Lives could be lost and millions in damage caused if a major flood were to hit a small West Coast town.
The Government says 70 per cent of public submissions favour a change around 1080 drops.
Footage of a dead minke whale on board a Japanese whaling vessel was a key moment in the battle against Japanese whalers, a Sea Shepherd captain says.
It got a 'very poor' grade last year, but the Blenheim river is 'swimmable' under new government freshwater guidelines.
Environment Southland Councillors have approved a plan to to protect the Fiordland marine environment.
More groups have joined a critical chorus against the Government's proposed swimming water-quality guidelines.
Manawatu "well ahead of some of the other regions" for 'swimmability' pledge.
Albany's Lucas Creek is not swimmable, regardless of government guidelines, says Green Party water spokesperson Catherine Delahunty.
"To have a place free of predators is a wonderful thing."
Rats in the Omaui reserve are entering their final days.
Could NZ follow South America's example of charging locals to access tracks and double hut fees for tourists?
So 3000 litres of methanol spilled into the ocean. Fortunately it's water soluble.
A parasitic wasp may be unleashed on a potentially devastating insect.
Chamberlains Ford is all but withered into a puddle, filled with slime. But its swimming quality is marked as "good".
Lots of distressed and dead eels and fish were seen after Hamilton firm's chemical spill.
The remains of an ancient, human-sized penguin found in a Canterbury river suggest penguins waddled the earth alongside dinosaurs.
We want Lake Rotoroa to be safe to swim in, community tells council.
Introduced to the Auckland Islands as food, pigs that now devour penguins may soon be killed.
The Government wants 90 per cent of New Zealand's lakes and rivers to be swimmable by 2040.
The Christchurch City Council will lobby the Government to negotiate electricity contracts only with companies supplying 100 per cent renewable energy.
The Sea Cleaners Trust are pulling out about 90 wheelbarrow loads of rubbish a day out of our waterways.
A Golden Bay iwi has applied for an unprecedented water conservation order to protect the aquifer that feeds the country's largest freshwater springs.
Heavy rains in US trigger giant whirlpool, as 7.5 million litres of water a minute disappear.
Wellington Zoo's much loved giraffe did not survive a final attempt to save her life with emergency surgery.
The sight of human excrement floating in the water in Paihia has angered a local woman.
A new infestation of pest plants in Torbay has highlighted a heavy reliance on local volunteer groups for pest control as Auckland Council struggles for funding.
Electric fences trialled to keep seals away from quake roadworks - but they may not be enough.
Councillors approve over $3 million to install new filters in Wellington's storage lakes after new algae detected.
Conservation groups back at square one after years of work to restore native forests in the Port Hills went up in flames.
Pair face penalties after being caught with 565 scallops in Northland.