The Planet

A friendship forged in flood waters

“I used to stay quiet when the conversation turned to climate change."

Who are NZ’s biggest emitters?

NZ produces 77.6 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions every year.

Anger and outrage: students to rally against government climate approach

20 protests are planned across New Zealand for Friday April 5.

How the Government’s climate plans stack up against the official advice

While there’s some alignment between the two, there are a few glaring differences.

Policy breakdown: climate change

Get an overview of each New Zealand political parties' policy on climate.

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

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

Yes, volunteering overseas can do more harm than good: new research

“It was for the school's ego and our own egos more than anything.”

This lonely coriander leaf made me cancel HelloFresh

Why does HelloFresh packaging suck so much?

I tried to survive two days in the bush with no gear

Scientists say we are overdue for a major earthquake across the Alpine Fault.

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.”

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

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

Touring a destroyed Gisborne home

The surrounding area is completely submerged under mud and silt.

Message from Piha: Do not come here

“If you want to do anything for a place that you love, don't come.”

In Photos: The town of Eskdale after Cyclone Gabrielle

Flash flooding in the small town north of Napier took the life of two-year-old Ivy Collins.

Cyclone Gabrielle: How to help and find help

Civil Defence is asking people not to donate goods and instead donate cash directly to relief funds.

'It's all a write-off': Cyclone Gabrielle's damage in Hawke's Bay

“We knew it was coming and to be ready, but no one knew how bad it was going to be here.”

Cyclone Gabrielle in photos: ‘Damage not seen in a generation’

The storm is moving out to sea but not before belting parts of the North Island.

How to make the cheapest emergency kit: flatter's guide

To be ready for an emergency, you need to have at least three days of supplies at the ready.

Five tips for how to cope with eco-anxiety

“All of these emotions are valid and they are a reflection of the systems that we're living in."

Auckland’s rivers and wetlands were paved over. Now we are paying for it

Each generation has been “kicking the can down to the next generation”.

In pictures: Auckland cleans up after the flood

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

Flood update: all AKL schools closed for a week, mayor launches inquiry

Here’s an update on the key things that happened on Monday.

On the ground in West Auckland after the floods

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

Flooding update: death toll rises to four

A train has derailed, a bridge has collapsed and houses caught in landslides near Tauranga.

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