Sustainability was a strong feature in this year's Southern Architecture Awards, with judges impressed by how many buildings featured sustainable principles.
The confirmation of didymo in the lower Cass and Macaulay rivers at the top of Lake Tekapo has the Department of Conservation worried about the potential for the invasive algae to spread further into the upper Tekapo catchment.
The Department of Conservation is pleading for people to help save one of New Zealand's rarest and most threatened fish, the tiny lowland longjaw galaxius, as didymo threatens its extinction.
A zero Waste Events initiative introduced by the Queenstown Lakes District Council earlier this year has already proved successful with local event managers.
New Zealand's ecological footprint - measured per head of population - is the sixth-largest in the world, according to a global survey released yesterday.
Dunedin author Neville Peat believes the head of Lake Wakatipu is the most powerful and scenic mountainscape in New Zealand. That's why he has written a book about the place and its people. Shane Gilchrist reports.
In this extract from High Country Lark, Neville Peat looks at the disappearance of the kokako.
Falling roofs, fire and loss of electricity are just some things Coromandel residents might have to face in the event of a Mount Ruapehu eruption.
It is 32degC on an autumn day, 89% humidity. One-hundred thousand refugees are stranded in Texas, courtesy of Hurricane Ike. Could just be a bad day. Then again, it could be something worse.
Ravensdown is replacing two stacks at its Dunedin fertiliser works in a bid to reduce air pollution.
Otago residents joined others around New Zealand on Saturday, doing their bit to clear homes of more than 900 tonnes of old computer equipment and mobile phones.
Two "dolphins" took to the streets of Dunedin yesterday to raise funds and money for the endangered Hector's and Maui dolphins.
Those with a common interest in looking after and managing their wetlands had a successful day planning for the future at a workshop this week on weeds and plant restoration at Waihola.
Dunedin lawyer Maree Baker has received a national award which recognises a professional and personal interest in protecting New Zealand rivers and waterways.
It seems consumers will bear the cost of the emissions trading scheme while farmers and horticulturists fear their businesses and New Zealand's key export industries could pay the ultimate cost and be forced out of business.
South Island applicants have cleaned up in the Government's first round community irrigation fund handouts to support promoters of community irrigation and water storage schemes.
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to decide whether Exxon Mobil must pay interest on punitive damages awarded in America's worst oil spill.
The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Jan Wright, says the Government's costs in its fraught clean up of contaminated soil at Mapua, near Nelson, are double the original estimates.
Canterbury environmental officials are investigating a spill that has turned the Heathcote River blue.