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Q&A: Dr Marie Brown on Auckland's environmental issues - NZ Herald

Q&A: Dr Marie Brown on Auckland's environmental issues - NZ Herald

Cigarette butts Auckland's most littered item Last updated 12:18, July 19 2017 Cigarette butts are New Zealand's most littered item. Auckland Council receives more than one littering complaint a day, with cigarette butts being the city's most littered item. In the last 12 months littering was reported 550 times with cigarette butts accounting for more than a quarter of complaints. Of the 550 complaints Auckland Council received, only 34 resulted in fines - with 29 of these for cigarette butts. READ MORE: * Auckland CBD, beaches and al fresco dining areas to become smokefree * New Zealand will have the first smokefree defence force in the world * Patient loses Supreme Court appeal to smoke at smoke-free Auckland hospital Other commonly reported items were takeaway containers, cans, furniture and bags of rubbish. People caught littering items less than 1 litre in weight, such as cigarette butts, face a $100 fine. Cigarette butts were often littered from moving vehicles, making offenders difficult to track down, he said. - Stuff

Conference Venues, Rooms & Conference Centres in Auckland, New Zealand | Cliftons Relax Between Sessions in True Comfort and Style Auckland Flexible Seminar, Conference and Training Venue Hire A new state-of-the-art Cliftons Auckland venue opened on early March 2014 in a completely refurbished space on Level 4. Ideally located on Queen Street, just a few minutes’ walk from Viaduct Harbour, Britomart Public Transport Centre and several all-day parking stations, Cliftons Auckland offers a convenient base for clients and event attendees. The new and improved seminar, conference and training venue offers discerning clients great views of Auckland CBD, larger break out areas, 11 state-of-the-art event and training rooms with superior IT systems, on-site support, supplementary air conditioning and natural light-filled rooms for an enhanced learning experience. A flexible contemporary event venue, Cliftons provides the ideal space for seminars, conferences, computer training and corporate events.

Parks in wealthy Auckland suburbs fall into sub-standard state, local board says Last updated 11:43, October 27 2017 Board member Kit Parkinson says the grass at Waiatarua Reserve has not been mowed for months. Three quarters of parks in some of Auckland's wealthiest suburbs have been neglected, a review has found. Ōrākei Local Board members reviewed 121 parks and reserves in their east Auckland area and found more than 75 per cent were in an substandard condition. The area includes Ōrākei, Mission Bay, Kohimarama, St Heliers, Glendowie, St Johns, Stonefields, Meadowbank, Remuera and parts of Ellerslie. Kit Parkinson says rubbish at Waiatarua Reserve is a problem. The review, carried out from October 12 to 16, focussed on mowing and gardening maintenance but also hazards, such as broken glass, rusty corrugated iron, rubbish and graffiti. READ MORE: * Auckland firm 'discarded' by council, as multi-million dollar contract sent offshore * Residents raise concerns over park's erratic $1.5 million development * Outdoor fitness park opens in Mission Bay reserve - Stuff

Добро пожаловать - Путешествие по Южному острову. Часть 1 На дворе середина мая, уже не осень и еще не зима. День 1. Окленд – Веллингтон. Новая Зеландия состоит из двух островов – Северный и Южный, их разделяет пролив Кука, протяженностью в 107 км. Я живу почти на самом верху северного острова, в г. Окленде. Наша задача сегодня добраться до г. (я уже писала об этом чудесном городе там переночевать и рано утром переправиться уже на Южный остров. Ночевали в очень загадочном месте, на побережье Капити, где снимали Властелина Колец, хотя что говорить, здесь везде снимали, куда не ткнись. День 2. Поход по проливу Кука на пароме занимает всего 3 часа. В инфо –центре, мы “купили” половину нашего тура, а точнее забронировали вперед пяток отелей и пару экскурсий. На верхней палубе: Пролив Кука, впереди виднеется Южный остров: Из г. Если у кого будет больше времени, советую остановится на ночь в г. и красивые пейзажи: и еще, фотки делала из окна машины: По дороге в Вест порт (West port): День 3. Утром двинулись дальше на Юг.

Orakei Basin road reopened, but users disappointed Last updated 13:28, December 15 2015 Work continues on Orakei Basin to install riprap around the basin edge. Work continues on Orakei Basin to install rock riprap around the basin edge. An Orakei Basin map showing where works were to take place to prevent further erosion. The Orakei Basin access road has finally been reopened after a project plagued by problems and delays. Orakei Basin map showing where works were to take place to prevent further erosion. Some Basin users are unhappy with the results after the projected 16-week project stretched out to eight months. The road was closed in April to allow remedial works including widening of the access road to create a passing bay, carpark levelling and construction of additional retaining walls. Works were delayed by the discovery of contamination in the carpark. The contamination was found to be heavy metals from the fill that was used on the original parking area. Auckland Council says the rock work is now being completed. - Stuff

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Glen Innes, Tamaki Drive cycleway project progresses with new designs Last updated 13:32, April 11 2016 An artist's impression of stage two of the cycleway, running from St Johns Rd to Orakei Basin. Designs for the Glen Innes to Tamaki Drive cycleway have been released for stages two and three of the project. Stage two runs from St Johns Rd in Meadowbank to the Orakei Basin, and stage three runs across the existing Orakei basin boardwalk. Stage three of the cycleway will cross Orakei Basin on the existing boardwalk. The mostly concrete path will be lit by LED lighting, and the gradient of the path will be kept as low as possible through the hilly terrain. Auckland Council will be asking for public feedback in late April when the designs are publicly notified. Bike Auckland chair Barbara Cuthbert says that the cycleway wil be an asset for Auckland, but its value is dependent on its usability. "They're going to be gorgeous. "It costs a lot of money to go back and fix something." "It can only grow. Completion date: 2018. - Stuff

Добро пожаловать - Путешествие по Южному острову. Часть 2 День 3. После блинообразных скал, читайте в первой части моего путешествия - Мы заехали в любимую мной Хокитику. Небольшой городок, который был образован во времена золотой лихорадки (1846 г.). Как и везде в стране, новозеландцы берегут свою хоть и не большую, но все же историю. В городе остались кафе и отели с названием «золотая лихорадка». Погуляв по берегу, мы пошли в «Золотую комнату». Здесь есть необработанные украшения из самородков, обычного природного цвета, смотрится очень необычно. В магазине можно подержать, примерить и даже сфотографироваться с украшениями: Тут же в студии можно понаблюдать за ювелиром, который создает украшения, кстати еще и владелец в одном лице: Можно подойти поближе: Какая красота: Согласитесь какая простота в обращении с золотом, никто надомной не стоял, в магазине даже охраны нет: Западное золото в Новой Зеландии одно из самых чистых в мире - 95%-98% натуральной чистоты. Самый большой самородок в магазине, 260 грамм: День 5. Начало пути:

Honey wars: crime and killings in New Zealand's booming manuka industry It was the day the bees died – tens of thousands of them in 300 hives, mysteriously killed. “The massacre”, as it is being called, happened in the otherwise idyllic landscape of Doubtless Bay in New Zealand’s far north. And for David Yanke and Rachel Kearney, co-owners of Daykel Apiaries, the cause of death was obvious: malicious poisoning. “It is a nightmare, I don’t feel safe any more,” says Kearney as she sits at her kitchen table on her family’s farm, 40km east of the Northland hub of Kaitaia. So far there has been no official ruling on what led to the Daykel bees’ demise, although a biosecurity incident has been ruled out by the government. But Daykel and many other apiarists are in no doubt that the mass bee death is just the latest act of violence in the increasingly crime-ridden manuka honey industry. The global craze for manuka, highly valued for its medicinal properties, has created a gold rush in rural New Zealand that some believe is rapidly spiralling out of control.

Moneyball (2011 Bleak outlook for these seven NZ species environment Despite concerted efforts to save New Zealand’s most threatened species, some are losing the survival battle. An article published in the Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand looks at seven species to understand why even with help, their prospects are bleak. The article points out that the scale of New Zealand’s conservation challenge is enormous and describes the Department of Conservation’s budget as too small. Threats faced include changing ecosystems, pollution and invasive species. For some, such as the Māui dolphin, the article includes lack of direction as a threat, saying it results in indecision. Maui dolphin The rarest dolphin in the world is found off the west coast of the North Island. An ocean sanctuary banning gill nets and limiting trawl fisheries in their core habitat exists. The article lists the main conservation issues as economic conflict from fisheries, conflict between stakeholders, low genetic diversity and disease. Toanui/flesh-footed shearwater

What Happened at Fatima HERE'S A CURIOUS THOUGHT. Maybe the single most important person in the 20th century's long struggle against communism wasn't Ronald Reagan. Maybe it wasn't Karol Wojtyla or Margaret Thatcher, Lech Walesa or Václav Havel, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn or Mikhail Gorbachev. Maybe it wasn't anyone whose name might leap to a cold warrior's mind--for the most important figure in that long, dark struggle might have been a 10-year-old girl named Lucia dos Santos. You remember her, of course. It was Lucia who went out one day in 1917 with her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Martos to tend the family's sheep--and ended up having a talk about Godless Russia with the Blessed Virgin Mary near a little place in northern Portugal called Fatima. Or do you remember her? There were certainly waves of enthusiasm about Fatima in Europe and the United States in the years following World War I. Worse, there was something not just premodern, but consciously antimodern about all of it.

О качественном образовании не в Новой Зеландии Металлический сарайчик рядом с яблочной фермой и пасущимися овцами в пригороде Хастингс (Hastings). Мы там пробовали вино и грелись на солнце. Колбочки порадовали, теперь давайте потешимся небольшим количество интерактива. Уже давно меня интересовал вопрос, действительно как хорошо учат в ВУЗах, а точнее, как сильно въелась коррупция в академические круги. От себя скажу сразу, в Новосибирском Государственном Университете, где я учился, я краем уха слышал, что где-то на понарошечных «женских» факультетах вроде писхологии можно было решить вопрос с несданным зачётом денежным взносом в кассу кафедры или в карман преподавателю. Тем не менее разновозрастные друзья из блатных, более мелких и более современных университетов, коих сейчас как грязи, рассказывают, что там буквально прейскуранты висят у кассы. Извиняюсь за опечатку в опросе. Poll #1753980Качественное образование в России Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 354 Было ли взяточничетсво в вашем ВУЗе?

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