Regional councils monitor water quality in streams and rivers.
Freshwater data in the latest report on the state of New Zealand's environment suggest improvements in water quality are possible but many gaps in understanding remain.
More and more Māori words are commonly used by speakers of New Zealand English. The word aroha means love or compassion.
Usually, a minor language will adopt words from a dominant language, but NZ English bucks this trend. It has been borrowing a growing number of Māori words, not always to add meaning but to mark identity.
As New Zealand law currently stands, murder is the most serious charge, even for a terror attack or hate crime.
Under New Zealand law, murder is the most serious charge available to prosecutors. The Christchurch terror attack raises the issue of how murder should be defined to reflect hate crimes.
Mountain bikers are reclaiming some of the tracks that were destroyed during the Christchurch earthquakes.
In the weeks and months following mass trauma, such as the shootings in Christchurch, participating in physical activity can help individuals and communities deal with stress, anxiety and grief.
Kita tidak boleh memberikan ruang untuk ekstremisme tumbuh.
Perlu adanya strategi jangka panjang untuk mencegah terjadinya kembali terorisme.
Across the world, marches took place during a UN anti-racism day, condemning the attacks on muslims in New Zealand this week.
Globally, Muslims have been by far the most victimised group by terrorism in the post-9/11 era.
Justice minister Andrew Little (left) said that the “year and a day” rule can no longer be justified because of medical advances that keep people alive for longer.
New Zealand's parliament this week passed an amendment to the crimes act, abolishing the "year and a day" rule. This raises questions about any proposed euthanasia laws and homicide more generally.
South Africa’s runner Caster Semenya, the current 800-meter Olympic gold and world champion, arrives with her lawyer Gregory Nott (right) for hearings at the international Court of Arbitration for Sport.
The International Association of Athletics Federations wants athletes who have differences of sexual development to medically reduce their testosterone levels. But this may be in breach of human rights.
The issue of consent leaves room for interpretation by judges and juries.
In New Zealand, sexual crimes are describes as “crimes against religion, morality and public welfare”, not as crimes against a person. This disparity in language underscores the inequity in how the law treats women.
On February 6, 1840, representatives of the British Crown and Māori chiefs acting on behalf of their tribes signed the Treaty of Waitangi.
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The Treaty of Waitangi, signed in 1840, is New Zealand's foundation document. But debate continues about the exact meaning of the treaty text.
In increasingly diverse societies, teaching must recognize the importance of affirming students’ cultural backgrounds in all aspects of learning.
Culturally-responsive student assessment and evaluation is key to student success in diverse, globalized societies.
As income inequality is growing in many countries, associated social problems are also getting worse.
Research suggests union membership by default could help reduce income inequality and its associated social ills.
Key values in Māori leadership include a concern for past and future generations.
Emerging Māori leaders successfully weave traditional practices with contemporary influences on leadership styles.
Professional female surfers have been advocating for decades for equal pay, access to events, visibility and sponsorship.
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The World Surfing League has announced that it will offer equal pay to male and female athletes. In a sport dominated by hyper-masculinity, this is a significant step.
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.
Tui, Anjing milik penulis Tim Edwards adalah bagian dari tim yang dilatih untuk mendeteksi kanker paru-paru dalam sampel napas dan air liur.
Para peneliti melatih anjing mendeteksi kanker paru-paru melalui sampel napas dan air liur, dengan tujuan mengembangkan deteksi dini dan fungsional "electronic nose” untuk mendiagnosa kanker paru-paru
Author Tim Edwards’ dog Tui is part of a team of canines being trained to detect lung cancer in breath and saliva samples.
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Researchers are training dogs to detect lung cancer in breath and saliva samples, with the aim of developing early-detection screening and a functional “electronic nose” for diagnosing lung cancer.
US President Donald Trump has been reaching out to totalitarian leaders such as North Korea’s Kim Jong-un while snubbing traditional allies.
US President Donald Trump's closeness with totalitarian leaders and indifference towards traditional liberal allies could be a strategy to reposition America against a rising China.
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are up 16% in the last year.
A new report highlights the worrying trends confronting security professionals – from more sophisticated hacking methods to hack-for-hire products and targeted attacks on tourism websites.
Sign and spoken language share the stage in a theatre production, with Deaf actors performing in their first language.
A New Zealand theatre company stages plays that blend spoken and sign language, giving audiences a chance to experience Deaf culture and identity.