Predator free a big ask

35 million possums in New Zealand are in the crosshairs

Ten years ago, there was a public outcry over pest control. Now, it's "kill the buggers".

Eight-year-old conservationist

Penelope Te Pania is the recipient of New Zealand Plant Conservation Network's Young Plant Conservationist award.

When Penelope Te Pania grows up, she wants to plant trees all over the world.

Preserve baches or penguins?

Nesting season for blue penguins typically ends in February.

Baches will erode away if a seawall isn't built. But protecting nesting penguins gets priority.

Dogs trained to avoid kiwi

Kiwi are particularly vulnerable to harassment by dogs and seldom survive encounters.

Dogs on Stewart Island are in for a shock on Monday.

Black beaches under threat? video

Could the mining of iron sand off Taranaki affect Piha Beach? The Waitakere Ranges Protection Society thinks so.

The proposed mining of iron sands could impact beaches like Piha, an environmental group says.

Biopsy on hospital's waste mountain

Capital & Coast DHB generates between 4000 and 5000 kilograms of waste every day.

Capital & Coast DHB generates up to 5000kg of waste every day - so where does it all go?

Is New Zealand really 'clean and green'?

Rubbish dumped at Waitoetoe Beach on the Manawatu River in Palmerston North.

"This is a self portrait of us doing nothing. This is not somebody else's problem."

Weekend weather set to shine

Warm and sunny weather is expected throughout most the country over the long weekend.

Bring out the BBQ for the long weekend, we're going to have some sun. Except for you, Gisborne. Sorry.

Unstable ground closes gorge walk

Part of the The Te Apiti Manawatu Gorge walk has been closed while a slip is stabilised.

Short walks in the Manawatu Gorge remain open, but long track is closed.

Shark diving permits pending court outcome

PauaMAC5 was seeking a declaration that DOC and the director-general of conservation must consider the safety of other ...

The Department of Conservation has said it will make a decision as to whether it issues permits for shark cage diving before the season starts in December.

Whitebait need protection under law

The main culprits of the decline in numbers of adult whitebait are deteriorating water and habitat quality over much of ...

Opinion: The way things are going whitebait species will be gone before most of our grandchildren are able to see them.

Battery of rooks poisoned video

A helicopter about to take off with a pest control contractor attached.

A man on a wire sporting a caulking gun full of deadly goo spells doom for ravenous rooks.

Simple solutions from waste

Shelly Robson, left, and Linda Bennett are leading an upcycling revolution in Kaikoura which includes a plan to produce ...

 Kaikoura shower cap innovation.

Study to help the dotterels

Dotterel eggs are at risk from predation as well as from human activity as the nests are very difficult to spot among ...

A Kaikoura woman hopes to turn round the fortunes of the banded dotterel.

Kaikoura's litter solution

Peter Hallinan is one of the organisers of a new initiative to combine walking with picking up rubbish. The new group ...

Keeping fit and saving the planet, walkers target litter.

A cafe at the dump?

Concept B focuses on a better flow of materials being dropped off and processed through to the retail areas of the site.

One council wants to create a great shopping, cafe, outdoor and educational experience at its dump. 

Turtle's long voyage home

Koha and Kelly Tarlton aquarist Patrick Gough.

Flown to Auckland where he was nursed back to health, Koha has started his trip back to the Kermadecs.

The value of sustainability

John Milford, chief executive of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce

OPINION: There may be costs in auditing your carbon footprint, but the benefits far outweigh them

Ever seen a white tui?

The rare bird was sighted in Clevedon this month

A keen eye catches a glimpse of the rare tui in south Auckland.

Maui dolphin numbers up

160614, news photo, dargaville & districts news, supplied, maui dolphin

Small rise in critically endangered dolphin, but concerns remain for their survival.

Paua divers want shark protection

Some Stewart Island residents want shark cage diving banned.

Paua divers and shark cage operators put cases before High Court in Wellington.

'Power grab' over environment funding

Environment Minister Nick Smith has given himself the power to decide which non-profits receive government funding for ...

Govt change to legal fund "a clear conflict of interest", Greens say.

Soft plastics recycling hits town

Mark McClafferty, chief executive of Replas recycled plastic products, with a bead of recylced plastic which has been ...

Capital residents can now recycle their plastic bags at 56 places around the region.

Farms warned to cut greenhouse gases video

A cow has its emissions measured at Massey University by the Pastoral Greenhouse Gas Research Consortium and NZ ...

"Just because there are difficulties does not mean that nothing can be, or should be done," says NZ environment commissioner.

Super fund cuts fossil fuels

The super fund has signalled a move to prepare for climate change, which would see it move to reduce its exposure to ...

New Zealand's $30 billion sovereign fund promises to target clean energy in a bid to prepare for climate change.

Rescue helicopter in 1080 drop

A helicopter used by Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust has been used for aerial 1080 drops in Fiordland.

Rescue helicopter trust threatened after protesters raise concerns about rescue helicopter being used to drop 1080.

How to dig a hole in a lake video

Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere being opened in rough seas in 2014.

Opening Canterbury's largest lake is no mean feat, as new drone footage shows.

Antarctic adventurer to help restore Hillary's Hut

Gus Anning among the megaherbs of Campbell Island.

Gus Anning will soon leave the sunny Coromandel Peninsula to head back to Antarctica.

Stop rejecting 'ugly' food

Jonathan Bloom wants us to eat apples like this one rather than throwing them.

Would you eat this? A visiting food waste activist wants us to embrace ugly food and prevent it going to the landfill.

New virus to hit immune rabbits

A new rabbit virus strain will help control the feral rabbit populations in Marlborough

A K5 strain will kill 20-30 per cent of a rabbit population building immunity against the original calicivirus.

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