The Government has announced it will ban single use plastic shopping bags, saying there must be an end to the "mountain" of bags polluting the environment.
West Coasters are fighting hard to continue allowing mining on the Conservation Estate. Gavin Evans looks at what's at stake economically in a contest pitting regional development against the Labour-Green plan for a ban.
A looming shortage for domestic users of natural gas, and a defence of the dairy industry's efforts to mitigate emissions featured in the National Party's annual conference presentation on the environment and energy.
Crown research institute GNS Science almost hired controversial private investigators Thompson & Clark to provide security for an offshore research project - only to pull the pin over fears of bad media coverage. Sam Sachdeva reports.
An array of environmental groups has written to the Government, asking it to immediately put a halt to mining exploration inside a marine sanctuary for endangered Maui dolphins. Sam Sachdeva reports.
Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta has addressed the annual gathering of mayors and councillors, calling for improvements in water quality, but shying away from full council amalgamations, as David Williams reports.
Two groups charged by the last government with finding a solution to the freshwater management problem have been put on pause as the Labour-led coalition forges its own way ahead. Sam Sachdeva spoke to the groups’ chairs about their work, and the challenges in finding a way to resolve freshwater issues.
A mining exploration permit has been quietly granted inside a marine sanctuary set up to protect the endangered Maui dolphins, Shane Cowlishaw reports exclusively.
The Government wants its massive fleet of vehicles to be electric by 2025, but public service bosses aren’t keen to make the switch until the cost comes down. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
Seven out of 10 Kiwi businesses want New Zealand to take action on limiting greenhouse gas emissions, though there’s less agreement on the way to achieve it, a survey of more than 1,200 business leaders commissioned by Westpac Banking Corp showed.