Environment

'Goodbye to our bees' - DOC spraying Roundup on historic Auckland maunga in suburb which paid $50K to be chemical free

North Head mountain is being sprayed with glyphosate, to the dismay of many local residents.

Tax on bubble wrap and takeaway boxes considered in Britain

Single use plastics could get slapped with a tax in an environmental bid.

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The Climate Change Minister told the COP23 conference NZ will be zero emissions by 2050.

New Zealand aiming to be leader in climate change fight, James Shaw tells UN

NZ joined an alliance committed to phasing out coal for electricity.

Waikato River

Farmers to open gates to public as Fonterra unveils plan to clean up waterways

"We're backing up our words with action and making tangible commitments".

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The NZ Army is pitching in to help with the rescue at Marfell's Beach.

Stranded orca saved after volunteers and army work tirelessly in dramatic rescue

The orca was washed up on Marfells Beach in Seddon yesterday.

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Sensors will help the yachts map the state of the planet’s oceans.

Volvo Ocean Race boats gathering valuable sea plastic pollution data

The research is important as it's estimated there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish by 2050.

01:59
A plant ecologist is suggesting alternatives to the ubiquitous lawn.

New research suggests Kiwi tradition of mowing the lawn could be bad for the environment

A plant ecologist is suggesting alternatives to the ubiquitous lawn.

Thousands turn out to fish Canterbury's Lake Coleridge as season opens

Fish species in the lake include brown trout, rainbow trout and chinook salmon.

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The ozone hole over Antarctica shrank to its smallest peak since 1988, according to NASA.

Ozone hole shrinks to smallest peak since 1988 NASA says

The ozone hole hit its highest in 2000 at 29.86 million square kilometres.

Public warned over toxic shellfish on Taranaki-Waikato coastline

The Ministry for Primary Industries is warning the public not to collect or eat shellfish in the area.

By 2050 it's estimated up to 54 per cent of the nation’s main island will be inundated with sea water.

New Zealand's 'duty' to climate change refugees sees new visa mooted

PM Jacinda Ardern said displacement could mean an influx of climate refugees.

Air pollution is nearly 100 times worse than it was in the last ice age

Last year's CO2 increase worldwide was 50% higher than the average of the past 10 years.

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Bonamia ostreae was discovered in Stewart Island's Big Glory Bay in May, promoting a massive cull.

MPI says wild southern oyster stocks not hit by deadly parasite

Bonamia ostreae can devastate oyster stocks quickly, and it has been in New Zealand since at least 2015.

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The Prime Minister-elect has released details of who gets what in the Labour-led government.

Labour-NZ First government to split up Ministry for Primary Industries

The roles of agriculture, forestry and fishing are to be divided.

Repairs of the Marsden Point pipeline are well underway.

Geomagnetic storms can corrode NZ pipes, Northland vulnerable to damage, physicists warn

A solar eruption from the sun can cause changes in the Earth's magnetic field.

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The Green Party leader says farmers will be supported in the transition, and cities will soon notice increased numbers of electric vehicles.

James Shaw: Greens will push electric cars, help farmers to become sustainable

Public transport will also be a priority, as will moving New Zealand towards "100% renewable energy generation", he said.

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The wildfire near Te Anau has now grown to more than 1100 hectares.

Fire fighters battle out-of-control blaze in Southland by land and by sky

The wildfire near Te Anau has now grown to more than 1100 hectares.

Sunlight reflects off Auckland's Hauraki Gulf.

Motutapu in the Hauraki Gulf reopens for long weekend

With the risk of slips reduced, the island is opening to the public again with reduced facilities.

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Resource consent for the towering structure was granted without any notice to the community.

'It's an insult to the community' – West Auckland residents outraged at size of major storage unit

Resource consent for the structure was granted without any notice to the community.

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People today walked, biked and ran to meet in the middle of a new 12 km trail that will link Christchurch city with the sea.

Christchurch's 'red zone' celebrates construction milestone

People today walked, biked and ran to meet in the middle of a new 12 km trail that will link Christchurch city with the sea.

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A trend of people decorating ocean stones at Bruce Bay on the West Coast has divided locals whether it is beautiful or destructive.

Visitors signing stones on remote West Coast beach widely considered 'vandalism'

Thousands of visitors have used permanent markers to write on the stones at Bruce Bay.

Are you well prepared for the bite  of NZ's breathtaking playground?

Department of Conservation set to implement four-hour parking limit at famous Tongariro Crossing

They hope the move will ease congestion in the busy summer months.

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Researchers from the University of Arizona have found many reusable bags contain coliform bacteria and E. coli.

Reusable shopping bags - good for the environment but they could make you sick

A study found almost all reusable bags contained a lot of bacteria, and 12 per cent had E. coli.

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