The risk of serious disease outbreaks among NZ children is now very real. Some childhood immunisation rates have dropped from about 80% in early 2020 to 67% by June 2022, and as low as 45% for Māori.
New research examines why Māori and Pacific representation in university STEM subjects remain so stubbornly low.
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To develop a hydrogen economy at the scale of Aotearoa’s climate ambitions would require about a quarter of the country’s current energy use and swallow enormous amounts of water.
Case numbers are falling in all age groups, including over-70s. This is good news as case rates in older people have been a key driver of the steep rise in hospitalisations and deaths in this wave.
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New Zealand’s reopening borders may not be enough to attract nurses and doctors who may be able to earn more and have better opportunities elsewhere.
This direct air capture plant in Iceland was designed to capture 4,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year.
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A climate scientist looks at what works and some popular ideas that aren’t as cheap or effective as people hope.
Anak pari manta karang yang menghuni area pembesaran di Laguna Wayag, Raja Ampat (Sumber: Edy Setyawan)
Riset ini memberikan deskripsi paling komprehensif dan terkini seputar bagaimana anak-anak pari manta karang menggunakan Laguna Wayag di Raja Ampat sebagai habitat pembesaran mereka.
The last Omicron wave affected younger people. But the new BA.5 variant is seeing case numbers in older age groups higher than ever before – just as hospitals are under the most pressure.
Asthma is a huge health challenge, and many people struggle to stick to a medication regime to control their condition. Digital technologies can help, but we need to know more about what works best.
Matariki is New Zealand’s newest public holiday but businesses are being warned to tread carefully before using the celebration to lure customers.
Australia’s minister for foreign affairs, Penny Wong, discussed Pacific affairs with her New Zealand counterpart, Nanaia Mahuta, in Wellington, June 16.
Pacific nations are increasingly setting their own agendas, meaning Australia and New Zealand are having to learn to listen.
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Most of Garland’s films are strikingly void of musical numbers that exist purely for their own sake. Her talents as an actor and singer would shape the movie musical for decades.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has made some countries reassess their neutrality.
This is a transcript of The Conversation Weekly podcast episode published on May 5, 2022.
Supporters of independent candidate Kylea Tink celebrate her victory over the Liberal incumbent in North Sydney.
The success of independents at the Australian election is a sign the political culture has shifted in Canberra, with potential benefits for expat New Zealanders and trans-Tasman relations in general.
The last time New Zealanders even had a flu season was in 2019. The flu, along with COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses, is expected to hit hard this winter.
Rotting seaweed has plagued the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, US and West African coasts for a decade. So we’ve developed a new approach to turn what’s now rubbish into green electricity and fertiliser.
Authors writing for Nature journals will also need to separate sex and gender data, so it can’t just be lumped in with other results.
US President Joe Biden and other leaders launch the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework in Tokyo, May 23.
For years, New Zealand has tried to separate its economic dependency on China from its pro-Western strategic alliances. The new Indo-Pacific Economic Framework tests that balancing act even more.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to parliament via video link from COVID isolation during budget day.
Only by requiring state agencies to budget and plan for gender equity can genuine well-being be achieved for New Zealand’s women.
Tackling climate change is a budget priority, but will we see the major investment in cycling infrastructure and public transport that is one obvious solution?