Environment

Be prepared for national mobile alert test

An Emergency Mobile Alert test is scheduled for today, Sunday, May 26, between 6pm and 7pm. Emergency Mobile Alerts are messages about emergencies to help... Read More

Waiheke Island: shellfish biotoxin alerts removed

New Zealand Food Safety have removed the public health warning against collecting shellfish at Waiheke Island, from Blackpool and Surfdale Beaches. "Latest... Read More

2024 FMG Region-off season launched

The 2024 FMG Young Farmer of the Year Region-off is underway. FMG is reminding locals to get on board with earning points to keep their region at the top... Read More

Historic plant library, a record of biodivesity

Over 40,000 dried and pressed plants neatly filed in the University of Canterbury Herbarium make up a vital botanical library that dates back over 150 years.... Read More

Whakaari/ White Island alert drops to Level 2

GNS Science has dropped the Volcanic alert level for Whakaari/White Island back to Level 2 following a ‘minor' eruption on Friday. The aviation status... Read More

The need to prepare for megathrust earthquake

Whakatāne needs to prepare for a megathrust earthquake and resulting tsunami similar in size and strength to the 2011 Japan event, local GNS researcher Dr Mawera... Read More

Whakatāne: just 25 minutes to escape tsunami

Whakatāne needs to prepare for a megathrust earthquake and resulting tsunami similar in size and strength to the 2011 Japan event, says local GNS researcher... Read More

Minor volcanic eruption at Whakaari/ White Island

A minor eruption has occurred at Whakaari/White Island. GNS Science says the eruption happened about 8.20am today. The volcanic alert level has been increased... Read More

Kiwifruit orchards saved: Spray ruled safe to use

The Environmental Protection Authority has announced a decision that hydrogen cyanamide, an active ingredient in sprays such as Hi-Cane, may continue to be used... Read More

Police clamp down on fishing quotas

A group of boaties felt the pinch over the weekend after Police caught up with them in the Hauraki Gulf. Sergeant Peter Comer, of the Auckland Maritime Unit,... Read More

Native trees on farms could bring birdsong back

Canterbury researchers are exploring how planting native shelterbelts and hedgerows on farms could deliver biodiversity benefits and make good business sense.... Read More

Investigation into oil slick at Mount continues

The clean-up in Waikorire/Pilot Bay continues today following new sightings of an oil slick on Tuesday. 'We are working hard to contain and capture as much... Read More