Mainstream academic publishing presents many obstacles to Indigenous authors, especially the conventional peer review process — but there are ways to overcome this.
Specific exercise therapy is the most recommended treatment for osteoarthritis, and it could save New Zealand's health system $20 million each year by reducing other costly and ineffective treatments.
Almost a quarter of a million New Zealanders have type 2 diabetes. If nothing is done to change the current trajectory, the number will increase by 70-90% within 20 years, warns a new report.
Earth’s magnetic field protects us from the solar wind, guiding the solar particles to the polar regions.
SOHO (ESA & NASA)
When solar particles reach the Earth, they not only produce spectacular auroras but also contribute to the chemical reactions leading to ozone depletion, which in turn influences climate patterns.
Tackling climate change involves changes in behaviour that would significantly improve people's general health — and save money.
The first year of dealing with the pandemic has taught New Zealand many lessons — including how we might tackle systemic social and environmental problems.
New Zealand's anti-smoking campaign used all levers, from taxation to advertising bans and smoke-free environments, to change behaviour. We need a similar approach to decarbonise transport.
NASA's successful Mars landing will reveal yet more secrets from the red planet. But there is much we already know from Martian fragments that found their way to Earth.
A new report pushes for a modern tourism model, including the introduction of airport departure taxes, to enhance New Zealand's competitive advantage in a climate-conscious world.
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.
Concrete spillway from Lake Benmore Dam in Otago, New Zealand.
Investment in renewable electricity needs bipartisan political support and some bold decisions if New Zealand is to meet its future energy commitments.
AAP/Bianca de Marchi
New research finds Australians and New Zealanders show high levels of trust in political leaders and in science. This in part explains the strong compliance with successful pandemic measures.
Interim findings from the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response paint a bleak picture of global failure. If things don't improve, a future pandemic could be truly catastrophic.
Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images
The approval of the first of four COVID-19 vaccines marks the first step in New Zealand's plans for a Pacific-wide immunisation rollout.
With quarantine infection numbers and border failures likely to keep increasing, the case for stricter travel restrictions is clear.
Incoming US president Joe Biden can't mend a broken US democracy alone. Other liberal democracies, including NZ, need to get involved.
Le Pacifique est l’océan le plus profond et le plus vaste de la planète.
Le Pacifique produit de l’oxygène, aide à réguler le climat, fournit de la nourriture. C’est un lieu de plaisir, de réconfort et de connexion spirituelle. Mais son écologie délicate est menacée.
Une zone océanique tumultueuse où les vagues peuvent atteindre 20 mètres et plus…
L’océan Austral constitue le principal réservoir de chaleur et de carbone de notre planète. Il abrite des formes de vie extraordinaires, des invertébrés microscopiques aux gigantesques baleines.
Lautan Selatan (Antarktika) merupakan penyimpanan utama panas dan karbon di Bumi, serta rumah bagi kehidupan laut yang menakjubkan seperti penguin, alga, dan paus.
Samudra Pasifik memproduksi oksigen, membantu pengaturan udara, menyediakan makanan dan mata pencaharian. Ia juga tempat kegembiraan, penghiburan dan spiritualitas. Namun, lautan ini sedang terancam.