Environment News - Climate, Natural Events

Vernon Tava says a new environmental party could be the answer.

National's 'Bluegreens' conference kicks off

The party is expected to announce policies in areas like climate change and biotechnology.

PM Ardern spoke about the report after its release on Thursday.

Tax Working Group report in a nutshell

Here's what it means for you.

Environment

Stunning photos of supermoon over NZ

There will be another on Thursday if you missed last night's showing.

The Government has given itself until 2020 to create new rules to stop the "degradation of fresh water"

Waikato farming company 'undoing the good work of so many'

It's been ordered to pay over $100,000 after unlawfully discharging dairy effluent.

See Newshub Nation's full investigation into 1080.

NZ First hails Govt's $19.5m 'significant shift' away from 1080

The Provincial Growth Fund will be used to develop new pest control methods.

Watch: Duncan Garner has called for an end to keeping cats as pets.

Claws out over proposed Southland cat ban

Once a cat dies the owner will not be allowed another one - but many locals are opposed.

Environment

High country set for shake-up as tenure review axed

The Government has been criticised for ending the controversial policy.

Insect numbers are collapsing around the world.

Vegans won't eat bugs to save the planet

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

Environment

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.

Environment

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.

Environment

'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.

Environment

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.

Environment

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.