It was supposed to a "world-leading" response to the earthquakes and demolitions in Christchurch.
The prospect of being able to cycle through regenerating bush on a trail from Warkworth to Puhoi has come a step closer.
OPINION: Another spell outside of Government will be tough to swallow for the Greens.
A rebalancing of priorities along the Waimakariri is providing cause for celebration this World Rivers Day.
Campaigners vow to continue the fight for improved water quality: "It's going to get louder. It's too important."
Wellington museum plans to power itself entirely by sunlight within a decade.
Canterbury is behind on its regional water quality targets, but is making strong progress on irrigation goals.
Industry insiders say they're shocked at a tyre stockpile growing by "thousands" each day.
It'll be easy having a whale of time in Dunedin, just don't forget an umbrella.
Rainfall records smashed as Waikato wades through wettest year ever.
Zoo animals continue contributing to science in death.
Kiwi's love of the outdoors is being supported by cash as more funding for walkway access is up for grabs.
Auckland is a city divided not just by incomes and house prices, but also, by trees.
Spectacular vistas? Check. Easy tramping? Check. Marlborough Sounds tramp ticks all the Great Walk boxes.
Emily Court is set to become Pukaha Mount Bruce's CEO
Crescent Creations illegally excavated 290 metres of a stream bed, blaming lack of understanding.
"If we lose this, what on earth is left?" Residents of seaside Okura fight a 1000-home development in court.
Warm air set to bake Australia in temperatures above 30C will then hit NZ, MetService says.
OPINION: The urban/rural flame war is being stoked by a cynical Government and is not as deep as farmers believe, writes a farmer's son.
Judge knocks back American bid to start a mine near Marlborough gold rush town because of risk to river.
Seaview boaties concerned, but no-one knows what's causing rainbow sheen.
Grey Power president says it was "too much" to expect woodburner rule to be ditched.
A blue whale has washed up on a beach near Flat Point in Wairarapa.
United States takes "extraordinary" step of labelling our dolphins as endangered, suggesting it has no faith in Government protection efforts.
There have been calls for a charge or ban on plastic bags in NZ. What's the rest of the world doing?
A prominent winemaker and a new company he is linked to - dubbed the "complete solution" to grape marc - are to be dealt with by the Environment Court.
Millions of plastic bags destined for landfill can now be recycled.
A serial killer may be targeting New Zealand sea lions, with a $5000 reward on offer in exchange for the culprit.
The Kaikōura earthquake caused a violent current that swept away seabed life, but it is coming back.
The majority of Kiwis want to see farmers pay for water use, a new survey shows.