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

Brian Fallow: Curbing emissions is vital
Brian Fallow: Curbing emissions is vital

People often ask why NZ should incur any costs curbing its greenhouse gas emissions when we account…

Helping birds win the battle

Too often, humans seem to bring native bird populations nothing but misery.

Killing of environmental activists rises globally

As head of his village, Prajob Naowa-opas battled to save his community in central Thailand from the illegal dumping of…

Dunedin $100m hotel plans scrapped

Plans for a $100 million waterfront hotel in Dunedin have been scrapped and the developers' partnership with the council…

Anne Salmond: Muddying the waters on pollution
Anne Salmond: Muddying the waters on pollution

Dame Anne Salmond asks; "Is the headlong pursuit of short-term prosperity at the expense of our waterways…

NZ emissions accelerating

New Zealand's emissions of greenhouse gases grew 2.2 per cent in 2012, accelerating from 1.4 per cent in 2011.

UN panel: Cost of fighting warming 'modest'

The cost of keeping global warming in check is "relatively modest," but only if the world acts quickly to reverse the buildup…

Auckland must clean up act on water

The health of Auckland's harbours and streams is continuing to deteriorate under a mostly 1950s approach to stormwater…

Switch to green energy and cut down on meat

Governments must switch from fossil fuels to nuclear, wind and solar energy to avoid a global warming catastrophe in a move…

Outdoors: Locals fight tide of rubbish
Outdoors: Locals fight tide of rubbish

Dumped rubbish is threatening the Hauraki Gulf but "people power" is helping to clean up the mess.

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National

Electoral boundary changes announced
Electoral boundary changes announced

A new Upper Harbour electorate has been confirmed for Auckland, as well as other major boundary changes in both Auckland…

Woman's body linked to fatal crash
Grieving mother avoids penalty
Confusion over truck ban plan
Meth traces in state house for sale
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