After winning the right to vote in 1893, New Zealand’s suffragists kept up the battle, but the unity found in rallying around the major cause had receded.
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New Zealand was the first nation to grant women the vote in 1893, but during the pre-war years enduring prejudice against women in politics outweighed any support for women to stand for parliament
Agriculture is an important sector for both New Zealand and the European Union.
New Zealand is in the process of negotiating a free-trade agreement with the EU. Agriculture is likely to become an issue because it is heavily subsidised in Europe but not in New Zealand.
Look familiar? Don’t fret, there are better ways.
Vanuatu has banned them outright, while many Chinese families use just one every 24 hours. So why are Australians still sending millions of dirty nappies to landfill every single day?
Environ un enfant sur dix qui a subi une commotion cérébrale aura des problèmes à long terme. Mais les erreurs de diagnostic sont fréquentes, empêchant un suivi adéquat.
Brain injury can happen even if you don’t pass out.
About one in ten children who have suffered concussion are thought to have long-term problems.
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.
Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, celebrates the Indian Diwali festival.
Indian migration to North America and the United Kingdom has been studied extensively, but less is known about Australian and New Zealand, the southern-most outposts of the Indian diaspora.
Lake Taupo, in the North Island of New Zealand, is a globally significant caldera of a supervolcano that formed following a massive eruption more than 20,000 years ago.
New research shows that carbon dioxide in groundwater can affect the aging of volcanic eruptions. The findings could help predict future eruptions.
A memorial by sculptor Margriet Windhausen depicts the life-size figures of Kate Sheppard and other leaders of the Aotearoa New Zealand suffrage movement.
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125 years ago today women in New Zealand were the first to win the right to vote. Why did this global first happen in a small and isolated corner of the South Pacific?
Researcher Janet Wilmshurst excavating moa droppings from a cave at Mt Nicholas Station, near Queenstown, in New Zealand.
Scientists long assumed that the extinct moa played an important role as a disperser of large seeds. But a new study finds that New Zealand's largest herbivore only dispersed the tiniest seeds.
New Zealand researchers have found that the active ingredients in commonly-used weed killers like Round-up and Kamba can cause bacteria to become less susceptible to antibiotics.
Improper use of antibiotics is one reason for the rise in antibiotic resistance, but new research shows that ingredients in common weed killers can also cause bacteria to become less susceptible.
Robots are currently used by police for bomb disposal. Future versions will be much more sophisticated.
Robots are a twin-edged sword. Used badly, they may one day perpetrate genocide and war crimes. Used well, they can prevent them.
Dissociative identity disorder is a serious and valid mental illness.
Dissociative identity disorder - previously known as multiple personality disorder - occurs when a child's development is disrupted by trauma, preventing them forming a strong sense of self.
Bill English’s National Party got 46% of the vote, but needs a coalition partner to form the next government.
As the leaders of New Zealand's two major parties enter coalition talks with minor parties, a reluctance to cross ideological boundaries could limit their options.
Kim Jong-un’s rhetoric and action against the US and others is framed domestically as the heroic defiance of an evil enemy.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s rhetoric and actions is brinkmanship, aimed at maintaining his domestic grip on power.
Simulated universe: EAGLE collaboration, J Schaye et al 2015.
Is dark energy just an illusion, as is often suggested? To resolve the dilemma, interpreting the basic principles of general relativity in a complex Universe may need a rethink.
Driverless cars still need to ‘learn’ how to drive on our roads, especially at busy junctions.
We should all learn from mistakes. Driverless cars must do the same when it comes to any accidents they've been involved in on our roads, no matter who was to blame.
A rockfall following the Christchurch earthquake in New Zealand in 2011.
A new study of the 2011 Christchurch earthquake shows boulders from rockfalls fell much further than in earlier quakes that happened before humans arrived and changed the landscape.
Robot workforce at the ready.
In a world where robots work better than humans, how will we cope? We need to rethink our jobs-based economy.
DARPA is developing an autonomous anti-submarine warfare vessel, ACTUV.
The future of warfare may include many lethal autonomous weapons, but the world can't decide how, or if, to regulate them.