ANALYSIS: The Government wants to define the word "swimmable", but many think it means something completely different.
The remains of an ancient, human-sized penguin found in a Canterbury river suggest penguins waddled the earth alongside dinosaurs.
We want Lake Rotoroa to be safe to swim in, community tells council.
Introduced to the Auckland Islands as food, pigs that now devour penguins may soon be killed.
The Government wants 90 per cent of New Zealand's lakes and rivers to be swimmable by 2040.
Chemwash Hamilton Ltd released toxic chemicals into the Paeroa stormwater system, killing eels and banded kokopu.
The Christchurch City Council will lobby the Government to negotiate electricity contracts only with companies supplying 100 per cent renewable energy.
The Sea Cleaners Trust are pulling out about 90 wheelbarrow loads of rubbish a day out of our waterways.
A Golden Bay iwi has applied for an unprecedented water conservation order to protect the aquifer that feeds the country's largest freshwater springs.
Heavy rains in US trigger giant whirlpool, as 7.5 million litres of water a minute disappear.
Wellington Zoo's much loved giraffe did not survive a final attempt to save her life with emergency surgery.
The sight of human excrement floating in the water in Paihia has angered a local woman.
A new infestation of pest plants in Torbay has highlighted a heavy reliance on local volunteer groups for pest control as Auckland Council struggles for funding.
Electric fences trialled to keep seals away from quake roadworks - but they may not be enough.
Councillors approve over $3 million to install new filters in Wellington's storage lakes after new algae detected.
Conservation groups back at square one after years of work to restore native forests in the Port Hills went up in flames.
Pair face penalties after being caught with 565 scallops in Northland.
An expert says blue whales and seabed mining won't mix well.
"Hopefully we've been poisoning rats, but I haven't seen any dead ones or dopey ones yet," Auckland volunteer said.
A six-metre high cactus that towers over an Ashhurst man's house serves as a memory of his wife.
On Friday his pending resignation was written off as 'malicious gossip'. Today he resigned.
The body of a shark with its fin removed has washed up on an East Cape beach.
Pheromone tracking helps protect endangered native South Island lamprey
Shane Wilson was disgusted by what he found - a beach littered with glass, used toilet paper and human faeces.
Napier "a hub for Tasmanian grass grub Tinder" after hordes of the insects invade for mating season.
Felling of native trees and bush on a coastal walkway described as "wanton vandalism".
Plans for a water treatment plant in a rural heritage suburb of Auckland has locals aghast.
Turning Auckland street lighting to low energy LED's in suburban areas is well under way but are they too bright?
A huge pile of more than 600,000 tyres near Amberley is seen as a fire risk.
Thousands of butterflies creating a kaleidascope of colour at a Marlborough vineyard have officially found a safe haven.