Smith won't pursue defamation

Nick Smith

Conservation minister won't pursue defamation after after allegations of political interference at Fish & Game.

Rat numbers rocket


Rat numbers have exploded in Rimutaka Forest Park, threatening native wildlife, local conservationists say.

Fish and Game 'anti dairy'

Nick Smith

Conservation minister rejects claim he bullied Fish & Game over campaign to clean up rivers.

EPA slated over sandmining case

Stockton mine

A failed bid to mine iron ore off the coast of Patea has exposed inadequate handling of marine consent applications.

Raglan group ready for round two

Iron sand

An anti-seabed mining group is fighting a firm's appeal against its rejected mining application.

Open day celebrates wetlands

 	 Waituna Lagoon webcam image

It is time for dirty hands and for farmers to trial new methods for a Waituna catchment area.

Last chance to save mohua: DOC


DOC has confirmed it will dump 1080 on almost 7000 hectares of Waikaia Forest.

Contractor caught in the act

	 auckland council, dumping

An investigation is underway after one council contractors seen dumping waste water into a Pukekohe stream.

Water woes worry women

Margaret Webster of Turakina and Kathy Reardon of Marto

Rural women are concerned about water quality, but believe a lot of the degradation comes from cities and towns.

Canterbury NZ's 2nd smoggiest

canterbury smog

Greens blame ECan for pollution problems because it took away the "carrot" and relied on the "stick".

Demonstrating conservation

Blue Duck

Endangered creatures flourish as a family figures out how to combine farming with eco-tourism.

Cleanup helps whitebait

Matthew Bloxham

Whitebait are great swimmers but they can't jump so streams need to be clear of obstacles for fish to flourish.

Young plea for climate change 'conversation'

Climate change

A group of proactive young New Zealanders wants a "national conversation" about climate change.

New park for Great Barrier

great barrier island

More than 12,000 hectares on Great Barrier Island in the Hauraki Gulf has been declared a new conservation park.

Crown's Rena consultation a wreck

The wreck of the Rena

The Crown has been described as "incompetent" by Bay of Plenty Maori for its handling of the Rena wreck.

To bee or not to bee


A dispute between neighbours over bees has hobby keepers worried they will need resource consent to keep hives.

What a grape idea

Bush falcon swoops in to save vineyards


Ferocious predator described as the V8 supercar of the skies is to help guard vineyards.

Maui's dolphins in mining spots: Greens

Maui dolphins

The Green Party says mineral mining permits have been granted across a third of a marine sanctuary inhabited by Maui's Dolphins.

Whale numbers rise

Humpback sightings up

humpback whale

Ninety-two humpback whales were seen over a four-week period this year - the second highest sighting on record.

'As damaging as DDT'

Honey bee

Bees, butterflies, worms and birds among those at serious risk from neonics pesticides.

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