$40,000 fine after river turns pink

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Allowing piggery effluent to flow into a stream lands a Waikato disposal company with a large fine.

NZ rivers will be 'like Yangtze'

orari river

Ecologist says the latest national water quality standards are a scam and warns against building the Waimea Community Dam.

Fisheries fight 'strip mining'


Seafood industry argues against a plan to suction-mine the Chatham Rise.

Sewage discharge costs $56,250

sewage warning sign

District Council fined $56,250 for discharging five million litres of partially-treated sewage into harbour.

Mine pollutes sacred waters

Wainui Stream

Muddy minewater from a New Zealand Steel site has leaked into sacred Maori waters.

Tiny balls making a big mess

Pastic nurdle balls

Tiny plastic balls used in plastics manufacturing are fouling up Wellington's Evans Bay beach.

Bring back the moa - we need them

mike dickison

New Zealand's forest ecosystem needs the extinct moa back, a flightless-bird expert claims.

Did walker see extinct kokako?


Man, who doesn't want to be named for fear of ridicule, says he saw "grey ghost" in Nelson hills.

Singing for Maui

sam strap

Kiwi musician lendds his voice to help save a group of endangered New Zealanders.

Fisherman banned from fishing


A South Auckland man has lost his car, and been fined $4500 for a second conviction for selling kina.

'Licence to pollute?'

Environmental expert Dr Mike Joy

Ecologist claims government aims to dramatically increase the agriculture over the next couple of decades at the expense of water quality.

Cockles flourish in Pauatahanui Inlet

Pauatahanui Inlet

Cockles in Pauatahanui Inlet have increased by more than 20 per cent, s sign of the inlet's improving water quality.

Water quality standards introduced

Lake generic

All of New Zealand's lakes and rivers will in future have to meet minimum water quality standards.

DOC declares war on mice

Mouse, mice generic

DOC is about to begin a million-dollar ground war on an army of mice on the Antipodes Islands.

June breaks record

Sun, sunny, hot day, heat wave

June this year was the warmest on record at Niwa's most important measuring sites.

Mining fight continues

seabed mining

Company plans to appeal a decision against iron-sand mining off the Taranaki Coast.

Biosecurity month targets wallabies

	 wallaby watch

A tasty carrot, slathered in 1080, is the secret to getting rid of wallabies hopping their way through the Waikato region.

Bird watchers on alert


Thousands of Kiwis are taking part in a citizen science project aimed at monitoring population trends of common garden birds.

Your climate change message

carbon strap

If you could speak to world leaders about global warming, what would you say?

Battle against wasps to ramp up


War will be declared on wasps in the Craigieburn Range as part of the largest operation of its kind carried out in NZ.

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