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Red warning: West Coast braces for deluge amid 'summer of extremes'
A midweek deluge is forecast to bring hundreds of millimetres of rainfall to West Coast.
NZ scientists exploring gene-editing tech for possum eradication
Scientists investigating new genetic tech they say could help rid NZ of possums by 2050.
Climate change conference 2021: What does NZ's new pledge mean for Kiwis?
NZ just upgraded its Paris Agreement climate pledge. So what does that mean to you and me?
$180m and counting: Why have there been so many big floods?
Even forecasters are taken aback by 2021's slew of big flood events. What's behind them?
'Nothing but bad news': Major climate report's stark outlook
Biggest climate report in nine years warns window to avert worst impacts is closing fast.
Sinister threats to attack DoC staff, shoot down choppers
Sinister threats about attacking staff, shooting down helicopters, among cases this year.
Why disease killing our kauri might not be a new invader
Study suggesting kauri-killing scourge has been here for centuries should prompt rethink.
Niwa confirms NZ's warmest June, with more mild days ahead
NZ's warmest start to winter fuelled by northeasterlies, moist lows and climate change.
14,000 football fields: study shows scale of NZ's recent wetland loss
Despite protections, loss of NZ's "natural kidneys" has continued at pace in recent years.
Climate change: Pests costing NZ millions of tonnes of carbon storage
Damage to West Coast forest alone cost equivalent of 2018's domestic air travel emissions.
Budget 2021: Shaw responds to 'loose change' charges over climate spend
Govt accused of spending 'loose change' on climate but minister says Budget packs $2.3b.
Budget 2021: Govt puts $28m into war against kauri killer
Govt spending $28m at effort to stop as-yet incurable disease killing NZ's iconic kauri.
Climate change: Sheep and beef profits could be halved by 2100
A new analysis has gauged how rising emissions could hit our farming sector this century.
Plague warning: Warm March raises odds of beech seeding and pest explosion
Warm summer could mean yet another pest-fuelling beech mast in parts of NZ, DOC says.
Money or the jab? High-risk workers miss vaccine appointments - can't afford pay cut
Port workers should get paid breaks to ensure they get the Covid-19 shot, union says.
Scientists tackle disease threatening NZ's medicinal weed industry
NZ scientists in project to tackle plant disease hitting cannabis crops around the world.
Urban sprawl: How NZ's best vege-growing land is dramatically disappearing
Urban sprawl is eating NZ's best land for crops, hurting our ability to feed ourselves.
Paradise under pressure: report reveals toll of intensive dairying, urban sprawl
What has decades of intensive dairying and urban sp