Environment

02:09
This time last year Hawke's Bay was still reeling from a deadly campylobacter outbreak in Havelock North.

Hawke's Bay hoping water issues are under the bridge post-election

One resident said, "We should be able to turn on the tap and know that we aren't going to get poisoned".

01:58
In an election campaign dominated by tax talk it was the NZ First leader with the big move today.

Winston Peters rules out water tax in big play for regional votes

The NZ First leader made the announcement today before the Federated Farmers meeting, in Ashburton.

00:33
The impressive display is aimed against a controversial Water Conservation Order for two of Hawke's Bay's major waterways.

Watch: Army of tractors roll into Hawke's Bay for protest over river conservation orders

The impressive display is aimed against a Water Conservation Order for two of Hawke's Bay's waterways.

'One serious jellyfish' washes up on Auckland's Browns Bay beach

NIWA's Dr Dennis Gordon told 1 NEWS it's early in the season for such a large lion's mane jellyfish.

01:44
Test results for the crop ecotain plantain show massive reductions in nitrate leaching.

Scientists hail 'significant' discovery about old weed that could be game-changer for dairy

Test results for the crop ecotain plantain show massive reductions in nitrate leaching.

01:57
The charge would be one of the ways the Greens want to help clean up our coastlines.

Plastic bag charge could be introduced at New World supermarkets

New World is asking Kiwis to vote on whether to keep plastic bags free or impose a five or 10 cents charge.

Protestors outside Environment Canterbury.

Dozens of protesters target Environment Canterbury over dirty rivers

Water campaigners have flooded the offices of Environment Canterbury in Christchurch, demanding "local democracy be returned to Cantabrians".

06:25
Our reporter Whena  Owen investigates whether New Zealanders are recycling less and biffing more rubbish than ever into our landfills.

Be a tidy Kiwi - clean up week kicks off around the country

More than 700 events are planned across New Zealand for Clean Up Week.

Saving money over the holiday period is ideal, and motorists across the country are on the lookout for the cheapest tank of gas.

China announces plans to end sales of petrol and diesel cars

China is the biggest auto market, giving any policy changes importance for the global industry.

00:55
James Shaw says the party wants to replace the Emissions Trading Scheme with a Kiwi Climate Fund.

The Greens announce new pollution tax policy in bid to tackle climate change

James Shaw says the party wants to replace the Emissions Trading Scheme with a Kiwi Climate Fund.

02:24
Eighty-three per cent of those who took part in 1 NEWS' Vote Compass online tool said water pollution is a big worry.

Vast majority of Kiwis say government should do more to reduce water pollution

Eighty-three per cent of those who took part in 1 NEWS' Vote Compass online tool said water pollution is a big worry.

01:08
The Maori Party co-leader says if there was a tax on water, it does not mean the Crown has ownership.

'I don't trust them completely' - Marama Fox likens Foreshore and Seabed to Labour's water tax

The Maori Party co-leader says if there was a tax on water, it does not mean the Crown has ownership.

00:30
Leader Jacinda Ardern said New Zealand must play its part globally when it comes to preventing climate change.

Labour's climate promises include government electric cars, Climate Commission

Jacinda Ardern said it's not good enough for NZ to simply say it is too small to make a difference.

03:44
Victoria University Professor James Renwick says hurricanes like Irma feed off warmer seas, so are more likely with rising temperatures.

Kiwi climate scientist says storms like Hurricane Irma will become more common

With warmer seas come stronger storms, and that's a concerns for a coastal nation like NZ.

Watch: Shocking sight of Waikato stream running green with effluent from 'deliberate' dairy farm discharge

Waikato Regional Council says there are still some in the sector who don't seem to care about the environment.

Watch: The moment protesters place their hands on Nick Smith during heated Nelson market exchange

The Environment Minister met with protesters concerned with a poison drop in native bush.

00:40
An application has been lodged to build a bottling plant at Poroti Springs.

Hundreds march in Whangarei in protest at water bottling factory at beloved springs

The application for bottling at Poroti Springs has been put on hold.

00:50
Green Party leader James Shaw says they're calling on the government to release the report so people can begin planning for rising sea levels.

Leaked report on climate change warns $19b worth of property at greater risk of flooding

It says 43,000 homes, 130,000 people and two kilometres of roads will feel the impact.

Environment Minister Nick Smith says the current rules are a mish-mash and he wants to introduce one regime for the whole country.

National Party's Nick Smith alleges protesters rubbed rat poison on his face, threatened family

The incident comes a day after three people protesting the poison drop were arrested.

01:09
Emotions ran high as residents gathered to voice outrage over the  brodifacoum drop.

Three arrested as group voices outrage over poison drop in Nelson

The Brook Valley Community group lost its legal challenge on Thursday to stop the brodifacoum drop from taking place.

03:33
Maiki Sherman was with Ngati Ruanui when the news came through that the controversial mining application had been accepted.

Environmental groups lodge appeal against Taranaki seabed mining approval

A second application by Trans Tasman Resources was approved to extract 50 million tonnes per year.

02:07
The Supreme Court has upheld a decision stopping a land swap making way for the dam.

Hawke's Bay Regional Council pulls support for Ruataniwha Dam

Around $14m already spent on planning and consents will be written off.

01:42
Ms Ardern said Labour will commit to a carbon neutral date for NZ, but would not say if this would be before the election.

'I want to make sure it's not politicised' – Jacinda Ardern on Labour's carbon neutral target

Ms Ardern would not say if Labour will commit to a carbon neutral date before the election.

Sea Shepherd pulls plug on decade-long anti-whaling mission against Japanese

It can't match the economic and technological power of the government in Tokyo.

00:20
The move is a first step towards an outright ban on single-use plastic bags.

NZ public on board with Green Party policy to introduce 20 cent charge on plastic bags

The 20 cent charge would be the first step towards a total plastic bag ban in New Zealand.

04:08
The use of plastic water bottles is increasingly massively, to the detriment of the environment., says Kate Mead.

Should New Zealand ban single-use plastic drinking bottles?

Seventy-two per cent of Kiwis think there should be regulation, says environmentalist Kate Meads.

01:30
Federated Farmers President Katie Milne says the commitment is to make rivers swimmable and Dairy NZ chair Michael Spaans explains what needs to be done.

Farming leaders group sign pledge to clean up New Zealand rivers

The group says urban areas also have a role to play if the goal is to be achieved.

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