Jacinda Ardern spoke to a huge rally on climate change in Wellington today, after launching her oil exploration ban.
However, NZ First's Shane Jones said the decision indicated the government was serious about climate change, unlike the "hollow" words of National.
Professor Phil Lester of Victoria University says wasps are attacking honey bees and beech forests and costing the country millions.
More than 100 Vector staff are responding to to downed power lines, faults, power cuts and other damage throughout the region.
Zero Waste NZ says there are now 40 countries in the world that have such a scheme, and New Zealand needs to catch up.
The West Coast walking track will serve as a living memorial to the men who died at Pike River mine in 2015.
Four people were arrested during an attempted blockade of the Petroleum NZ conference in Wellington yesterday. Police called this "reacting proportionately".