Erosion solution for Napier

Napier appears to have a solution to erosion problem at Westshore.

Napier appears to finally be close to tackling an erosion problem, seven years after a solution was first mooted

Wildlife populations drop 60 per cent

The silverback gorilla is critically endangered and breeding programs are trying to increase numbers.

Human activities are overwhelming the environment and causing worldwide wildlife populations to drop.

DOC gives mining green light

The 66 square kilometres off the South Taranaki coast where Trans Tasman Resources have applied to mine iron ore.

New Zealand's main environmental agency is satisfied with an ironsand mining company's application.

Most NZ sea birds at risk of extinction

Sea birds such as the albatross may be wiped out as New Zealand's marine environment deteriorates.

90 per cent of our sea birds and more than a quarter of marine mammals could be wiped out, according to a new report.

'It's only a matter of time'

In dry weather the Waitakere Ranges is susceptible to bush fire.

It's lucky nobody has been killed by bush fires in the Waitakere Ranges caused by fireworks, a volunteer firefighter says.

Race to save wetlands

Bittern are just one of the many birds that live in the area around the Matuku Link.

A public campaign to purchase pristine wildlife area is agonisingly close to reaching its target - but only has days left.

Project Makarora aims to cut pests off at Haast Pass

A 2015 DOC report notes mohua were recorded 104 times at Makarora during a November 2015 survey but many of these were ...

Mount Aspiring National Park bird predators in for rude shock.

Plastic free dream market

Room seven from Haumoana School with their morepork prints, being made into cards for the Tropicana day.

Plastic is not fantastic for one Hawke's Bay school.

Climate woes picked 100 years ago

An early climate change story which ran in the Rodney and Otamatea Times in 1912 has caused a stir online.

Century-old snippet on climate change from a local newspaper has caused consternation.

Marine forum calls for submissions

The South-East Marine Protection Forum released a public consultation document calling for submissions on initial ...

Some commercial fishermen are concerned that the potential closure of fisheries under a new proposal may force fishermen to go into other areas.

Protecting Kaikoura's vulnerable species

The Flock, a group of man-made braided river birds, are welcomed to Kaikoura by a group of red-billed gulls.

Look out for braided river birds.

Giant bugs cause big problems

The giant willow aphid is causing concerns in Tasman District.

The emergence of giant willow aphids in the Tasman district is causing concerns

Swimming with the crocodiles gallery

Forrest Galante believes the Kiwi designed stealth suit mimicking crocodile hide played a key part in making the ...

America's Steve Irwin uses Kiwi invention to dice with death. Will it end in crocodile tears?

Rubbish in the recycling

Awapuni Materials Recycling Facility sorter Adrian Lucas is the first line of defence against rubbish in the recycling ...

Palmerston North people are still tossing rubbish into their recycling bins.

Plan to tackle the weed

Land Information Minister Louise Upston and her daughter Jessica at Lake Karapiro to discuss the new plan to tackle the weed.

New plan to tackle invasive weed in Lake Karapiro.

Youth delegate on climate change

Briar Wyatt of Stanmore Bay is off to Morocco to the 22 Conference of the Parties (COP22) of the United Nations ...

"There's little point signing the Paris agreement if all we're doing is buying fake carbon credits from overseas."

Proposal to double irrigation in Mackenzie Basin

Irrigation circles already cover large parts of the Mackenzie Basin.

A handful of farms want to further intensify the Mackenzie Basin, described as a "stronghold" for rare and threatened native species.

Mysteries of the deep

A digital map of the Sounds seabed is set to uncover what lies beneath the water. From left, NIWA marine data manager ...

Mapping of Sounds seafloor to reveal mysteries of the deep.

Time for dump to go

Coastal erosion is eating away at refuse in the old buried tip at Kaiaua.

Coastal erosion is spilling 20-year-old rubbish buried in a tip into the sea.

Deadly algae turns lake blue video

Deadly blue algae washing up on Lake Forsyth.

Canterbury's poisonous green lake now has streaks of neon blue, caused by toxic algae.

Dolphin data dismissed

Claims of a rise in the number of Maui's dolphins off Taranaki havebeen rubbished.

"I used to love fishing. Now I just want to pay off my debts and get the hell out."

A piece of history

Cob Cottage at Molesworth Station.

COLUMN: Cob Cottage at Molesworth Station is well worth a visit, writes Department of Conservation community ranger Clare Moore.

DOC increases campsite fees

Mitre Peak

The department of Conservation has doubled fees for campsites on the Milford Rd.

Govt drops climate change ball: Greens

Green Party energy spokesman Gareth Hughes wants Environment Minister Nick Smith to "call in" the Nova gas-fired power ...

 The deadline is looming for a proposed new power plant to be deemed a project of national significance.

Capital call for palm oil action video

Robyn has developed a special bond with her keeper.

It's vitally important to Robyn, a gibbon at Wellington Zoo.

Traps lure, 'whack', kill rodents video

The self-resetting rat-traps - called A24 - are mounted to trees.

As the war on pests continues, one Wellington business believes it has the answer.

Predator free a big ask

35 million possums in New Zealand are in the crosshairs

Ten years ago, there was a public outcry over pest control. Now, it's "kill the buggers".

Eight-year-old conservationist

Penelope Te Pania is the recipient of New Zealand Plant Conservation Network's Young Plant Conservationist award.

When Penelope Te Pania grows up, she wants to plant trees all over the world.

Preserve baches or penguins?

Nesting season for blue penguins typically ends in February.

Baches will erode away if a seawall isn't built. But protecting nesting penguins gets priority.

Dogs trained to avoid kiwi

Kiwi are particularly vulnerable to harassment by dogs and seldom survive encounters.

Dogs on Stewart Island are in for a shock on Monday.

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