Our own backyards provide great promise in the push towards predator-free by 2050, but we are going to have to get our hands dirty, writes Maureen Howard.
Because we need to head off climate change, the Government is preparing a Zero Carbon Act. So it's time to identify ways to get ahead of the curve and prepare for low-carbon living. Maureen Howard looks at the options.
Weather events made more severe by climate change will require large-scale responses, but in South Duendin, residents are also growing their resilience one neighbour at a time, writes Maureen Howard.
Rising and more tempestuous seas mean we face hell and high water, says Dunedin writer Neville Peat. He tells Tom McKinlay about the threat and the book he has written in response.
The creativity expressed in art might be more important than the hard data of science when it comes to our processing environmental problems, artist and scientist Jenny Rock tells Maureen Howard....
Ian Melvin and Helga Diettrich say the original coal range, restored and converted to a wood burning range, is the hub of their home, being used for most of their cooking, heating and water heating.
Behind the scenes at the Wanaka Wastebusters reuse and recycling centre, a dedicated team are giving resources a second life, writes Gina Dempster.
As scientists add to the list of harmful household chemicals, perhaps it is time to go back to basics with household cleaners, writes Maureen Howard.
Australia is big. Really big. And has quite a few gum trees. While there visiting family, Peter Dowden rode the tracks from Brisbane to Melbourne.
A colourful, vibrant home to 231 young people, Te Pa Tauira-Otago Polytechnic Student Village is an innovative example of sustainability principles, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Contemplating replacing your hot water cylinder? Before you act, take time to compare some planet-friendly options that make pocket-friendly savings.
Flip the Fleet analyses environmental and financial performance of more than 1000 electric vehicles throughout NZ.
If you're thinking about reducing your carbon footprint, the garden's a good place to start, writes Ben Elms, aka Dr Compost.