Fresh produce safety website launched
A website dedicated to all aspects of food safety for the fresh produce industries of Australian and New Zealand launches today.
Super-TIGER is up! Your chance to track a stratospheric balloon in real time
The Super-TIGER cosmic-ray experiment had a perfect launch Sunday at 9:45 a.m. New Zealand Daylight Time. The enormous balloon that will carry it to the limits of Earth's atmosphere was stretched out on the ...
Megaupload boss wins right to sue New Zealand spy agency
Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom won the right Thursday to sue New Zealand's foreign intelligence agency for illegally spying on him ahead of his arrest as part of a US probe into alleged online piracy.
More eruptions tipped as N. Zealand volcano disrupts flights
Lingering ash from a volcanic eruption in New Zealand disrupted flights across parts of the North Island on Thursday, as scientists warned the mountain could blow again at any time.
Pilot whales stranded on New Zealand beach
A pod of 28 pilot whales that were left stranded on a New Zealand beach on Thursday are likely be put down as there is little chance of refloating them, wildlife officials said.
Facebook will charge to 'promote' user posts (Update)
(AP)—Facebook has long declared that it's "free and always will be." And it still is—unless you want more friends to see what you have to say.
Survival without water: A key trait of an aquatic invader to spread
Nowadays, an increasing number of rivers and lakes are being invaded by exotic snails, which come from remote regions, and even other continents. Such species represent a threat to native species, as they ...
Rare forget-me-nots discovered in the mountains of New Zealand
Two rare species of forget-me-nots have been added to Flora of New Zealand. These new species were discovered in the mountains of the South Island during an expedition led by Dr. Carlos A. Lehnebach. These ...
Megaupload boss plans music venture, hints at relaunch
Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom has revived plans to launch a new online music venture this year and hinted at the return of the file-sharing site that led him to face online piracy charges.
Shrinking glaciers: A chronology of climate change (w/ Video)
During the last ice age, glaciers dominated New Zealands Southern Alps until warming temperatures some 20,000 years ago sent them into retreat. Scientists at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, with their colleagues, ...
A new species of wirerush from the wetlands in northern New Zealand
The northern part of the North Island of New Zealand is marked at approximately 38° S latitude by a distinct ecological boundary known as the "kauri line". This region forms the southern distributional ...
Sailing with nerves of glass
In the world of racing, tiny details can be the difference between victory and defeat. It is no wonder, then, that manufacturers of racing yachts are always on the lookout for new technologies to optimize ...
8000-year quake record improves understanding of Alpine Fault
(Phys.org) -- A geological study of the southern section of the New Zealand's Alpine Fault spanning the past 8000 years has given scientists an improved understanding of the behaviour of this major plate boundary ...
Archaeologist finds oldest rock art in Australia
An archaeologist says he found the oldest piece of rock art in Australia and one of the oldest in the world: an Aboriginal work created 28,000 years ago in an Outback cave.