New policies aim to head off the headlong stampede of plastics into our oceans and landfills.
A lockdown habit I’ve kept, as I walk along the lake track each day, is to take a camera snap of the expanse of beach and send it to extraordinary friends in exotic places - Luggate, Wellington, Melbourne, writes Liz Breslin.
Choie Sew Hoy was one of Otago’s most prominent entrepreneurs. This extract from a comprehensive new biography details the crucial early Dunedin commercial dealings of the man who would become one of 19th century NZ's most distinguished business identities.
The first National Climate Change Risk Assessment has been released by the Climate Change Minister and the scale of the challenge is intimidating, writes Scott Willis.
Billions are being spent on Covid-19, but Govt money also needs to tackle ecological emergencies. Doing both can be good for jobs, communities and the economy. Maureen Howard finds out why.
Wax wraps are reducing food waste and banishing cling film from fridges and lunchboxes everywhere. Even better, you can make your own, as the crew from Wastebusters demonstrate here.
This walk injects a little summer into the middle of winter. There are beach sights and sounds and wide, walkable dunes with sandy soil, which means there’s practically no mud, writes Clare Fraser.
Being a child of maths teachers, I have been known to find solace and surety in numbers, writes Liz Breslin.
I was looking at my phone battery depleting and thought how useful it is that we can plug a phone in and recharge the battery whenever we need to. I also thought how easy it would be if we could do the same, writes Jan Aitken.
John Wilson Ocean Drive is a great place to enjoy some fresh air and a sweeping view of the ocean. But what are all those dark green mounds hugging the sand dunes and lining the road?
Astronomy compulsives sometimes get a tad upset when our day jobs mean we can’t stay up quite as late as we want, writes Ian Griffin.