The Planet

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.

Kākāpō and pekapeka bow out of NZ's Bird of the Year competition

This year's competition will focus on some of our overlooked and underappreciated birds.

Stop what you're doing and look at the new images from NASA’s telescope

These new pictures show off our universe in never-before-seen detail.

Here is the most detailed image of the universe ever created

This image shows thousands of galaxies, each containing billions of stars.

Fireball seen in sky across lower North Island

People have seen a bright flash of light in sky above Wellington and Wairarapa today.

The Hauraki Gulf is a treasure at risk of collapse | Seasick | Ep 1

The great blue playground on the doorstep of NZ's largest city is in trouble. What is being done?

A deep dive on commercial fishing in the Hauraki Gulf | Seasick | Ep 2

How do we balance having fish in shops and restaurants, without over exploiting our marine life.

Fishing the Hauraki Gulf for fun, and its impact | Seasick | Ep 3

"What's alarming is not what's left in the water, it's what has gone."

What's polluting the Hauraki Gulf, and some solutions | Seasick | Ep 4

We explore Auckland’s 100-year-old sewerage system and why not to swim after heavy rain.

Mātauranga Māori and healing the Hauraki Gulf | Seasick | Ep 5

How traditional and dynamic practices like rāhui are helping protect marine life.

Kai Ika is saving unwanted fish heads and feeding communities | Seasick | Ep 6

New ideas to help build a clean blue reputation for the Hauraki Gulf.

The future of the Hauraki Gulf | Seasick | Ep 7

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

Tonga's underwater volcano might still be erupting

A team of NIWA scientists say the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano may still be erupting.

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.

The world's biggest fish is dying because ships are crashing into it

Scientists tracked 348 whale sharks that had been satellite tagged.

NZ puts cap on carbon emissions: Here's what you need to know

The budget lays out the total amount of emissions New Zealand must cut over the next 14 years.

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.

Three Waters: What is it and why this reform is controversial in NZ

The government has made a plan to combine all of NZ’s water infrastructure and make four entities.

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.

Pollution and emissions up, species down: environment report

The intensification of the dairy industry is a major driver of NZ’s environmental decline.

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.”

'They're everywhere': Microplastics found in human blood

A recent study by scientists has shown microplastics in human blood.

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.

The Government wants to pay you 20c for every bottle you recycle

Compost collection for every home and a bottle buy-back scheme are part of the proposed changes.

First fuel, then food: How the invasion of Ukraine will impact New Zealand

The economic impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is starting to be felt around the globe.

Made my day: Humpback whales have been removed from the threatened species list

Australia has removed them from its threatened species list.