Environment

Try hand at eel puppets

Puppeteer Anna Bailey is bringing her skills to Lower Hutt for 2017's Common Ground festival.

Puppeteer Anna Bailey is educating others about eels through her puppets

Pollution claims more eel lives

A pukeko eats an eel that was killed by sewerage pollution in a Torbay stream.

Eels were here longer than the development, says concerned resident.

It's a double rainbow

Gordon Douglas snapped the rainbow in Hataitai on Sunday night.

Snap-happy locals were delighted by the rare phenomenon. But can you see it?

Big bill for riverbank and flood defence repairs

Frequent flooding has turned the Kebbells Bend Trail beside the Waikanae River from a pleasant gravel pathway to a ...

GWRC faces a sizeable bill to repair riverbanks and flood defences damaged by all the unseasonal flooding.

Wave clouds are simply stunning

Wave-like clouds photographed over Palmerston North.

Beautiful clouds roll and break like waves in the sea over Palmerston North.

Rare kiwi planned for park

The predator proof gate at Shakespear Open Sanctuary is being replaced after it was hit by a vehicle. INSET: Matt Maitland.

Rare kiwi will be introduced to Shakespear Reserve, despite predator gate damage.

'It really is horrifying' video

The Ohinetahi Bush Reserve, a protected area with re-planted native forest and a growing bird population, on fire on Tuesday.

Decades of conservation work has gone up in smoke as the Port Hills fire rages across some of the region's last remnants of native forest.

Beauty seen from a bird's eye view

Video artist Murray Hewitt offers a new perspective of the Hutt River as part of the Common Ground festival in Lower Hutt.

Artist Murray Hewitt will take viewers on a bird's eye tour of Hutt River

High hopes with whio release

Fourteen whio are released to their new home near Whanganui National Park.

Fourteen endangered birds have been released near Whanganui National Park in the hopes numbers will flourish.

Stream treated like a 'dump'

Trash pulled from the Mangakakahi Stream in Rotorua this week.

More than 200kg of waste, including used nappies, has been pulled from a Rotorua stream.

Two water meetings for Wanaka

Wanaka aquatic scientist Laurel Teirney has a community-based catchment planning proposal for Wanaka.

Wanaka invites debate on lake snow, freshwater research, issues, ideas and funding.

Farming helps pest fish

Mosquitofish are native to parts of the United States, but were introduced to New Zealand to control mosquito populations.

Invasive fish population booms in waterways degraded by farming, study finds.

Mt Taranaki's mysterious origins

Geologists at Victoria University are unlocking Mt Taranaki's secrets.

"There's always been a problem of understanding why Mt Taranaki is so far to the West, away from the other mountains."

Our 'Amazon-scale' environmental crisis

The heavy steel doors from trawling can damage and destroy extensive areas as they are dragged over the seabed.

Opinion: Kiwis will be surprised to hear we have an 'Amazon-scale' ecological crisis occurring here on a similar scale.

Old Man's Beard overstays welcome

Old Man's Beard flower and leaf.

A trim won't do, Old Man's Beard must be removed.

Cookie the kaka has a new home

New kaka, Cookie, has been released into the Maungatautari aviaries.

Cookie the kaka is getting prepped for his return to the wildlife.

Bleak lesson from ebola outbreak

Health workers carry the body of an ebola victim for burial at a cemetery in Sierra Leone during the 2014 West African ...

Deadly ebola outbreaks are a higher risk where deforestation changes jungle habitats, a Kiwi scientist has found.

City's lack of recycling 'embarrassing'

Hamilton resident Lara Solomon is for the use of black bags, unless the council comes up with more options of recycling ...

Wheely bins could work, but not for university students, say their landlords.

Iron sands plan 'same old car' video

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Today is Trans-Tasman?s second try at a marine consent to mine 50m tonnes ...

Environmentalists and industrialists face off over massive Taranaki iron sands project.

Meters mooted for '12 bathtub' town

Marlborough District Councillor Cynthia Brooks says Renwick needs more water than other small communities.

"We need more water than other communities to live our lives out here."

Te Muri to stay remote

Camping at Te Muri beach will still see tents brought across Te Muri stream by foot.

One of the most secluded beaches on Auckland's east coast will remain car free.

Big fine for fishing threat

Three men were responsible for taking an illegal catch of paua from the South Taranaki coast.

Judge says offenders caught with illegal paua catches were "frowned on by the community".

Exotic moths cost

A Malaysian moon moth.

A Pahiatua man's penchant for Malaysian moon moths costs him more than $11,000.

A hug for the tree huggers

"​Tree hugging is educational. It reminds us how much we depend on trees."

OPINION: Ian Spellerberg explains the benefits of tree hugging and writes in support of tree huggers.

Call for NZ cat curfews

Wellington City Council was the first city in New Zealand to introduce compulsory micro-chipping for cats.

The claws are out as a group is urging NZ to follow Aussie's lead in adopting cat curfews and tougher laws.

Bush destruction a tragedy

Fires around the Cass Ridge and Ella's tracks above Governors Bay have spared parts of the track.

Bush cared for by devoted conservationists has been destroyed in Christchurch's Port Hills fire.

Hamilton Garden parched

A section of collapsing riverbank caused a significant leak in Hamilton's Eastern Bulk Main, which supplies water to ...

Hamilton Gardens water supply has been damaged, leaving the plants thirsty as council prepares for a major repair.

Antarctic adventure for Kiwi filmmaker

In the Husky Channel with Michah Rauguth, Matt Holmes and Zephyr (dog).

Five years ago, Simon Lucas had barely used a camera. This week he heads off to the Antarctic to work on his third environmental film.

DOC increases commercial helicopter fees

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The Department of Conservation is increasing fees for commercial aircraft landings on conservation land to bring them in line with increased market rates from the growth in tourism.

Even fish need shade in summer

Torrentfish are classified as at risk and closely related to the more familiar blue cod with most adults growing to ...

Mangakotuktuku Streamcare group works hard to keep native fish cool in Hamilton.

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