Environment

Cat curfew canned video

Wellington City Council has decided not to enforce a cat curfew as part of its new animal bylaw.

Wellington City Council axes plans for a cat curfew but all moggies may need a microchip.

Up close with Auckland's tigers video

Molek, left, and her son Berani enjoy some ice blocks made out of milk, blood and ostrich neck bones.

Big cats chow on milk, blood and neck-bones to celebrate International Tiger Day.

Awards winners for the community

Ernslaw One aquaculture manager John Hollows won the commercial award at the Southland Community Environment Awards on ...

The Southland Community Environment Award winners proved to have made environmental advances in their respective communities.

Will 1080 help or harm kea?

Kea at play at Arthur's Pass

Kea deaths from poison could be off-set by population gains in other areas, DOC researchers find.

I never found a rat I could like

A cultural renaissance could occur if billions were to be spent rid New Zealand of rats, writes David Slack.

OPINION: David Slack predicts a pest-free future played out to a soundtrack of kokako calls.

Plastic bags take kicking video

Glenn Livingstone Christchurch City Councillor.

Cr Glenn Livingstone kicked a ball of plastic bags across the council meeting to support banning them from city.

Rain foils Greens' river stunt video

The Green Party's Metiria Turei and Catherine Delahunty with Kurunui College students on the banks of the swollen ...

Plans to launch Swimmable Rivers campaign by wading in Ruamahanga had to be called off.

Protecting the seabed

A bay next to Croisilles Harbour in the Marlborough Sounds.

Marlborough has a poor record in the protection of habitats, says marine biologist.

Pest-free plan needs teeth

The writing could be on the wall for stoats if a pest-free plan for New Zealand comes to fruition.

OPINION: It's supposed to be New Zealand's 'Apollo programme', but $7m per year isn't enough.

Megaquake could 'unzip' south video

The Alpine Fault is visible from space where the Southern Alps meet the West Coast.

The Alpine Fault ruptures roughly every 300 years - the last time was in 1717.

YHA hostels go solar

Ben Cloake, left, sales manager at Sunshine Solar and Chris Sperring, central area manager for YHA New Zealand, atop the ...

The charity is investing $2.7m in building one of the largest solar networks in the country.

Erosion at critical point

Punakaiki Beach Camp manager Craig Findlay is worried about the threat of severe coastal erosion.

Top tourism spot hit by severe erosion will be saved by a seawall, but who will pay for it?

Hayward chosen for climate talks

Now that we all agree we have the problem of climate change, what will we do about it, asks Bronwyn Hayward.

A Christchurch academic will help develop new ideas to fight climate change.

Do your bit for biosecurity

These beagle pups are being trained for the frontline in the battle against invasive species.

The Government wants an army of 4.7 million people in the battle to stop invasive species.

How to kill a predator

Possums may one day be a relic of New Zealand's history.

Deadly toxins, genetic intervention and poison from the sky – purging our predators may involve tools befitting James Bond.

World's deepest sinkhole found

Dragon Hole, Parcel Islands. Thumbs only

Mythical tale of a "Dragon Hole" in the sea sparks the discovery of a huge underwater abyss.

Trap happy 'amateurs' warned

The weka which was injured after being caught in a possum trap made a full recovery after treatment at Lochmara Wildlife ...

A predator-free group has called for people to follow the rules when laying traps as weka hurt in Picton.

Parts of coastal hazard report 'misleading'

Parts of a report on coastal flooding and erosion in Christchurch were "not fit for purpose", expert panel says.

Parts of controversial report on coastal flooding and erosion labelled "misleading" and "not fit for purpose" by expert panel.

Doubts over predator-free 2050 goal

The pest-free 2050 announcement has been welcomed by some, others remain skeptical.

'Impossible to say' if the government's new target is realistic or not, experts say.

Solar-powered plane's world-first

Solar Impulse 2, a solar powered plane piloted by Swiss aviator Andre Borschberg, is seen as it prepares to land at ...

For the first time in history, a plane has gone round the world without using a drop of fuel.

Predator-free NZ 'unrealistic'

Ship rats are one of the common pests to New Zealand. They climb trees and eat fantails in their nests.

John Key has a plan to rid the country of pests - is it ambitious or unachievable?

NZ's 'predator-free' target

Rats, possums and stoats kill 25 million native birds every year, says PM John Key.

The government is planning to eradicate the country of all pests threatening native birds by 2050.

Should we be paid to recycle?

bottles generic

Councils urge Government to adopt national cash-for-bottles scheme.

Court orders car limits for Otatara man

The Invercargill District Court.

The number of vehicles an Otatara man can have on his property are now limited.

Court battle over precious kauri

08102015 news photo supplied by Northland Environmental Protection Society. A huge kauri at a log extraction site west ...

Exporters are flouting the rules to ship "the world's most valuable timber" out of NZ, the High Court at Auckland has heard.

400-page river report compiled

Plan change 5 affects the Upper and Lower Waitaki zones, where the water has too much nutrient in it.

Submissions on proposed changes relating to nutrient management in Canterbury leads to "behemoth" report.

Recycling concerns highlighted

Innovative Waste Kaikoura employees, from lft, Gary Lapsley, Tyler James and Patrick Oakes are getting tired of having ...

An upcoming collection method to be added to Kaikoura recycling efforts has highlighted the need for residents to separate their disposals correctly.

Cut plastic waste in one step

Brianne West is a bio-chemist. She was studying at the University of Canterbury when she got the idea for Ethique's products.

Young Kiwi businesswoman tackles beauty industry's rubbish problem.

Canty set for air quality fail

Smog over Timaru on a winter morning in 2015.

A crackdown on home heating has not been enough to bring Canterbury's air quality up to soon-to-be introduced national standards.

Whitecliffs access on shaky ground video

Parani and Russell Gibbs with their granddaughter Harper, 2, stroll along the final stretch of the Whitecliffs Walkway ...

A stoush between a Taranaki landowner and DOC has resulted in the Whitecliffs Walkway being closed to the public.

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