Dissecting bird vomit may sound a bit gruesome, but a Rotorua charity it doing so to advance our understanding of the diet and health of New Zealand’s birds of prey – including one relatively new arrival.
As tens of thousands of bar-tailed godwits leave New Zealand for their annual long-distance migration, one expert is warning their habitats – and those of other species – continue to be under threat from human practices.
They became carbon zero certified in 2019, but now the team at nationwide property remediation company APS Complete Property Services (APS) is planning to double - even triple - their offsets, to become one of just a handful of New Zealand companies that are carbon positive.
One of country’s leading tourism operators is looking forward to the return of international visitors, eager to provide a pioneering zero-carbon holiday experience in partnership with other businesses in the Nelson Tasman region. In this article, Brendan Alborn of Alborn Enterprises talks about how he went about making his company carbon neutral.
Auckland food manufacturer Loft started out wanting to reduce waste, but that goal quickly evolved into a widespread focus on sustainability – now they’re carbon neutral, and have some key tips for other businesses just getting started.
They’ve spent 20 years building up the largest deer herd in the Gisborne region, and last year won a Federated Farmers’ Farmer of the Year Award. Now, as Malcolm and Caroline Rau begin to see their hard work pay off, they talk about the benefits of stock diversity, what traits to look for in a deer, and how persistence is the key to their success.