The Planet

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.

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?

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.

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.

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

Auckland flooding: Here's what you need to know

Auckland is in a state of emergency due to "unprecedented" flooding and rain.

It’s not all doom and gloom, let’s celebrate some of 2022’s climate wins

Take a moment to celebrate some of the things being done to make the world a more sustainable place.

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.

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

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

‘They don’t seem to give a fuck’: Student climate strike takes aim at Govt

"There is so much we could do, but no one wants to do anything."

Here’s how your $10 t-shirt is made: fast fashion explained

40% of clothes imported into New Zealand were estimated to be made using forced and child labour.

Students vs Taranaki oil exploration: High Court dismisses case

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

'Zombie fungus' image wins prestigious nature competition

The photos “capture the wonder of the natural world and the growing need to protect it".