"The national interest trumped the interest of developers," the Government said. Interested developers may now come out tops.
CuriousCity: How do you do meal time for more than 100 different species?
Parts of old Kaikoura buildings may be used in the rebuild.
Long-haul champion to dine out in restored mudflats on the Firth of Thames in Fonterra project.
Millions of dollars of Treaty money has been given to companies and organisations for Waikato River clean-up projects, but who benefits?
The tens of thousands of visitors to New Zealand's Great Walks each year invariably leave one thing behind.
More than $500,000 has been granted to make the Queen Charlotte Track more cyclist and walker-friendly.
Wilding pines grow five times faster in NZ than the US and are taking a huge toll on farmers.
You've heard of guide dogs and police dogs, but we'll bet you haven't heard of some of these service dogs before.
Dozens of kids are signed up to go fishing in a river contaminated with E.coli.
Environmental group accuses NZ Transport Agency of imprisoning native fish.
A day to appreciate mountains? Sounds like a big deal.
Swarm on Lyall Bay beach likely to have been driven by unusually warm sea.
He's jetting of to North Dakota to take action for a cause he's passionate about.
Leonardo DiCaprio met with Donald Trump to discuss the environment, and gave him a copy of his latest film.
With New Zealand's blue duck/whio classified as nationally vulnerable, a release of six baby ducks has high hopes of re-population.
Heavy braking on roads can lead to more than just worn brake pads, it can have an impact on the environment.
When viewed from Paris' tallest skyscraper, the city's worst winter pollution in a decade is clearly visible.
Hastings District Council pleads not guilty in Havelock North water case after thousands had gastro.
The matai trees had stood tall for 200 years, but now they are gone. DOC says 1080 protesters are to blame.
OPINION: Allowing a few commercial operators to take unlimited numbers of whitebait is threatening the fishery for ordinary Kiwis, write two freshwater ecologists.
The four-day hearing concluded on Thursday, with a decision on the $100 million scheme due by mid-2017.
Taking full advantage of a predator proof fence, three New Zealand Falcon chicks are growing up quickly.
A Nelson woman is appalled by the amount of plastic rubbish she found on her walk back from the beach.
Central Otago winegrowers hope to prevent multi-million damage to vineyards from agrichemical spray drift.
An environmental battle is raging over a hydroelectric scheme that would tame a ferocious stretch of water known as the "Mt Cook of rivers".
Auckland housing developers planning to develop more than 450 homes in an area next to the Otuataua Stonefields Historic Reserve.
Dolphins and a pod of orcas were surprise guests at a weekend family gathering in the Marlborough Sounds.
A $7000 device used for recording whale song washed up off Kapiti Island after drifting all the way from Taranaki.
On Monday night in Australia lightning strikes injured several people and took the life of American tourist Sam Beattie.