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

Cattle breach escapes penalty
Cattle breach escapes penalty

Environment Canterbury is standing by its decision not to fine or prosecute Chief Justice Dame Sian…

Strip of sand not worthy of Govt funding

Labour leader Andrew Little thinks it would a good idea for the Government to chip in and support the social media campaign…

Whakatane: Souvenir trap

I've bought some pretty quirky stuff while travelling. Lately there have been a lot of carved wooden weapons; I blame the…

Sam Judd: The story of a cyclone

Sam Judd writes, "Today I thought that a story about how awesome the New Zealand coastline is would be appropriate, because…

Anne Salmond: Take care of our rivers
Anne Salmond: Take care of our rivers

Last week, the image of a herd of cows in a pristine high country lake provoked widespread outrage…

Govt backs planned housing in quarry

Government steps into a local planning appeal for the first time in 17 years to back Fletchers' planned housing development…

Outlook for 5 years picks heat to rise

Global temperatures will continue to soar over the next year as rising levels of greenhouse gas emissions and the effect…

Housing NZ eyes meth test

All state houses may be tested for methamphetamine contamination when they become vacant, after a huge jump in affected…

Billionaire's mega-yacht damages reef

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's vessel damaged 80 per cent of a coral reef in the Cayman Islands, officials said.

Sam Judd: Should Auckland swap motorway lanes for trains?
Sam Judd: Should Auckland swap motorway lanes for trains?

If only the fast lane of this stupid motorway was simply removed and replaced with a train that had…

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National

Armed man threatens hotel patrons
Armed man threatens hotel patrons

A Bay of Plenty hotel was held up at gunpoint, with an armed man threatening drinkers and making off with the night's takings…

$7.1m Lotto win remains unclaimed
Is Napier's new 'pier' in disrepair?
Kiwi claims cancer ointment cure
Murder charge following Whangarei death
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