The life in our streams and rivers has long helped us monitor their health. Now scientists are looking to it again — and in particular, macroinvertebrate life — to tell us whether pesticide use is bringing a new crisis.
Aramoana artist Adrian Hall reflects on nature, climate change and the vantage point gained from living in a low-lying coastal community, Maureen Howard writes.
The interior of this Dunedin home has a Scandinavian feel but the bush-clad setting is quintessential New Zealand. Kim Dungey takes a look.
We know walking and cycling is good for us and the planet, but it’s not always made easy. Maureen Howard talks to those sweating the small stuff to make it a viable choice.
To move from "throwaway" to "no away" will require a system-wide change in how we use resources. Maureen Howard finds out why we are at a pivotal point.
Young parents are treading gently on the earth as they raise their children. Hagar Ozri talks to a couple — her son and his partner — raising a plant-based son.
Some often overlooked birds are a wonderful example of our region’s diversity, writes Hamish Spencer.
Dunedin is home to a small but growing number of apartments. Kim Dungey talks to a couple who own one of them and who enjoy living with less.
We still burn a lot of coal to ward off the cold and to fuel industry, despite the price in carbon emissions. But as Maureen Howard reveals, there’s a cleaner, plentiful alternative.
As our climate and ecological crises deepen, attention has been turning to viable and efficient ways to restore natural ecosystems. Maureen Howard talks to volunteers restoring native beech forest to slopes of Wakatipu Basin.
The icons of a politically charged environmental spirituality are taking to the street, writes Tom McKinlay.
Leaving fossil fuels unburned remains the first urgent priority of climate action, but protecting and restoring natural ecosystems will also be critical, according to a recent review of the scientific literature.
We’re all about meeting challenges just at the moment; globally, nationally, and in our wardrobes, writes Gina Dempster.