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Wellington's Ethiopian community usually come together in times of turmoil, but last night they met to celebrate their new leader and the end of conflict in their home country.
The commissioner for the environment wants the government to take more urgent action tackling the confusion over compostable and biodegradable plastic. Audio
The Ministry for Primary Industries has had to revise its list of species which can be planted for the Billion Tree programme after it was revealed it was recommending pest weeds.
The Dunedin businessman behind a planned mega-dairy conversion in the Mackenzie Basin is shrugging off criticism from Fonterra about further intensification on the vulnerable landscape.
The Environment Minister will look at tougher, new proposed water quality standards to replace the much-slated ones that National brought in last year.
Farmers want Shane Jones to keep out of their business and leave them to deal with Fonterra.
Antarctica has lost about three trillion tonnes of ice since 1992 and scientists say the window of opportunity to prevent major meltdown of the icesheets is narrowing. Audio
A freshwater scientist is warning that the discovery of an algae which can create lake snow in Lake Taupō could be disastrous and needs to be taken seriously.
The Environment Court has thrown out a developer's attempt to build up to 1500 houses on protected land by the Okura Estuary north of Auckland. Audio
Tougher rules are needed to stop logging operations from causing the devastation seen in Tolaga Bay at the weekend, a leading environmentalist says.
The head of Environmental Choice, the government's own eco-labelling brand, is calling for it to adopt a programme of sustainable procurement for public bodies.
Businesses and political parties have thrown their weight behind a recommendation from the environment watchdog to make emissions reductions legally binding, but the government is proving to be a…
The environment watchdog is proposing writing emissions reduction targets into law and is urging cross-party political support for the idea.
The hurdles for tourism operators to gain access to national parks have been relaxed but promised conservation benefits are not being realised, new research shows. Audio
Dogs, cars and a rapid loss of habitat are putting pressure on Wellington's little blue penguin population, with volunteers urging people to take greater care to ensure their survival. Video
The idea of special economic zones - which could suspend rules for the environment, overseas investment and possibly immigration - is getting strong support from local government.
Official documents show the government has been working on plans to bypass environmental protections, Forest & Bird says. Audio
Four kākāpō have been flown to a new home to improve the resilience of one of the country's most endangered bird species. Audio
Alpine plants are at risk of extinction as climate change and tourism spread weeds to higher altitudes, according to new research.
It has been the worst year on record for sea ice in Antarctica and a climate scientist suspects warmer ocean waters could be behind it.
A renewable energy expert says the decision to de-electrify KiwiRail will more than negate all the emissions reductions from all the electrical vehicles in New Zealand.
District health boards have been "slammed" by the combative nature of the Ministry of Health's senior leadership, according to one board member. Audio
Irrigation, resource consent management and drinking water supplies will all be subjected to the spotlight of the Office of the Auditor General in the coming year.
A cross-sector group says successive governments' inaction on degraded waterways has spurred them to come together to forge a new plan. Audio
The Department of Conservation is being accused of failing in its conservation role after it made a neutral submission on a proposed West Coast coal mine.