Mystery plastic polluter owns up
Mystery plastic polluter owns up

A mystery surrounding thousands of curious, bright-blue plastic shavings found washed up on New Zealand beaches appears…

Herald on Sunday Editorial: Beach busting makes an impact
Herald on Sunday Editorial: Beach busting makes an impact

Our Beach Busters campaign, in association with Sustainable Coastlines, continues this weekend as hundreds of people take…

Beach Busters: Hundreds pitch in to help
Beach Busters: Hundreds pitch in to help

Volunteers, businesses and celebrities are pitching in to help our Beach Busters campaign. Sustainable Coastlines has recorded…

Beach Busters: What is washing up on our shoreline?
Beach Busters: What is washing up on our shoreline?

Beach volunteers cleaning up the country's coastline are scratching their heads over this piece of distorted, clear plastic…

Environment

$40m bid to resurrect derelict hotel
$40m bid to resurrect derelict hotel

Two New Zealand companies have submitted a $40 million plan to restore an infamous Rarotonga resort…

Gang of baby weasels discovered at quarantine facility

A gang of baby weasels has been discovered in a container of tyres recently arrived from Malaysia.

NZ's world-class beauty spot targeted

Fresh plans have been lodged for a subdivision near a world-renowned Coromandel beach, reigniting opposition by a group…

Conservation Week focuses on 'treasures on the back doorstep'

Conservation Week, which runs from tomorrow till November 9, will highlight "treasures on the back doorstep". DOC will…

Pledge signed to protect threatened NZ bird
Pledge signed to protect threatened NZ bird

Commercial and recreational fishers from the Hauraki Gulf have joined conservationists in a landmark…

Sam Judd: How to clean up the water

There is little doubt that clean water is up there with the most important challenges facing the environment and our economy. Last…

Microbe could turn gas into gold

A husband and wife team could help change the way products as common as car tyres are made by recycling chemicals from greenhouse…

What the ice belt means for sea levels

Changes to the Southern Ocean's sea ice belt could mean see the global level rising several metres, says a new study which…

Bumblebees create a buzz

They clumsily bang against our windows and make themselves a springtime nuisance - but the humble bumblebee could prove…

John Roughan: Ocean eco-caution being taken too far
John Roughan: Ocean eco-caution being taken too far

The consortium that pumps gas from the Maui offshore platforms appears to have been forgivably naughty…

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