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Traces of banned toxic chemical compounds, found in firefighting foam, have been detected in water samples drawn from close to an Auckland air base.
An avid Taranaki gardener is opening up his flowerbeds to the public for the first time - nearly fifty years after he started tending them.
A day before the hearing of a local bill designed to enable the construction of the proposed Waimea dam, the council has received a petition in opposition.
The Gertrude Saddle in Fiordland National Park has breath taking views but is notorious for fatal falls.
A popular Waiheke Island beach has been closed ahead of Labour weekend due to potential sewage contamination.
The soaring population of wild pigs in Northland is causing major concern for conservationists and landowners with some already signalling the need for controlled culling to avoid further environmental damage.
The Department of Conservation has struck back against opponents of the use of 1080 to control predators, saying some people are ignoring the facts about the poison in favour of "fake news".
Southern towns are among the worst for air quality, with wood burners being blamed for potential health problems.
Nelson populations of dolphins may be a threatened crucial link, but citizen science can help save it.
A senior water manager whose team was heavily criticised in a report into how Christchurch's water supply became chlorinated urged its author to blame other people.
A much-loved pet dog has died from suspected 1080 poisoning after a walk through Auckland's Hunua Ranges.
A fresh round of Waikato River Authority funding will see $6 million dished out among river restoration projects.
Residents fear native birds will lose their sheltered homes as the council moves to sell off 10 green spaces.