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

The Arctic's dismal future
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

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

People don't work as hard on hot days
People don't work as hard on hot days

A new study shows the effect of temperatures on economic activity.

Sea Change: Safe habitats key to stocks

In the second of the Sea Change series science reporter Jamie Morton looks at the health of the gulf’s fish populations…

NZ's emission impossible

Climate Change Minister Tim Groser says NZ faces "a big challenge" in making new commitments to cut emissions, following…

Turning the tide in the Hauraki Gulf

Could teamwork deliver a plan to save the Hauraki Gulf for future generations? Science reporter Jamie Morton considers the…

Miner drops appeal against rejected proposal

Would-be seabed miner Trans-Tasman Resources has dropped its appeal against its rejected proposal to vacuum ironsands off…

Unveiled: Next big things
Unveiled: Next big things

They promise cut-through responses to challenges that may seem overwhelming: wiping out the pests that…

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National

Man killed in motorcycle crash
Man killed in motorcycle crash

A man is dead after a collision between his motorbike and a van, in the Bay of Plenty today. The crash happened on State…

Missing pair found on Rangitoto
Three years jail for $300k benefit cheat
SkyCity 'holds the cards' - Labour
Man arrested after hit-and-run
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