When the cold southerly blows strong across Dunedin, Swami Hansa, in shorts, T-shirt and sandals, celebrates his investment in wind power.
Who lives there: Writer Murray Grimwood (53) and teacher Jennie Upton (45), their cat and dog, and on and off, their two teenaged sons.
Plastic milk containers make up about 15-20% of the items recycled through Dunedin City Council "blue bins".
After decades of disposing of their refuse then forgetting about it, Dunedin residents are finally embracing the concept of recycling.
People have been warned to keep dogs away from the Shag and Waianakarua rivers in North Otago, after the toxic algae phormidium was found.
Political parties welcomed Barack Obama's inauguration today but Labour and the Greens also used his speech to criticise the new National Government over climate policy.
Possible cumulative effects of both Trustpower's Mahinerangi wind farm and Meridian Energy's proposed $2 billion Project Hayes development will be no more than minor, an Environment Court hearing was told yesterday.
Many parents might like tracking devices fitted to their children before they head off on their big OE - but Department of Conservation staff this week made the desire a reality, attaching solar-powered transmitters to two young albatrosses due to leave the area this summer.
A plague of rodents expected in South Island forests this year may be bad news for endangered birds and bats but good news for fishermen in search of giant trout.
The anti-whaling vessel at the centre of a diplomatic row may be heading to Dunedin to refuel.
A Hot Water Beach property owned by illicit arms dealer John Mabey is being turned into an ecological development featuring the biggest wetland restoration on the Coromandel Peninsula.
Seldom does a silver award qualify you to say you are first. But Otago Girls High School showed it could be done at the Otago EnviroSchools Awards ceremony at the Skeggs Gallery yesterday.
New Zealand's clean and green status could help address our burgeoning greenhouse gas emissions problem. Agribusiness Editor Neal Wallace reports that research could confirm that the conservation estate could bridge the gap between our permitted and actual greenhouse gas emissions.
Just back from a month in India and in Queenstown to launch a new exhibition, Nelson photographer and longtime conservationist Craig Potton talked to Jude Gillies about life and the politics of being green.
Environment Southland has suspended its oil spill response to the sinking of the tourist boat Waverley, and says there has been minimal environmental impact.
Boulder Beach Conservation Area, an important yellow-eyed penguin breeding area on Otago Peninsula, will be closed to the public for three months from December 1.
Dunedin bus operators still fuming over criticism of their vehicle fleet could soon find themselves under a bigger black cloud, if even stricter emissions tests are introduced.
Dunedin Airport was running hot at the 2008 New Zealand Engineering Excellence Awards held at Te Papa, Wellington, last night, winning an award for its environmentally-friendly heating system.
Opting for nuclear power would massively damage New Zealand's export and tourism prospects, University of Otago historian Prof Tom Brooking warned yesterday.
Natural resources are under pressure and the environmental consequences of economic growth are chronic, Environment Southland's annual report states.