The New Zealand Herald : Environment (9)

Local Focus: Why a Whanganui kindergarten is teaching kids outdoors

A Whanganui based kindergarten is taking education into the great outdoors, with learning taking place under the watchful eye of Mother Nature.It's all part of an initiative by Eco School, an organisation based on a European philosophy...

1billion-tree aim 'always a joint goal'

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is denying that the Government is backtracking over its goal to plant 1 billion trees over 10 years, saying it was always going to be in partnership with the private sector.Forestry and Regional Economic...

Shocked Blue Planet viewers vow never to use plastic again

Shocked Britons have vowed to ditch plastic bags and disposable straws after a heartbreaking scene in Sunday night's Blue Planet .A pilot whale was filmed carrying her dead newborn baby around the ocean for days, reluctant to let...

Fonterra launches charm offensive on water quality

Fonterra has stepped up its efforts to improve water quality while launching a charm offensive and television campaign to showcase how farmers have upped their game.The moves follow the emergence of water quality as a key issue...

Theatre goes green to shake things up

The play's called Earthquakes in London but it could shake things up for New Zealand theatres.Because it's about the breakdown of society and environmental catastrophe, producers Last Tapes Theatre Company and performers from...

Organiser 'gutted' Hillary Trail 2018 event unlikely due to Kauri dieback concerns

It is "highly likely" an iconic Auckland trail run through the Waitākere Ranges will be scrapped following calls for mass action to protect the native Kauri.Te Kawerau ā Maki Iwi has committed to imposing a rāhui,...

Local Focus: Worm threatens birds

An Australian invader is choking Napier's Ahuriri Estuary, threatening endangered species.Ficopomatus enigmaticus, commonly know as a tubeworm, has been in the estuary close to Hawke's Bay Airport for more than 20 years but a recent...

Look out rats and stoats: New predator-free strategy for NZ

A new strategy has been designed that aims to eradicate at least one small mammal predator from New Zealand by 2025.The Predator Free 2050 Ltd research strategy has been constructed by New Zealand's Biological Heritage National...

Local Focus: 'Slim' chance sewage dump will contaminate Levin's water

The first video footage has emerged of a sewage contaminated site near a central North Island town's water supply. Local Focus video journalist Alexander Robertson visited the Levin property this week after the Horowhenua Chronicle...