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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.
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.
Kiwis can expect a nation-wide climate change risk assessment in the next couple of years, and for many it will speak hard truths.
A new role at Forest and Bird New Zealand's Ruapehu Lodge has been compared to something out of Stephen King's The Shining after the job search was hijacked online.
The bees are in trouble, but it's not because they are dying. It's just the opposite - their numbers have almost doubled.
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.
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.
Slashing plastic use around the country will only work if the community gets behind it, says a Nelson supermarket owner.
The Christchurch City Council promised to upgrade 102 well heads within a year so it could stop chlorinating the city's water supply â but there are questions about whether any have yet been repaired to the standards required.
A bike-sharing behemoth whose bikes have been caught up in mass "bicycle graveyards" in China could be coming to Christchurch.
Environment Canterbury (ECan) will return to full democracy at the local government elections next year, the Government has confirmed.
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.
A modelling system used all over the country to form key decisions around water use may be seriously flawed.
Akaroa's wastewater problems should be solved with "low-tech solutions" that allow treated water to be re-used in the peninsula town, campaigners believe.
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.
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 city almost three years after the council announced a $1 million plan to tackle the issue.