Council look towards zero waste

A range of households from Auckland's North Shore will help to evaluate the Council's waste service.

Cat visits revealed

Lulu strap

The Wellington suburb of Brooklyn has been identified as a feline flashpoint in a new cat-tracking study by environmental campaigner Gareth Morgan.

Mutton bird season under way

Muttonbird, sooty shearwater

The mutton-birding season on the Titi Islands is cranking up.

Kokako thrive thanks to volunteers


Today, thanks to pest control, translocation and an egg swap, there are 30 breeding pairs of Kokako in the Hunua Ranges.

Les Mills boss takes on Nats

Labour Party

Prominent businessman Phillip Mills calls Govt's response to climate change "morally reprehensible", throws support to Labour and Greens.

Sewage flows through manhole covers

Untreated sewage spilled into the Manawatu River and back through manholes in a low-lying Palmerston North street.

Albatross' flight to test nesting spot

A Chatham Island albatross chick

The first group of rare Chatham Island albatross chicks moved to a new breeding site have left their artificial nesting spot.

Kakapo high on world rare bird list


The kakapo has been named one of the most unique and endangered birds in the world.

Turning water into wine

Allan Scott wines

A new system for dealing with wastewater could be a boon for the wine and dairy industries.

Retreat best option for floods

aerial flood pic strap

Abandoning areas in Christchurch under threat from the effects of sea level rise is "painful" but necessary, researcher says.

Climate change trouble for Tuatara


Male tuatara can expect lonely love lives as the climate warms - before they eventually become extinct.

Seabed mining threatens Maui's dolphin

maui dolphin

The world's rarest dolphin could allegedly become extinct if a seabed mining scheme goes ahead.

Monorail seen as threat to bats


Endangered bats in Fiordland could be wiped out if multi-million-dollar monorail project gets go-ahead, critics say.

Threatened bats found on farm


A farm owner's desire to build a small bridge led to the discovery of a roosting area for a threatened native bat.

Illegal salmon release

Hundreds of live salmon have been illegally dumped in a Canterbury lake.

Recycling buyers losing patience


NZ has no recycling facilities, and the list of recycled items Chinese buyers will accept is getting shorter.

Giant weta to get island home

weta punga

Hundreds of NZ's largest giant weta will be released onto pest-free islands in the Hauraki Gulf.

Aphids linked to wasp problem

willow aphids

Giant aphids have arrived in Canterbury, raising concerns about an increase in wasps.

Key: 'A great decision'

Japanese whaling ban

PM says "hopefully we've seen the last of Japanese whaling vessels in the great Southern Ocean".

Whaling fight 'not over yet'

Sea Shepherd anti-whaling

Activists claim victory as the UN bans Japan's whaling programme, but fear the fight will go on.

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