Hector's dolphin baby spotted video

Hector's dolphins are among the most endangered species in the world. These two were spotted near Akaroa on Sunday morning.

The first Hector's dolphin calf of the season has been spotted by tourists in Akaroa Harbour.

Climate march attracts hundreds video

The Hamilton march's aim was to create political will for climate action, organisers said.

'Children [in Kiribati] are going to school wading in knee-high water when it's high.'

Japan whaling condemned

Japan has announced it will resume whaling for 'scientific research' despite an international recommendation they cease.

New Zealand expresses "deep disappointment" in Japan's Antarctic exploits but little will be done to stand in their way.

Environment report snubs Southland

Strong winds create choppy waters in Bluff Harbour.

Southland overlooked in major Government climate change study.

Climate of change as NZ marches gallery video

The Wellington march heads to Parliament in the hope the Government will hear their calls for more action.

Thirty five rallies nationwide demand the Government do more to prevent catastrophic climate change.

'Quit fossel fuels before they kill us'

As a former pack-a-day smoker, Greenpeace NZ executive director Russel Norman says fossil fuels are like cigarettes: addictive and dangerous.

OPINION: Deliberately, knowingly, destroying the stable climate on which our civilisation depends, is insane.

Flooded with 'fatbergs'

Wellington's Waiwhetu Stream turns purple from pollutants. It is one of the region's most degraded waterways.

Billions of dollars are needed to clean up the country's waterways which are clogged with fat, sanitary items and trees.

'We owe it to our children' stuff nation video

Standing on a mound of debris, a boy burns garbage to expose discarded scrap metal, on the banks of the Buriganga River, in Bangladesh.

OPINION: Children are the ones facing the consequences of climate change, says UNICEF.

Giraffe wows Timaru crowd video

Shira the giraffe, moments after touching down in Timaru on her way to Orana Wildlife Park in Christchurch.

The hundred hardy souls who had waited hours in the cold to see Shira the giraffe got a treat.

Lizard island scholarship

Jamie Darbyshire won a Sir Peter Blake ambassador scholarship through DOC to study lizards on Maud Island.

A student from Hawera has won a chance to go and study endangered lizards in Nelson.

Saving the seabed

The heavy steel doors from trawling can damage and destroy extensive areas as they are dragged over the seabed.

"These habitats are like the rainforest of the sea, when they are removed you create deserts."

Wetlands are winners

Kaiwaiwai farmers Neville Fisher and Aidan Bichan, with Ian Gunn from the Greater Wellington Regional Council, and the constructed wetland.

Wetlands are making a comeback in the Wairarapa

NZ stays cool despite record world heat

While the globe is on course for the warmest year on record, New Zealand isn't quite as hot.

The world is heading for a record warm year, but New Zealand isn't looking so hot.

No animals in rivers: report

All cattle, deer and pigs should be kept out of rivers, lakes and wetlands, says the Land and Water Forum in its latest report.

Land and Water Forum presses to exclude livestock on plains and lowland hills from waterways.

Freshwater plan delayed

Taranaki's current Freshwater and Land Management plan hasn't been renewed since 2001.

The Taranaki Regional Council has pushed back the proposal for the Freshwater and Land Management plan by up to five years.

Upcycling with heart

Tanaya and Albert Neho test out a seat made out of an old bath.

An upcycling project isn't just about reducing the waste going to landfill.

Boys' battle against ban video

Tobbi Jones, 17, left, and Waka Goldsworthy, 17, in the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary.

Two Nelson teenagers took their fight against a volunteering ban to the Human Rights Commission.

How to save a river gallery

Landowner Jonathan Smith is one Kapiti local behind one of the country's most polluted rivers becoming its most improved.

Local efforts helped to transform the health of a Waikanae stream.

Ex-Nasa scientist backs climate lawsuit

University of Waikato law student Sarah Thomson has gained affidavits from experts in her lawsuit against Climate Change Minister Tim Groser.

An ex-Nasa heavyweight has thrown his support behind a Hamilton woman's climate change suit against the govt.

Group committed to conservation gallery

Macleans College enviro group members; Back: Mason Liu, Brendan Zhang-Liao. Front: Shuah Kim, Manashi Rasali, Janhav Khanna.

One Auckland school is working hard to restore the environment surrounding its grounds.

Tuatara deaths launch predator fence appeal

Otorohanga Kiwi House general manager Jo Russell stands by the attraction's failing 44-year-old perimeter fence. Fundraising for a new fence has started.

A dozen rare or endangered animals have died at Otorohanga Kiwi House in the past two years because of a failing fence.

Ngai Tahu rejects ECan democracy

Water rights protest outside Environment Canterbury in 2010, after the Government sacked elected regional councillors and replaced them with commissioners.

Ngai Tahu opposes a return to full democratic regional council elections.

Plan to recycle soft plastics begins

Awapuni Recycling operations manager Peter Siddall in Palmerston North with a small hill of plastic bags which became uneconomic to be recycled last April.

Bread and shopping bags will be recycled in a new pilot scheme.

Eco-sanctuary up for sale gallery

Lee Bay at Dancing Star Eco Reserve.

A private Stewart Island eco-sanctuary could soon turn public after its California-based owners listed it for sale.

Protest hailed as success video

Police attempt to talk down Greenpeace protesters who scaled NIWA ship
Tangaroa in Wellington.

A court date has been set for Wellington Greenpeace protesters who stormed a NIWA research vessel.

Inspection times keep farmers on toes

An irrigation unit in use on a Southland dairy farm.

Environment Southland keeps dairy inspection notice time to a minimum.

2050 forecast: Droughts, fire and deluges

In August 2050, Canterbury will be in the grips of a drought, MetService says.

MetService has revealed the outlook for the country in 35 years, and the forecast is grim.

Hamilton parade on climate change

From left, Waikato Climate Action group members Camilla Carty-Melis, Anna Cox and Julie Marshall get ready for Sunday's parade.

A T rex fossil and a papier mache polar bear will join a Hamilton climate parade on Sunday.

We need to aim high to preserve their homes and ours

Tuatara breeding patterns can be influenced by weather conditions.

OPINION: Within 50 years, 10,000 New Zealand families will have been forced out of their homes by rising sea levels.

Recycle your plastic bags into chairs

Plastic bags and other soft plastic food packaging will be turned into outdoor furniture under the new scheme.

New scheme means plastic shopping bags, packaging and "soft plastics" can now be recycled.

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