Environment

Dads get a buzz from honey

Al Kilmister, Julia Milne and Vic Pearce are part of a group aiming to promote beekeeping in Lower Hutt.

A collective is taking beekeeping to the suburbs.

Lake battler dejected but defiant

Phil Taueki, self-appointed guardian of Lake Horowhenua.

Long-running campaign over lake pollution leads to fighting talk in High Court.

Pupils help complete wetland restoration project

Williams family farm, wetland restoration after a year of growth.

Education on restoring and protecting wetlands starts at school.

Hungry bees need your help

Bee keeper Geoff Scott encourages people to plant bee friendly plants in Southland.

Do you look out for bees in Southland?

'Two meals for the price of one'

Green Party Co-leader James Shaw has said using the surplus carbon credits was like eating two meals while paying for one.

The Government has been called upon to tear up its surplus carbon credits to make good on some dodgy accounting.

Pirongia students learn about eco systems

Learning how the eco system works in controlling predators explained to Pirongia School students

Forty children grasped the opportunity to see first hand how dairy farming and natural environments can co-exist.

Volunteers needed to help protect kokako

The Kokako has a beautiful clear song that carries for kilometres.

More people needed to protect of one of New Zealand's threatened birds.

Seabed mining second crack

23112013.Photo: Mike Scott/Fairfax Media.  Yannie Petzold, of Ragaln, stands covered in molasses to symolise oil during ...

Millions of tonnes of ironsand could be stripped from the South Taranaki seabed if Trans Tasman Resources' bid to mine it is approved.

Pedal power behind recycling video

Kaicycle is a food waste bicycle collection service based in Wellington.

Kaicycle is fundraising to improve their urban waste collection service and help keep food waste out of landfills.

Fishermen rally to submit on plan

Rangitoto Passage is an ecologically significant site in the Marlborough Sounds.

What's good for the farmers is good for the fishers, as council unswayed by "tipping point" claims.

1080 drops: 'Fraud'

Anti-1080 campaigners are worried about the affect the poison will have on native birds and livestock.

Potential threats to native birds, livestock and pets has anti-1080 campaigners in Glenorchy worried.

Video highlights bird rescue hurdles video

Dr Helen Taylor's prize-winning short-video explains some of the genetic challenges in saving bird species.

Prize-winning video explains some of the challenges of saving bird species from extinction.

Picton's war on pests video

Picton Dawn Chorus predator-free group secretary Siobain Browning shows a group of Picton Kindergarten children how to ...

Volunteers are the front line in the battle to bring back New Zealand's dawn chorus.

Cattle in the river

Marie Amaru spotted cows grazing unchecked next to the Kaihihi Stream in Okato.

"Cows can do a lot of damage and I care, like most people, about our waterways."

Plumbing faux pas kills eels

One of the dead eels found in a small stream running through a Picton suburb.

Sewage pumped into Picton stream after tradie gets his connections crossed.

Popular spring shut after 'hammering'

The South Waikato District Council are discouraging swimming at the Te Waihou walkway blue spring.

Once this secret spot was revealed the crowds arrived and "the impact is extremely clear".

Stream polluted by grape byproduct

Landowner Mike Gifford has agreed to remove the grape marc waste from the site.

The landowner has been supplying affected neighbours with bottled water.

The purring plague video

Feral cats and kittens might appear cute, but they pose a major risk to New Zealand's wildlife.

Dumped cats killing native wildlife as DOC admits they have no immediate plan to deal with them.

For and against palm kernel

PKE is particularly valuable during North Island droughts.

OPINION: The dairy industry must think carefully about the consequences before moving against PKE.

Barn owls: The blow-in native gallery video

A female Barn Owl injured this winter.

It sounds like a contradiction in terms - a new native. But that's just what barn owls are.

Recycling heroes

Bohally Intermediate School's environmental group, including, from left, Georgia Richards, Hannah Martin, teacher Phil ...

Marlborough pupils have successfully campaigned to convince authorities to back their plan for a new recycling initiative.

'A decision needs to be made'

Among the Clover Park residents wanting the mess caused when large oak trees in their street shed their leaves to be ...

South Auckland residents fed up with nuisance trees in their street are demanding action from their local representatives.

Lightning strike deaths spike

Fridays have been the deadliest day of the week this year, which Jensenius said was unusual.

There's been a surge in lightning deaths this year in the US, with Fridays being especially deadly.

Alpine-water scheme the key to Nth Canty future

A view across the dry Hurunui district from Masons Flat towards Mt Tekoa.

Are alpine water schemes the way to "futureproof" farming in the increasingly dry Hurunui district?

New Waitakere Ranges subdivision rules

The Waitakere Ranges are still protected from subdivision by government legislation.

Removal of a prohibition on subdivision in the Waitakere Ranges will not make much difference, councillors say.

Sweet success video

J Bush and Sons beekeepers bring in hives to pollinate a rape crop in the Wairau Valley

J Bush and Sons have been processing honey out of the same timber-framed premises for much of the past 100 years.

Dead eels found in Waikawa waterway

One of the dead eels found in a Waikawa stream.

The council and DOC are looking into dead eels found in a Waikawa stream.

Two kea found dead in Arthur's Pass

Two kea were found dead on the roads of Arthur's Pass on Saturday morning, with a local wildlife group urging people to ...

Motorists urged to watch out for NZ's unique alpine parrot after two kea found dead on Arthur's Pass roads.

Match climate talk with action

Climate Change Issues Minister Paula Bennett says the emissions trading scheme needs to be tweaked.

OPINION: The Government is striking a new tone on climate change. It will bring forward ratification of the Paris climate treaty to the end of the year, it says.

Waihi crying fowl

Special anaesthetic-coated food was placed around the park to knock the roosters out.

Waihi residents concerned about the aggressive behaviour and all-night crowing of roosters that have been dumped at a reserve.

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