Environment

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Meanwhile, plans for what could be New Zealand's biggest water bottling plant have been revealed to 1 NEWS.

Labour says selling off water with no royalty is 'wrong'

1 News revealed plans for what could be NZ's biggest water bottling plant.

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Meanwhile, plans for what could be New Zealand's biggest water bottling plant have been revealed to 1 NEWS.

Watch: Consent allowing for 20 billion litres of water to be extracted bought by Chinese investors

The water consent was purchased along with the dilapidated Kaputone Wool Scour just north of Christchurch for $9 million

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The plant is deadly for some of New Zealand's famous native plants.

Deadly myrtle rust found in three more Taranaki locations as infection continues spread

More than 100 government staff are working to contain the spread.

Antarctic moss is growing faster due to increasing temperatures on the continent, new research shows.

Climate change could one day make Antarctica a forest again, research suggests

A new study of moss growth shows the impact climate change is having on the continent.

Leaders from around 170 countries including NZ signed the climate change accords in New York yesterday.

Commonwealth initiative aims to reverse effects of climate change by 2045

Some of the world's leading environmental experts gathered in London overnight.

New Zealand prepares for rat explosion of 'biblical proportions' due to warm weather

The government announced a funding boost of $21 million to address the problem.

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The find surprised scientists who've spent over one year studying the marine mammals.

Rare whale among large number discovered off Otago's coast

Scientists believe the area has the second highest whale numbers after Kaikoura.

A delegation from GM-free Hastings met with the Environment Minister over reforms they say will destroy their export markets.

Greenhouse gas consumption to drop 80% to help climate change, propose government

The government aims to decrease gases used in the air-con and refrigeration industries.

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Myrtle Rust has been found in five pohutukawa seedlings in Kerikeri.

Legal controls put in place for plant nurseries at risk from myrtle rust

The fungal plant disease was located in a Kerikeri nursery in early May.

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The Threatened Species Strategy will also wrap together different concepts like Pest Free 2025, says DOC's director general Lou Sanson.

'The whole face of conservation is changing' - new DOC strategy to outline future of species protection

The Threatened Species Summit is being held at Te Papa in Wellington from May 8-10.

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In the leafy suburb of Kohimarama stands a cedar that has caused quite a stir.

The case of an Auckland couple taken court by neighbours over tree has an unexpected twist

In the leafy suburb of Kohimarama stands a cedar that has caused quite a stir.

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Welcome to the one of Auckland's first repair cafes, where a revolution is going on.

Watch: What do you do when a toaster or kettle goes on the blink?

Welcome to one of Auckland's first repair cafes, where a revolution is under way.

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Myrtle Rust has been found in five pohutukawa seedlings in Kerikeri.

Lucrative manuka honey industry braces as destructive fungus found in tree seedlings

The $300 million manuka honey industry says it will face the challenge as the race is on to stop myrtle rust spreading.

Native Alaskan groups sue to stop Trump renewing offshore drilling

Trump is looking to undo environmental protections put in place under Obama.

Kaikoura

Mapping Kaikoura quake changes priority in sea floor survey

Other priority areas include Fiordland, Eastern Bay of Plenty and the East Cape.

Domestic spray products containing Chlorothalonil, including some Yates and Tui products, will soon be banned in New Zealand.

EPA bans commonly used Kiwi garden products due to carcinogen and toxin concerns

The environmental watchdog has issued its first-ever red alert after deciding to ban four products.

New Zealand river (file).

Increasing nitrogen levels polluting New Zealand rivers, new report says

High concentrations of nitrogen can be toxic to species and make water unsafe to drink.

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In a rare twist, Aurora Australis can now be seen as far north as Auckland.

Aurora lights display leaves keen star gazers asking how to get a glimpse of the show

In a rare twist, Aurora Australis can now been seen as far north as Auckland.

Amazing video: Skywatchers wowed by Aurora Australis' beautiful weekend display in New Zealand skies

The Southern Lights were spotted in the South Island and as far north as Auckland.

Video: Beauty of blue whales' Taranaki krill feeding-frenzy captured from the air

"Aerial observations of blue whales feeding on krill are rare," one of the researchers said.

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The government goal is ambitious, but partnerships, iwi and organisations are coming together to make it happen.

Path to predator-free NZ in conservationists' hands

The government goal is ambitious, but partnerships, iwi and organisations are coming together to make it happen by 2050.

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Ngati Tama object to water being taken from the Te Waikoropupu springs – and they're fighting to protect it.

Management of New Zealand's clearest water the subject of court action

Ngati Tama object to water being taken from the Te Waikoropupu springs – and they're fighting to protect it.

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The deluge across parts of New Zealand this autumn has washed away many of our predator control measures.

Wild weather may disrupt Government's drive to make NZ predator-free by 2050

The recent rain to hit NZ has washed away predator traps in the Waitakere ranges.

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Opponents are concerned about the effect on the environment.

Victory for conservationists as plans for new West Coast coal mine derailed

But Stevenson Mining insists the fight isn’t over – and is pressing ahead with resource consents.

Raw: Bright green meteor lights up California sky - and interrupts vlog

The meteor was seen about 9pm local time (4pm NZT), with one witness describing it as making "a screaming noise".

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Dr Norman is aboard the Greenpeace vessel Taitu off the Wairarapa coast where the crew is confronting a seismic survey ship.

Greenpeace head Russel Norman charged following at-sea oil protest

"Three of us who got in the water yesterday in front of a climate-destroying oil ship have been charged," Mr Norman said.

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Dr Norman is aboard the Greenpeace vessel Taitu off the Wairarapa coast where the crew is confronting a seismic survey ship.

Russel Norman leaps into ocean from Greenpeace vessel in front of controversial oil survey ship

The former Green Party co-leader is trying to obstruct the Amazon Warrior.

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Thousands of hunters around the country are preparing to make the most of Roar.

Warning to hunters to stay vigilant as deer breeding season begins

Thousands of hunters around the country are preparing to make the most of Roar.

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