This week's strong growth in full-time employment shows a robust labour market. This only deepens the puzzle of why inflation is so low at the same time.
Mostly, humans have been devastating to the planet but, on rare occasions, we get it right. Here are stories of people who live in harmony with their surroundings, from Tibet to Morocco and beyond.
The digital economy in the US is already on the verge of stalling; failing to protect an open internet would further erode the United States’ digital competitiveness.
Sport has a mental health problem, but rugby might have the answer.
The birth certificates of the 41 players in the squad touring New Zealand are an eclectic mix.
While New Zealand leads the world in how easy it is to register a business, government regulation makes it expensive and time consuming to trade internationally.
While you can't say one retirement system is better than the other, Australia can learn a lot from New Zealand's simpler and more flexible system.
We're delighted to announce the appointment of The Conversation's first New Zealand Editor, who will share NZ's best academic research and analysis with millions of readers worldwide each month.
New Zealand just conferred personhood upon the Whanganui River, giving it standing to legally defend its rights. Can this novel strategy save the environment?
Taking on the All Blacks is a daunting task – but there is hope for the visitors.
An international team discovers extreme underground conditions at New Zealand's Alpine Fault, which is due to rupture in a major earthquake in the next few decades.
China's One Belt, One Road initiative is holding international summit in Beijing, but no Western leaders have said they are coming yet.
Research into the 2016 Kaikoura quake revealed a domino effect that could change our understanding of seismic events worldwide.
New Zealand's Whanganui River and the Ganga and Yamuna Rivers in India have been given the right to 'sue' over issues like pollution. The challenge now is to ensure these legal rights are enforced.
Guaranteed representation reduces the distance between policymakers and the people for whom policy is made.
Having won three straight elections, John Key is a hard act for anyone to follow as leader. That is now Bill English's task.
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key is leaving as a leader, and not in defeat.
Early analysis of the New Zealand earthquake shows it may be a complex event, involving several faults on the South Island.
Scotland's failure to meet target illustrate a worldwide problem - the right to adequate heating and energy is not being properly recognised.
The government's message to asylum seekers is already clear: you are not welcome, and you will not be resettled in Australia. Surely that message does not need to be any harsher.