It's estimated 129 billion face masks and 65 billion gloves are used globally every month.
Very little of today's world resembles planet Earth from 500 years ago.
The mayor of the isolated district of Wairoa warns the changes could spell doom for local government.
He didn't keep holiday or leave records for any of his employees.
Environmental activists say a new report shows the widespread destruction caused by intensive dairy farming.
A new Government report shows more and more growing land is being lost to housing developments.
Data from the Ministry for the Environment reveals the sector is responsible for almost half our emissions
Remediation NZ stockpiled 20,000 tonnes of contaminated waste at its Uruti site.
Some locals, iwi and environmental activists have been battling to stop the marina for years.
But the marina's developers have hit back, saying they are committed to protecting the birds.
About 40 were released in the park in 2017 and 2018 to kickstart a breeding programme.
It's a significant milestone in the goal towards predator-free 2050.
It's the sixth year in a row bee deaths have increased.
Up to four packs, around 15 feral dogs, had recently been sighted by hunters and landowners.
"Former staff of the smelter report burying of spent cell linings or contaminated material in various parts of the Tiwai site."
Just four of the 31 brands studied received the highest 'good egg' rating.
Proposed new rules could lead to more bureaucracy and costs for the sector, writes Derek Broadmore of Organics Aotearoa New Zealand.
"This is anything but social."
It will be in place for an "indefinite period".
It will develop technology that extracts edible proteins from New Zealand-grown green leafy crops.