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    Baby kiwi put down in Northland after leg caught in gin trap

    Baby kiwi put down in Northland after leg caught in gin trap


    A kiwi chick has been put down in Northland after getting caught in a leg-hold trap that ironically was meant to help protect the...

    A kiwi chick has been put down in Northland after getting caught in a leg-hold trap that ironically was meant to help protect the species. 
    Proposed West Coast waste to energy plant finds $300m investor in China

    Proposed West Coast waste to energy plant finds $300m investor in China


    The company behind a controversial plan to build a waste to energy plant on the West Coast has signed a $300 million deal with a Chinese...

    The company behind a controversial plan to build a waste to energy plant on the West Coast has signed a $300 million deal with a Chinese investor. 
    Expert panel critical of government's climate change planning

    Expert panel critical of government's climate change planning


    Kiwis can expect a nation-wide climate change risk assessment in the next couple of years, and for many it will speak hard...

    Kiwis can expect a nation-wide climate change risk assessment in the next couple of years, and for many it will speak hard truths.
    Exxon promises to cut emissions that hasten climate change

    Exxon promises to cut emissions that hasten climate change


    Oil giant Exxon Mobil, one of the world's largest producers of greenhouse gases, says it would reduce its methane emissions by 15 per cent in the next two...

    Oil giant Exxon Mobil, one of the world's largest producers of greenhouse gases, says it would reduce its methane emissions by 15 per cent in the next two years.
    New Zealand's moose hunt: A century-long quest for a forest's final secret

    New Zealand's moose hunt: A century-long quest for a forest's final secret


    The idea that moose roam the most remote corner of New Zealand has long been an urban legend. But Stuff national correspondent Charlie Mitchell reports the New Zealand moose is no 'Bigfoot'. It's far more plausible than one might think. Read the story...

    The idea that moose roam the most remote corner of New Zealand has long been an urban legend. But Stuff national correspondent Charlie Mitchell reports the New Zealand moose is no 'Bigfoot'. It's far more plausible than one might think. Read the story below or listen to it as an audio book by hitting play on the video above.
    Christchurch City Council making slow progress on repairing 102 well heads

    Christchurch City Council making slow progress on repairing 102 well heads


    The Christchurch City Council promised to upgrade 102 well heads within a year so it could stop chlorinating the city's water supply – but there are questions about whether any have yet been repaired to the standards...

    The Christchurch City Council promised to upgrade 102 well heads within a year so it could stop chlorinating the city's water supply – but there are questions about whether any have yet been repaired to the standards required. 
    Mobike and OnzO bike share companies coming to Christchurch?

    Mobike and OnzO bike share companies coming to Christchurch?


    A bike-sharing behemoth whose bikes have been caught up in mass "bicycle graveyards" in China could be coming to...

    A bike-sharing behemoth whose bikes have been caught up in mass "bicycle graveyards" in China could be coming to Christchurch.
    Elected council will return to Environment Canterbury next year

    Elected council will return to Environment Canterbury next year


    Environment Canterbury (ECan) will return to full democracy at the local government elections next year, the Government has...

    Environment Canterbury (ECan) will return to full democracy at the local government elections next year, the Government has confirmed.
    Lake Horowhenua advocate trespasses councillors, council staff 'threatened'

    Lake Horowhenua advocate trespasses councillors, council staff 'threatened'


    Efforts to clean up one of New Zealand's most polluted lakes have hit another roadblock, with Horizons Regional Council now fearing for the safety of its staff after a fiery council...

    Efforts to clean up one of New Zealand's most polluted lakes have hit another roadblock, with Horizons Regional Council now fearing for the safety of its staff after a fiery council meeting.
    Our kauri trees are not fine: please support the rāhui

    Our kauri trees are not fine: please support the rāhui


    Recently, Alistair Goodwin wrote an opinion piece for Stuff entitled The kauri dieback dilemma: Why our native trees will be fine. As researchers working on kauri dieback, we feel it is necessary to respond to the unsupported claims and accusations made...

    Recently, Alistair Goodwin wrote an opinion piece for Stuff entitled The kauri dieback dilemma: Why our native trees will be fine. As researchers working on kauri dieback, we feel it is necessary to respond to the unsupported claims and accusations made in this piece. This kind of misinformation is dangerous because it encourages people to ignore the evidence and advice provided to the public to help protect kauri forests.
    Are compostable bags actually helping the environment?

    Are compostable bags actually helping the environment?


    European researchers are warning companies and consumers to think twice about using a biodegradable bag over a plastic...

    European researchers are warning companies and consumers to think twice about using a biodegradable bag over a plastic one.
    Plastic parking tickets continue to litter Nelson

    Plastic parking tickets continue to litter Nelson


    Plastic parking tickets continue to litter Nelson city almost three years after the council announced a $1 million plan to tackle the...

    Plastic parking tickets continue to litter Nelson city almost three years after the council announced a $1 million plan to tackle the issue.