Tramping death: Post-mortem carried out

DOC has said it's unlikely the Routeburn Track will be closed during the winter months.

A post-mortem on dead Czech tramper Ondrej Petr is being carried out while DOC says it's unlikely track will close.

Kokako set to flourish

Pureora kokako have swelled to milestone numbers.

Population of relocated kokako reach key genetic milestone

Lake Taupo not a final resting place

There are no council rules or regulations when it comes to scattering ashes into Lake Taupo but permission must be ...

There are many prime spots that can be chosen to spread the ashes of a loved one but Lake Taupo is not one of them.

Mother whale and calf photo captured

A 15.01-metre long right whale and her calf, photographed from a drone near the Auckland Islands.

A drone has helped capture pictures and measure whales off the Auckland Islands.

Farmer's pipe dream


North Canterbury's John McCaskey has a monumental vision to future proof the drought-stricken Hurunui District.

Blue Spring cafe decision still unclear

Swimming in the Blue Spring is no longer welcomed due to the negative environmental impact it is having.

Controversy over whether or not to allow a cafe to be built at the Blue Spring near Putaruru continues following a ban on swimming.

Poachers watch out, Greg's about video

Greg Hill and Kaitiaki II, the flagship vessel of three patrol boats that fisheries officers have in Auckland. The ...

Volunteer Greg Hill helps patrol Auckland's waterways, looking for fishermen flouting the law - just for the love of it.

ECan's whitebait 'mistake'

Whitebaiters on the Waimakariri River.

An Environment Canterbury plan to protect whitebait could instead leave them unprotected, Forest & Bird says.

Peasant fishery opens

White baiting is the closest thing New Zealand has to a peasant fishery.

Whitebaiting - it's the closest thing New Zealand has to a "peasant" fishery.

Reclaiming the nest

Department of Conservation Ranger Catherine Brimecome gets a little to close to the water as she checks out flotation on ...

Children and prisoners have teamed up with DOC to help the Australasian Crested Grebe breed.

Remote volunteers raising their voices in the wild

Matukituki Charitable Trust co-founders Gillian and Derek Crombie giving their new Tait mobile radios a first run in the ...

Keeping Wanaka's pest controllers within cooee in rugged terrain.

The Great Kiwi Bee Count video

Agnes Archer-Rush, 2, will be taking part in the Great Kiwi Bee Count at ABC Mt Eden nursery in Auckland. "We need to ...

Gardeners and school children are being invited to run the very first "citizen science" survey of bee numbers in New Zealand.

Organic winemaker enjoys challenge

Tonnellerie de Mercurey Young Winemaker of the Year winner Jordan Hogg, of Seresin Estate, Marlborough.

Jordan Hogg has been named the Tonnellerie de Mercurey​ Young Winemaker of the Year.

$30k fines for illegal dump site

Stuart Fisher's unofficial dump site in Hawera was filled with a mix of contaminants.

Moral of the story? Know where you have consent to dump rubbish.

Dads get a buzz from honey

Al Kilmister, Julia Milne and Vic Pearce are part of a group aiming to promote beekeeping in Lower Hutt.

A collective is taking beekeeping to the suburbs.

Remembering a friendly dolphin

With the cast bronze panels welded together, Dunedin sculptor Bryn Jones’ life size monument to Pelorus Jack  nears ...

For 24 years a friendly dolphin accompanied the steamers which ploughed through Admiralty Bay on their way to and from the turbulent waters of French Pass.

Saving the world, one coffee cup at a time

When you throw disposable coffee cups away, it is important to remember there is no actual "away".

The Earth is choking under its waste burden and it's time to do something about it.

Lake battler dejected but defiant

Phil Taueki, self-appointed guardian of Lake Horowhenua.

Long-running campaign over lake pollution leads to fighting talk in High Court.

Pupils help complete wetland restoration project

Williams family farm, wetland restoration after a year of growth.

Education on restoring and protecting wetlands starts at school.

Hungry bees need your help

Bee keeper Geoff Scott encourages people to plant bee friendly plants in Southland.

Do you look out for bees in Southland?

'Two meals for the price of one'

Green Party Co-leader James Shaw has said using the surplus carbon credits was like eating two meals while paying for one.

The Government has been called upon to tear up its surplus carbon credits to make good on some dodgy accounting.

Pirongia students learn about eco systems

Learning how the eco system works in controlling predators explained to Pirongia School students

Forty children grasped the opportunity to see first hand how dairy farming and natural environments can co-exist.

Volunteers needed to help protect kokako

The Kokako has a beautiful clear song that carries for kilometres.

More people needed to protect of one of New Zealand's threatened birds.

Seabed mining second crack

23112013.Photo: Mike Scott/Fairfax Media.  Yannie Petzold, of Ragaln, stands covered in molasses to symolise oil during ...

Millions of tonnes of ironsand could be stripped from the South Taranaki seabed if Trans Tasman Resources' bid to mine it is approved.

Water contamination: How does it happen?

A photo taken by Hawke's Bay regional councillor Tom Belford last summer of cows standing in the Tukituki River near ...

If there are pathways or cracks, contaminants travel quickly, says expert.

Pedal power behind recycling video

Kaicycle is a food waste bicycle collection service based in Wellington.

Kaicycle is fundraising to improve their urban waste collection service and help keep food waste out of landfills.

Fishermen rally to submit on plan

Rangitoto Passage is an ecologically significant site in the Marlborough Sounds.

What's good for the farmers is good for the fishers, as council unswayed by "tipping point" claims.

1080 drops: 'Fraud'

Anti-1080 campaigners are worried about the affect the poison will have on native birds and livestock.

Potential threats to native birds, livestock and pets has anti-1080 campaigners in Glenorchy worried.

Video highlights bird rescue hurdles video

Dr Helen Taylor's prize-winning short-video explains some of the genetic challenges in saving bird species.

Prize-winning video explains some of the challenges of saving bird species from extinction.

Picton's war on pests video

Picton Dawn Chorus predator-free group secretary Siobain Browning shows a group of Picton Kindergarten children how to ...

Volunteers are the front line in the battle to bring back New Zealand's dawn chorus.

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