Possums, rats, feral cats and hedgehogs are in conservationists' sights.
The single-use bags will be phased out in 20 Countdown stores this month.
It comes as the UN says we are in the midst of an "ocean emergency".
"I walked past the gate and I thought that was the ugliest cat I'd ever seen," Marcelle Kaipo said.
The giant stingray measured almost four metres in length and weighed just under 300kg.
After deadlocking on whether to list the species under the California Endangered Species Act, Fish and Game commissioners decided to reconsider in October.
New methods are being used to shed light on the elusive penguins underwater behaviour that, until now, remained a mystery.
Residents of Fortyfoot Lane in East Auckland were dismayed to learn that Auckland Councillors voted in favour of selling their much-loved park.
The invasive weed looks similar to toetoe.
The bison threw the woman three metres into the air during the onslaught.
In December 960 tea bags were planted by volunteers in estuaries as part of a global study looking at how much they decomposed.
Protest groups fought the development from the beginning, and now, the local MP Chloe Swarbrick has discovered DOC didn't step in when it had the chance.
Three male stoats have been trapped, leaving the islands and the taonga species they nurture one less challenge to contend with.
The rare species of sea slug has previously only been found in two places in the country.
Footage captured by environmentalist Geoff Reid appears to catch the man in the act of making off with the group's water tanks.
The predator slaughtered 16 out of the 21 tītī chicks at the Irahuka/Long Point colony.
Numerous road cones, 4 E-scooters and live ammunition were collected from the sea floor.
Whether tracking wallabies with thermal cameras or seeding crops, drones are creating new possibilities across industries.
A spate of suspicious incidents inside the marine reserve has seen renewed calls for a Kāpiti-based DOC boat.
The Gibbons, Muir and Pararaha tracks were officially closed off in 2018 due to kauri dieback disease.