New Zealand Polluted Cesspit

By The NZ Orator | So, you think that New Zealand is a "Clean Green Paradise"? Dream on. 95% of her lowland rivers are too polluted to swim in. Air pollution is a problem and Kiwis dump rubbish all over the countryside!

Contaminated Golden Bay lake's decline alarms residents

A Golden Bay lake has become an unswimmable, contaminated mess and residents say stormwater from a nearby dairy farm and housing is to blame.

Water

ECan at fault over Canterbury subdivision's toxic label

A unique opportunity has seen Bay of Islands students take to the water to learn about how they can help protect our environment.<p>Nine-year-old …

Greenpeace New Zealand’s Take on 100% Pure New Zealand

Hurunui's water to be chlorinated, blindsiding residents

The Hurunui District Council will permanently chlorinate its drinking water supplies, in the wake of last year's crisis in Havelock North.

Water

Damp and mouldy classrooms causing sickness, principal says

Pupils at an Auckland primary school are likely to be pleased the full force of winter has hit while they are on term holidays.

New Zealand News

'I've had a gutsful' - Business owner to move house onto Auckland car park to prevent illegal rubbish dumping

Geoff Lamb has a big problem, so he's come up with a big solution.Every week household rubbish, from mattresses to household furniture to all kinds …

New Zealand News

New Zealand King Salmon's 'inadequate' biosecurity plan criticised following salmon death investigation

Salmon covered in open wounds, unexplained fish deaths, and the discovery of bacteria never previously identified in New Zealand.

New Zealand

Brighter Future? Murky prognosis for freshwater health

<b>At the side of a busy country road, Quinton Tunoho crouches down on the banks of the Puniu River to contemplate its murky waters.</b><p>The Puniu is a …

Greenpeace water report calls for cow decrease

A Greenpeace report linking intensive livestock farming with gastrointestinal bugs and other disorders is extreme and unfair, critics say.

Water

The tyre mountain hiding in suburban Christchurch

Much of the country will drop below zero overnight - but don't worry, the days will be crisp and sunny.<p>Students to vote to keep or disaffiliate …

New annual air quality targets already exceeded in Christchurch and Kaiapoi

Christchurch and Kaiapoi have already exceeded new annual air quality targets just four weeks into winter.

Pollution

NZ Pure Blue wants to send millions of litres of Waikato water offshore

Millions of litres of crystal clear spring water could be bottled and shipped overseas in a proposal backed by the local council.<p>NZ Pure Blue Springs …

No need to panic over lead levels, say school principals

Principals of Dunedin schools where increased lead levels have been found in soil tests say there's no need to panic.<p>Public health teams have been …

Education

More tests after E. coli discovery in Waiheke High School and Te Huruhi Primary School drinking water

E. coli has been found in the drinking water of two Waiheke schools, however it appears the schools' students have escaped without illness.The …

E.coli

Report reveals serious challenges for NZ rivers

The latest national report on the state of New Zealand's rivers reveals many fresh water fish and plants are at risk of dying out due to …

New Zealand waterways harbouring increased pollution, dangerous e-coli levels, says worrying report

1<p>All Blacks call in three new faces for Rugby Championship training squad<p>01:052<p>Video: Labour says it's hauled in $250k overnight after Jacinda Ardern …

Decision reserved in Bay of Plenty effluent dumping case

Evidential photos used to show the impact the unsupervised, travelling irrigator had on the environment at Kahu Ma Farms last August.<p>A Bay of Plenty …

Selwyn residents back councillor over dirty water criticism

A fiery meeting has seen Selwyn locals throw their support behind a regional councillor who criticised the organisation's record on water …

Toxic sludge may have been dumped at Marsden Point

Petrol sludge containing highly toxic alkyl-leads - later banned from petrol in New Zealand - was dumped near the coast at Marsden Point, say two …

NZ reputation hurt by declining water quality, tourism industry says

Sights like this are damaging our reputation with overseas visitors.<p>The Tourism Export Council rates the Government's latest attempts to clean up New …

Lake Taupō closed after another sewage spill

Parts of Lake Taupō are closed to swimmers after two wastewater spillages this week.<p>The Taupō District Council said a pipe failure caused a large …

E-coli in Hawke's Bay reservoir

A Hawke's Bay water reservoir that supplies much of Napier is being chlorinated after testing positive for E-coli.<p>The testing was today on the …

Pristine Golden Bay spring "under threat" from irrigation | Nine To Noon, 9:05 am on 1 February 2017 | RNZ

A battle is looming in Golden Bay over a proposal to increase irrigation,which conservationists fear will damage New Zealand's largest freshwater …

Taranaki residents worried over discolouration of Huatoki Stream

Jennifer Little of New Plymouth worried visitors might think ill of Taranaki after she discovered the Huatoki Stream to be a dark-brown colour.<p>The …

Toxic river ruins summer, locals say

A once popular swimming river in Canterbury is barely flowing in parts and poisoned by toxic algae.<p>Locals said the condition of the Selwyn River was …

Lord of the Rings actor says NZ tourists shocked by polluted 'sewer' Middle-earth

David White Fairfax Media<p>Actor turned tour guide Bruce Hopkins<p>Tourists are shocked to discover New Zealand's "Middle-earth" is dirty and polluted, …

NZ oceans deteriorating, marine wildlife threatened

New Zealand's oceans, coasts and marine wildlife are deteriorating due to increased pressure from humans, and the government says the changes pose …

Brown tap water has Foxton residents worried

Foxton residents cannot believe the council is making big plans for Foxton's Main St while residents can't drink water from their taps supplied by …

Foxton residents appalled at decades of yellow-brown water

Deyna Halidone<p>Water in Foxton running a frustrating shade of brown.<p>While Havelock North and Pahiatua have been troubled by water contamination, …