Taking charge in electricity research
Dr Rebecca Ford, from the School of Engineering and Computer Science, is part of a nationwide research team exploring the future of electricity supply and consumption in New Zealand.
Searching for Earth-like planets: Newly spotted frozen world orbits in a binary star system
A newly discovered planet in a binary star system located 3,000 light-years from Earth is expanding astronomers' notions of where Earth-like—and even potentially habitable—planets can form, and how to ...
Research targets costly grapevine disease
The New Zealand wine industry is better equipped to battle a devastating plant pathogen thanks to new research carried out by Vaughn Bell, a PhD candidate at Victoria University of Wellington.
Extinct undersea volcanoes squashed under Earth's crust cause tsunami earthquakes
New research has revealed the causes and warning signs of rare tsunami earthquakes, which may lead to improved detection measures.
N. Zealand PM says oil threat to rare dolphin 'mumbo jumbo'
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Tuesday dismissed concerns about allowing oil exploration in waters set aside to protect the world's rarest dolphin as "mumbo jumbo".
Bacon preservative tested as feral hog poison
A preservative used to cure bacon is being tested as poison for feral hogs.
Researchers find link between amount of silica in subduction zones and frequency of 'slow' earthquakes
Gifted learners' needs fall under the radar
A new study has revealed New Zealand's smartest kids may not be getting the specialist support and programmes they need to reach their full potential.
N.Zealand snubs call to better protect 'hobbit' dolphin
New Zealand on Wednesday dismissed a call from top marine scientists to better protect a rare dolphin, saying existing safeguards for the creature dubbed "the hobbit of the sea" were sufficient. ...
Experts want urgent action on rare N.Zealand 'hobbit' dolphin
Marine scientists have urged New Zealand to step up efforts to save the world's rarest dolphin, saying only a few dozen Maui's dolphins remain and immediate action is needed to prevent their extinction.
Kim Dotcom offers $5m 'bounty' in online piracy case
Internet mogul Kim Dotcom said Monday he was offering a US$5 million "bounty" to whistleblowers for information to help fight an online piracy case brought by the United States.
Four factors for success in ultrafast broadband
Internet service providers (ISPs) hoping to emulate the success of New Zealand's ultrafast broadband initiative, which has positioned that country as a global leader in this realm, should heed four lessons from their approach ...
Study suggests large waves may have bigger role in breaking up polar sea ice than thought
Tiny 'living fossil' found in New Zealand waters
A microscopic marine creature believed to have been extinct for four million years has been found alive and well in New Zealand waters, researchers said on Thursday.