The USS Arizona sunk after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.
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On the 77th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, it is worth remembering how it provided America with an unparalleled position of power following the second world war.
There are five species of kiwi in New Zealand. Their total number is currently at around 70,000 but the populations may have declined by two thirds in 20 years.
New Zealand is the last major landmass to be settled some 800 years ago. Since then, changes in land use have been extensive and catastrophic for the country's unique flora and fauna.
It takes collective action to deal with global issues.
People’s trust in politicians and governments is in decline, but it will take cross-party collaboration to deal with issues such as poverty and climate change.
Members of the migrant caravan, mostly Hondurans, cross a river that separates Guatemala and Mexico.
Honduran migrants trudging north towards the US-Mexico border are fleeing violence and poverty that has its roots in activities of 10th-century American fruit companies.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at the General Assembly of the United Nations last month.
One year since Jacinda Ardern became prime minister, New Zealanders are refamiliarising themselves with the idea that the state can be a force for good.
Research shows that hazardous drinking is an issue for older people.
Research shows that up to 40% of adults aged 50 and over are hazardous drinkers. For men in this age group this increases to almost 50%.
L'indice de masse corporelle prend en compte votre poids et votre taille, et c'est tout.
Qui n’a jamais calculé son indice de masse corporelle, afin de savoir si son poids était gage de bonne santé ? Cet indicateur est pourtant loin d’être aussi pertinent qu’il est populaire…
A traditional haka held during the week-long coronation ceremony for the Māori king.
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The movement to establish a Māori monarch emerged following colonisation to protect land ownership and to bring otherwise independent tribal communities together.
The extinction of important animal resources such as the moa reverberated culturally for centuries after the birds’ extinction.
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Tracing extinctions that happened centuries ago is difficult. But in New Zealand, the last place to be settled some 750 years ago, ancestral Māori oral traditions retain clues about lost species.
Leadership is replacing concepts of management in universities.
Stress and anxiety levels among academics are on the rise, and some of the blame lies with ideologies that expect scholars to be leaders.
Sebuah gempa berskala 6.9 menyebabkan runtuhnya ribuan rumah di bagian utara dari pulau Lombok di Indonesia.
Ratusan ribu orang di Lombok kehilangan rumah menyusul gempa bumi. Sebagian besar penderitaan ini bisa dicegah jika rumah-rumah dibangun tahan gempa.
New Zealand proposes a new approach to diplomacy with its Pacific neighbours.
Whether New Zealand achieves real change in the way it engages with Pacific nations depends on how the 'Pacific reset' funding boost is translated into action on the ground.
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.