Unlike Australia, New Zealand doesn't fund early intervention therapy for autistic children, but there are programmes pre-school teachers and parents can use to help kids develop.
Taxonomists are becoming as rare as some of the species they work on, and this puts museum collections and conservation efforts under threat and increases the risk of biosecurity incursions.
People’s trust in politicians and governments is in decline, but it will take cross-party collaboration to deal with issues such as poverty and climate change.
Honduran migrants trudging north towards the US-Mexico border are fleeing violence and poverty that has its roots in activities of 10th-century American fruit companies.
A new Netflix series focusing on tourism to sites of historic disasters or atrocities delivers no more than a contemporary version of a freak show.
While industry bodies fight over who can claim that their mānuka honey is authentic, Māori interests are often left out of the debate.
The New Zealand government's strategy to import teachers from the UK, Canada, South Africa, Australia and Fiji will do little to improve representation for indigenous Māori in the teacher workforce.
New research suggests media organisations that rely on Facebook to build audience are trapped in an attention economy that delivers traffic but no money.
In the aftermath of a controversy surrounding New Zealand's opposition party, discussions now focus on reform of party donations to avoid the potential of political influence.
Indian migration to North America and the United Kingdom has been studied extensively, but less is known about Australian and New Zealand, the southern-most outposts of the Indian diaspora.
Marine sponges are ancient organisms that have survived mass extinctions. Many are more tolerant of climate change and may dominate over corals in future reef systems.
An evolving controversy brewing in New Zealand's opposition National Party has raised questions about political party donations and foreign influence on New Zealand’s democratic system.
One year since Jacinda Ardern became prime minister, New Zealanders are refamiliarising themselves with the idea that the state can be a force for good.
Delays on climate action to reduce emissions means that we may have to consider technologies that strip carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But that will come at a cost.
Searching a smartphone is different from searching luggage. Our smartphones carry our innermost thoughts, intimate pictures, sensitive workplace documents and private messages.
New research shows that carbon dioxide in groundwater can affect the aging of volcanic eruptions. The findings could help predict future eruptions.
Research shows that up to 40% of adults aged 50 and over are hazardous drinkers. For men in this age group this increases to almost 50%.
Research shows that satellite GPS measurements could provide a better tool for earthquake forecasting.
The World Surfing League has announced that it will offer equal pay to male and female athletes. In a sport dominated by hyper-masculinity, this is a significant step.
The #MeToo movement has attracted mainstream media attraction, but women are using many digital platforms to share their experiences of sexual violence.