Timaru Hospital has consent to burn coal until 2029.
Nitrogen and E-coli levels in rivers aren't high enough to endanger swimmers, says Federated Farmers.
Foxton's sand dunes may get cut down in size after complaints they're blocking the beach view from the carpark.
DOC is hoping it can boost the popularity of the Manawatu Gorge.
A large slip has blocked one lane, causing delays for motorists in the Waitomo district.
There's a worrying problem posing a serious and growing threat to our sea, land, wildlife and economy.
AgResearch scientist is confident dairying can grow while controlling and even reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Climate change, water and wind have put the heat on NZ, and no cold snap will be big enough to change it.
Neither a crab, nor a chiton are rare in themselves. But together, they're nightmarish.
Pest company creates a "virtual barrier" of bait stations and traps to eradicate predators on conservation land in Marlborough Sounds.
A flood of objections has seen the end of the sale of an historic road intended as a part of a major new walking and cycling trail between Matakana and Pakiri.
In the battle of desert tortoise versus the US Marines, the tortoise wins - for now.
The four big 'future shocks' that keep Wellington's disaster planners awake at night have been revealed.
Conservation group Forest & Bird will go to court to protect the set up of the Kermadec ocean sanctuary.
One fisherman was fined for setting a net across an entire channel.
Logging companies have had to learn to make allowances for falcons, which find plenty of food in pine forests.
The Christchurch City Council is being applauded for drastically reducing its use of a potentially dangerous weedkiller.
It finds the most rule-breakers, yet is the least likely to punish rule breakers of all regional councils. What is going on with ECan?
A group of people have delved into the tiny world of invertebrates at the Ashhurst Domain.
Council grant $20,000 to disguise Picton's 'big blue monsters' with a screen.
Owners of moorings, wharves, and marine farms in the Marlborough Sounds will be charged an annual fee.
Drop-in sessions about changes to rules around harvesting scallops and catching snapper have attracted a high level of interest, a marine group says.
Scientists have sent a letter to Australian officials calling for action to save the world's reefs.
Deciding between battered or crumbed is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to making the right order at the local fish and chip shop.
A report exploring novel ways to solve Central Otago's smog problem is "innovative".
COLUMN: Department of Conservation community ranger Wendy Sullivan talks about the planting work on a remote Marlborough Sounds island.
Toyota launches hybrid Corolla in NZ with some scary warning shots over the future of our environment.
Meridian Energy steps in to support the Kakapo Recovery Programme.
Volkswagen payout partly to settle claims by nearly 500,000 owners stemming from its US diesel emissions scandal.
Is anyone going to help us replace our old woodburners?