Mutant possum army mooted

Scientists are working on developing an army of mutant possums to help control the pest.

New seal on road

A young fur seal was spotted at a bus stop in Nelson — possibly trying to catch a ride out of town.

Japan to resume whaling

Japan is to vastly expand its Antarctic whaling area, and take up to 333 minke whales, under new "scientific research plan".

Battle over cycle trail bid

Council applies again to disrupt Oreti River with trail, but submissions from as far as Norway oppose plan.

Cop rescues Morepork chick

A Morepork chick blown from its perch during storm spends the night in police custody.

Satellite photo shows huge ash plume

Nasa has released a satellite image of ash spewing 9km high from an Alaskan volcano.

Mining 'will destroy' seabed life

Phosphate mining on the Chatham Rise could damage coral and create toxic leaks, opposition groups tell hearing.

'Not safe for swimming'

Fish numbers have declined in the Manawatu River and it is no longer safe to swim in.

Males killing their own

Baby Chacma baboons are not alone in facing their greatest threat from within.

Seaweed sifted on the seashore

What would you expect to find living within a square metre patch of the Southland shoreline?

Stink Bug spotted in NZ

A pest known as the Yellow Spotted Stink Bug has been spotted in a South Island garden.

DOC denies 1080 drop chaos

DOC hits back at anti-1080 group claims of 'chaos' in the Marlborough Sounds.

China eyeing off Antarctica

Summer will see China install a fifth station in Antarctica under the Antarctic Treaty.

Mainland kiwi 'could be gone'

A dire picture for kiwi in the wild has been painted for new Conservation Minister Maggie Barry.

Arsenic contamination risk 'low'

Council and ECan to roll out soil testing programme after arsenic was found in several properties.

Stay out of Lake Hakanoa

Health warning issued for popular Lake Hakanoa in Huntly after a rise in toxic algae.

DOC 'in chaos' over 1080 drops

1080 drop

DOC is operating in chaos in the Marlborough Sounds with tonnes of poison, protest group says.

Mudfish try city living

Mudfish have been released into Hamilton's city waters in an effort to restore biodiversity of days gone by.

Rare 'moonbow' lights up Tekapo

A Tekapo photographer captured spectacular images of two rare events above the South Canterbury town.

Protected trees - the unkind cut

Life under an enormous fig tree means no sunlight and fermenting piles of inedible fruit for a family.

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