The last untouched paradise video

New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully said the nations have agreed to a US and New Zealand proposal to ...

New Zealand and US finally get nod to create world's largest marine reserve but what lies beneath?

Parasite found in fish in southern waters

A new parasite has been found in fish from Lake Hawea, Central Otago.

A new parasite has been discovered in fish from Central Otago's Lake Hawea, and could be in other southern waterways.

$36,000 fine for river path change

Southland man Adolf Puis Hardegger, 52, had earlier pleaded guilty to a charge of excavating or disturbing the bed of ...

Critically endangered birds call this Southland river home. It didn't stop a farmer from bringing earth-movers in.

Three endangered birds you've probably never heard of

Spot the wrybill among the rocky riverbed.

As Forest & Bird's annual Bird of the Year competition comes to an end, spare a thought for these 'underbirds' who many Kiwis may not have heard of.

Hobsonville School wins Canon award

From left, Caitlin Symes, Quinton Grindle, Alex Bloomfield and Kaitlin McHale are part of the WasteWise group at ...

West Auckland 'planeteers' are out to save their road from rubbish.

'You couldn't move' for bees video

The swarm is roughly the size of a basketball.

A swarm of honey bees the size of a basketball is spotted north of Auckland.

How to trap more stoats

Megan Tee, 16, and Jess Mitchell, 16, students at NPGHS have designed a new pest trap for DOC.

"They have to be a certain length and width so a stoat or rat can get in but not a bird."

DOC face backlash over mining

Ngati Ruanui  protest at Parliament grounds against proposed seabed mining off the coast of South Taranaki.

"I just don't understand how the heck DOC signed this off."

To endure, 100% Pure brand must have integrity

An oil pump jack in operation.

Opinion: Orthodox economics has the attributes of a religion rather than real science.

Erosion solution for Napier

Napier appears to have a solution to erosion problem at Westshore.

Napier appears to finally be close to tackling an erosion problem, seven years after a solution was first mooted

Orca encounter at Island Bay video

An orca and her calf in Island Bay on Thursday.

A mother and calf stop for some rest in Wellington waters.

Wildlife populations drop 60 per cent

The silverback gorilla is critically endangered and breeding programs are trying to increase numbers.

Human activities are overwhelming the environment and causing worldwide wildlife populations to drop.

DOC gives mining green light

The 66 square kilometres off the South Taranaki coast where Trans Tasman Resources have applied to mine iron ore.

New Zealand's main environmental agency is satisfied with an ironsand mining company's application.

Most NZ sea birds at risk of extinction

Sea birds such as the albatross may be wiped out as New Zealand's marine environment deteriorates.

90 per cent of our sea birds and more than a quarter of marine mammals could be wiped out, according to a new report.

'It's only a matter of time'

In dry weather the Waitakere Ranges is susceptible to bush fire.

It's lucky nobody has been killed by bush fires in the Waitakere Ranges caused by fireworks, a volunteer firefighter says.

Race to save wetlands

Bittern are just one of the many birds that live in the area around the Matuku Link.

A public campaign to purchase pristine wildlife area is agonisingly close to reaching its target - but only has days left.

Project Makarora aims to cut pests off at Haast Pass

A 2015 DOC report notes mohua were recorded 104 times at Makarora during a November 2015 survey but many of these were ...

Mount Aspiring National Park bird predators in for rude shock.

Plastic free dream market

Room seven from Haumoana School with their morepork prints, being made into cards for the Tropicana day.

Plastic is not fantastic for one Hawke's Bay school.

Climate woes picked 100 years ago

An early climate change story which ran in the Rodney and Otamatea Times in 1912 has caused a stir online.

Century-old snippet on climate change from a local newspaper has caused consternation.

Marine forum calls for submissions

The South-East Marine Protection Forum released a public consultation document calling for submissions on initial ...

Some commercial fishermen are concerned that the potential closure of fisheries under a new proposal may force fishermen to go into other areas.

Protecting Kaikoura's vulnerable species

The Flock, a group of man-made braided river birds, are welcomed to Kaikoura by a group of red-billed gulls.

Look out for braided river birds.

Giant bugs cause big problems

The giant willow aphid is causing concerns in Tasman District.

The emergence of giant willow aphids in the Tasman district is causing concerns

Swimming with the crocodiles gallery

Forrest Galante believes the Kiwi designed stealth suit mimicking crocodile hide played a key part in making the ...

America's Steve Irwin uses Kiwi invention to dice with death. Will it end in crocodile tears?

Rubbish in the recycling

Awapuni Materials Recycling Facility sorter Adrian Lucas is the first line of defence against rubbish in the recycling ...

Palmerston North people are still tossing rubbish into their recycling bins.

Plan to tackle the weed

Land Information Minister Louise Upston and her daughter Jessica at Lake Karapiro to discuss the new plan to tackle the weed.

New plan to tackle invasive weed in Lake Karapiro.

Youth delegate on climate change

Briar Wyatt of Stanmore Bay is off to Morocco to the 22 Conference of the Parties (COP22) of the United Nations ...

"There's little point signing the Paris agreement if all we're doing is buying fake carbon credits from overseas."

Proposal to double irrigation in Mackenzie Basin

Irrigation circles already cover large parts of the Mackenzie Basin.

A handful of farms want to further intensify the Mackenzie Basin, described as a "stronghold" for rare and threatened native species.

Mysteries of the deep

A digital map of the Sounds seabed is set to uncover what lies beneath the water. From left, NIWA marine data manager ...

Mapping of Sounds seafloor to reveal mysteries of the deep.

Time for dump to go

Coastal erosion is eating away at refuse in the old buried tip at Kaiaua.

Coastal erosion is spilling 20-year-old rubbish buried in a tip into the sea.

Deadly algae turns lake blue video

Deadly blue algae washing up on Lake Forsyth.

Canterbury's poisonous green lake now has streaks of neon blue, caused by toxic algae.

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