New species of kaka discovered

Chatham Island kaka

DNA detectives identify the Chatham Islands kaka is, or rather was, a distinct species.

Conservationists gain $500k

DOC, Department of Conservation

Five major Waikato conservation groups are collectively half a million dollars healthier thanks Doc grant.

'Fluoro' turtles are back

Fluorescent turtle

A rare "fluorescent" turtle, previously thought to be extinct, has been found in Queensland for the first time in nearly 20 years.

Finding a lost continent

continent

New science shows New Zealand is part of a continent that's 94 per cent underwater.

National invests in forests

Russell Forest

National plans to subsidise the growing of small forests on marginal land.

Waterways cleaned with mussel power

Tamaiti Tamaariki and Will Maihi

Ngati Whatua Orakei has a mussel reef restoration programme to help clean the waterways feeding into Okahu Bay.

Ship with dark past NZ-bound

Vega Auriga

Australia banned it for repeated welfare and maintenance breaches. Now it's heading to Tauranga.

1080 drop prompts animal warning

1080 drop

Holiday-makers planning on camping at Piano Flat at Christmas should leave their best friends behind.

Cull near houses alarms

Barbara Lucas

Police are investigating a pukeko cull carried out by Fish & Game in a semi-residential area of Hastings.

Meet New Zealand's tooled-up kea

Kea

Kea are again proving their status as cunning birds - this time they've been caught on camera.

1080 attack begins

Pests

Protesters are expected at a 1080 drop at Piano Flat in northern Southland early next week.

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

fishing

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

Pests

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

Cassini

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

	 mudfish

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

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