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Trees That Count Celebrates Matariki with Native Tree Giveaway

​As Matariki draws near, Trees That Count is joining the Māori New Year celebrations by offering community groups, schools and non-profit organisations the opportunity to win native trees for local conservation projects.Matariki is the Māori name for the Pleiades star cluster (also known as the Seven Sisters) and this year celebrations are due to begin

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Otago residential property investors at risk of fines

Otago residential property investors at risk of fines Otago Mum and Dad property investors are being urged to understand the new rules in dealing with asbestos or risk a costly fine. Under new WorkSafe legislation, the updated Management and Removal of Asbestos Act, rental property owners are now responsible for identifying and dealing with asbestos

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Nutrient Management and Waitaki Plan Change recommendations accepted

Nutrient Management and Waitaki Plan Change recommendations accepted Environment Canterbury announced today that it had accepted the recommendations of independent hearing commissioners on the Nutrient Management and Waitaki Plan Change, Plan Change 5 to the Land & Water Regional Plan. The Plan Change seeks to deal with the effects of land uses, particularly farming activities,

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