Environment

Large water bottling plant likely

Taxing bottled water wouldn't make sense: Government

A foreign company has permission to extract and bottle millions of litres of water every day from Christchurch's aquifers, likely paying nothing for the privilege.

Sea Lions establishing colony on Stewart Island

A juvenile sea lion in Port Pegasus in January 2016.

Southland's plans for aquaculture could be scuppered by sea lions looking for love.

Natives not always revered

Verran Primary School pupils Izabella Johnson, Sayla Hall, Tristan Sheehy, Suzie Clayworth, Ella Ava Sievert and Tyler ...

Woman who battled misconceptions about natives to ensure their protection, remembered by local school.

Challenging beliefs on how humans eat

Director James Cameron

James Cameron will release a doco this year that follows athletes who eat nothing but plants.

Plan to stop spread of wilding pines

Wilding conifer control in Abel Tasman National Park is near completion, but requires many years of management.

Forestry companies are looking at ways to curb the spread of wilding conifers on conservation land.

Climbers 'far outside their limits'

Victor Roucher, who died after sliding 490m down Mt Taranaki in June 2016, didn't have the experience to be attempting ...

A French tourist watched helplessly as his climbing companion slid to his death on Mt Taranaki.

Seas need legal personality, forum told

Dan Hikuroa says oceans need to be given a voice.

Call to give seas legal personalities, just as the Whanganui River was granted.

'Promising' results for reseeded paua

A curious seal keeps an eye on diver Jacob Radon during the paua survey last week.

Video surveys and genetic sampling used to monitor paua growth in Marlborough Sounds.

Suburb gave peace a chance

Protesters gather at North Head, Devonport in the 1980s.

Seaside Devonport on Auckland's North Shore celebrates leading the country toward its nuclear-free status.

Treading lightly on the land

Simon Engelbrecht on a windswept ridge overlooking his family's 611ha Stoneburn farm in East Otago.

Environment award-winning farmer impresses the judges.

Dam seen as answer

Otago Regional Council director of policy, planning, and resource management, Fraser McRae talks about proposed water ...

A Central Otago dam could solve a battle for water in the Manuherikia River.

Artists to go wild in parks

Minister Maggie Barry and artist Fiona Pardington who participated in an earlier version of the programme.

Artists will work with conservation projects in parks in a new residency.

Helping eradicate pests in Southland

Floyd McCormack, Quentin Owen-Cooper and Shane Wilson from the Trap and Train Deep South Pest Board.

If you are a possum living in Southland then your days are numbered according to Shane Wilson.

Wallaby 'environmental terrorism'

A wallaby eating grass in Victoria Park in Waimate.

Central Otago farmers have outlined how bad a wallaby invasion could be on grass lands.

Why you should be a 'reducetarian'

Reduce your meat intake and tackle climate change at the same time.

Kiwis eat a whopping 106.4 kilograms of meat each per year and we could learn a lot from reducetarianism.

Rare white fantail photographed

A white fantail was snapped in Whangarei.

It's probably not an albino - a common mistake by bird watchers.

Gorge cleared of myrtle rust

Myrtle rust has been found in 12 areas in New Zealand, but Manawatu has managed to avoid it.

Manawatu has avoided myrtle rust - a fungal disease threatening native plants.  

Myrtle rust on the move

There are now 10 properties infected with myrtle rust in Taranaki.

Malcolm Hine is in the middle of the myrtle rust outbreak and knows his 100 feijoa trees will soon have it.

You can't stop progress

Waikato farmer Gordon Stephenson founded the QEII Trust in 1977.

Blaming farmers ignores the progress they've made, says Doug Edmeades.

Learning from Tillamook dairy

A Tillamook compost barn with clean dry cows.

Keith Woodford says there are lessons to learn from Oregon dairy farming.

Sacred pohutukawa grove collapses

In the grounds of the Mon Desir apartments, resident Terry Smith sits on a lopsided bench, following the May 17 collapse ...

"If someone had got killed there, you wouldn't find the council fronting up to be keen to take any responsibility for it."

Everest's Hillary Step collapsed

"It’s official – the Hillary Step is no more," Mosedale confirmed.

Mountaineer confirms the famous Step named in Sir Ed's honour has been destroyed.

Biggest (recorded) wave in the south

A Kiwi buoy recorded the largest ever wave in the Southern Hemisphere on Saturday. (file photo)

The 19.4-metre wave - higher than a five-storey building - was recorded south of New Zealand at the weekend.

Myrtle rust containment best bet

Taranaki nursery and garden centre, Big Jim's, has been shut to the public due to myrtle rust disease.

Taranaki nursery owner looks on the positive side

Dog checks for rats

Gadget, with owner, trainer Sandra King of Stewart Island and Department of Conservation Biosecurity ranger Michele ...

Conservation dog 'Detector Gadget' is becoming the face of biosecurity advocacy in Fiordland.

New uses for unwanted pallets

Pallet Creations director Daphne Swinton with her children, Dayle de Har, 6, Jenifer de Har, 9, and Tukukino de Har, 4, ...

Daphne Swinton hated seeing the wasted of wooden pallets, so she did something about it.

Restoring Tasman Bay's waters

Stew Robertson with some of the rubbish collected from around Adele Island and Anchorage.

Cleaning up rubbish dumped overboard by boaties and commercial fishermen around Abel Tasman National Park is a small, but important, first step for the newly formed Tasman Bay Guardians.

Where will the next Great Walk go?

The Blue Lake, Nelson Lakes National Park.

OPINION: Nelson Lakes, Coromandel or Queen Charlotte Walk? Where should the next Great Walk go.

Oil protesters brave cold

Hundreds of protesters braved the icy winds in Christchurch to stand up against deep sea oil drilling. Part of the ...

Protesters against deep-sea oil drilling make large human chain along Christchurch beach.

Myrtle rust spreads

Myrtle rust has been found at a nursery in Northland.

Eight sites nationwide infected as fungus spreads in Taranaki.

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