Environment and sustainability
Why calling ordinary Kiwi cyclists ‘elitist’ just doesn’t add up
29 July 2021
Something strange has happened to the perception of cyclists and cycling in the more than 200 years they’ve been around. Once a novelty, bike riding has moved from being a critical transport mode to a children’s pastime to now being popularly perceived as an elitist activity.
Why moths matter
28 July 2021
Opinion: Morgane Merien explains why we need to start recognising the importance of these fascinating little insects and their vital role in the ecosystem.
Ocean plastic: Small pieces, big problems
28 July 2021
Opinion: Banning outdoor balloon releases is another small step to making a difference to our oceans, and NZ should do the same, writes Ariel-Micaiah Heswall.
Lockdown: when the ocean went quiet
22 July 2021
As New Zealand’s first Covid-19 lockdown began on 26 March 2020, the country’s busiest coastal waterway, the Hauraki Gulf, became devoid of almost all non-essential vessels. And noise levels plunged.
It's Moth Week!
20 July 2021
For the first time New Zealand is joining international Moth Week, a week that celebrates all things moth.
The key to controlling landfill emissions
6 July 2021
Opinion: Saeid Baroutian argues we must put technology and innovation front and centre if we want to find NZ-specific solutions for capturing of landfill gas.
Andreas Neef: We need to open our eyes to the dark side of tourism
1 July 2021
Covid-19 has had a major impact on tourism. Professor Andreas Neef says it's a good time to have a rethink about the type of tourism the world needs.
Councils need help with environment balancing act
28 June 2021
Opinion: Councils need guidance on the contradiction of making environmental improvements while hand-in-hand with economic growth, writes Stephen Knight Lenihan.
Saving the mighty albatross
24 June 2021
Opinion: It's not too late to turn around the decline of our albatross populations, despite the multiple threats they face today. Ariel-Micaiah Heswall looks at how.
Inspired to build a better future
4 June 2021
Hanna Davidson has always been fascinated with building things and enjoys working with people: One day she hopes to combine the two and manage a major building or transport construction project.
Kauri fightback: the scientists determined to control kauri dieback
23 May 2021
Feature: Progress is being made in the fight against kauri dieback. Anthony Doesburg meets researchers at the University determined to save the mighty native conifer.
Exploring why seabirds become bycatch
11 May 2021
Seabirds with a larger wingspan and bills or which have larger eyes and nostrils are more likely to end up as bycatch from the fishing industry, a new study has found.