Legionella bacteria found in compost products
(Phys.org) —A study conducted at the University of Strathclyde investigating the presence of Legionella in compost, has found that the bacteria exist in a significant number of commercial products.
Conservation 'tragedy' as endangered kiwis die in New Zealand zoo
Eight endangered kiwi birds have died from respiratory infections while being treated at New Zealand's Wellington Zoo, in what authorities said on Tuesday was a "tragedy" for conservation efforts.
New report updates New Zealand's exposure to tsunami
A new report on New Zealand's tsunami hazards shows some parts of the New Zealand coast are exposed to greater tsunami hazard than previously thought, while the hazard in other coastal regions is the same ...
Microsoft sets Nov 22 date for Xbox One launch (Update)
Microsoft's new Xbox One console will go on sale November 22 in 13 launch countries, the US tech giant said Wednesday.
Countries mull Antarctic marine sanctuary plans
Countries that regulate fishing in the Antarctic are meeting in an effort to break an impasse over proposals to create marine sanctuaries off the continent's coast.
New Zealand's top court takes Kim Dotcom appeal
(AP)—New Zealand's highest court ruled Thursday that it will hear an appeal by Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom and three colleagues as they seek to avoid extradition to the United States.
Dotterels doing well post-Rena
(Phys.org) —Monitoring shows the population of rare New Zealand dotterels captured during the Rena oil spill has recovered well from the event.
Research team discovers third type of volcanic eruption
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.