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'Keep your cats inside': Pirongia residents urged to help protect kōkako

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Local conservationists are pleading with cat owners in Pirongia to keep their cats inside at night to protect a fledgling kōkako population in Pirongia Forest Park.And they have stepped up efforts to trap feral cats which have...



Huge endangered leatherback sea turtle headed to Te Papa after washing up in Banks Peninsula

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

An endangered leatherback sea turtle that washed up in Pigeon Bay, in the Banks Peninsula, earlier this week is now on its way to Te Papa in Wellington.The male leatherback weighed approximately 200kg and is believed to have already...



Extreme heat, disease and rising seas: how climate change threatens Auckland

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Aucklanders could be suffering an equivalent of three months of extra-hot days within only a century's time - with residents in southern and western suburbs likely to be hit the hardest.A sweeping, first-of-its-kind assessment,...



Endangered leatherback sea turtle washes up in Pigeon Bay

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

A leatherback sea turtle has washed up in Pigeon Bay, in the Banks Peninsula, stunning visitors to the area.The male leatherback reportedly weighed approximately 300kg and is believed to have already been deceased when it washed...



Local Focus: Coast Care volunteers comb Papamoa Beach for rubbish

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

"A lot of it is human waste, it's not debris from anywhere," said Papamoa East resident Gavin Bisman. At the far end of Papamoa Beach sits Karewa Parade, which was recently visited for the first time by Coast Care. Coast Care...



'Waste-Free Warrior' visits Te Awamutu for workshop

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Kate Meads, recently called 'New Zealand's Waste-Free Warrior', is coming to Waipā this month to deliver her Waste Free Living workshop.The workshop — at the Te Awamutu Library on Thursday, March 28 at 6.30pm — helps people...



The disturbing truth behind this royal tour photo opportunity

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Every member of the royal family visiting Australia has taken the obligatory souvenir snap with a cuddly koala and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were no different, sidling up to a prime specimen at Taronga Zoo last October.But...



Raukumara Conservation Park, the dying forest

Sunday, March 17, 2019

A bare forest floor, erosion, slips and no birdsong explain the state of the once-flourishing Raukumara Conservation Park. And experts say there might be less than 10 years to save it. Michael Neilson reports. Standing in the middle...



Climate change protests: Will we let the kids down?

Saturday, March 16, 2019

COMMENT: What happened to activism?It's been a while since we've seen a land occupation; they used to be every other weekend.As a rookie reporter I learned a valuable journalism lesson: everyone has a voice, listen, and be careful...



Editorial: The climate must change

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Yes, we have gone big today on climate change.Ugh, some readers will say.Out come the tin foil hats and the pseudo-science.So I'll type this slowly, because clearly some people are having trouble understanding this:Climate...



Whanganui doctor making waves for seabed conservation

Friday, March 15, 2019

In the spring of 2017, Whanganui Surgeon Dr Athol Steward undertook a two-week, 400km, epic coastal hike from Raglan to Whanganui. It was not madness that drove him, but rather complete incredulity at the decision of the Environmental...



Local Focus: Bay of Plenty students protest climate change inaction

Friday, March 15, 2019

About eighty students and parents from Mount Maunganui, Papamoa and Te Puke showed up this afternoon to protest a lack of action on climate change.Mahrufa Cassin, a year 12 student from Papamoa College, said young people need to...



'Green' hydrogen: Could it save Taranaki's energy industry?

Friday, March 15, 2019

Taranaki's future as an energy powerhouse could be in "green" hydrogen, finds a report just launched by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.But the oil and gas industry has questioned how much this zero-emission resource would cost to...



Hawke's Bay students strike over climate change

Friday, March 15, 2019

Students from around Hawke's Bay were part of a global movement on Friday, swapping pens for placards to march for action on climate change. More than 100 students and some adults descended on Napier's Clive Square Gardens, despite...



Editorial: Striking school students deserve to be heard

Friday, March 15, 2019

COMMENT: All around the Western world today, some high school students will be not turning up for classes as part of a "strike" for the climate. In New Zealand cities they will be leaving classes late morning to assemble in civic...



Class action: Thousands of students to march over climate change

Friday, March 15, 2019

Thousands of Kiwi pupils have today swapped pens for placards as they march the streets for action on climate change.Protests are underway in city centres around New Zealand - and the globe - despite many schools warning that absent...



Green Party co-leader James Shaw assaulted in central Wellington

Friday, March 15, 2019

Green Party co-leader James Shaw was bashed in an unprovoked attack as he walked to work yesterday, but still turned up to an important meeting to discuss climate issues before going to hospital to have his injuries checked.Those...



'Show us how it's done' - 22 leading NZ academics who back the School Strike 4 Climate

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Why should students strike over climate change tomorrow ? Here, 22 of New Zealand's leading scientists and academics explain. Professor Tim Naish, Antarctic Research Centre, Victoria University I'll be marching in Wellington...



Hauraki Gulf: A place to rest

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The islands of the Hauraki Gulf have a unique place in the heart of Elisabeth Easther. I grew up in Hamilton so, to my mind, Auckland was the Big Smoke. In the 1970s, to a little kid from the sticks, Auckland was enormous and visiting...



Castor Bay resident disgusted by man burying rubbish on Auckland beach

Thursday, March 14, 2019

A Castor Bay local was left disgusted after witnessing a man burying rubbish on the beach last night.The concerned resident, who wished to remain anonymous, was sitting at the beach on Auckland's North Shore with her husband and...







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