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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Political Roundup: NZ's beautiful democracy
Political Roundup: NZ's beautiful democracy

COMMENT: Is there a decline in democracy in New Zealand? Or is it as healthy as ever?

Bernadine Oliver-Kerby: In a bad space

Comment: New ways of teaching have some merits, but many flaws.

Adelia Hallett: Climate action can save birds

COMMENT: Figures released last month by Niwa show that 2016 was the hottest year on record for New Zealand, with record…

Watch NZH Local Focus: Hearing on Taranaki seabed mining proposal opens

Trans-Tasman Resources is proposing to mine 50 million tonnes of iron ore per year off the coast of Patea in south Taranaki…

NZ forests could be absorbing 60% more CO2
NZ forests could be absorbing 60% more CO2

Our forests and other land areas may be sucking up to 60 per cent more carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere…

NZ must remain vigilant over pest invasions

New research showing how efforts to keep pests out of countries are failing to keep up with the pace of globalisation means…

Climate change: How our ancestors coped

Mankind is already adapting to the widespread impacts of future climate change - but how did we do it in the past? A Kiwi…

NZ researcher: Ebola link to deforestation

New research co-authored by a New Zealand scientist has linked deforestation to the deadly Ebola virus.

Political Roundup: Embarrassing but strategic deal for the Greens

It's being called another "dirty deal", but the Green Party decision to help Greg O'Connor win the Wellington seat of Ohariu…

Future doesn't look good for glaciers
Future doesn't look good for glaciers

Regional climate variability caused an unusual period in which some of NZ's glaciers grew bigger, while…

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