Environment

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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.

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The whales living at the park are set to remain there for their own safety.

Watch: Shouts and applause as last orca whale is born at a US SeaWorld park

The theme park decided to end it's orca shows and breeding programme last year.

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.

In this photo provided by Jim Best/University of Illinois, taken in 2016, a close-up view of the ice-walled canyon at the terminus of the Kaskawulsh Glacier, with recently collapsed ice blocks. This canyon now carries almost all meltwater from the toe of the glacier down the Kaskawulsh Valley and toward the Gulf of Alaska and the Pacific Ocean instead of the Bering Sea. (Jim Best/University of Illinois via AP)

Gushing Canadian glacier suddenly switches from one river to another in incredibly rare case of 'river piracy'

Scientists says the unusual phenomenon is a result of man-made global warming.

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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.

Scientists are asking farmers to behave themselves and not illegally obtain the virus, as happened previously in the 1990s.

Central Otago's Easter bunny hunt count due

Each Easter hundreds of hunters at the event try to kill pest rabbits.

File - This April 3, 2017 photo provided by Cook Inlet Spill Prevention and Response, Inc. shows pan ice taken during an agency overflight near a Hilcorp Alaska LLC offshore platform in Cook Inlet, Alaska. Alaska's Cook Inlet is home to endangered beluga whales, a significant slice of the state's wild salmon population, and along the sea floor, a spider web of petroleum pipelines. So when natural gas was found spewing from an underwater pipeline belonging to the area's largest petroleum producer, alarm bells went off. (Derek Samora/CISPRI via AP, File)

Huge natural gas leak raises concerns about aging Alaska seafloor pipelines

Environmental groups say the age of the pipelines significantly raises the chance of a spill that could harm wildlife.

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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.

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A new report says more holistic and integrated management practices are needed.

'We cannot keep going as we have been' - major changes called for to preserve water quality

A new report says more holistic and integrated management practices are needed.

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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The Te Matau a Maui Voyaging Trust set out to intercept the survey vessel and they did just that.

Video: 'You're not welcome in these waters' - protesters hunt massive seismic survey ship before bursting into haka

A group onboard a Ngati Kahungunu iwi-owned waka has confronted the crew onboard the Amazon Warrior.

An illustration of what a South Island kokako would look like.

Reward for sightings of extinct South Island kokako doubles

Compelling reports of sightings of the kokako in recent years has resulted in official recognition it may yet still exist.

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The wildflowers haven't grown for years in the Californian desert sands, but now they are so plentiful they are drawing record crowds.

Flowergeddon? Wet winter creates extraordinary super-bloom of wild flowers

The wildflowers haven't grown for years in the Californian desert sands. They are now.

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There is an estimated 63 Maui dolphins left in the world.

Fishing industry needs $26 million to save Maui's dolphins - report

The government has dismissed the report to save the endangered species, saying it's based on 'unfounded assumptions'.

Japan whaling fleet returns home after killing 333 whales for research programme

The contentious programme has been slammed by animal rights activists.

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Lawrence Yule has a new free solution for residents who are paying thousands to combat the taste of chlorinated water.

Inquiry into Havelock North water contamination saga delayed

The gastro outbreak affected over 5000 people and led to the town's water supply being chlorinated.

Watch: Orca put on 'awesome display' for delighted ferry passengers in Lyttelton Harbour

"They put on an awesome display of tail slapping and breaching at the back of the boat," says the Diamond Harbour Ferry skipper.

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Dramatic map shows effects of sea level rise on NZ cities - is your town at risk?

A number of major New Zealand towns and cities are under threat, according to a new report.

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"It's actually almost unprecedented that anyone has made such a breakthrough of enhancing photosynthesis in crops," Sunday is told.

Rules may stop GM super grass developed by Kiwi scientists ever being grown in NZ

That could be a lifesaver for farmers in the drought plagued areas of New Zealand.

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