Ministry of Health
As New Zealand prepares to roll out COVID-19 vaccines to the general population, health authorities will need to reach those who remain hesitant through information sources they trust.
Putting affected people and communities at the centre of difficult relocation decisions must be a priority under laws that replace the old Resource Management Act.
Massey University Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas (centre) attends her pōwhiri (welcome) in 2017.
A veterinary scientist by training, Massey University Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas has turned to the humanities to learn more about Māori. Here she explains why.
Simon Bridges's attack on New Zealand's 'wokester' police commissioner might work as politics, but it fails to grasp the nature of policing in an open society.
Given climate change predictions of more extreme floods in New Zealand, it's time to change management practices to work with a river, allowing it room to move and its channels to adjust.
Increasing plastic pollution in southern hemisphere oceans adds a deadly threat to albatrosses, already among the world's most imperiled seabirds with 73% of species threatened with extinction.
The rapid increase in the number of infections is the most obvious reason why new variants of the virus have been emerging recently. Case numbers doubled in just two months at the end of 2020.
Multiple borders have always existed in Aotearoa New Zealand. We just weren't as aware of them before the pandemic started locking down communities.
New Zealand artist Lorde (performing here in Germany) is one of several signatories to an open letter to industry leaders about stopping sexual abuse and discrimination.
Musical and vocational training must move beyond making students ready for work — they must also be empowered to deal with an industry overdue for reform.
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Emissions from road transport in New Zealand have doubled since 1990, and the Climate Change Commission recommends sweeping changes to switch to electric transport options.
Jacinda Ardern after claiming victory on election night in October 2020.
The pandemic delivered a political year like no other. The risk now is that the country returns to a 'normal' that wasn't working to start with.
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Almost a century ago, New Zealand and Australia were at the forefront of an environmental crisis that forewarned of humanity's global impact -- erosion. It left its mark on culture.
New Zealand is one of few countries to enshrine a zero-carbon goal in law, but current climate policies don't keep up with that ambition.
In a major essay, senior Australian political correspondent Laura Tingle suggests her country could still learn from the New Zealand 'experiment'.
Research reveals a desire by Pacific tourism workers for genuine change once travel starts again, including better wages and conditions and greater local control of operations.
Les emballages plastiques à usage unique sont polluants et difficiles à recycler.
L’analyse cycle de vie des emballages alimentaires omet souvent l’impact et la toxicité éventuelle des fuites de plastique dans l’environnement. Ce qui donne aux plastiques un avantage injustifié.
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Life-cycle assessments of food packaging often omit the impact and possible toxicity of plastics leaking into the environment. Excluding these factors gives plastics an unjustified advantage.
Donald Trump may be on the way out, but 'Trumpism' will remain a political force. Could it ever take hold in New Zealand?
Jacinda Ardern arrives at a Labour caucus meeting on November 2 ahead of announcing her new cabinet lineup.
The new cabinet may be diverse and inclusive, but Labour also has unprecedented executive and legislative control.
A reliance on local customary knowledge and practices helped people make a living and strengthened relationships with family and friends.