Environment

'Sabotage' ahead of poison drop

A section of the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary fence that was cut out over the weekend ahead of a poison drop.

Holes were cut in a Nelson bird sanctuary fence, locks glued and trees felled across a track ahead of poison drop.

NZ First choose Chong

He's been hinting at it for weeks. Now New Plymouth district councillor Murray Chong is officially standing for NZ First ...

Finally it's official. Murray Chong is standing for NZ First in New Plymouth.

Takahe head for Karori video

A takahe spotted at Zealandia earlier this year.

A couple of takahe are heading to the hills of Karori to retire.

ECan 'heavy-handed' - resident

Most of the 176 properties in the subdivision have been told their land may be contaminated.

Residents of a North Canterbury subdivision have been told their land might be contaminated, despite test results indicating it's clear.

Gore determined to Trump Donald

Before making the new documentary, Al Gore gave the filmmakers a 10-hour version of his updated slideshow.

Why the former US vice-president is grateful to have a found a way to make a difference outside the political world.

Auckland playing catch-up video

Rochelle Payne (left) says Auckland Council talks a great talk but has no policies in place to support builders of ...

With a mere 20 sustainable homes, Auckland is well behind its own targets for warmer, healthier houses.

Who will answer clean water call?

Kiwis have been pushing back on the Government's contention that having swimmable rivers is unrealistic.

OPINION: The public has been calling on the government to take action to protect freshwater, but the emergency call is getting put on hold.

Vigil recalls gastro crisis

Euphemia Baker at the candlelight water vigil in Wellington on Sunday.

One year on from Havelock North water crisis, communities send message to government.

$10.9m wall's unsightly bulge video

The Paekakariki sea wall, looking north.

Kapiti town ditches plastic seawall plan after it's revealed it would've been far from beautiful.

Twilight vigils for water quality

About 70 people attended a vigil in Christchurch on the first anniversary of the Havelock North drinking water crisis.

Twilight vigils across the country commemorated the first anniversary of the Havelock North drinking crisis.

Clearing the plastic from Petone

Voluneteers from Ghost Fishing NZ help to clean up Petone beach.

"Straws are used for five minutes but are on the planet for 400 years."

Discharge not code brown video

The council has discharged sewerage to the waterway four times this year in emergency situations.

Online rage bubbles over after stormwater mistaken for sewage in Gisborne.

Slow progress for river target

The Ashburton River is flowing out to sea, rather than just trickling, after heavy rain.

 It's raging furiously at the moment, but a target to increase the Ashburton rivers flow is making slow progress.

Founder's legacy lives on

Sohaib Bakkali of Lower Hutt wanted to show his son Jibril how to plant trees so that he would be conscious that life is ...

Some of Wellington's rarest plant species given new life with coastal project on late Bruce Stewart.

Call for aquaculture standards to be raised

Outgoing Green MP Steffan Browning held a public meeting discuss the aquaculture industry and the oyster parasite ...

Outgoing Green MP Steffan Browning believes the aquaculture industry need higher standards for it to have a sustainable future.

Double rainbow in Coromandel

Rachael Scott snapped these pictures of a vivid double rainbow over the Coromandel Peninsula.

A spectacular double rainbow had one motorist looking for the pot of gold.

Push for change on plastic bags

Marlborough District Council solid waste manager Alec McNeil says more than 900 people have taken part in a survey on ...

The results are in, and the people are pushing for a charge on plastic bags.

Hawke's Bay water limit reached

Hawke's Bay's commercial water users, including those who farm using irrigation, have been warned they can't take more ...

Region of wine, fruit and farms can't handle any more as council turns tap off on all new consents.

Electric car runs on $10 a week video

Nathan Murrell says his Nissan Leaf is "dirt cheap" to run, and loves Wellington's hills.

Owner sings praises as electric vehicle numbers in Wellington double in a year.

Auckland Zoo farewells tiger

Jaka, one of Auckland Zoo's three Sumatran tigers, was put down on Friday at age 17.

Zoo vets found an inoperable tumour in Jaka's intestines, which had spread to other parts of his body.

Slurry of iron sand mining

Patea resident Hemi Ngarewa is hugged by his daughter Debbie Ngarewa-Packer after the decision to allow seabed mining in ...

Sea bed mining activists say more mining planned after South Taranaki application set precedent.

Tunnel project not boring

Traffic needn't worry about Watercare's latest $14 million project.

A boring machine for an exciting tunneling project on Auckland's North Shore

Candidates at woodburner meeting

Environment Canterbury councillor Peter Scott would also be going to the meeting as an observer.

What could be Timaru's final woodburner meeting will be attended by ECan staff as well as election candidates, and follows months of unease around the rule.

No sex, we're trampers

Dr Phaedra Upton is the first female president of the Hutt Valley Tramping Club, which was formed in 1923.

First female tramping president a far cry from tight shorts and chaperones for women.

Lagoon walkway mooted

An aerial view showing Washdyke Lagoon.

A dual-use track would give the public better access to Washdyke Lagoon, known for its rich wildlife - but not everyone is happy with the idea.

A hard to fathom decision

A split vote to allow iron sand mining could be a legal vulnerability any appeal might seek to exploit.

OPINION: It may have been approved but iron sand mining is far from a certainty off the Taranaki coast.

Tui Glen Reserve to be transformed?

The Moths and Butterfly New Zealand Trust want to build a national butterfly centre in Tui Glen Reserve.

West Auckland could be the resting place of a national butterfly centre, after moth and butterfly experts floated the idea.

Kindy tree replaced years after poisoning

Trent Goodwin digs a space for the new tree at Cambridge Kindergarten.

Sounds of excitement were heard from Cambridge Kindergarten children when their new tree was planted.

Owha's new home video

Leopard seals are apex predators and can be aggressive, people are warned not to approach them.

One long-term resident leopard seal has scientists scratching their heads - are there more of them out there?

Award-winning dog

Dog handler John Taylor with his border collie Rusty, after winning the 2017 Dave Galloway Innovation Award for bio ...

The velvetleaf-detecting dog, Rusty, is making waves again, this time winning an award for his sniffing skills.

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