A 6.9 magnitude earthquake led to the collapse of thousands of houses in the northern parts of the Indonesian island of Lombok.
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Hundreds of thousands of people are homeless following the Lombok earthquakes. Much of this suffering need not have happened if houses were constructed to better withstand shaking.
New Zealand is considering whether or not agricultural greenhouse gases should be considered as part of the country’s transition to a low-emission economy.
New Zealand could become the first country to put a price on greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.
A phased eradication of M. bovis means that an additional 126,000 cows will need to be culled, at an estimated cost of NZ$886 million.
New Zealand has decided to attempt an eradication of the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis, which means culling thousands of infected cattle.
Bacteria exchange genes easily, but a newly discovered set of rules that regulate these exchanges could help us to prevent the spread of antibiotic resistance.
The discovery of molecular rules that regulate the transfer of genetic material between bacteria could help prevent the spread of antibiotic resistance.
BMI takes into account your height and your weight, and that’s it.
All five experts said BMI is not ideal for determining the health of your weight.
A study shows lot boxes in video games meet the psychological criteria to be considered a form of gambling.
A study investigating the psychological effects of loot boxes in video games shows that such mechanisms are similar to gambling.
New research suggests that spray painters and panel beaters could be at higher risk of health effects through solvent exposure.
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.
According to a recent report, New Zealand will need to increase renewable electricity generation, plant more trees and continue switching to electric transport more rapidly to achieve its zero carbon goal by 2050.
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.
Finance minister Grant Robertson delivering his first budget.
Health, housing and education get funding boosts in the fiscally conservative first budget delivered by New Zealand's coalition government.
Finance minister Grant Robertson is set to deliver his first budget.
New Zealand's finance minister Grant Robertson will take centre stage when he delivers the coalition government's first budget tomorrow.
Several studies have shown that spending time in nature is good for health. Now new research has looked specifically at asthma and found that living in green neighbourhoods protects children from developing the condition.
New research shows that children who live in greener neighbourhoods are less likely to develop asthma, and that the more diverse the plant life is, the more they are protected.
Eight seems like a lot…
We've all hear we should drink eight glasses of water per day, but where did that advice come from, and is it outdated?
The New Zealand government is introducing legislation to become zero-carbon by 2050, but will consider new permits for coal mining, offshore oil drilling and fracking on a case-by-case basis.
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Natural gas is touted as a “bridging fuel” to displace coal while moving to a low-carbon economy. In New Zealand, this is shortsighted and could lead to stranded assets and hold back renewables.
Māori businesses now account for an economic asset base of more than NZ$42.6 billion, made up mostly of small and medium-sized enterprises.
Māori business is booming thanks to entrepreneurs with a strong sense of cultural identity and a willingness to take risks.
Research into workplace cyberbullying among nurses reveals that many also experience other forms of bullying.
Workplace cyberbullying is a growing problem and can cause more harm than traditional forms of bullying. Employers need to take active steps to protect employees from it.
Mount Agung began erupting last week, sending ash columns two kilometres high.
To the people of Bali, Mt Agung is not just a volcano. The "great mountain" holds spiritual power and reflects cultural and political unrest.
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, seen here with Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during this month’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting, has moved climate change onto the new government’s priority list.
As part of its 100-day priority plan, New Zealand's new government has pledged to set a target of carbon neutrality by 2050, which means phasing out fossil fuels and products that burn them.
Jacinda Ardern is set to become New Zealand’s new prime minister.
A new coalition government between the Labour and New Zealand First parties signals a move away from neoliberalism towards 'capitalism with a human face'.
About 1% of youths will suffer from chronic fatigue.
A recent study found a coaching program is effective in treating the symptoms of chronic fatigue. So was the study robust?
Bill English addresses supporters at the National Party election night event.
New Zealanders have given the centre-right National Party a fourth consecutive term in office, despite a strong showing from Labour's Jacinda Ardern.