Environment

Native trees on farms could bring birdsong back

Canterbury researchers are exploring how planting native shelterbelts and hedgerows on farms could deliver biodiversity benefits and make good business sense.... Read More

Work crew saves driver from sinking car

Police are praising the actions of two lines company workers who saved a motorist stuck in rising floodwaters south of Rotorua on Tuesday. With a number of... Read More

Flood damage: Growing risk for NZ’s kelp forests

Timber slash and debris from flooding events is decimating Aotearoa New Zealand's vital underwater kelp forests, a nationwide study shows. Te Whare Wānanga... Read More

Feeding native ecosystems with waste

University of Canterbury researchers are pioneering the use of treated sewage to restore native plants on Te Pātaka-o-Rākaihautū Banks Peninsula. Research​​... Read More

Special maimai a winner for hunters in wheelchairs

A weekend duck hunt near Te Puke netted just two birds for Auckland's Sally Wenley - but she isn't bothered in the slightest. Sally was one of the first to... Read More

Parents to now receive baby quake safe material

A partnership between EQC Toka Tū Ake and Whānau Āwhina Plunket will see more new parents than ever receive vital quake safety information to help keep their... Read More

Addressing human waste on Mount Cook

A kaupapa Māori research approach has brought together Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua and mountaineers to help address the human waste issue at Aoraki/Mount Cook... Read More

Potential toll of a 9.1 Hikurangi fault earthquake

By Lauren Crimp of RNZ The scale of catastrophe facing Aotearoa in the case of a massive earthquake and tsunami from our largest fault - the Hikurangi subduction... Read More

WorkSafe seeks funding for prosecutions

WorkSafe alerted officials that it was running out of money to fund its prosecution over the deadly Whakaari/White Island disaster a month before the trial began... Read More

Levy referendum: Fruit & veg growers urged to vote

Growers are being asked to have their say in the upcoming levy referendum to enable Horticulture New Zealand (HortNZ) to continue its work for the sector. The... Read More

Local aids Brazil floods: “It’s heartbreaking"

South Brazil is experiencing severe flooding, leaving many helpless, Tauranga resident Gabi Wood is trying to help from afar. Porto Alegre in South Brazil... Read More

Poultry businesses 'lucky' bird flu not here yet

New Zealand's egg and chicken farmers are being urged to be vigilant and keep up strict biosecurity and surveillance measures in case avian influenza arrives... Read More