Environment

Water bottlers face the heat

Water is sourced from the South Waikato municipal supply for about $1 for every 100 litres.

Gallons of water extracted by bottlers and sold for massive profits have prompted calls for fairer payment structures.

'Beautiful' walkway restored

A section of the Conifer Grove walkway will be upgraded this year.

 Work is about to start on fixing the Pahurehure Inlet walkway.

Milestone in drive to bring robin call back gallery

A robin at Bream Head two weeks after the first release on April 8.

Trust takes another step in goal to re-establish noisy, bird filled splendour to Northland scenic reserve.

She hasn't emptied the bin in 2 months

In Kristy Lorson's efforts to live waste free she has discovered that making toothpaste is easy and only requires 1 ...

A family of three have not had to empty their kitchen rubbish bin for the past two months.

Record backing to protect sharks

Sharks are hopefully going to get more protection, as record backing grows against the fin trade. "This is probably the ...

"This is probably the most important thing that could happen for sharks and rays this year."

Watch: Stunning new jellyfish video

The mesmerizing creature was thought to have been out hunting when captured on film.

Amazing new jellyfish found prowling one of the deepest oceans in the world.

New interest in fish farm

Tender proposals for fin fish farming back on the agenda in the Coromandel.

'Undisclosed party' interested in Coromandel fish farming, financial flamboyance required.

Spray drift still unmonitored

Grape growing is a low-risk industry in terms of spray drift, a New Zealand Winegrowers manager says.

Efforts to track vineyard spray drift are still in the pipeline nine years after a report highlighted gaps in the data.

Massey teams up with US to train for oil spills

A little blue penguin gets the star wash treatment at the Oiled Wildlife Response Centre after the Rena oil spill in 2011.

"The faster we can get to animals and get them into care, the more likely they will survive after being oiled."

Taking a stand

A lawyer, a locksmith and a bailiff speak with police at Kieran Venning's front gate.

Plans to transfer property bought to make way for the Wairau Valley hydroelectric scheme have hit a road block, with one man refusing to leave his home.

Battling the dry conditions

Lake Elterwater, near Ward, remains dry as farmers wait for rain.

For sheep and beef farmers in eastern Marlborough there has been no significant rainfall for two years.

Eco Art celebrates milestone

Innovative Waste Kaikoura staff Trish Mulvaney, left, and Lorraine Diver prepare bags of assorted goodies for this ...

Plans are brewing for a "Refest" month, with a focus on reduce, reuse, recycle.

'Progress' on water quality has been in the wrong direction

A sign at Lake Forsyth warns of toxic algae.

OPINION: Let's establish healthy people, rivers, lakes and groundwater as our priority in law.

Man ordered to clean up property

Invercargill Court building on Don street, Invercargill.

An Invercargill man has been ordered to get rid of rubbish and old car parts from his property - or store it out of public view.

Half a century of conservation

Robin Cox retires from Picton Department of Conservation.

"Just being able to get paid to walk some of these places and see them and help protect them is a privilege."

Warnings over nitrogen in Lake Taupo

Lake Taupo.

Stock were left to graze on land that was supposed to be used for forestry.

A year without winter?

Mt Hutt ski area manager James McKenzie says milder temperatures will not make "huge difference" to the ski season.

Unusually warm temperatures predicted for much of May, but skifield operators are not panicking yet.

Mishap could affect homes

The Christchurch City Council said previous flood modelling for floor levels did not account for the effect of flooding ...

Floor levels in some New Brighton properties could be "significantly lower" than the threshold required.

Greenie at heart

Picton resident Nozz Fletcher.

"I want every garden and reserve around Picton to be a sanctuary for the birds spilling out from Kaipupu."

Invercargill drainage systems below NZ standards

Invercargill consulting engineer Nathan Surendran is calling for greater public debate around stormwater drainage and ...

Invercargill's storm drainage systems are below the New Zealand standard - but city leaders say improving them would cost too much money.

Green MP visits South

Green MP Steffan Browning flew to Invercargill on Friday to investigate velvet leaf with Environment Southland, and talk ...

Green MP talks velvet leaf, pesticides and bees.

Stealthy water protest plan

This intake structure forms part of the first stage of the scheme.

Greenpeace to protest against Central Plains Water irrigation scheme, but wants the element of surprise.

Robins return to the Abel Tasman video

One of the 43 robins released at Te Pukatea Bay on Saturday.

Robin from Adele Island have been transferred to Te Pukatea Bay in the Abel Tasman.

Kakapo on show

Sophie Byrne, 9, and her sisters Isla, 4, and Emily, 6, check out the kakapo Tumeke 2 at the Department of Conservation ...

Sophie Byrne, 9, and her sisters Isla, 4, and Emily, 6, check out the kakapo Tumeke 2 at the Department of Conservation kakapo hand-rearing facility in Invercargill.

Warmer winter highly likely

Winter will be warmer than normal, says Niwa.

Hoping for a warm winter? Niwa says you're in luck.

Green corridor a 'win, win'

Contractors prepare for trees to be planted along Grove Rd, Blenheim.

Leafy investment to soften the industrial streetscape of town's entranceway.

Scrap freshwater plan - ECan

Lake Forsyth on the Banks Peninsula is currently green, and so toxic it has killed sheep and pets.

The Government wants lakes Forsyth and Ellesmere cleaned up sooner. ECan wants the idea scrapped.

Cooking ban as India sizzles

More than 150 leading Indian economists, rights activists and academics expressed their "collective anxiety about the ...

Daytime cooking banned in India as searing heat kills more than 300 people.

Ruapehu crater lake heats up

The water temperature of Mount Ruapehu's crater lake has risen from 25 degrees celsius to 40 degrees since mid-April.

Scientists unsure if Ruapehu will stick to tradition and erupt following the volcano's latest earthquake swarm.

Wellington dumpster divers video

Wellington Chocolate Factory sustainability coordinator Lydia Bennett, left, with Sustainability Trust intern Troy Rossi ...

Businesses digging deep into their rubbish do their bit for the environment.

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