Hutt River algae forces swim ban

Toxic algae has spoiled the plans of those wanting to cool off with a dip in the Hutt River.

Forum debates 'health' of rivers

Water scientists debate a system to measure, monitor and report the health of rivers in New Zealand.

Virile kaka brothers father triplets

Perhaps there's something in the water. Or the trees.

City opposes deep-sea oil drilling

Environmental groups applaud Christchurch City Council’s stance against deep-sea oil drilling off the Canterbury coast.

Cheap fuel likely to boost emissions

Fall in petrol prices makes it harder for NZ to meet greenhouse gas targets, climate expert says.

Water use down by 3.6m litres a day

Kapiti Coast Water Meter

Kapiti Coast residents are using far less water since the introduction of metered charging last year.

Reserve a 'fire hazard'

Kevin Probyn is disgusted over management of the Meeting of the Waters reserve.

Timaru's summer pollution day

Timaru has recorded its first high pollution day for the year - in the middle of summer.

Toxic algae found in Hutt River

Dog owners have been warned to keep their animals away from the Hutt River after toxic algae were found in it.

Fury at wastewater dumping consent

Feilding tangata whenua "furious" wastewater will still be piped into Oroua River.

Tonga's new island of ash won't last forever

Tonga's disruptive volcano has gone quiet, leaving behind a temporary island of ash.

Work begins on lake's makeover

Efforts stepped up to improve health and longevity of treasured Waipa water attraction.

Saved from the deep-fryer

Shark freed from fishing line

Wellington's blue shark is has hook embedded in it after a brief flirtation with a fishing rod.

Shark in Wellington harbour

Beautiful 1-2m predator makes capital home

People have been warned not to get too close to a Blue Shark seen in a Wellington Lagoon.

Water plan green lit despite conflicts

Plan for Feilding wastewater approved despite clash with Horizons plan and River Leaders' Accord.

Flood of cash for river upgrades

More than $70,000 has been committed to projects aimed at enhancing the Manawatu River.

Swapping islands

DOC volunteers have fun

Thousands of people give up their holidays to volunteer for the Department of Conservation.

Symposium targets 'climate justice'

A prestigious grant is allowing two Waikato professors to organise an international climate justice debate.

Acid spill near Feilding

A truck has spilled 500 litres of toxic acid near Feilding, on the road to Awahuri.

Big dry sparks fire ban

A total fire ban comes into force at midnight tonight for rural South Canterbury as the region's drought-like conditions continue.

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