Environment

Slippery week triggers landslides

Much of New Zealand felt the winter chill last week, with heavy snowfalls throughout the country and some extremely heavy rain! Hot on the tail of GeoNet's coverage of the Ngauranga Gorge debris avalanche, last week saw fierce storm conditions...... Read More

Gorge hit by further slips

Another large slip has come down on the road through the Manawatu Gorge - which has been closed since April. The Transport Agency said heavy rain over the weekend was likely to be the reason for the slip, which brought down about 10,000 cubic metres...... Read More

Gold fever triples Talisman value

New Talisman Gold Mines Limited’s announcement of the gold finds in the Karangahake Gorge has resulted in the company share value increasing nearly $20 million over the last year. The company value is now more than $30 million, says managing...... Read More

Pinks skies at night – what causes them?

People may have noticed some stunning sunsets lately, particularly with a pink tinge. But what causes these beautiful sunsets? According to scientists, the season can have an impact. In winter, the air along the path of a ray of sunlight tends to...... Read More

It’s not all gold for some kiwifruit growers

Despite what people might believe, some kiwifruit growers are a long way from recovering from the 2010 Psa-V outbreak which devastated the kiwifruit industry in New Zealand, Te Puke kiwifruit grower Alistair Reese said today. "It really concerns...... Read More

Kiwi actress joins climate change protest

Kiwi actor Lucy Lawless joins climate change survivor in protest against Arctic exploitation for Norwegian oil Barents Sea, Norway - 11 peaceful activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise have taken to the water in inflatable boats to oppose the...... Read More

Otago flood update as rainfall eases

Rainfall has eased in Otago and rivers are beginning to recede. However, Civil Defence and Emergency Management Otago is warning that residents still need to exercise extreme caution as widespread flooding remains and many roads are still impacted. In...... Read More

Southern Police: Overnight rescue and ongoing flooding

Emergency services are currently responding to reports of a significant slip in Saint Clair, Dunedin, while flooding continues throughout the wider area. A number of evacuations have taken place overnight with the possibility of more. “The Dunedin...... Read More

New regional park an island first for Auckland

Browns Island, Motukorea, has become Auckland Council’s newest Regional Park and its first island park. The news is being welcomed by Auckland’s Friends of Regional Parks (FOR Parks). says President Bronwen Turner. “Browns Island...... Read More

Storm brings rain and gales to North Island

Heavy rain is soaking Auckland, with another winter storm set to bring more rain and gales to the North Island over the next 24 hours. A "significant" new winter storm is set to bring heavy rain to the south and gales to North Island. Heavy...... Read More