Environment

Hundreds of blue penguins die off, starved by La Niña

Hundreds of blue penguins die off, starved by La Niña

Hundreds – potentially thousands – of little blue penguins have washed up dead on beaches along the east coast of the upper North Island in recent months. A dead little blue penguin washed up on a beach. Photo: Supplied / Anna Gadsby The Department of Conservation said the mass die-off could be a one-in-20-year event that could partly . Western […]

Pāua divers clash with shark cage operators

Pāua divers clash with shark cage operators

Pāua divers are asking for human safety to be considered when it comes to shark cage diving. Shark cage divers operate as a tourism venture. Photo: Supplied A long-running fight between them and the operators of one such attraction was the subject of a hearing in the Court of Appeal yesterday. At the heart of it was the interpretation of […]