The new approach to keep research ready to go could be useful for other health emergencies, including other infectious diseases.
All too often, researchers around the world act in competition when trying to answer research questions in an emergency situation, such as outbreaks of the flu. The UK is trialling a new approach.
In sub-Saharan Africa, upgrading water infrastructure requires substantial investment and a sustainable model.
Decision making on water infrastructure in peri-urban areas is challenging. But lessons have been learnt from a water project in Mozambique.
Establishing relationships with people who are different from ourselves is one of the best approaches to reducing prejudice.
New Zealand's response to the Christchurch terror attacks reinforced an image of an inclusive society, but we still have work to do.
An analysis of population statistics shows that most New Zealanders, from any groups, don’t report experiencing intolerance or discrimination.
Many New Zealanders responded to the Christchurch terror attack with displays of unity and openness, and research into attitudes shows that tolerance is a widely held value.
Maisie Williams plays Arya Stark in Game of Thrones and is one of the actors whose face is part of a new test of face recognition skills.
Facial recognition is a crucial skill, but difficult to test accurately. Researchers are taking advantage of the popularity of Game of Thrones to test the limits of our ability to identify a familiar face.
The Crusaders rugby club has announced an end to its pre-match entertainment of sword-wielding horsemen, as seen here ahead of last year’s Super Rugby final in Christchurch.
The Crusaders rugby club has been embroiled in debate about its branding as the imagery, once widely used in New Zealand, has become embarrassing, even repugnant, following the Christchurch attack.
China is the world’s second largest economy.
As the trade spat between China and the US continues, it is likely to spill over to other countries. For Australia and New Zealand, this could bring both risks and opportunities.
Muslim Selandia Baru berasal dari beberapa negara di dunia termasuk Kepulauan Pasifik, Asia, Timur Tengah, dan Afrika.
Mengingat damainya kehidupan Muslim Selandia Baru, tidak mengejutkan jika keluarga korban tetap murah hati dan pemimpin Muslim bereaksi tanpa amarah terhadap tragedi tersebut.
New Zealand Muslims have come from several parts of the world, including Pacific Islands, Asian countries, the Middle East and Africa.
Some of the earliest Muslims to settle in Christchurch during the 19th century have helped in the construction of Christchurch Cathedral and are part of the city's history of Christianity.
We might not like the way future AI responds to us.
We're on the way to making machines that appear and act human, and can think for themselves. So how will they react to our behaviour towards them, especially the bad behaviour?
Works of art would be excluded from New Zealand’s proposed capital gains tax.
Establishing artists could benefit if New Zealand introduces a proposed capital gains tax that excludes any profit made on the sale of collectables and artworks.
The EU’s data protection measures aspire to force companies to be more transparent around data collection.
The European Union has enacted a systematic plan to give people more control over their personal data online. But despite these efforts, privacy agreements remain largely unreadable.
If doctors questions evidence-based medicine guidelines, they are often viewed as incompetent practitioners.
Ageing populations and efforts to medicate to prevent disease are both factors that have driven up the use of pharmaceuticals, but we have inadequate means of reporting side effects.
Many universities use tutorials to complement lectures.
As students return to campuses this week, new research shows universities could save money by not asking professors to teach tutorials because they are no more effective than student instructors.
A new climate model combines data on ice loss from both polar regions for the first time.
Climate scientist predict that the combined effect of ice loss in Greenland and Antarctica will be more extreme weather, with impacts on agriculture, infrastructure and human life itself.
The law assumes consumers read the terms and conditions of their contracts, and in a dispute, they are held responsible for the written terms of any agreements.
Legally, consumers are expected to read any online contracts they enter into, but companies have no obligation to offer readable agreements. As research shows, most are incomprehensible.
Queensland groper, typical of coral reefs off Queensland at 27°S were found in the Bay of Islands, north of Auckland, at 35°S.
Analysis of last summer's heatwave shows it killed farmed salmon and decimated kelp forests, as well as shifting grape harvests and fish spawning times forward by several weeks.
A study of drinking water sourced from groundwater in areas of intensive farming and horticulture found nitrate levels are already high and rising.
Nitrate in drinking water has been linked to an increased risk of colorectal cancer. That could have implications for some parts of New Zealand where nitrate levels are high.
As income inequality is growing in many countries, associated social problems are also getting worse.
Research suggests union membership by default could help reduce income inequality and its associated social ills.
Captain James Cook sailed the Endeavour off New Zealand’s east coast in 1769.
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2019 marks the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook's arrival in New Zealand and the beginning of European contact with Māori.