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Aucklanders asked to support the fight against exotic caulerpa

Two species of exotic caulerpa seaweed (Caulerpa brachypus and Caulerpa parvifolia) have been found in Auckland. These exotic caulerpa can spread rapidly, forming vast, dense underwater fields and have...

Howick student wins agricultural award

Ezekeal Bodie, a Year 8 student from Somerville Intermediate, took home the Ballance Agri-Nutrients (Ballance) Sustainable Agricultural Award for his science fair project, Nature...

Fishers had 317 snapper, fined $10,500, vessel seized

A group of recreational fishers caught with a total of 348 fish, including more than nine times their collective daily limit for snapper, has...

School digs deep for wetland

Anchorage Park School and the Eastern Busway project team have collaborated to plant 100 native trees in the school's native wetland area. The school's enviro...

348 fish found in boat search at Half Moon Bay

MPI fishery officers have caught a group of fishers at Half Moon Bay with more than 45 times the daily snapper limit. Late last week...

$120k to tackle deadly tree disease

More than $100,000 will be spent to tackle an incurable tree disease that's kept a popular east Auckland walking track closed for more than...

Fishers snapped with large catch

A group of fishers may face charges after being caught with 99 snapper on their boat in east Auckland. Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) fishery...

Times back after hacking

The Times' server was hacked into last week. The cyber attack - which coincides with attacks on several servers of large Kiwi organisations - meant...

Trio prosecuted for taking cockles

Three people have been punished for taking cockles from Eastern Beach despite a ban on the activity. The trio were together fined $4,000 plus $390...

Board backs ban on shellfish harvesting

The Howick Local Board is backing a proposal to place a year-round ban on shellfish harvesting at Cockle Bay Beach. Its members voted to support...