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    James Shaw confident 'Paris rulebook' can be established on climate change

    James Shaw confident 'Paris rulebook' can be established on climate change


    There are just hours left before the year's biggest climate change meeting finishes and no "rulebook" for following the Paris accords has been agreed...

    There are just hours left before the year's biggest climate change meeting finishes and no "rulebook" for following the Paris accords has been agreed to.
    Black-billed gulls relocate after devastating floods

    Black-billed gulls relocate after devastating floods


    A large colony of endangered black-billed gulls in North Canterbury thought to have had its breeding season cut short by flooding has made a...

    A large colony of endangered black-billed gulls in North Canterbury thought to have had its breeding season cut short by flooding has made a comeback.
    Whanganui council fined $21,000 for putting human wastewater into stream

    Whanganui council fined $21,000 for putting human wastewater into stream


    Whanganui District Council has been fined for discharging human wastewater into a stream, with the money set to be invested in improving the polluted...

    Whanganui District Council has been fined for discharging human wastewater into a stream, with the money set to be invested in improving the polluted waterway.
    Horizons Regional Council issues itself infringement notice to itself

    Horizons Regional Council issues itself infringement notice to itself


    Horizons Regional Council has ended up in the awkward position of issuing itself an infringement notice, after a burn-off was found to be against the...

    Horizons Regional Council has ended up in the awkward position of issuing itself an infringement notice, after a burn-off was found to be against the rules.
    DIY in the war against wasps

    DIY in the war against wasps


    As we work to control and reduce wasp populations around New Zealand it is important to know which type of wasp you are...

    As we work to control and reduce wasp populations around New Zealand it is important to know which type of wasp you are targeting.
    ECan approves higher level of nitrates in Christchurch drinking water

    ECan approves higher level of nitrates in Christchurch drinking water


    Christchurch drinking water will be able to contain more nitrates from pollution for the next 50 to 100 years, Environment Canterbury (ECan) has...

    Christchurch drinking water will be able to contain more nitrates from pollution for the next 50 to 100 years, Environment Canterbury (ECan) has decided.
    'Tragedy' as Māui’s dolphin found dead on Waikato beach

    'Tragedy' as Māui’s dolphin found dead on Waikato beach


    The body of a young dolphin, thought to be a critically endangered Māui's dolphin, has been found on Waikato's west...

    The body of a young dolphin, thought to be a critically endangered Māui's dolphin, has been found on Waikato's west coast.
    Palmerston North Hospital lifts its recycling efforts

    Palmerston North Hospital lifts its recycling efforts


    Palmerston North Hospital has huge potential to help the city cut down the amount of potentially recyclable waste it is sending to landfill, and has made a...

    Palmerston North Hospital has huge potential to help the city cut down the amount of potentially recyclable waste it is sending to landfill, and has made a start.
    First major Waitākere Ranges kauri track due to reopen

    First major Waitākere Ranges kauri track due to reopen


    Auckland Council is spending about $330,000 to reopen one of its star walking tracks in the Waitākere...

    Auckland Council is spending about $330,000 to reopen one of its star walking tracks in the Waitākere Ranges.
    Council and Crown at odds over who pays for Ōhakea water scheme

    Council and Crown at odds over who pays for Ōhakea water scheme


    A plan to pipe water to ÅŒhakea residents, whose water supply is contaminated with chemicals found in some firefighting foams, is set to cost $12.8...

    A plan to pipe water to ÅŒhakea residents, whose water supply is contaminated with chemicals found in some firefighting foams, is set to cost $12.8 million.
    Paris riots show importance of getting climate policy right

    Paris riots show importance of getting climate policy right


    OPINION: It's one thing to oppose bad climate change policy. It's quite another to oppose climate change policy tout...

    OPINION: It's one thing to oppose bad climate change policy. It's quite another to oppose climate change policy tout court.
    Public sidelined over Christchurch deep-bore bottling plan

    Public sidelined over Christchurch deep-bore bottling plan


    Muzzling the Christchurch public over now-approved water-bottling using deep aquifer water is a "massive kick in the face" for the...

    Muzzling the Christchurch public over now-approved water-bottling using deep aquifer water is a "massive kick in the face" for the city.