Environment

Ongoing gorge closure leaves businesses in limbo

Businesses in Woodville will have to wait until Christmas before they know whether a permanent alternative to the Manawatu Gorge road will go through, or bypass the town. Since April, multiple slips have closed the gorge road that is the main route between...... Read More

Homeowners handed insulation boost

Hard-up Nelson homeowners will now be able to afford to make their homes warmer and dryer thanks to a fortuitous meeting between the Energy Minister and local advocates. Last month, government extended the eligibility for Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy...... Read More

River reviewers call for more time

The panel reviewing events leading up to the Edgecumbe floods in April has asked for more time to process and interpret a large quantity of information before finalising the review report. The independent Review team, led by Sir Michael Cullen, is...... Read More

Wellington summit aims to walk the walk

Pedestrian advocacy group Living Streets Aotorea is aiming to push walking up the national agenda with the inaugural NZ Walking Summit 2017. The event, which will take place this week in Wellington, aims to inspire Kiwis to get walking and help make...... Read More

Investigation underway into cow infection

The Ministry for Primary Industries have revealed the cattle disease mycoplasma bovis has been detected in a dairy herd in South Canterbury - the first known outbreak in New Zealand. The condition is commonly found in cattle globally, including...... Read More

Through hell and high water...

The weekend’s weather emergencies put police staff to the test – and they came through with flying colours. With states of emergency declared in Otago and Christchurch, police were on the front line with emergency and Civil Defence...... Read More

$1.25m boost for recycling farm plastic waste

The Government’s Waste Minimisation fund has granted $1.25 million to support the upgrade and recommissioning of EnviroNZ’s plastic extrusion plant in Christchurch, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today while visiting...... Read More

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