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

Shark finning ban brought forward
Shark finning ban brought forward

Shark finning will be banned in New Zealand waters from October. Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith…

Reptile outlived the dinosaurs

A distant cousin of the tuatara also survived the extinction event that killed the dinosaurs, only to become extinct later…

Seal killing: dogs' owner found

Members of the public have helped to locate the owner of two dogs which fatally attacked a seal in Tairua on the Coromandel…

100,000 elephants killed in Africa

Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a new study published this week found…

Mountain to sea biking success
Mountain to sea biking success

For over 100 years, the Ruapehu region has been a magnet for both international and domestic visitors…

Mega Aussie solar project falls on global warming doubts

Plans to build the world's largest solar power plant have been scrapped after the Australian govt's commitment to clean…

Earth's most surreal creature

If Salvadore Dali were God, he would surely have designed an animal that looked like Hallucigenia.

Primate expert: 'You only get one life'

Primate expert Dr Ian Singleton says the stakes are higher than a grave threat to any one particular species.

Dolphins squeal with delight - researchers

Dolphins often squeal when they get a fish treat, sounding much like happy children.

Sam Judd: Electricity - should we use more or less?
Sam Judd: Electricity - should we use more or less?

I have just returned from a road-show in the South Island. We educated over 5,000 people and planted…

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