Early humans single-handedly nudged out New Zealand megafauna
A small human population which initially inhabited New Zealand swiftly caused the extinction of the country's flightless bird, the moa (Aves:Dinornithiformes), according to recent international research.
Dotcom beats US bid to revoke bail in New Zealand
Internet mogul Kim Dotcom avoided returning to jail in New Zealand on Monday when an Auckland court rejected a US application to revoke bail granted as part of a marathon online piracy case.
Deep fault drilling project
It rains a lot in the tiny south Westland town of Whataroa. Every year, this region gets some of the highest rainfall totals recorded anywhere in the World and Whataroa is one of the wetter parts. The town is nestled beneath ...
Justice inconsistent across New Zealand
Wayne Goodall, who will graduate with a PhD in Criminology tomorrow (Thursday), found that offenders committing similar crimes received different sentences depending on the location of the sentencing. Provincial ...
Facebook and 'selfie' identities for Bhutan refugees
The 'selfie' pout is regular Facebook fare for Westernised teens. But the power of Facebook and the 'selfie' are also used by refugees to experiment with new cultural identities.
Health issues highlighted in Child Poverty Monitor
Although the just released second annual Child Poverty Monitor has revealed a small decrease in the number of New Zealand children living in income poverty, researchers involved in its preparation say there is still much ...