Year of Biodiversity time for ORC soil stewardship. This years marks the 21st anniversary of the Otago Regional Council. Jolyon Manning casts around for a distinctive "vision", and comes up wanting.
Limiting the loading of nutrients is just as important as putting limits on water takes from aquifers, Environmental Science and Research principal scientist Murray Close says.
Calls to ban coal and lignite mining are irresponsible, and dodge the real issues concerning climate change, writes Chris Baker.
Southland's environmental champions were honoured at the Southland Environment Awards presented in Invercargill last night.
Kiwi beer brand DB Export is recycling its used bottles to make a man-made sand - an effort the company hopes will help preserve our beaches.
Natural resources are under pressure and the environmental consequences of economic growth are chronic, Environment Southland's annual report states.
After decades of disposing of their refuse then forgetting about it, Dunedin residents are finally embracing the concept of recycling.
Environment Minister Nick Smith faced more questions over his vetoed plastic bag initiative in Parliament today.
A cap on the price of carbon could increase emissions, Green Party MP Jeanette Fitzsimons says.
Allegations of not being impartial were levelled at a witness called by the Upper Clutha Environmental Society during the final day of an appeal hearing in the Environment Court in Wanaka yesterday.
Waikato Tainui and the Crown today signed a revised deed of settlement relating to the clean-up and environmental management of the Waikato River.
The increasing risk of conflict between noise sensitive residents, accommodation operators and bar owners is "Queenstown's Achilles heel", Queenstown Lakes district councillor John Mann says.
A Waiareka Valley dairy farm company, one of its directors and the farm manager have been fined a total of $48,100 for illegally discharging dairy effluent and applying too much irrigation water.
Port Chalmers residents will hold a "transition town" workshop this weekend, to develop practical projects aimed at improving sustainability and building a more resilient community.
Individual "piecemeal" decisions allowing development on hazard-prone land will continue without any long-term national strategic direction, Environmental Defence Society policy analyst Raewyn Peart said recently.
Two dairy farms have to pay a total of $46,500 for illegal discharges of dairy effluent, penalties imposed in the Oamaru District Court yesterday.
The latest National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research report on the state of our lakes bears disappointing tidings.