Environment

Elephant Rock loses trunk

There are reports that Elephant Rock in Tongaporutu has collapsed.

The ever-changing Taranaki coastline might have claimed a new victim.

In and under the Antarctic ice video

Matt Windsor is a field training instructor for Antarctic New Zealand. In a new video, Windsor shows what its like to ...

What is it like to work in Antarctica? A new video from a Kiwi on the ice gives us a glimpse.

A stark warning for Earth video

Physicist Stephen Hawking has issued a dire proclamation about the need to take proactive political measures to prevent ...

Physicist Stephen Hawking says we are all doomed; here's why.

A few good rivers

The Tuamarina River bursts its banks at Koromiko, a day after the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that rocked the upper North ...

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water.

Cruise's $55m fine for pollution video

The Caribbean Princess can carry more than 3100 passengers.

A well-known cruise liner has admitted polluting the ocean with waste and then trying to cover it up.

Acting on carbon

Wonder why this stunt made the news? Wellington's Generation Zero fights climate change on the morning train.

Generation Zero is moving beyond street stunts to engage with real climate change politics.

Landfill agreement gets ticked

The Colson Rd landfill in New Plymouth is almost full to the brim, and will close by June 2019.

The landfill agreement was rubbished by one councillor

NZ rivers at 'crisis point'

The upper reaches of the Rakaia River in Canterbury.

Maori relied on them for sustenance. The Europeans saw them as "hostile". Now our rivers are in a perilous state.

DOC investigates as whitebait numbers decline

Roger McNaughton, Southland Recreational Whitebaiters Association president.

The country's whitebait fishery is in the spotlight, with DOC investigating plummeting numbers.

Selwyn River dried up

Dried out weed is the only sign of water in this part of the Selwyn River, an area where about 70 eels died.

The signs say there's a river here, but no one's seen it in months.

Blankets and towels needed for 'bird lady'

The Bird Lady, Sylvia Durrant, left, with 11-year-old Jess Preston who is fundraising to help her.

An 11-year-old is fundraising to help Sylvia Durrant aka the Bird Lady.

Polluted stream making comeback

The 12-kilometre Puhinui Stream runs through Totara Park in Manurewa to the Manukau Harbour near Auckland International ...

Years of hard work is paying off for people devoted to improving south Auckland's natural environment.

Duvaucel's gecko released at Tawharanui

Duvaucel's gecko's have been reintroduced to the mainland wilderness at Tawharanui Open Sanctuary after an absence of ...

For the first time in a century Duvaucel's gecko are back in the wild on New Zealand's mainland.

Auckland CBD's 24 hour fridge

Blogger Amanda Chapman is the brains behind a new community fridge in Auckland's CBD.

A community fridge has free food on offer in Auckland’s CBD - but is it a health risk?

Dirty dump improving

The site received eight odor complaints in a year.

A notoriously smelly dump is cleaning up its act.

Enviroschool goes for gold

The Envirogroup plant a Totara with Upper Hutt Mayor Wayne Guppy.

An Upper Hutt School had gained Green Gold and now is mentoring other schools.

Family 'swarmed and stung' video

Bees from the 26 hives nextdoor swarm on the Paterson's backyard.

It's rare that the kids get to play in their own backyard - thanks to neighbour's 26 "poorly managed" beehives.

No more money for reef video

Researcher Grace Frank completing bleaching surveys along a transect line on an area known as One Tree Reef, in the ...

Aussie government gives no new commitments to help protect the country's wounded Great Barrier Reef.

RMA deal 'undermines GE-free'

Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox says she supports NZ agriculture and horticulture being GE-free.

Maori Party accused of naivety after backing reforms which could stop councils declaring themselves GE-free.

In the bag: Giving up plastic

Collect all your soft plastics together and take them to a recycling bin at Pak 'N Save, The Warehouse or New World.

It's hard to believe that plastics bags have only been with us for about 50 years.

Baby dolphin frolicks in harbour

There are between 12,000 and 18,500 dolphins in New Zealand.

The first Hector's dolphin calf of the season delighted cruise passengers in Akaroa Harbour.

CSI salmon canned

Samples taken from the Opawa River by Marlborough District Council freshwater ecologist Pete Hamill have come back ...

With tests to determine cause of salmon deaths unclear, this case is closed.

1080 dropped, camp canned

William Young, 9, and Lukis Barton, 10, will have to make do studying the Te Henui stream after their school camp to ...

A primary school has cancelled its camp in a national park because of a 1080 drop in the area.

Grebes nest gone from Queenstown Bay

Max Perkins built a water break for nesting crested grebes at Queenstown waterfront before an unhatched nest was washed ...

Community-built water break didn't save a pair of endangered crested grebes nesting in Queenstown.

Old man's beard problems

According to council rules a landowner must all old man's beard on their property except in voluntary areas within 50 m ...

The fight against old man's beard is ramping up.

Parking ticket pollution video

Highlands Intermediate science specialist Pat Swanson shows the effort needed to break down plastic parking receipts ...

Young scientists say plastic parking tickets are polluting beaches - but council says changing is too costly.

Millions to fix poo problem

Raglan locals were furious over an Easter 2016 wastewater spill in the harbour

It's no easy fix and it'll be a decade before sewage spills are down to acceptable levels

Wellingtonians among worst recyclers

Food and organics the biggest opportunity to reduce waste, so will Wellington get "green" bins?

Job numbers in question

Te Runanga o Ngati Ruanui Kaiarataki Debbie Ngarewa-Packer.

 A South Taranaki iwi and sand mining company are at loggerheads over job numbers.

Council charged over wastewater

A court date for Hawke's Bay Regional Council's prosecution of Central Hawke's Bay District Council has yet to be set.

Central Hawke's Bay District Council is being prosecuted over its waste discharges.

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