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Volunteers deterring public from Waitākeres met with positive response says Tree Council
The Tree Council is hoping the work of 50 "Rāhui Warriors" alerting the public to the iwi-imposed restriction in the Waitākere Ranges over the weekend creates real change.Dozens of volunteers spent the weekend spread across...
02/19/2018 03:12 AM
Local Focus: Taking the Bulls Bag by the horns
The small provincial town of Bulls in the heart of Rangitikei, is a socia-a-bull, delecta-a-bull, respect-a-bull and sometimes laugh-a-bull kind of place. But now finally, Bulls has something that is claim-a-bull: it is ditching single-use...
02/17/2018 12:41 AM
Scientists pick up smell of new form of pollution
In a major study released yesterday, a team of US government and university scientists say that the nature of air pollution is changing dramatically as cars become cleaner - leaving personal-care products, paints, indoor cleaners...
02/16/2018 05:00 PM
Leadership hopeful says it is time for National to 'straighten up'
Leadership hopeful Judith Collins says National has gone too far to the left and it is time to "straighten up."And asked about the other two contenders for the National leadership, she said Amy Adams was more to the left than Simon...
02/16/2018 05:00 PM
Illegal tyre dumping causes road closure in Brookby, Auckland
A rural Auckland road is to be closed so contractors can retrieve hundreds of tyres dumped along its fringe.Retrieving the tyres is expected to take a few days. The huge illegal dumping of tyres off the side of Twilight Rd, Brookby,...
02/15/2018 05:00 PM
Calls for ocean-friendly fishing methods after sea lion death
The controversial death of a female New Zealand sea lion has sparked outrage among environmental and conservation organisations Forest & Bird and WWF New Zealand.The New Zealand sea lion, a critically endangered species, drowned...
02/15/2018 03:25 AM
Have you seen a sick starfish?
Beachgoers are being asked to keep an eye out for sick-looking starfish, amid concerns a disease ravaging the marine animals overseas could also be lurking here.Millions of starfish on the west coast of North America have been suffering...
02/15/2018 02:02 AM
Are sewage spills hurting Auckland's marine life?
Sewage overflows that have hit city beaches this summer has left an environment group worried about ongoing impacts on Auckland's marine life.But officials say any human waste washing into the sea during big rainfalls, as happened...
02/14/2018 05:38 AM
Local Focus: Dung beetles recruited to help reduce effluent and methane on farms
It's not very often 600 livestock arrive through the letterbox. But each week for the past month, Ruapuke farmer Simon Thomson has been getting his new dung beetles in the post."It's a little bit weird because you know you're releasing...
02/13/2018 05:30 PM
Satellites show warming is accelerating sea level rise
Melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are speeding up the already fast pace of sea-level rise, new satellite research shows.At the current rate, the world's oceans on average will be at least 61cm higher by the end of the...
02/13/2018 05:00 PM
Soggy start to the year: Wettest February on record for northern parts of Auckland region, only 13 days in
Auckland has been drenched with more than one-third of the normal annual rainfall already during 2018 - and we're only 43 days in.A string of major weather events over the start of this year has made for a wet, but warm climate...
02/13/2018 06:00 AM
Marty Hoffart: Recycling shake-up as China shuts out world's waste
Few people outside the waste and recycling industry know the worldwide recycling system is on the verge of a meltdown.For decades, recycling in the developed world has relied on China accepting mixed and dirty recyclable material...
02/12/2018 05:00 PM
Sewage overflow causes a stink: Toilet paper and poo sullies backyard of Housing New Zealand home in Wattle Downs
An Auckland woman is up in arms over a sewage leak that left toilet paper and waste strewn over the backyard of her daughter's Housing New Zealand home. Christine Mckean said the mess started flowing onto her daughter's property...
02/12/2018 05:04 AM
The Queen declares war on plastic after David Attenborough documentary
The Queen has declared war on plastic, banning straws and bottles from the Royal estates.Buckingham Palace outlined new waste plans and said there was a 'strong desire to tackle the issue' at the highest levels of the Royal household.It...
02/11/2018 08:30 PM