Rena oil spill

Rena salvors face seabed junkyard Rena salvors face seabed junkyard

Alongside a dock at the Port of Tauranga, men in orange…

Editorial: Consult with iwi Editorial: Consult with iwi

The fate of the wreckage of the Rena should be a straightforward…

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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

As humans multiply, bugs decline and violence grows
As humans multiply, bugs decline and violence grows

As the number of humans on Earth has nearly doubled over the past four decades, the number of bugs…

Earth survived solar storm near-miss

Back in 2012, the Sun erupted with a powerful solar storm that just missed the Earth but was big enough to "knock modern…

Astonishingly little water on distant planets

A study of unprecedented detail has revealed astonishingly little water on three distant planets, hinting at potential obstacles…

South Island platinum tender awarded

Tag Oil of Canada has been awarded five mineral exploration permits to hunt for platinum in the South Island.

Food stress shrinks Antarctic fur seal colony
Food stress shrinks Antarctic fur seal colony

A food shortage likely caused by climate change is shrinking a South Antarctic fur seal colony and changing…

Alien life? Pollution could provide the answer

Earthlings often wonder if life exists on other planets, and researchers said this week that hunting for traces of pollution…

Rhino poacher jailed for 77 years

A South African court has jailed a rhino poacher for 77 years, one of the heaviest sentences handed out for the crime as…

Proposed council bylaw ruffles feathers

For 60 years Billy Farnell has bred champion show poultry at his Remuera home and has a room full of trophies to show for…

Volcanoes given back to iwi care

The Crown is gifting some of Auckland's most historic and recognisable assets - 14 volcano sites - to a group of 13 iwi…

Talks planned on New Tree Hill
Talks planned on New Tree Hill

Auckland's One Tree Hill was dubbed None Tree Hill after the demise of its 125-year-old pine. But the…

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