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Department of Conservation staff will give evidence at an appeal against a West Coast coal mine's resource consent.
The government is vowing to cut back on the amount of waste New Zealanders create, which is estimated to be among the highest in the developed world.
New Zealand's Civil Defence director is confident that appropriate safeguards are in place to prevent false emergency alerts being sent out.
A new study has revealed shipping noise in the Hauraki Gulf is causing major communication problems for some whales and fish.
Speculation about who has won a $6.5 million Lotto ticket has the Horowhenua town abuzz. Audio
Increasing numbers of restaurants and cafes are opting to ditch straws to avoid adding to the masses of plastic ending up along New Zealand's coasts.
A request from local iwi for visitors to stay away from Auckland's Waitākere Ranges to stop the spread of kauri dieback appears to be falling on deaf ears.
Irrigation New Zealand has been given $180,000 of government funding to promote sustainable farming, a decision Greenpeace says beggars belief.
Edgecumbe homes red stickered after a wall of water burst through the town's stopbank earlier this year are finally being demolished.
Asthma inhalers, groceries and extra petrol to cart the kids around are some of the things families will spend a new boost to their weekly budget on.
Health warnings are already in place for several popular swim spots around the country, with more likely to be out of action as the hot weather continues. Video
Young families facing homelessness in Northland say Work and Income is paying for them to stay at a local motel that should not be operating, let alone housing children. Video, Audio
The Auckland, Waitemata and Counties Manukau DHBs have been dragging their feet on implementing safer working hours, the junior doctors' union says.
A family friendly event is being planned for Ōtāhuhu this weekend as police plan a firmer hand in dealing with disorder and brawling in South Auckland.
New Zealand's superannuation fund has confirmed it has dealt with the law firm at the centre of the Paradise Papers.
The Conservation Minister is vowing to restore DOC's ability to advocate for the environment, saying political pressure and a lack of funding has prevented it from speaking out for years.
There are fears $21m worth of New Zealand's plastic, paper and other waste that China no longer wants will end up in landfills.
A New Zealand firefighter who spent months training Syrian civilians in bomb rescues has spoken of the bravery of those putting their lives on the line during the country's brutal conflict. Audio
Dozens of workers from Fletcher Building businesses walked off the job this morning after pay negotiations with the country's biggest construction company stalled.
The death of a young Rotorua man highlights a troubling delay in accessing residential rehab beds, a coroner says.
Conservationists are calling on councils to cull stray cats instead of relying on the SPCA to rehome the abandoned animals, which pose a threat to endangered native wildlife.
As political parties vie for a spot in the next government, homeless people are urging them to make affordable housing a top priority.
A 2kg rock launched from a motorway overbridge would have hit taxi driver Balkar Singh in the forehead had it been a couple of inches to the left, he says.
A funeral service is being held today for a baby found dead in an Auckland park last year, with organisers hopeful the service will raise awareness around issues faced by some pregnant women.
Auckland mayor Phil Goff was not part of a panel that appointed his friend and former colleague Annette King to the board of a council-controlled organisation, he says.