Environment

NZ's perfect chance

A partial shift from agriculture to horticulture would help lower the emissions rate in New Zealand.

OPINION: NZ is facing growing pressures, but our best economic opportunities have been laid out.

Riuwaka river trout streaming in after Wairau rearing

Nelson/Marlborough Fish & Game Officer Jacob Lucas, places a tagged trout into the Riuwaka River to release them into ...

Transplanted trout transverses the Whangamoas and back to boost Tasman river numbers.

Dog park faces obstacles

Animal control sub-committee members Laressa Shenfield, left, and Jamie Arbuckle check out a proposed site for Renwick's ...

The site was once a landfill, so perhaps not for the most digging-est dogs.

Society riled by proposed aviary closure

Overgrown shrubs have been allowed to push through the Kowhai Park aviaries.

Hefty cost prompts council to consider demolishing Kowhai Park aviaries.

NZ's forgotten species

Hutton's Shearwater is just one of thousands of species that Forest and Bird say has been forgotten.

New Zealand has more than 900 native species approaching extinction and another 2800 declining or at risk.

Port Hills fires cause waterway issue

Burnt vegetation around a waterway in the Worsleys Rd area.

The Port Hills fires have added to pressures facing some of Christchurch's already polluted waterways.

A community divided

Tuning Forks creek, a tributary of the Arawhata River near Haast

A plan to bottle alpine water for export may tranform an isolated and dwindling West Coast community.

Rare orca sighting in Lyttelton Harbour video

Orca

For one long-time resident, it was the first time he had seen the animals in the area.

A smelly solution

Outward Bound has been nominated in the Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards for its method of waste water treatment.

THE GREEN ISSUE: It may not be pretty, but the humble 'poo bucket' is an important method of treating waste water.

What supermarkets throw away

John's Kitchen helps reduce the amount of food which would otherwise be dumped, says co-ordinator Janette Walker.

John's Kitchen feeds about 500 people a week with food that would otherwise go to waste.

Those who go green, stay green

Cramac5 executive officer Larnce Wichman, left, discusses crayfish management with Cawthron Marlborough Environment ...

THE GREEN ISSUE: Environment awards not about being perfect, but about "gauging progress".

'Reduce, reuse and recycle'

People will be able to stop buying black rubbish bags such as these when the new wheelie rubbish bins come to South Auckland.

People need to start thinking about how they can reduce the amount of rubbish their household produces.

Maungatautari to get radio mast

Contractors pour concrete for an 18m radio mast on Sanctuary Mountain, Maungatautari.

The 18m mast will be installed when the concrete cures in 20 days.

Man denies killing sea lion

Rua, a healthy 11-month-old seal lion pup, in happier times.

A Dunedin man accused of stabbing an endangered sea lion has pleaded not guilty.

Psychedelic aurora flight first video

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The Southern Lights have never been pictured like this – in a flight through the sublime swirl.

Fruitful knowledge sharing

Heritage fruit enthusiast Phil Rainford, right, has traveled from the United Kingdom to be a part of the Riverton ...

Phil Rainford has travelled from England to New Zealand - all in the name of apples.

Sustainability in the Sounds

Sanford crewmen, from left, Rob MacGibbon and Clint Nott with Grant Boyd on board Pacifica having completed a beach ...

THE GREEN ISSUE: The Sanford ethos: "We live and work and play in the Sounds. We want to look after it."

Planting seeds for the future

Don Cross, centre, and horticulture students Phyllis Collins, left, and Rick Nancarrow, right, plant native seedlings in ...

THE GREEN ISSUE: Planting a tree isn't enough - you've got to look after your tree too, horticulture tutor says.

One bulb at a time

WineWorks Marlborough project manager Anthony Barnes with one of the company's old light bulbs, right, and their new ...

THE GREEN ISSUE: Wine business recognised for being environmentally switched on.

From weeds to wetland

Delegat's Wine Estate grower business development manager Rengasamy Balasubramaniam at the Fault Lake wetland.

THE GREEN ISSUE: Delegat's Wine Estate is a finalist in the Environment Awards for work restoring the Fault Lake wetland.

Trapping to turn the tide

Endeavour Inlet Conservation Trust volunteers Ian Sutton, left, and Bev Sutton installing a Goodnature A12 self-setting trap.

THE GREEN ISSUE: Protecting tui, herons and penguins means hours of trapping pests for volunteers.

Olive grows and vine rows

Dog Point Vineyard viticulturist Nigel Sowman with Anna Dunne, Ivan and Margaret Sutherland's daughter, in front of some ...

THE GREEN ISSUE: A boutique Marlborough wine company has created a diverse estate, populated by strands of natives.

Efficiency key at Muller Station

Muller Station farmers Steve and Mary Satterthwaite are finalists in the Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards.

THE GREEN ISSUE: High country farmers Steve and Mary Satterthwaite mix dedication, innovation and efficiency.

Editorial: NZ needs a climate change plan

New Zealand has the highest car ownership rate in the OECD, a new report says.

OPINION: NZ faces unique challenges, but that is no excuse for ignoring the problem.

LED company a shining example

Go Green Ltd Lighting Specialists director Radek Baran at his home-based workshop in Blenheim.

THE GREEN ISSUE: Streetlights and floodlights are the company's next focus.

Beating the bronze beetle

Kono Beverages Marlborough vineyard manager Mondo Kopua is keen to see the results from the research into vineyard pest, ...

THE GREEN ISSUE: Marlborough winery takes stand against tiny invaders.

The secret lives of crayfish

Cramac5 executive officer Larnce Wichman says more than 30,000 crayfish have been tagged since 1997.

THE GREEN ISSUE: More than 30,000 crayfish have been tagged and monitored since 1997.

The 'Usain Bolt' approach

Southern Water Engineering director Stephen Leitch does extensive work on vineyard irrigation systems.

THE GREEN ISSUE: Some vineyards might think they are water efficient, but "even professional athletes have coaches".

Key to sanctuary success

The Kaipupu Point Sounds Wildlife Sanctuary is a fenced-off peninsula between Shakespeare Bay and Picton.

THE GREEN ISSUE: A space where kiwi wander without fear - impossible without volunteer work, conservationists say.

Positive dairying in the Sounds

Linkwater dairy farmers Jason and Amber Templeman, with son Isaac, are keen to improve the environment.

THE GREEN ISSUE: Desire to highlight positives of dairying drives Marlborough farmers.

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