1080 slashes rats


DOC says rat numbers in Wakatipu areas hit by 1080 in late August have plummeted.

Moa extinction rapid - study


The moa was doomed the moment humans landed in NZ, new research suggests.

Council 1080 backing 'toxic'


More than 100 protesters have gathered outside a West Coast council to rally against its backing of a company planning to manufacture 1080 pellets.

Friends call for outfall to be scrapped


Environmentalists are concerned that a gas company is able to discharge process water into the sea.

The original kiwi dad

kiwi play

A male kiwi snapped frolicking in an unusual display of affection has experts scratching their heads.

Kiwi's unusual mating ritual

White kiwi Manukura

Rare footage of what seems to be a rough, noisy kiwi mating ritual has been captured at a wildlife centre.

Kiwis boost island population

Jacinda Amey, of Haast, and Oraka Aparima Runaka chairman Stewart Bull

Two rare and endangered Haast kiwi have been transferred to a Fiordland island in a bid to ensure the survival of the species.

Campaign to fight toothfish piracy

Sea Shepherd anti-whaling

A ship operated by radical environmental group Sea Shepherd arrives in Auckland tomorrow.

Officials 'remiss' on fish numbers


Recreational fishermen say the number of fish in Hawke's Bay has plummeted.

Kiwis spend dosh on bird nosh


New Zealanders spend millions on feeding wild birds every year, mainly for pleasure, survey finds.

Wasp problem worst in the world


Wasp densities in South Island beech forests are the highest on earth. Could mites be the solution?

Snake, lizards found in mail


An attempt to smuggle live reptiles into New Zealand has been sniffed out by a crafty beagle named Lilly.

Dive bombers to protect vineyards

Native falcon/karearea

A vineyard manager who will bring home three rare, ferocious predators is excited but a little overwhelmed.

Going into bat for native species


Researchers are hoping to successfully translocate a group of short-tailed bats, a feat never achieved before.

Kaka stripping back trees


As the kaka population thrives their propensity for stripping tree bark is causing havoc in the Botanic Gardens.

Toxic algae found in lake

do not swim

Traces of a toxic algae have been found in Lake Forsyth, prompting warnings to avoid swimming and fishing in the area.

Greening our cities

Lezette Reid

Meet the city-dwellers fighting to preserve the tiny patches of green that keep our cities alive.

1080 plans for Eglinton


DOC likely to drop 1080 poison on Eglinton Valley in Fiordland National Park.

Mountain men busy in the bush


Cambridge's George Dingle and his five friends share a unique pastime.

Tiny tuatara survives cannibal teens


In a tale fit for a Bear Grylls-type survival show, a tiny tuatara has beaten the odds and survived six months with a throng of carnivorous tuatara teens. 

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