As New Zealand heads into a general election in less than three weeks, its seven Māori seats are a focus of debate.
Social connectedness is at least as good for your health as quitting smoking or exercise. So what is it and how can you get some of it?
New Zealand’s fisheries are considered among the best managed in the world, but this perception doesn't match the facts.
The medieval Byzantine Empire might hold some lessons about tolerance and same-sex marriage.
We are witnessing dramatic advances in the deployment of autonomous systems, but are we designing robots that can be trusted?
New research shows that women are paid 16% less than their male colleagues for making a contribution of the same value to their employer.
The story behind the marathon is more complicated than it seems.
Analysis of 12,000-year-old Antarctic ice reveals that methane leaks from fossil fuel extraction play a larger role than previously thought.
The latest census data confirm it's become more difficult for New Zealanders living in Australia to become citizens.
When artists and scientists get together, they fuel each other's creativity and inquiry.
Taking inspiration from the spread of world religions, Quentin Atkinson and Shaun Hendy argue scientists need to do more to signal commitment to ideas they want to spread.
Reports of North Korea's capability of firing nuclear weapons are not the only serious threat to global security. North Korea has also become an aggressive cyber power.
The use of nicotine in sports is on the rise, but there is little research investigating whether it has any effect on performance or could pose a health risk.
Once online, our healthcare data could be used for research long after we're gone.
Climate change will have a big impact on the global economy, for better or worse. We explore four issues that bring climate and trade negotiations head to head.
New research reveals that New Zealand once had its own species of black swan, the Poūwa.
New Zealand's Supreme Court rejected a proposed land swap that would have seen conservation land used for an irrigation dam, but the government is now considering a retrospective law change.
New research suggests that New Zealand's bizarre nocturnal parrot, the kākāpō, needs plant hormones to breed successfully.
Evidence shows fat-shaming health campaigns have little effect on promoting healthy lifestyles and weight loss among fat people.
As the WHO calls for urgency to address antibiotic resistance in gonorrhoea, new research shows that a vaccine developed against an unrelated disease offers protection.