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New rules announced by the government around freshwater are being labelled a missed opportunity by the iwi chairs forum.
A new government plan to clean up pollution in the country's waterways is being met with a mixture of eyerolls, applause and mild panic.
A plan to clean up pollution in the country's waterways is being met with a mixture of applause, eyerolls, and mild panic.
The long anticipated reforms set higher standards for swimming spots, create… Audio
New rules around freshwater are being labelled a missed opportunity by the iwi chairs forum.
The government has imposed tough new rules to improve freshwater quality.
There'll be new limits on… Audio
A former UN chief is warning the world has no more than 18 months to address climate change in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The United Nation's lead negotiator for the Paris Agreement… Audio
Police say an 18-year-old man who made an overnight trip across Cook Strait in a tiny motorised dinghy initially claimed to have left from Porirua Harbour.
The teenager had in fact started out from… Audio
Has the pandemic bought us any time to arrest climate change? If so, was the price we paid too high? Produced by Justin Gregory, Guyon Espiner, Claire Eastham-Farrelly, Tim Watkin and Veronica… Audio
Alison Ballance dons her extreme cold weather clothing for a trip to Antarctica - but getting to the frozen continent can take time. Audio
The government is pushing ahead with its landmark freshwater reforms that will introduce tough new rules to clean up the country's waterways.
The government is standing its ground and imposing tough rules on water quality, but offering farmers a $700 million sweetener to ease the financial pain.
Auckland will have to look at new options to secure its water supply as climate change makes extreme weather like the present drought more frequent, the mayor says. Audio
Proponents of an idea to build massive offshore wind farms off the coast of Taranaki are being warned its surf breaks will soon be protected and cannot be disturbed.
Proponents of an idea to build massive offshore windfarms off the coast of Taranaki are being warned its internationally-renowned surf breaks are protected and cannot be disturbed.
A Venture Taranaki… Audio
The Government has launched a new plan aimed at stopping the thousands of seabird deaths that happen from commercial fishing each year. More seabirds breed in New Zealand waters than anywhere else in… Audio
The government has launched a new plan today aimed at preventing seabirds from harm or death due to commercial fishing.
Recreational fishers say changes to blue cod fishing rules will be largely ineffective because they don't target the commercial sector.
Hamilton may step in to help Auckland deal with the city's drought by lending it water.
While the Budget promise to help rebuild the economy by creating 'nature-based jobs' has been lauded, the plan has also been met with renewed calls for a scorecard to measure progress.
Opponents of the controversial Dome Valley landfill proposal in Auckland are urging the council to give them one more month to send in submissions.
NIWA's squat lobster specialist Dr John Zeldis explains to Kathryn Ryan what causes the red swarms seen recently in Broad Bay and Edwards Bay near Portobello on the Otago Peninsula. Audio