A key focus has been on strengthening primary health care to reduce demand on hospitals, but there is little evidence of progress.
New Zealand's health service provides universal and free access to health care, but inequities remain stubbornly high.
The window for staving off the worst of climate change is wider than we thought, but still pretty narrow.
It's still possible to hit the more ambitious of the two Paris global warming goals, according to a new estimate of the global carbon budget. But it sure won't be easy, and we need to start now.
The Joides Resolution.
We have better maps of the moon than Earth's newest continent, Zealandia. That's about to change as an international expedition probes the vast undersea plateau of continental crust.
Police stand guard in front of the Correctional Centre N.3, where Kem Sokha is reportedly being held.
The treason charges against Cambodia's opposition leader Kem Sokha are another step towards autocracy in the kingdom of wonder.
The default position in social and political theory is to disregard children altogether, or to consider them as learner-citizens.
AAP/Lucy Hughes Jones
When children and young people have opportunities for active citizenship, they demonstrate a wide range of ways of contributing to their communities.
Education is recognised in a number of the SDGs, particularly SDG 4 which calls for “inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all”.
Universities can contribute to the goals through education, research, innovation and leadership, but they need to get started now.
Hailed as “Mother of the Emperor”, Danelis goes to Constantinople to meet with Emperor Basil I.
The medieval Byzantine Empire might hold some lessons about tolerance and same-sex marriage.
New research identifies sexism as the main driver of the gender wage gap.
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 modern marathon distance comes from the 1908 London Olympics.
The story behind the marathon is more complicated than it seems.
This image of a personalised number plate was taken at a Waitangi Day celebration in Brisbane.
The latest census data confirm it's become more difficult for New Zealanders living in Australia to become citizens.
You create a lot of healthcare data during your life. What happens after it?
Once online, our healthcare data could be used for research long after we're gone.
Eliminating trade barriers on green technologies could help countries to shift away from fossil fuels.
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.
The flightless, nocturnal and sweet-smelling kākāpō was thought to be extinct, but during the 1970s, two remnant populations were discovered. One, in Fiordland, included only males.
From Wikimedia Commons
New research suggests that New Zealand's bizarre nocturnal parrot, the kākāpō, needs plant hormones to breed successfully.
Climate teams: if countries pooled resources, they could support a low-emission transformation.
New Zealand is a trailblazer for emissions trading, which could help drive a low-emission transformation, both domestically and overseas, in a post-Paris world.
Mount Ngauruhoe, in the foreground, and Mount Ruapehu are two of the active volcanoes in the Taupo volcanic zone.
Guillaume Piolle/Wikimedia Commons
New research shows that satellite measurements of tiny movements of the Earth's surface can tell scientists what is happening in the deeper layers of our planet.
At the United Nations’ prisoner-of-war camp at Pusan, North Korean and Chinese prisoners are assembled in one of the camp compounds.
Wkimedia/Larry Gahn/US State Department
More than six decades after the Korean War, a small group of North Korean prisoners of war may get a chance to return home.
Two papers published today report that neonicotinoids have negative effects on honey bees and wild bees in realistic field experiments.
Two large-scale studies confirm that neonicotinoid pesticides can harm bees. But the effects vary widely in different countries, suggesting that calls for a world ban would be premature.
Young people are disproportionately affected by sexually transmitted infections, but they face several barriers to getting tested.
Despite significant medical advances, rates of sexually transmitted infections are on the rise, including some old foes like syphilis.
New Zealand is one of the easiest places to do business.
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.
Disruptive technology, Ming Dynasty-style.
In pulling out of the Paris climate agreement, Donald Trump has turned his back not just on the world but on the low-carbon economy. He should pay heed to a very apt lesson from China's history.