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Almost 700,000 people and $135 billion worth of property in New Zealand are presently exposed to flooding from rivers in extreme weather, according to one report.
Four large rātā trees, thought to be about 300 years old, were bowled over on Tuesday to make way for a new flood stop bank.
Nelson has long been proud of its Centre of New Zealand status, but a few months ago, it gained a rival.
An international log price war and protected overseas economies are crippling the New Zealand wood processing trade, the industry says.
The possible effects of a planned float plane operation on Lyttelton Harbour are being considered by the Civil Aviation Authority.
Twenty-five years ago, the world acted on CFCs in the atmosphere. We can do the same about climate change, an environmentalist says. Audio
Money from a newly established community trust fund will help fix an old landfill at Hector on the West Coast.
The aquaculture industry needs to do more to win the hearts and minds of communities affected by its actions, a senior policy maker says.
Mayors hope the new water management authority will create a more uniform approach to providing clean, safe drinking water, but see challenges and uncertainty ahead.
The head of Air New Zealand warns that the industry is facing a major challenge in the growing guilt about flying.
The mayor of Tasman says climate change declarations were largely symbolic, which was why his council would not be making one.
One of the Nelson City Council's youngest elected members said councils will have to factor in changing demographics to support investment decisions made today.
The wrath of social media might put off people from standing for council, local government leaders say.
Tougher laws governing the movement of animals and harsher penalties for non-compliance are on the table under an overhaul of two key pieces of legislation.
After almost 20 years of planning and a "gruelling" process to keep the project on track, the Waimea Community Dam, one of the Tasman District's largest-ever projects, is now under way.
Thousands of hectares of farms and forest in the Tasman District that were five months ago burnt in the largest wildfire in almost half a century, are only now starting to recover.
A downturn in log prices could signal the start of a global market reset, a North Island forestry management firm says.
Severe weather events and rising sea levels are forcing councils to get serious about the way they manage old rubbish dumps near waterways.
Shane Jones has told councillors they need to work together to come up with solutions to regional infrastructure problems.
A forest company that lost thousands of pine trees in the Tasman wildfires wants tougher rules around fire prevention to include the wider public.
More than $1 million funding will help 70,000 native trees be planted around an under-threat estuary.
Full public access to a mountain bike park near Nelson will not be in place for possibly up to a year, a Department of Conservation manager says.
The association that represents international liners says cruise ships coming to New Zealand from January next year will meet new clean-burning standards.
Development levies on a single house built in Kingston, near Queenstown could go as high as $44,000.
The roughly $22 million, 860-hectare mountain bike park at Wairoa Gorge, south of Nelson, is set among ecologically valuable forest and will be open to all.