Climate Change

I lost my home in the cyclone, now I panic when it rains

“When it rains heavily I’m always alert."

Rain anxiety is now a thing thanks to floods around NZ

“It feels like all my climate anxieties are coming true and everything feels so out of my control.”

An indigenous system that saw the foresight of the floods

From the Auckland floods to Cyclone Gabrielle, Aotearoa has been hit hard by extreme weather events.

Pick up your shit: plastic litter up 72% in three years

There has been a 335% increase in the total volume of litter.

In pictures: Auckland cleans up after the flood

Photographer Caitlin Vinicombe headed out on Tuesday to capture some of the clean up.

Can I get a refund? Know your rights when floods disrupt your plans

A handy guide so you don’t wind up paying rent for a flooded home that you can’t live in anymore.

On the ground in West Auckland after the floods

Over two months’ worth of rain fell on Auckland in just 24 hours.

We need a new way to talk about extreme weather

Climate change means discussing weather as “one-in-100-year events” doesn’t work anymore

Uh oh: More than half of diseases are made worse by climate change

Of the 375 recorded pathogenic diseases in the world, 58% have been made worse by climate change.

Sole searching: New report reveals unethical footwear brands

Only 40% of companies knew where all their direct suppliers were.

Stop crushing your cans, you're sending them to landfill

It's time to squash our can-crushing habit.

Climate activist Txai Suruí on indigenous solutions to saving our planet

“It is not enough just to protect the forest, we have to give back to her what we took from her."

Students vs Taranaki oil exploration: High Court dismisses case

Student climate activists argued new oil exploration permits breached New Zealand law.

Here's what you need to know about NZ's plan to tackle climate change

This adaptation plan is the first of its kind in New Zealand.

NZ Government taking 'glacially slow' action on climate change

Climate Change Minister James Shaw said it was clear "we have a lot more to do."

‘The best version of yourself takes time’: Rangatahi inspiring change in NZ

"Whatever you think you can shine light on in this forever changing world, just do it."

The future of the Hauraki Gulf | Seasick | Ep 7

What is being done to save it? Stories of hope.

Four ways NZ will meet its emission targets by 2050

The Government has released its $2.9 billion plan to get Aotearoa to zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Suspected cyber attack hits NZ website projecting sea level rise

Scientists had designed the online tool to show sea level rise projections by location and year.

NZ’s list of top climate polluting companies revealed

A 2021 report found that Fonterra and Z Energy were among New Zealand’s worst climate polluters.

Four things you need to know about today's big climate report

If global warming continues to rise, there will be less food, faltering economies and more diseases.

How I deal with climate anxiety

“We can't be crippled with anxiety because our people need us to be taking action.”

Auckland gets over a month’s worth of rain in 10 hours

More than 4000 lightning strikes happened in one hour in Auckland and the lower North Island.

NZer caught up in Australia floods: ‘everything is gone’

“Imagine the ocean turning up in your lounge one day and just sweeping everything away.”

NZ scientists find solutions for the PPE waste crisis

The group hope that the innovations can help clean up the planet's medical waste.