Timaru has recorded its first high pollution day for the year - in the middle of summer.
Dog owners have been warned to keep their animals away from the Hutt River after toxic algae were found in it.
Feilding tangata whenua "furious" wastewater will still be piped into Oroua River.
Tonga's disruptive volcano has gone quiet, leaving behind a temporary island of ash.
Efforts stepped up to improve health and longevity of treasured Waipa water attraction.
Wellington's blue shark is has hook embedded in it after a brief flirtation with a fishing rod.
People have been warned not to get too close to a Blue Shark seen in a Wellington Lagoon.
Plan for Feilding wastewater approved despite clash with Horizons plan and River Leaders' Accord.
More than $70,000 has been committed to projects aimed at enhancing the Manawatu River.
Thousands of people give up their holidays to volunteer for the Department of Conservation.
A prestigious grant is allowing two Waikato professors to organise an international climate justice debate.
A truck has spilled 500 litres of toxic acid near Feilding, on the road to Awahuri.
A total fire ban comes into force at midnight tonight for rural South Canterbury as the region's drought-like conditions continue.
Eerie fluorescence off Hong Kong's seashore is magnificent, disturbing and potentially toxic.
Citing unchecked climate change and the ongoing threat of nuclear weapons, scientists have moved the hands of the Doomsday Clock two minutes closer to midnight.
Residents of Foxton Beach are concerned their godwit population is being threatened by kite boarders and jet skiers.
The changing seasons and their effect on the Manawatu River over two years have been captured on camera.
The Abel Tasman and Marlborough Sounds are test sites for a plan to wipe out all of NZ's pests.
Something as simple as a sticker could save a kereru from a potentially lethal collision with a window.
Polar scientists have been startled to find fish living deep under ice a thousand kilometres south of New Zealand's Scott Base in Antarctica.
A Live Earth music event to demand action on climate change will be held across seven continents, including Antarctica.
Commercial input from businesses is helping to protect more of New Zealand's assets than DOC can do on its own.
Snapper is the most popular catch for New Zealand’s recreational fishing folk.
Navy captain who called off bid to board three Southern Ocean toothfish pirate ships wins strong backing from his boss.
Two Canterbury rivers have been declared safe, but potentially toxic algae continue to affect others.
The Hall family escaped the world to become the sole occupants of an island off the coast of Porirua.
$10m campaign may have almost wiped out population of the very species it aimed to protect.
Record-sized game fish are being caught in warm New Zealand waters - a sharp warning of the impact of climate change, scientists say.
Campaign may have almost wiped out a population of the very species it aimed to protect in Kahurangi National Park.
Three boats snared illegally fishing in the Southern Ocean were not registered in Equatorial Guinea as they claimed.