NZ‘s oldest kererū returns to nest after 24 years

One of the oldest documented kererū, 29-year-old Pidge, has returned to his birthplace to enjoy retirement. A wet, slightly bedraggled kererū showed... Read More

Remembering the Ruapehu eruptions – 25 years on

This September marks 25 years since the start of the 1995-1996 Mt Ruapehu volcanic eruptions. Sitting at 2797m, Mt Ruapehu is the highest mountain in... Read More

Daylight Saving Time springs us forward an hour

  New Zealand springs forward tonight as Daylight Saving time begins.   Clocks will go forward by one hour at 2am on Sunday September 27.... Read More

Bird of the year is ready for take-off

New Zealanders are getting ready to campaign and vote for their favourite native birds in the nation's most popular annual bird contest. Forest... Read More

Cutting the grass? Cut it out!

We’re heading towards summer, and the warmer weather that goes hand-in-hand with fortnightly lawn mowing for lots of New Zealanders. But a number... Read More

Challenging winter season for Mt Ruapehu

COVID-19 Alert Level restrictions have contributed to a challenging winter season for Mt Ruapehu, like many other tourism businesses around the country. "Climate... Read More

Double celebration on the cards for BOP hatchery

Rotorua’s National Kiwi Hatchery will reopen to manuhiri (visitors) in time for both the September school holidays and to celebrate the hatching... Read More

Popular environmental debate cancelled

A popular Rotorua election debate has been cancelled due to a lack of candidates. Rotorua Green Drinks and Forest & Bird had organised the event for... Read More

New tools to make nature more accessible

People planning to head outdoors now have a resource that lets them know how accessible an area is for people with varying levels of mobility. The new... Read More

Kiwi conservation receives cash injection

Kiwi conservationists all over Aotearoa are celebrating after the Minister of Conservation announced a multi-million-dollar cash injection into kiwi... Read More

Bluebird conditions sees Ruapehu at capacity

  Skiers and snow boarders were treated to some bluebird spring skiing over the weekend – with both Whakapapa and Turoa at full capacity.... Read More

Time for the Great Kererū Count 2020

    It’s time for the Great Kererū Count 2020. Kererū Discovery is calling for all kiwis to get out and count kererū. Kererū only... Read More

Climate risk reporting first in NZ

New Zealand will be the first country in the world to require the financial sector to report on climate risks, Minister for Climate Change James Shaw... Read More

Readying nesting boxes for rifleman

  In the lead up to the titipounamu/rifleman’s nesting season, it’s not uncommon to find Barry Pethybridge in the Aongatete forest... Read More

Tonnes of rubbish pulled from Ngongotaha Maunga

A team of volunteers led by a former Mrs Rotorua winner have removed more than five tonnes of rubbish from the side of Mt Ngongotaha. Kristal Pehi,... Read More