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Insect numbers are collapsing around the world.

Vegans won't eat bugs to save the planet

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They see it just as "irresponsible and morally wrong" as eating cows and pigs, study finds.


Two more popular rivers polluted by toxic algae

Otaki River has seen the amount of toxic algae covering it dramatically grow in the last two weeks.

LAKE ALEXANDRINA, NEW ZEALAND - DECEMBER 15: A general view from Mount John on December 15, 2012 in the Mackenzie Country of the South Island High Country of New Zealand. (Photo by Jo Hale/Getty Images)

Tenure reviews leaves devastating environmental legacy - researcher

Several researchers and environmentalists have criticised the process.

City of Gisborne, New Zealand

Winegrowers making do during Gisborne outdoor water ban

A major leak to a main supply pipe has led to widespread water restrictions.


Humble beginnings to a key Government pledge

How a small group of young campaigners pushed for the Zero Carbon Act to reach Parliament.

Insects numbers are collapsing around the world.

Insectageddon: NZers have 'two weeks of life' after insect apocalypse - expert

Insect numbers are collapsing - and we have "no hope in hell of surviving".

Hector's Dolphins -Cephalorhynchus hectori- jumping out of the water, Ferniehurst, Canterbury Region, New Zealand

Environment groups call for cameras on boats after Hector's dolphin captures

Four of the rare dolphins have been caught in trawling nets this summer.


'Catastrophic collapse': Plunging insect numbers threaten 'survival of mankind'

Based on current trends, insects could be extinct within a century.

Tom Handiside of La Marzocco explains what it takes to make the perfect cup of coffee.

Auckland café bans takeaway cup for eat-in diners

A woman had a terrible melt-down after she demanded a disposable cup.


Potential protection order for Hawke's Bay river divides region

Fishers, boaties and environmentalists are on one side, on the other are the farmers and growers.


Revealed: Southland wetlands are vanishing

Forest & Bird are calling for better protection of the vital ecosystems.

"New Zealanders are ready for regulation to stop the degradation of waterways."

Four of every five Kiwis want stricter water pollution rules

"New Zealanders are ready for regulation to stop the degradation of waterways."

Vernon Tava talks to Magic Talk.

Waterways might not need tougher pollution rules - Tava

The potential leader of a new 'blue-green' party says existing rules are tough enough - they just need to be enforced.

Watch: These tourists' campervan trip around New Zealand turned into a nightmare.

Why campervans are costing our environment

Is it time to ask how much budget tiki-tourism is costing the country?


Forester's leaking pipe leaves Hawke's Bay beach unswimmable

Furious residents say both the company and the council are turning a blind eye.


Auckland tree wars: Residents refuse council's order to evacuate

"It's just a trumped up reason for them to be able to march in here."

Supermarkets are getting rid of plastic bags.

How golf is killing the ocean

A high school student and budding scientist has exposed the damage.


Eat less meat to save the planet - report

Kiwis need to up their vegetable intake.


The toy flying off shelves in New Zealand

"The toy is very hot; we didn't expect it to be as hot as it is," its creator admits.


Call for 'National day of action' against excess plastic wrapping

"People unwrap the groceries and leave the plastic waste at the store."