Despite being an export earning powerhouse, agriculture is also the county's biggest greenhouse gas producer.
The proposal would allow the disposal of treated and untreated sewage into the sea.
Environmentalists say allowing access is potentially endangering the ecosystem.
Bremworth is pushing the benefits of wool, but Godfrey Hirst claims it's ignoring this fibre's environmental impact.
Researchers say their results show the capacity of urban areas to have "quite substantial possum populations".
Footage released earlier this month showed a fight between protesters and security guards.
Protect Pūtiki has occupied the construction site for more than 120 days.
Experts are urging governments to react to the warning signs.
"Hopefully it will get dog owners to take more responsibility for taking all of their poo home instead of just leaving it on the side of the path."
They might look cute, but hedgehogs are pests, particularly around braided rivers and drylands.
"A lot of people were trying to make it about themselves as much as about climate change."
Baby orca Toa has been cared for around the clock after becoming stranded at Plimmerton Beach on Sunday afternoon.
The Minister for the Environment won't be heading along to the Groundswell protest.
The silenced will be silent no longer, Duncan Garner writes.
Imports of an especially dirty type of coal from Indonesia topped a million tonnes for the first time since 2006.
Overestimating the risk can be as much a problem as underestimating it.
"It's difficult and costly to remove nitrate from drinking water, the best thing obviously is to stop it from getting in there in the first place."
"We don't know how much longer we've got and we want to leave the place better than it is now."
A scientist wants us to be more aware of how we wash clothes to prevent nanoplastics ending up in the ocean.
The research is exploring several potential causes of the algal blooms.