Giraffe wows Timaru crowd video

Shira the giraffe, moments after touching down in Timaru on her way to Orana Wildlife Park in Christchurch.

The hundred hardy souls who had waited hours in the cold to see Shira the giraffe got a treat.

Lizard island scholarship

Jamie Darbyshire won a Sir Peter Blake ambassador scholarship through DOC to study lizards on Maud Island.

A student from Hawera has won a chance to go and study endangered lizards in Nelson.

Saving the seabed

The heavy steel doors from trawling can damage and destroy extensive areas as they are dragged over the seabed.

"These habitats are like the rainforest of the sea, when they are removed you create deserts."

City water filthy too

Wellington's Waiwhetu Stream turns purple from pollutants. It is one of the region's most degraded waterways.

City dwellers, not just farmers, are fouling our rivers.

Wetlands are winners

Kaiwaiwai farmers Neville Fisher and Aidan Bichan, with Ian Gunn from the Greater Wellington Regional Council, and the constructed wetland.

Wetlands are making a comeback in the Wairarapa

NZ stays cool despite record world heat

While the globe is on course for the warmest year on record, New Zealand isn't quite as hot.

The world is heading for a record warm year, but New Zealand isn't looking so hot.

No animals in rivers: report

All cattle, deer and pigs should be kept out of rivers, lakes and wetlands, says the Land and Water Forum in its latest report.

Land and Water Forum presses to exclude livestock on plains and lowland hills from waterways.

Freshwater plan delayed

Taranaki's current Freshwater and Land Management plan hasn't been renewed since 2001.

The Taranaki Regional Council has pushed back the proposal for the Freshwater and Land Management plan by up to five years.

Upcycling with heart

Tanaya and Albert Neho test out a seat made out of an old bath.

An upcycling project isn't just about reducing the waste going to landfill.

Boys' battle against ban video

Tobbi Jones, 17, left, and Waka Goldsworthy, 17, in the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary.

Two Nelson teenagers took their fight against a volunteering ban to the Human Rights Commission.

How to save a river gallery

Landowner Jonathan Smith is one Kapiti local behind one of the country's most polluted rivers becoming its most improved.

Local efforts helped to transform the health of a Waikanae stream.

Ex-Nasa scientist backs climate lawsuit

University of Waikato law student Sarah Thomson has gained affidavits from experts in her lawsuit against Climate Change Minister Tim Groser.

An ex-Nasa heavyweight has thrown his support behind a Hamilton woman's climate change suit against the govt.

Group committed to conservation gallery

Macleans College enviro group members; Back: Mason Liu, Brendan Zhang-Liao. Front: Shuah Kim, Manashi Rasali, Janhav Khanna.

One Auckland school is working hard to restore the environment surrounding its grounds.

Tuatara deaths launch predator fence appeal

Otorohanga Kiwi House general manager Jo Russell stands by the attraction's failing 44-year-old perimeter fence. Fundraising for a new fence has started.

A dozen rare or endangered animals have died at Otorohanga Kiwi House in the past two years because of a failing fence.

Ngai Tahu rejects ECan democracy

Water rights protest outside Environment Canterbury in 2010, after the Government sacked elected regional councillors and replaced them with commissioners.

Ngai Tahu opposes a return to full democratic regional council elections.

Plan to recycle soft plastics begins

Awapuni Recycling operations manager Peter Siddall in Palmerston North with a small hill of plastic bags which became uneconomic to be recycled last April.

Bread and shopping bags will be recycled in a new pilot scheme.

Eco-sanctuary up for sale gallery

Lee Bay at Dancing Star Eco Reserve.

A private Stewart Island eco-sanctuary could soon turn public after its California-based owners listed it for sale.

Protest hailed as success video

Police attempt to talk down Greenpeace protesters who scaled NIWA ship
Tangaroa in Wellington.

A court date has been set for Wellington Greenpeace protesters who stormed a NIWA research vessel.

Inspection times keep farmers on toes

An irrigation unit in use on a Southland dairy farm.

Environment Southland keeps dairy inspection notice time to a minimum.

2050 forecast: Droughts, fire and deluges

In August 2050, Canterbury will be in the grips of a drought, MetService says.

MetService has revealed the outlook for the country in 35 years, and the forecast is grim.

Hamilton parade on climate change

From left, Waikato Climate Action group members Camilla Carty-Melis, Anna Cox and Julie Marshall get ready for Sunday's parade.

A T rex fossil and a papier mache polar bear will join a Hamilton climate parade on Sunday.

We need to aim high to preserve their homes and ours

Tuatara breeding patterns can be influenced by weather conditions.

OPINION: Within 50 years, 10,000 New Zealand families will have been forced out of their homes by rising sea levels.

Recycle your plastic bags into chairs

Plastic bags and other soft plastic food packaging will be turned into outdoor furniture under the new scheme.

New scheme means plastic shopping bags, packaging and "soft plastics" can now be recycled.

Renault under scrutiny

Nitrogen oxide emissions of Renault's 1.6 dCi Espace were found in tests to be up to 25 times higher than the current Euro-6 limit, German environmental lobby group DUH said.

Study showed Renault's flagship Espace minivan released toxic diesel emissions 25 times over legal limits, group says.

Rare mussels found

Canterbury sharemilker Nigel Gardiner with a handful of freshwater mussels which have cropped up since improvements to a stream and wetland including fencing stock from the areas.
Photo credit Jayden Terris.

Dairy farmers have found freshwater mussels after protecting a stream and wetland.

Electric cars demand dirty power

Belchatow Power Station, Europe's largest coal-fired plant.

A filthy secret behind the green growth of electric cars in some markets is the need for more coal-fired power plants.

Agriculture not in review

Climate Change Issues Minister Tim Groser is calling for submissions on the review of the NZ emissions trading scheme.

Greens say agriculture can't be left out of a review of greenhouse gas emissions target.

Young ones bring nature back

The moa surrounded by children at the Imagine My City launch.

Ahead of next week's climate conference in Paris, Wellington children make plans closer to home.

Ship protest over video

The three Greenpeace protesters on the gantry of the Tangaroa research ship in Wellington Harbour.

Three Greenpeace protesters have climbed down from their perch on the Tangaroa research ship.

Wingspan help NZ Air Force get their Mojo back

Squadron Leader pilot Anthony Budd, Wingspan falconer Dave Crimp and Mojo

The Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre is used to having friends in high places, but their new relationship takes that up a notch.

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