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…

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Now playing in your forest: tui's greatest hits
Now playing in your forest: tui's greatest hits

If you've ever noticed how the music of our charismatic tui is much more impressive when heard in the…

Make-up with plastic beads to be banned

Microscopic particles found in makeup will be banned by the Government because of concerns about their impact on the environment…

Filth continues to pour into waterways

The city council is applying to Environment Canterbury to continue discharging untreated wastewater into the waterways and…

PM wary of 'extreme' climate change response

Bill English doesn't share Donald Trump's scepticism about global warming - but says he has always been wary of "extreme"…

NZ yellowhammers slow to lose accent
NZ yellowhammers slow to lose accent

Immigrants to New Zealand are often quick to pick up our signature twang - but it seems one ex-pat hasn't…

Greenpeace target oil ship off Wairarapa

Greenpeace yesterday intercepted the world's largest seismic oil ship off the Wairarapa coast.

Life on the frozen planet

When a longed-for journey to the Antarctic became a reality, Damian Christie was not prepared for the immensity of what…

Snow blizzard hits the UK

Blizzard conditions are sweeping Britain, with snow falling as far south as London and dozens of flights grounded.

Our Blue Backyard: Will ecosystems hit tipping point?

In the last of a five-part series looking at research in Auckland's blue backyard, an expert discusses how far our ocean…

Campfire caused Glenorchy's Rat Point fire
Campfire caused Glenorchy's Rat Point fire

The fire near Queenstown which destroyed 150ha of native scrub was likely caused by a campfire, authorities…

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