Council's toxic-land headache

Poison, poisonous, toxic

The council is analysing a list of more than 300 properties it owns that may be contaminated.

Statoil's drilling plans strongly opposed

Northland beach

Statoil has been asked to cancel seismic testing planned for summer to protect Te Reinga Basin's marine life.

Overseas angler licence goes up


Overseas anglers who want to fish for trout in this country for more than a day are going to have to pay extra for the privilege.

Firm sorry for toxic dumping

Mark Egginton

Fertiliser firm "misinterpreted advice" and dumped contaminant that hospitalised two people.

1080 war on pests gets under way


The Department of Conservation has launched its first sortie in the war against a predicted pest plague.

Metiria's world

Metiria Turei

Metiria Turei has lived in a car. Twice. She crochets and she plays bass in a band.

Methane clouds above Saturn


Methane clouds could be a hint of summer storms are starting, say scientists studying the atmosphere.

Mt Bruce's $1.1m aviary takes flight

Aviary strap

A new $1.1 million walk-through aviary will treat visitors to a new experience at the Mount Bruce wildlife centre.

Rare mudfish rehomed


The finishing touches are being put on a new home for a colony of rare black mudfish discovered in the Waikato.

Dangerous dross dumped

Hospital corridor, generic

Fertiliser firm ordered to stop dumping contaminant that hospitalised two people.

Great whites 'migrate to tropics'

great white shark

A 10-year study of great white sharks find most migrate north for the winter.

DOC to shift storm-hittimber

West Coast Cyclone Ita forest damage

Native West Coast trees cut down urgently before bill was passed will be recovered by DOC.

Protection for eels

Longfin eel

New measures have been proposed to protect the iconic longfin eel after a review by experts.

More protection for marine wildlife

A New Zealand fur seal

Conservation Minister opens New Zealand's first whale and seal sanctuaries in Kaikoura.

Dumping deemed legal

dumping waste

Council investigation concludes its contractor's dumping of waste water in a Pukekohe stream was legal.

Which huts need help?

Nick Smith

Trampers, hunters and cyclists asked for input on which remote huts and tracks need repair work.

Land gets lifelong protection

Motatapu Station

Chunk of iconic South Island country to come under NZ's largest private land protection deal.

Emissions increase


Agriculture sector's greenhouse emissions rose 7 per cent last year, although it remains exempt from paying carbon emission units.

Saving lake one waterway at a time

Stephen Grey, Efeso Collins

It will take decades to restore one of Auckland's most polluted waterways, but small projects may be the way to go.

Tuatara hatches on film

tuatara strap

Extremely rare footage of a tuatara hatching has been filmed at Victoria University of Wellington. 

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