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A push to get local authorities to sign up to a declaration on climate change is "politically charged and driven", Sandra Goudie says. Audio
A council has stamped a flooding hazard notice on a retirement village despite giving it the go ahead to build a new apartment block just a year-and-a-half before.
A large North Canterbury irrigation scheme is being allowed to exceed recommended levels of nitrate in the water, potentially for years. Audio
The West Coast Regional Council wants more scientific evidence to prove human-driven climate change is happening before it will commit to reducing emissions.
More than 80 percent of New Zealanders want tougher rules protecting rivers and lakes from pollution, a new survey has found. Video
Nearly 50 people in the last three years have contracted a severe syndrome which can be deadly and is linked to a bacteria detected in Canterbury rivers. Audio
Scientific testing of three rivers in Canterbury has revealed strains of a severe pathogen which can cause kidney failure and, possibly for the first time, antibiotic resistant E. coli.
A review of the law which governs how DNA is used in criminal investigations has raised the possibility of a databank which would hold every New Zealander's DNA.
United States scientists are investigating New Zealand's largest fault, the Hikurangi subduction zone, to try to work out the physics behind earthquakes and how they behave.
The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment's latest report has focused on a programme used by farmers called Overseer.
A scientist from the United States Department of Agriculture has described the quality of water in some NZ areas as very poor.
Tens of thousands of buildings, infrastructure including airports, railways, and roads, and more than 100,000 residents are at risk of serious loss and damage associated with sea-level rise within the…
The head of City Rail Link expects financial support for one of its key partners to continue, despite the company's owner going into administration. Audio
Drones are disrupting airspace every week and instances are becoming more regular, Airways New Zealand says.
A major report into the banking sector has underestimated what people would do to meet sales targets, according to one senior banker. Video, Audio
Growers set to benefit from the Trans-Pacific Partnership think the deal will make business easier, but do not know how much money it will save them.
People heating their homes and using their vehicles are the biggest causes of poor air quality in New Zealand, according to new statistics.
Workloads and pay would need to improve before NZ teacher Michael Harvey would consider returning as part of the government' recruitment drive, he says. Audio
Porirua residents living in debt say the government has not taken enough action over of loan sharks and truck shops. Audio
If gene editing technology is not embraced in New Zealand the country is at risk being of being left behind, a scientist warns.
The powerful hunting lobby has won concessions in the heated fight over the cull of thousands of Himalayan Tahr.
The Department of Conservation is taking the extraordinary step of getting an independent review of a 1080 operation in which cows were subsequently killed.
A Gisborne councillor plans to complain to the Ombudsman about being investigated for complaining another councillor made a racist remark. Audio
New Zealand Transport Agency contractors have been caught dumping rubble from road works into a stream that feeds into Whangārei Harbour.
Department of Conservation staff are facing a torrent of online threats and abuse following a recent spike in anti-1080 protests. Audio