -Hardback, 256 pages, 200 x 2710mm, USA, 2008. $210
This book has been produced after requests from all over the world for information on how to
build a natural swimming pool. It takes the builder through all stages, from understanding the
system, management, excavation, lining, walling, plumbing, electrical, planting, structures and
last but not least, the maintenance to ensure a successful project.
The techniques contained in the book will provide the builder with the confidence to tackle the
project and on completion give a huge sense of satisfaction and many hours of enjoyment.

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GREEN GAMES FOR CHILDREN BIG & SMALL
A new one-

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EPA Environmental Kids Club - Game Room
Environmental Science Center Games These games will help you learn about life in the
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Play some wild games, quizzes and competitions, build your
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