Environment

Clyde's 'day of reckoning'

Central Otago mayor Tim Cadogan above Clyde.

The Central Otago township of Clyde faces a potential $34 million sewage system upgrade to meet national water policy standards.

Hundreds rally in water fight video

Tractors filled the park as hundreds of people protested.

Protest against water conservation order saw 400 tractors hit the road in Hawke's Bay.

Pre-election climate debate video

Climate change protesters outside a branch of ANZ bank in central Dunedin in 2016.

Hours from a debate on climate change, the National Party has confirmed it will send a candidate.

Single ferret kills Hunua kiwi

The killed kiwi were part of a re-population scheme in the Hunua Ranges (file photo).

Almost half of the kiwi released into the Hunua Ranges earlier this year may have been killed by one large ferret.

Smith says standards could change

Minister Nick Smith said he endorsed the idea low-emission burners should only be introduced when old burners have ...

Meeting told Nick Smith will progress changes to national air standards.

Gastro risk real

Dr Steve Hrudey, a drinking water expert from University of Alberta, Canada, is boiling drinking water during when ...

An international expert visiting New Zealand says there's nothing stopping another outbreak like Havelock North, and tourists ought to be told.

Sea lion shot

Department of Conservation staff have found a second critically endangered sea lion shot on a Catlins beach.

Department of Conservation staff have found a second critically endangered sea lion shot on a Catlins beach.

Black-market paua sales busted

Michael Andrew Dickson, 45, illegally sold more than $30,000 worth of rock lobster, pictured, and paua. (File photo)

Canterbury fisherman ran a lengthy black-market paua and rock lobster operation in exchange for cash, favours, alcohol and wild meat.

Mānuka joins the battle to protect waterways

Mānuka and kānuka seem to have an inhibiting effect on the microbes in the soil that mediate the nitrogen cycle

New research indicates planting mānuka could reduce the impacts of farming on waterways, as well giving farmers an additional income stream.

$500k research grant

Taranaki philanthropist George Mason has long championed research into natural environments

Wealthy benefactor George Mason offers post graduate students research funding

Marae living on the edge

Eliza Rata from Te Rongoroa Marae is frustrated more can't be done to save their marae.

Cultural relics at a central North Island marae are at risk of being washed away due to erosion.

Eerie, deserted towns under an orange sun

The wildfires raged for several months burning more than a million hectares.

A Wairarapa rural firefighter worked 15 hour shifts for 14 day stretches to help battle a massive forest fire in Canada to save entire towns.

Brook Stream all clear after poison drop

Landcare Research water testing of the Brook Stream (pictured) post poison drop shows "no detectable residue" the Brook ...

Testing of the Brook Stream post poison drop shows "no detectable residue", the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary says.

Duck hunter's case pushed back

Willem Henricus Lampe, 60, abused rangers trying to enter his maimai, or hunting stand. (File photo)

Police, probation and Fish and Game filed late submissions which the judge was not able to read in time.

Action intensifies over pests

Miriam Whelan has screwed her rat trap to a post after finding droppings nearby, on the stairs.

A device making it easier for people to kill rats is a winner with squeamish householders.

1.5C warming still do-able

Victoria University's Professor David Frame.

Keeping global warming to Paris's target for 2100 is possible - but will be challenging, Kiwi scientists say.

Wheelie bins are here

Some south Auckland households continued to put black rubbish bags out for collection after the new wheelie rubbish bins ...

Auckland Council's new wheelie rubbish bins are now in use across south Auckland.

Dam gets new consent

Justice David Collins decided the dam consent needed to be looked at again by the Environment Court.

Long saga to get dam problems sorted comes to an end.

Tyre dumpers face court

The last remaining tyres dumped on Kawerau District Council land have been removed, ending a two-year saga.

Massive tyre mountain finally removed from Kawerau and Waihi sites.  

Penguins nesting in plastic video

New Zealand's little blue penguins come ashore between May and June to prepare nests, and may waddle up to 1.5 ...

Wheezing under Wellington house was from a bird with a bag around its neck.

Kiwi released on mountain

More than 70 people were part odf the release.

Six kiwi have been released onto Mt Taranaki but the lads will be tracked.

Walks showcase 'treasures'

North Auckland's new park ranger, Anna Baine, is organising a programme of free guided walks to showcase a few treasures.

Free guided walks are coming up to showcase some of Auckland north's natural treasures.

Wood theft fines

The scene at the Patetere Scenic Reserve in Mamaku where the wood theft occurred.

Three sentenced for reserve wood thefts.

Fuel spill 'well-contained' - DOC

The pipeline that supplies the nation's oil and fuel supplies from the Marsden Point Refinery was breached on a farm ...

Conservation workers say jet fuel spill affecting flights not likely to become environmental crisis, too.

Dairy farms use equivalent water of 60 million people

Irrigation for a dairy farm next to dried out ground in Canterbury.

A minority of dairy farms are using water equivalent to nearly 60 million people, experts say.

Dairy dries up

Dr Nic Peet of Horizons Regional Council says dairy conversions have slowed down.

Dairy cattle numbers reached an all-time high of 6.7 million in 2014 but are on the decline.

Traditional building course near Collingwood

Two English timber framers want to teach people how to craft their own structure from scratch using traditional building techniques.

EV is clean, but how clean?

The Ioniq is the least expensive EV able to be purchased new in New Zealand. But it is still a pricey car.

OPINION: We're not quite there yet with renewable energy - but we're getting closer.

University's 'empty words'

Fossil Free UoA spokesperson Alex Johnston says if the vice-chancellor takes his responsibility as leader of the ...

Auckland university hosting climate change event but refusing to sell fossil fuel investments.

Contaminated lake's decline alarms

Stormwater and runoff from a neighbouring farm and residential area have turned Takaka's Lake Killarney into a ...

Lake Killarney, nestled in the heart of Takaka, used to be clear blue. Now, even after a small amount of rain it's a discoloured mess.

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