Environment News - Climate, Natural Events


National park fees won't deter visitors - industry 21/02/2017

Charging tourists more won't scare them off holidaying here, they say.


'Trash man' wears his rubbish for a month 16/02/2017

Rob Greenfield has rubbish taste in clothes - to make a point about waste.

A possum (Getty)

Invasive species on the march 16/02/2017

New Zealanders are being urged to remain vigilant in guarding the country's borders.


Whales re-stranded on Farewell Spit 11/02/2017

Volunteers are attempting to re float the whales this morning.


Plan Bee: How drones could join forces with insects 10/02/2017

The technology could let bees do what they do best - make honey.


Orchestra makes dying kauri sing 08/02/2017

The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra joined forces with a DJ and music producer.


Whale dies with 30 plastic bags in stomach 04/02/2017

The 6 metre whale had to be put down.

US President Donald Trump

Trump to pull out of global climate agreement 31/01/2017

It could be revoked today by executive order, according to a Trump advisor.

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Charles warned not to 'lecture' Trump on climate 30/01/2017

While Donald Trump has accepted an invitation to meet the Queen, he's not so keen on meeting her son.

An aerial shot of Waiheke Island

Waiheke: The big beach clean-up 29/01/2017

Volunteers will be donning gloves and picking up rubbish.


Swimmer treks across Manukau Harbour for good cause 24/01/2017

The trip is part of a 1100km mission up the North Island's West Coast.

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No summer swimming at several Auckland beaches 22/01/2017

The equivalent of 400 swimming pools of sewage seeps into the harbour every year.

Cattle Cow Farm in New Zealand. You can even see sheep on the typical green hills in back.

Opportunity party proposes new policy for farmers 20/01/2017

Gareth Morgan wants a new tax and restricting herd numbers.

People enjoy the sand at sunrise at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. Temperatures only dropped to the low-20s overnight and the weather is set to warm up to 35C in the city and 42C in the west today. (AAP Image/Joel Carrett) NO ARCHIVING

2016 hottest year on record worldwide 19/01/2017

16 of the 17 hottest years on record have been in the 21st century.

The logo of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' (FCA) Jeep brand is seen on a vehicle at Tbilisi Mall in Tbilisi, Georgia, April 22, 2016. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili/File Photo - RTX2HOUS

Fiat Chrysler suspected of cheating emissions tests 14/01/2017

Fiat Chrysler has become the latest carmarker to be dragged into the emissions scandal.


Oil ship precursor to 'Armageddon' - activist 14/01/2017

Environmental activists have sailed out to confront a seismic testing ship.


The Selwyn River's 'unbelievable' decline 04/01/2017

The Govt says it's "wadeable", but locals disagree.

Recycling conservation environment

New Year's resolutions to help save the planet 03/01/2017

3 easy things to do if you're feeling hopeless about the state of our environment.


Deaths of Waikato crayfish a mystery 30/12/2016

Hundreds of koura were found dead in a Waikato stream.


Kiwi scientists test health of yellow-eyed penguins 27/12/2016

On a small island hundreds of kilometres south of Bluff, Kiwi scientists are carrying out a census.