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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Gary Taylor: RMA reforms a test of moderation
Gary Taylor: RMA reforms a test of moderation

The Government has a mandate to reform the Resource Management Act.

Sam Judd: Is our economy on acid?

Yesterday I was lucky enough to visit the beach in Coromandel for a surf. After traversing the Hauraki plains where, at…

Walrus invasion: 35,000 come ashore

Pacific walrus that can’t find sea ice for resting in Arctic waters are coming ashore in record numbers on a beach in northwest…

Photos show fast-shrinking Aral Sea

It was once the fourth largest lake in the world, but what used to be an expanse of water in the basin of the Kyzylkum Desert…

Sad truth about kiwi numbers
Sad truth about kiwi numbers

The brown fluffy bird with the oversized beak is part of New Zealand's culture, but with 27 kiwis dying…

Scientists hope to tame rogue waves

Rogue waves - mountainous swells that form at sea without warning - have been blamed for countless maritime disasters.

World's wildlife numbers cut by half

Wildlife numbers have plunged by more than half in just 40 years as Earth's human population has nearly doubled, a survey…

Human-caused climate change blamed

Heat waves last year in Asia, Europe and Australia were influenced by human-caused climate change, but not all extreme weather…

Rants&Raves: On driving

A reader writes: We are such cordial people when driving - but even the most considerate driver tends to do 20km/h over…

UN discovers that star power works
UN discovers that star power works

The only thing missing at the United Nations headquarters in New York is a theatre marquee over the…

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