Palmerston North is attempting to shape national policies about how to control smoking outside cafes and bars and deal with the problem of single-use plastic bags.
Protecting the planet was no longer a choice but a duty, Pope Francis says.
A whale calf spotted during an annual DOC survey is only the second seen in NZ waters since 2010.
New Zealand's sea lion numbers are "nationally critical". A small Otago colony may hold the answer.
Environment Canterbury will have elected and appointed representatives from next year and a fully-elected council by 2019.
Lasers will light up Christchurch's Botanic Gardens for the Night of D'Light event.
Two Nelson kindergarten teachers have come up with an alternative to cling film, reducing the use of plastic.
A newborn whale calf has been seen during a Cook Strait whale survey.
This year's unsightly blooms of green algae on China's beaches are the biggest since 2008.
The health of Taranaki's waterways is the best its ever been, a new environmental report claims.
At one pristine coastal spot in the Waikato less than $100,000 can buy you a three-bedroom bach. The catch is, the sea may steal the land.
Fishing and iwi interests make approval of more marines reserves in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park unlikely says marine reserve expert.
A tsunami would put the Christchurch seaside village under more than 2.5m of water.
A rare white humpback whale spotted in Cook Strait is one of only four ever recorded.
Cars were bumper-to-bumper at an Auckland petrol station as they waited to fill up on a beer-based biofuel.
Collaboration between local councils to push for government action on plastic shopping bags.
OPINION: Nelson activist Verena Maeder explains why she risked a prison sentence to call for action on climate change.
Another injured penguin has been discovered on the New Plymouth coastline.
Karori wildlife sanctuary marks 20-year milestone with a weekend of celebrations.
The heavy rain that caused flooding made up half of Taranaki's rainfall in June.
The Corcorans are off the grid, well and truly, but have no trouble whatsoever dealing with wild weather.
Little River resident Murray Peden has lived off grid for 17 years.
The Andersons insist they aren't "greenies". They just always had a dream to live off the grid.
OPINION: Christchurch desperately needs a major tourism attraction. People need a reason to visit.
The proposed rules will restrict development in areas of Christchurch considered at risk from coastal erosion.
A A$50 million wind farm to be built in northwest Victoria will boast the biggest turbines in Australia, with a rotor diameter of 117 metres.
Aucklanders were surprised on their way to work this morning when a baby seal appeared near Britomart.
Cute animal paw prints in the snow?
Nearly 6000 Canterbury properties could be at threat from coastal erosion over the next century, a report says.
DOC not doing enough to save endangered species, says the Greens