The Ministry for Primary Industries recently announced 46 new animal welfare regulations, covering many animal welfare issues the SPCA encounters.

We believe that these are a win for animal welfare in New Zealand! We are particularly pleased with the new regulation around injuries from collars and tethers:

A collar or tether that is not fitted properly can cause injury and distress to an... View more »
[Photo] The Ministry for Primary Industries recently announced 46 new animal welfare regulations

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Great day out at the Whangarei Races.

Racing is an industry that could seriously be much bigger with smart policies to grow the stakes and exports. It employs tens of thousands and deserves a fair go.
[Photo] Great day out at the Whangarei Races Racing is an industry that
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The SPCA is pleased to announce that the Ministry for Primary Industries has released 46 new animal welfare regulations, of which we believe will help improve the lives of New Zealand's animals.

These new regulations include Prohibiting unnecessary tail docking of dogs. The SPCA is opposed to all cosmetic surgeries carried out for aesthetic reasons and has consistently called for tail docking... View more »
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WATCH || Working with local authorities, check out how our New Zealand Army soldiers and soldiers from The Royal Regiment of Scotland have been helping out flood-stricken Otago.

#Force4NZ
[Video] WATCH || Working with local authorities check out how our New Zealand

NZDF response to Otago floods

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Getting your bag ready for school tomorrow? Don’t forget to pack your #40HFNZ booklet and money!
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Choosing to study via distance can be a uniquely challenging experience! Staying motivated and on top of course material while not physically having to attend a lecture is a huge feat to conquer – check out what our student blogger, Kenely Cowles, has to say about the 3 key factors in online study success :)
[Link] Choosing to study via distance can be a uniquely challenging experience Staying

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Australian grocery store Wasteless Pantry is fighting a war against plastic waste - one bag at a time! ♻

Started by Amanda Welschbillig and Jeannie Richardson, Wasteless Pantry has committed themselves to reduce plastic waste in landfills. Their Perth stores have no single use packaging or plastic bags, as customers are encouraged to bring their own reusable containers and jars

Amazing work... View more »
[Video] Australian grocery store Wasteless Pantry is fighting a war against plastic waste

How to shop without waste

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WATCH || Working with local authorities, check out how our soldiers and soliders from The Royal Regiment of Scotland have been helping out flood-stricken Otago.

#Force4NZ
[Video] WATCH || Working with local authorities check out how our soldiers and

NZDF response to Otago floods

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We're impressed by Kiwis around the country getting involved with
Plastic Free July this month. Check out our petition to introduce a 15c charge & keep them out of the ocean: [ Greens.org.nz Link ]
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Come and check out Massey's original campus in Palmerston North on August 2nd and get amongst everything we have on offer :) #MasseyOpenDay #GetUniReady
[Video] Come and check out Massey's original campus in Palmerston North on August

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It’s the last day of the school holidays! You might be dreading going back to school, but many Syrian children dream of getting back into a classroom and learning again.

Thanks to the funds you’ve raised with the #40HFNZ, thousands of children have the opportunity to learn, play, read and just be kids again - we think that’s pretty awesome!
[Photo] It’s the last day of the school holidays You might be dreading

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Would you like to do what I do?

I get to meet all sorts of amazing passionate people as we collaborate to help our communities realise their own capacity to look after themselves during a disaster and get ready before hand. It is an awesomely rewarding occupation and WREMO is a fun group of workmates.

However, I’m moving on, so here’s your chance to take my place!

If you or someone you... View more »
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WATCH || As the Talisman Saber 17 Field Training Exercise component reaches completion, check out some of the best vision captured by the Military Camera Teams.

The exercise has been valuable for our personnel, developing the critical skills and international relationships they will need throughout their careers.

#TalismanSaber
[Video] WATCH || As the Talisman Saber 17 Field Training Exercise component reaches

Talisman Saber 2017 final video

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Do you recognise these people?

Police have recovered a camera in the Christchurch area with this photo on it and we hope you can help us to find the owner - who is hopefully in the picture!

If you think you can help, please send us a private message or ring Canterbury Police on 03 363 7400 and remember to quote file number 170710/0883.
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Voices like Joanna's are vital. Share if you agree!
Sign up to stand with her in court [ Act.gp Link ]

Find out more about Joanna's heartbreaking story here:
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Lucy Lawless and our ship's crew have been in action taking on Statoil's Arctic oil rig ... because for us to have a future, the oil industry must have no future. We must rise up and end oil.
[Link] Lucy Lawless and our ship's crew have been in action taking on

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Huge news for the oceans — the UK just announced a ban on microbeads! Who’s next?
[Video] Huge news for the oceans — the UK just announced a ban on microbeads Who’s next

The Government just announced it's banning microbeads

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What were your lifesavers when you started DISTANCE study with Massey? What do you wish someone had told you? Write your best survival tip in the comments below with #MasseyOweek to be in to win 1 of 4 $50 food or fuel vouchers :P
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It costs a lot to save lives, and there’s no sign of things slowing down.

Just last week, another abandoned puppy was rescued by our SPCA Inspectors. And just like Skip, she was hungry, cold, unwell and frightened.

This puppy is only four weeks old and should still be with her mum. But her heartless owner dumped her in a freezing, frosty park to fend for herself. She had nothing but a... View more »
[Photo] It costs a lot to save lives and there’s no sign of things slowing down
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Mt Hutt College first five Josh Ree (MC Combined) was selected for the first XV in Year 12, so it should come as no surprise this star gained Excellence in NCEA Physical Education!

Read about Josh and other UC Championship & UC Cup stars at [ Goo.gl Link ]
[Photo] Mt Hutt College first five Josh Ree MC Combined was selected for

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