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Secretive American-born billionaire Ken Dart plans to donate the popular and sprawling Wairoa Gorge Bike Park, near Nelson, to the Crown.
The Environmental Protection Authority has promised to get tough on some commonly used chemicals but critics say it should have included glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup.
The kererū's Bird of the Year victory is being labelled "fantastic timing" by the co-ordinator of a nationwide census that just wrapped up for the native pigeon.
The nationally significant tuatara breeding programme at the Southland Museum and Art Gallery has been halted this year.
United States President Donald Trump is backing off his claim that climate change is a hoax but says he doesn't know if it's man-made and suggests that the climate will "change back again".
Native wood pigeon the kererū or kūkūpa is this year's runaway winner in Forest & Bird's annual Bird of the Year competition.
Christchurch's Avon-Heathcote estuary has received international recognition for its importance as a safe haven for scores of migratory birds.
Scientists conducting research into our largest fault are installing the next round of earthquake-monitoring technology onto the seafloor to better understand the risks it poses.
A Leopard seal on Petone Beach north of Wellington has been cordoned off from the public by the Department of Conservation (DOC).
The annual Project Jonah training event took place on Saturday, 'rescuing' a life-size, life-weight dolphin and pilot whale.
The whitebait season may be closed earlier to help declining numbers, with reports of a very patchy season in the south so far.
OPINION: It seems evident now that the political momentum to ensure the enabling bill for the proposed Waimea dam in the Lee Valley will get the green light from central government well within the time-frame required to ensure some support funding for the venture from the public purse will be available if and when it is requested.
Environmentalists "mourning the loss of trees" are staging a peaceful protest, at a site where a stand of pÅhutukawa was felled, calling on the Government to improve the law.
There's always going to be another mountain for Sam Mckenzie to conquer, but for now she's concentrating on Paritutu Rock.