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Ms Sage, the Associate Environment Minister says an urgent review is needed.
The government is pledging $1.7 million towards charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.
Luke Concannon told RNZ he has sent samples to MPI to be analysed.
Charging stations and a qualification for electric car mechanics have been announced among a list of projects.
Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage says we've got to phase out single-use plastic bags.
Harriet Spark has since organised the collection of thousands of plastic straws.
The images were obtained under the Official Information Act.
Fulton Hogan wants to use the Templeton land to supply aggregate for infrastructure projects.
Farmers are now looking to the sky for relief from weeds that cost them dearly.
Hundreds have taken to Facebook arguing the directory isn't environmentally friendly.
A researcher says it will benefit native plants and animals, and also human health.
"There is no hope of finding survivors," Iran's maritime agency said.
Sixty per cent of Kiwis with no high school qualifications hadn't visited a river or lake in the past 12 months.
A recent spate of poaching has prompted a warning from DOC that they will act with impunity towards poachers.
The UK government has unveiled a bold plan to eradicate all avoidable plastic waste by 2042.
Owha and Novy are attracting attention after visiting a number of Auckland marinas this summer.
Two pest detector dogs and handlers have been sent to the island, and numerous traps deployed.
Kupe the Captain Cooker is using his snout to sniff out rats and possums in Coromandel.
The World Wildlife Fund says the technology has had a successful trial in Fiji.
The whio is rarer than the kiwi.
Flood-hit Thames residents vented their friustrations to Kris Faafoi.
The sex of a sea turtle is determined by the heat of the sand where they lay their eggs.
"If left [to grow], wilding pines would cover 20 per cent of New Zealand within 20-25 years."
MPI say shellfish are now safe to eat for areas of Northland and Bay of Plenty.
There are fears it will explode and sink.
Since 2005 12 dogs have died after swimming in the river.
Te Kawerau a Maki says government action can't some soon enough.
Water New Zealand said some of the water networks are "starting to get a bit tired."
This study is the first time anyone accurately measured chlorine levels inside the ozone hole.
Wilding pines, with their adverse effect on native plants and birds, are a major environmental concern.
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MetService warns surface and flash flooding could be caused by this type of weather.
New statistics released by the organisation show the top one per cent continues to take the majority of new wealth created.
The former National Party leader said it will be a fantastic achievement if "she can pull it off".
Co-host Jack Tame praised Holt on her first day.
Dalton Kelly of the NZRGPN says small towns are struggling to retain doctors, with 50 towns currently needing permanent GPs.
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