Low energy availability is a condition that happens when athletes restrict their diet in the belief weight loss will improve performance.
Top US runner Mary Cain has revealed her health was ruined by being told to lose weight for performance.
Conisborough is among multiple towns and villages heavily affected by flooding along the River Don.
Current policy to manage and protect people from flooding disadvantages those who are most vulnerable.
Armed constabulary gather at Parihaka.
Almost 140 years after armed government troops crushed peaceful protests at Parihaka, New Zealand is beginning to make amends with the signing of a reconciliation law and a compensation agreement.
New Zealand’s PM Jacinda Ardern, police minister Stuart Nash (right) and the minister for Christchurch regeneration Megan Woods announcing stronger gun laws and the creation of a firearms registry.
A register of all firearms is part of the next stage of New Zealand's gun law reform, following the Christchurch mosque shootings.
More than 32,000 civilians have been killed in the Afghanistan war between 2009 and 2018 - most of them by anti-government forces.
An official inquiry is underway to examine if New Zealand troops committed war crimes in Afghanistan during an event known as Operation Burnham, when six civilians were killed.
Returning nutrients, including animal feces, to the land is important to maintain the soil’s capacity to sequester carbon.
Regenerative agriculture has the potential to build production and reducing pollution, but it needs a clearer definition.
After years of delay, the New Zealand government is pushing ahead on a national plan to clean up the nation’s lakes, rivers and wetlands.
A proposed plan to clean up New Zealand's waterways draws clear limits on the expansion of dairy farming and irrigation, as well as on the use of nitrogen fertiliser in some key areas.
New Zealand’s 2018 census was the first to be carried out online, but it captured only 83% of people, a response rate 9% lower than the previous census. Māori responses dropped by 20%.
The failure of the 2018 census to get a good response rate highlights the need for multiple voting options to increase participation, particularly of Māori.
The judge described a grandmother who was sentenced for murder this week as suffering from severe mental health issues and “carer burnout”.
The case of a grandmother who killed her granddaughter after caring for her and other family members for years raises the question: should New Zealand consider mental distress as a defence argument?
A rural advocacy group in New Zealand wants milks made from plants, such as almond or rice milk, called juices.
New Zealand's dairy industry is arguing consumers are being misled if the term "milk" is used for plant-based products such as almond or coconut milk, but consumers are savvier than that.
Specialist machine learning and narrow AI could help us to start removing the “four Ds” - dirty, dull, difficult, dangerous - from our daily work.
Artificial intelligence is predicted to contribute some US$15.7 trillion to the global economy by 2030. A new report looks at issues specific to New Zealand.
Muslim women wear the hijab as a statement of fashion and identity.
Muslim women are often perceived as oppressed and self-segregated, but many contemporary Muslim women reinterpret Islam to express their sense of style and fashion.
One of the government’s spending priorities is a transformation towards a low-emissions economy.
A recent report on the state of New Zealand's environment painted a bleak picture of species losses and freshwater pollution. Budget 2019 signals a shift, but more in intention than sufficient funding.
A gunman killed worshippers at the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch on 15 March.
Before proceedings against the alleged perpetrator of the Christchurch terror attacks can go ahead, the court will have to establish whether he is fit to stand trial.
Australia allows travellers to bring in two kilograms of kava per person, but the government is considering doubling that to four.
Australia is considering whether to double the amount of kava people can bring into the country for personal use. While many welcome the move, the rules on kava reflect a bias against its cultural use.
A suite of new well-being measures are at the centre of New Zealand’s budget plan.
For New Zealand's first well-being budget, the government has moved away from traditional economic growth measures to focus on goals like cultural identity, social connection and happiness.
The US, Afghanistan and Taliban are engaged in peace talks to end the 18-year conflict in Afghanistan.
A ceasefire and peace agreement in Afghanistan may mean that the Taliban would have to lose their "terrorist" classification and turn from despised outlaws to legitimate powerbrokers.
The ICRC may have decided to release the name of a New Zealand nurse captured in Syria because ISIS has been defeated in its strongholds.
The Red Cross has released the name of a New Zealand nurse captured by ISIS in Syria more than five years ago in an appeal for help in finding her. But the move has caused a rift with the government.
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.