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Ocean stressors: sink or swim?

Temperature rise caused by climate change is a major threat to the ecosystems of the world’s oceans, but it’s just one of a range of problems affecting our seas. Associate Professor Linn Hoffmann (Botany) is director of the University of Otago’s Future Oceans Research Theme, which is investigating the impacts...

Village community shines through Cyclone Gabrielle

For many Hawkes Bay residents, Cyclone Gabrielle required them to re-evaluate their needs, and shone a spotlight on just how important safety and community really is. Being unable to reach loved ones and cut off from basic amenities for an unknown amount of time, made people feel isolated and...

Dreams are different when you sleep on the floor

Daryn* is 10 and sleeps on a damp piece of foam under threadbare blankets in an often freezing sleepout behind his parents’ home with his two younger brothers aged six and five. He knows that his mum and dad are desperately struggling with money this year, which is why the...

100 years of volunteers

Volunteers drive positive change. Whether it is planting trees, campaigning, or pest control, a team of dedicated volunteers has backed Forest & Bird’s work to protect te taiao nature since its launch on 28 March 1923. This year, Forest & Bird is celebrating a century of conservation mahi and the...