Traps, 1080, 'vital to save kiwi'

Trapping and killing pests in your own back yard is "just what you have to do", Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says.

The death of whaling

In 1964, the last whale was harpooned off the Kaikoura coast.

Denmark stakes its North Pole claim

In time for Christmas, Denmark has claimed Santa Claus's home - the North Pole.

Sea Shepherd intercepts fisher

Radical environmental group Sea Shepherd says they have intercepted a pirate toothfishing boat in the Southern Ocean.

Fishermen furious at 1080 drop

Anglers demand answers from DOC after they found themselves inside a 1080 drop-zone.

Rena report due today

Probe into cargo ship's grounding will come to close with the release of investigators' final report today.

'Brainiac' parrot put to the test

Zealandia's kaka are turning the notion of "bird brain" on its head.

Objection withdrawn

Horowhenua iwi withdraws objection to Shannon wastewater plant upgrade on first day of Environment Court hearing.

Environmental record under fire

Taranaki farmers are poorer environmental performers than a new report into dairying shows.

Minister defends climate effort

Conservation Minister Tim Groser says he hasn't heard of a new climate change report which ranked New Zealand 43rd out of 58 countries.

Curious seal pup gets heave-ho

A young seal found in Picton's CBD has been the talk of the town.

Weakened climate deal agreed

A compromise deal salvaged by climate negotiators in Lima sets the stage for a global pact in Paris next year.

Great white scourge is down

The battle to eradicate the great white butterfly from Nelson has entered a new phase.

Kea chicks on show

A brood of baby kea have made their public debut at Orana Wildlife Park.

Ocean plastic in the trillions

The first estimate of plastic afloat on the global oceans is a "conservative" 5.25 trillion pieces.

Public concern over mining plans

Proposed district plan receives 550 submissions opposing mining in the Coromandel.

Geckos safe on island

The future of New Zealand’s Pacific geckos looks bright after 54 were released onto pest-free Motuihe Island.

MPI reveals pest hotline details

Decomposing tree frog and parasitic wasps travelled to our supermarkets on bananas from Ecuador.

Leggy invaders swarm in

Pest control professionals predict a busy summer for white-tailed spiders and Asian paper wasps.

It's a bug's life

Kneeling in the mud under the cover of trees, three scientists are looking out for the little guy.

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