New Zealand is home to more seabirds than any other country, and many species are already under pressure from climate change and over-fishing. Plastic pollution could push some closer to the brink.
New Zealand could become the first country to put a price on greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.
New Zealand has decided to attempt an eradication of the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis, which means culling thousands of infected cattle.
Planting more native forests could help mitigate the causes of climate change, but unless funding is closely tied to successful outcomes, such projects face the risk of failure.
US President Donald Trump's closeness with totalitarian leaders and indifference towards traditional liberal allies could be a strategy to reposition America against a rising China.
The discovery of molecular rules that regulate the transfer of genetic material between bacteria could help prevent the spread of antibiotic resistance.
A study investigating the psychological effects of loot boxes in video games shows that such mechanisms are similar to gambling.
A new report highlights the worrying trends confronting security professionals – from more sophisticated hacking methods to hack-for-hire products and targeted attacks on tourism websites.
A New Zealand theatre company stages plays that blend spoken and sign language, giving audiences a chance to experience Deaf culture and identity.
Scientists are using environmental DNA to compile a census of life in Loch Ness and to establish if there is any scientific basis for the centuries-old monster legend.
Indonesia has worked hard to block homegrown terrorist cells, but the involvement of children as suicide bombers in recent attacks has raised concerns that de-radicalisation programmes aren't working.
A new study shows that workers exposed to solvents in the vehicle collision repair industry are at greater risk of adverse health effects than other blue-collar workers.
New research has suggested a fresh way to account for greenhouse gases with different lifetimes in the atmosphere.
Forty years of continuous end-of-summer snowline monitoring of New Zealand's glaciers brings the issue of human-induced climate change into tight focus.
Cyber deterrence is based on outdated ideas developed during the Cold War, but with cyber crime projected to hit US$6 trillion by 2021, cyber security requires new approaches.
New Zealand has set itself a goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050, and a recent report by the Productivity Commission lays out how it could hit that target.
New Zealand’s foreign minister announced a NZ$714 million increase in aid for Pacific nations in a soft-power response to China's growing influence in the Asia-Pacific region.
Children's picturebooks are often underestimated, but bilingual books can be powerful in promoting a minority language.
New research shows that parenthood contributes to the gender pay gap and penalises all women, particularly those who were on high incomes before having children.
Leaked reports reveal that some of New Zealand's largest fishing companies have been under-reporting their catch of the commercially valuable hoki by hundreds of tonnes.