Condoms, toliet paper and tampons are not items you would expect to find at a public park.
When keen fisherman Matt Mitchell came across snapper being thrown over the back of a commercial trawler off the Whangaparaoa Peninsula earlier this year, he was pretty angry.
The clever little tropical storm that travels in time and changes its names.
It might not be as warm as usual, but there won't be as much wild weather.
New Zealand and Australia defend plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions, citing unusually high costs.
Householders living near a Christchurch quarry use bottled water to ease contamination fears.
By Rachael Le Mesurier, Executive Director of Oxfam New Zealand
Three plant pests growing in Marlborough will be under the spotlight following increased funding from Department of Conservation to fight invasive weeds.
Dactylanthus spotted on Mt Pirongia has excited a conservation group, who want to expand the species.
The Waste Minimisation Fund is providing a possible solution to recycling plastic bags, but one Auckland company says the answer is already here.
Divers have taken new samples from the South Canterbury lake at the centre of chemical dumping.
West Coast whitebaiters are heading back to the water, joined by researchers surveying which species are caught where.
Christchurch quarrying company has been hit with an abatement notice after digging too close to the water table.
Christchurch's Garden City reputation is at risk as the council proposes to remove the protected status of 1500 trees.
New Zealand's only native land-based mammal is under threat from logging and predators like cats, stoats and possums.
Three members of the Lake Horowhenua Trust are opposing the latest steps to improve the health of Lake Horowhenua.
Sinkholes can be the stuff of nightmares. The ground opens up and swallow people, buildings, and vehicles.
Bill on table to confirm Government's governance model for Environment Canterbury
Rainfall could drop by 15 per cent in some parts of the country, climate scientists say.
A case of paua in a pohutakawa tree landed a Whitianga man a hefty fine on Thursday.
Auckland Zoo's tiger Jaka gets his sore paw looked at.
Debate around the conservation of Maui's dolphin in NZ has reached the New York Times.
The Government is removing a testing regime for hazardous substances that leaves rabbits with irritated eyes.
The Dead Sea, a top spot for tourists, is shrinking at a rather alarming rate.
Hikers up to Mt Ruapehu's crater lake are being warned of small geyser-like eruptions.
A glacier that has just shed a massive chunk of ice alone holds back enough ice for a significant sea level rise.
The cleanup of the Rena wreck in the Bay of Plenty has cost hundreds of millions of dollars but long-term environmental damage is slight, scientists say.
The Ministry of Primary Industries is being slammed for relaxed quarantine measures in the wake of two maize spillages.
About 200 to 300 litres of synthetic drilling mud is being removed from a Taranaki stormwater system after a spill on Wednesday.
New Zealand's first threatened species ambassador says she would have an easier job if her fellow Kiwis cared as much about native species as they did reality television stars.