Sydney Festival is breaching its sustainable event policy with an attraction which is made up of more than 1 million plastic balls, environmental groups say. Video
For the last of The Weekend's North Island regional spotlights this season; we head to Whanganui to talk to Mark Dawson, editor at the Wanganui Chronicle. Audio
Officials want to extend a ban on collecting shellfish and seaweed species along the Kaikōura coastline for another nine months.
Residents of the Otago community of Lake Hawea are fighting against the permanent chlorination of their local water supply.
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Up to 100 kittens a day being dropped off at the SPCA Auckland. This is a late kitten season due to the weather. We talk to Dr Shalsee Vigeant about this "Kittengeddon". Audio
Chief Executive of Irrigation New Zealand Andrew Curtis discusses the the state of Canterbury's Selwyn River with Allan Strong, an engineer and member of the Fish and Game Council. Audio
Richard Wells will be talking about how they are completing a census of the White Capped Albatross on Auckland Island. Audio
Allan Strong is an engineer whose had a bach alongside the Se river for many years and has watched its decline with increasing despair. Audio
For the third year in a row, global temperatures have hit new highs, making 2016 the hottest year on record. Audio
The Whitianga community is rallying to help those affected by a large scrub fire which has burned through homes and property. [regipons]Bay of Plenty, Waikato Audio
A government programme which could reduce truck emissions by a third has been put on hold with not enough freight companies signing up.
Public health authorities in Canterbury are warning of toxic algal blooms in Lake Forsyth.
A scrub fire in Whitianga has claimed four homes overnight as the fire service says the blaze is yet to be contained. Audio
As tourist numbers climb, officials are looking at different fees for international and domestic visitors as a way to fund back-country infrastructure.
It's been a hot dry summer on the East Coast, but Gerard Martin of Kings Seeds says there are 200 millilitres forecast for today. Audio
British staff will be pulled out of their space-age Halley base because the ice shelf beneath has developed a big new crack.
Kauri dieback is a serious disease that kills Kauri trees. It's decimating kauri forests in northern New Zealand, and is partiucalrly severe in the popular Waitakere Ranges in West Auckland. The… Audio
Cosmetic products containing microbeads will be banned under a proposal announced by the Minister for the Environment, Nick Smith. Marine scientists have been advocating for a ban on the… Audio
A new study reveals that a type of native birdsong, now lost in Britain, can still be heard here in New Zealand after being brought here 150 years ago. Audio
The government is planning to ban products containing plastic microbeads such as facial scrubs, cleansers, and toothpastes. Audio
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