Request for support for a petition to reduce light pollution at night in New Zealand

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The following is a guest post by Nalayini Brito-Davies, Vice President of the IDA Board of Directors. As with most countries in the world, New Zealand is seeing its night skies come under threat from… Read more

Wairarapa Dark Sky Reserve Becomes New Zealand’s Second International Dark Sky Reserve

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SOUTH WAIRARAPA and CARTERTON DISTRICTS, New Zealand – The Districts of South Wairarapa and Carterton of New Zealand’s North Island named Wairarapa Dark Sky Reserve, the newest International Dark Sky Reserve certified by the International… Read more

Q&A with IDA Delegate Carol Redford from Western Australia

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Each month the International Dark-Sky Association features an IDA Advocate from the worldwide network of volunteers who are working to protect the night in a feature called ‘Monthly Star.’ This month we’re highlighting the work… Read more

First International Dark Sky Park In New Zealand Accredited

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Wai-iti Recreational Reserve and Tunnicliff Forest has been named the first International Dark Sky Park in New Zealand. The newly designated site consists of 135 hectares of Tasman District Council land just south of Wakefield… Read more

Help Map Light Pollution and Set a World Record

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PRESS RELEASE Can you see the stars? Who has the darkest skies? Tell us what you can see on the longest night, help us map Australia’s light pollution, and set a world record . Scientists are… Read more

South Australia’s River Murray Designated First International Dark Sky Reserve in Australia

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The River Murray region today received its status as the first International Dark Sky Reserve in Australia, only the sixteenth site in the world ever to receive this designation. “Today’s announcement of the River Murray… Read more

Our Work to Protect the Night is a Global Effort

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Three major events in October and November connect the worldwide movement to protect the night from light pollution. The New Zealand Starlight Conference in Tekapo, New Zealand takes place October 20th through 23rd, followed by… Read more

Queensland Becomes a Leading Light with Dark Sky Sanctuary

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The stars are shining bright at the Australian Age of Dinosaurs in Winton with confirmation the museum has received Australia’s first international certification for a Dark Sky Sanctuary. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the internationally-recognized award… Read more

Pitcairn Islands Announced International Dark Sky Sanctuary

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAPRIL 4, 2019 — ADAMSTOWN, PITCAIRN — The remote Pitcairn Islands group has been named the world’s newest International Dark Sky Sanctuary by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) today. This makes Pitcairn one of… Read more

A Fungal Fairy-land, Revisited

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Guest post by Anna Chinn Journalist and mushroom romantic, Aotearoa/New Zealand Letting our eyes fill up with darkness, we start to trust our feet and hands to find our way. We’re adjusting to the blindfold… Read more