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Māori Television reports on the recent flooding in Gisborne, and other fierce weather and environment-related stories.

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Fungi experts concerned for biodiversity in Northland

Fungi experts have serious concerns for biodiversity in Northland following the arrival of myrtle rust in New Zealand.  Members of the Fungal Network have been in Northland for the past week collecting specimens with the aim of finding solutions to the diseases threatening the flora and fauna.

How fresh is our water?

New Zealand's rivers and lakes are under increasing pressure, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats New Zealand about the state of freshwater. The report measures the quality of our waterways, water quantity and flows, biodiversity in rivers and lakes, and the cultural health of freshwater.

Stream pollution angers Owhiro Bay residents

Mokai Kainga Māori Centre and Owhiro Bay residents are concerned about the state of the Owhiro stream and its inhabitants. CEO of Mokai Kainga Mark Forsyth says the recent floods have brought down more toxins from rubbish tips upstream killing the endangered eels and making the food gardens too toxic to eat.