The New Zealand Herald : Environment (10)

Lizzie Marvelly: Something slimy in the water, and it's not eels

When I was a child, swimming in rivers and lakes was one of the best parts of summer. We'd hike for hours on school trips to reach the perfect swimming spot, then wade in squealing, feeling the muddy sand squish between our toes....

Danielle Cormack: Climate change action needed now

• Danielle Cormack went to Africa with Childfund NZ and Australia. This month, 13 New Zealand aid agencies launched a campaign asking politicians to back a plan to drive down carbon emissions, the Zero Carbon Act.More than...

Local Focus: After the rubber hits the road, where does it go?

New Zealand is a country renowned for its clean, green image. But activists say tyre disposal is one of the biggest chinks in our environmental armour.At this year's budget, Minister for the Environment Dr Nick Smith acknowledged...

'Charging royalties does not assume ownership': Ardern defends water tax

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern has taken aim at Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson saying he made criticisms of her party's water policy that he knew were untrue.Finlayson has warned that Labour's proposal for a tax of about...

National's Treaty claims 'scaremongering' - Labour

The Government has been accused of scaremongering after it said Labour's water tax would force Treaty of Waitangi settlements to be renegotiated.Labour's environment spokesman David Parker said Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris...

The Big Read: Army tragedy on Mt Ruapehu - new details revealed after 27 years

By Martin Johnson The icy peaks and ­glaciers of Mt ­Ruapehu have lured mountaineers and skiers for more than a century. They promise excitement and adventure - yet for the unwary or ­unlucky they can be a place of ­misadventure...

Army tragedy on Mt Ruapehu - new details revealed after 27 years

By Martin Johnson The icy peaks and ­glaciers of Mt ­Ruapehu have lured mountaineers and skiers for more than a century. They promise excitement and adventure - yet for the unwary or ­unlucky they can be a place of ­misadventure...

One in four Hawke's Bay swimming spots unsafe

It's the dead of winter. And not just any old, annual cold snap; the coldest since 2009. Only a madman would even be thinking of swimming.But Hawke's Bay, dogged by longstanding water hygiene issues which came to a head a year ago...

Rodney Hide: Don't tax water, trade it

Farmers are right to be worried about Labour's plan to tax water.The power to tax is the power to destroy and such a tax has the potential to tip a farm from profitability to bust.Every farmer's financial circumstance is different...

Jack Tame: Talking 100% Pure and water till the cows come home

I played tour guide last week and showed a group of American mates around New Zealand. We did the North and South Islands, wine, sheep, jet boats.And everywhere we'd go, scenic or otherwise, a couple of my mates would pause and...