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

Dealing with climate change deniers
Dealing with climate change deniers

Here are 12 tips, strategies and tactics for you to try out when you feel inclined to engage a Typical…

photos Photos: Top shots explained

Four of the best photographers at the National Institute of Water and Atmosphere (NIWA) discuss their favourite shots.

Poor water blights beaches

A world-class surfing spot and one of Northland's most picturesque strands of coastline are among more than 40 swimming…

Fewer berths in new marina plan

As thousands of holidaymakers converge on Waiheke for the summer break, new details about a controversial proposal for the…

Cuban thaw may unlock new oil fields
Cuban thaw may unlock new oil fields

One of the most prolific oil and gas basins sits just off Cuba's coast, and the thaw in relations with…

NZ beach water quality under spotlight

Fourteen per cent of monitored beaches in New Zealand are classified as "high risk" for water quality issues.

The Arctic's dismal future

The Arctic and its future are looking dimmer every year, a new federal report says.

Warming? Blame it on beaver

Rodents have been accused of causing everything from plague to electrical fires - now climate change can be added to the…

Preserving access to the Hauraki Gulf

When it was mooted, creating a single spatial plan for the entire Hauraki Gulf seemed a good idea to Cooks Beach resident…

Sea Shepherd claims illegal fishing intercept
Sea Shepherd claims illegal fishing intercept

The Sea Shepherd group claims to have intercepted an illegal fishing vessel in the Southern Ocean.

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