To limit warming to 1.5℃ above pre-industrial levels, we'll need to cut global emissions by 7.6% each year this decade. It's difficult, but not impossible.
Between trade and traditional security alliances, New Zealand is being pulled in opposite directions over China. A new foreign policy is urgently needed.
The power vacuum in world leadership means New Zealand and other small states will have to create a new rules-based international order.
With the cost of quarantine sure to rise, the government should look at a fair system based on returning New Zealanders' ability to pay.
Tropical cyclones account for almost four in five natural disasters across Pacific Island nations. But a new forecasting tool now gives up to four months warning for the upcoming cyclone season.
New Zealand has several volcanic areas that remain popular tourist destinations. A new early-alert system for eruptions would help operators determine when it is safe to visit an active volcano.
A desperate opposition turns to a divisive but determined veteran to rescue its fortunes. But will her old-school politics be enough to combat the 'Jacinda effect'?
Our new modelling shows the risk of an infectious person slipping through New Zealand's border undetected is very low — likely to happen only once over the next 18 months.
When it comes to discussing pornography and sexuality with their children, parents have to learn to be quiet and listen.
If agricultural land was used to grow crops, it would limit methane emissions from livestock, but not store a substantial amount of carbon. Growing trees is what makes the difference.
New research claiming indigenous Americans traveled to Polynesia is sensational, but the science is flawed and ignores other evidence.
There are many possible outcomes from the closure of the smelter – just don't expect lower electricity prices to be one of them.
This morning the National Party's new leader of just 53 days, Todd Muller, shocked everyone by resigning his position – ten weeks before facing off against Jacinda Ardern in the NZ election.
The law is on the judge's side when it comes to fears the Christchurch killer will use his sentencing hearing to grandstand.
Assisted dying is often cast as an issue of individual autonomy, but an assisted death can have repercussions on many people — those left behind or others struggling with a chronic disease.
The NZ government's "Keep it real online" campaign has gone viral, so what was the secret of its success?
Would you photograph paintings in an art gallery to make a set of postcards? If this scenario give you an ethical twinge, you should feel the same when photographing street art.
National MP Hamish Walker and political powerbroker Michelle Boag have admitted leaking confidential patient information – but does that make them legally liable too?
A whole life sentence has never been imposed in New Zealand but it seems likely the prosecution will call for one for the Christchurch gunman.
The last time global carbon dioxide levels were around 400ppm was four million years ago. On average, the world was 3℃ warmer, but in high northern latitudes, it was up to 14℃ warmer than today.