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The market is not our master — only state-led business cooperation will drive real economic recovery

Monday, 6 July 2020, 9:51 am | The Conversation

Collaboration is better than competition when it comes to making markets do what we want in an economic crisis. More >>

What an ocean hidden under Antarctic ice reveals about our planet's future climate

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 11:22 am | The Conversation

Latest research explores how a warming ocean circulates underneath Antarctica's floating ice shelves and how this contributes to future sea level rise. More >>

The sun is setting on long-haul, short-stay tourism — regional travel bubbles are the future

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 11:21 am | The Conversation

The travel crisis caused by COVID-19 is also an opportunity to end the worst excesses of international tourism for good. More >>

Climate explained: will the COVID-19 lockdown slow the effects of climate change?

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 10:04 am | The Conversation

The drop in traffic during COVID-19 lockdowns reduced global emissions. If we keep encouraging cycling and working from home beyond the pandemic, our climate goals may become more achievable. More >>

Portrait of Hemi Pomara as a young man: how we uncovered the oldest surviving photograph of a Māori

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 10:03 am | The Conversation

Exclusive: the recent discovery of probably the oldest known surviving photograph of a Māori sheds light on the remarkable subject of Taika Waititi's new film project. More >>

Reforming Cannabis Laws Is A Complex Challenge, But NZ’s Drug Reform History Holds Important Lessons

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 2:50 pm | The Conversation

New Zealand will hold the world’s first national referendum on legalising recreational use of cannabis in September. It must learn from mistakes in implementing earlier drug law reforms. More >>

New research shows the South Pole is warming faster than the rest of the world

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 2:48 pm | The Conversation

Over the past 30 years, the South Pole has been one of the fastest changing places on Earth, warming more than three times quicker than the rest of the world. More >>

Unless we improve the law, history shows rushing shovel-ready projects comes with real risk

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 2:47 pm | The Conversation

A law to fast-track development consents is being fast-tracked itself. Before it's too late, politicians should insist on greater protection against long-term environmental damage. More >>

Time, family, work – and bored zombies. New Zealanders open up about life in coronavirus lockdown

Monday, 29 June 2020, 2:47 pm | The Conversation

Resilience, humour, hardship and tragedy – a unique survey reveals how ordinary New Zealanders coped during one of the world's strictest COVID-19 lockdowns. More >>

In praise of the office: let's learn from COVID-19 and make the traditional workplace better

Monday, 29 June 2020, 2:44 pm | The Conversation

Working from home during lockdown reminded many of us of the benefits of office life. With a bit of imagination we could have the best of both worlds. More >>

In Many Countries The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Accelerating, Not Slowing

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 4:18 pm | The Conversation

Around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating . While some countries such as Australia and New Zealand have managed to flatten the curve, in many other parts of the world the number of cases has continued to reach new highs. More >>

Trust, Risk And Routine Arming: The Killing Of A Frontline Officer Challenges NZ Police Practice

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 4:13 pm | The Conversation

Trust, risk and routine arming: the killing of a frontline officer challenges New Zealand police practice More >>

Climate Explained: What Earth Would Be Like If We Hadn’t Pumped Greenhouse Gases Into The Atmosphere

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 4:02 pm | The Conversation

Climate Explained: what Earth would be like if we hadn't pumped greenhouse gases into the atmosphere More >>

Why long-term environmental observations are crucial for New Zealand's water security challenges

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 11:15 am | The Conversation

Auckland's extreme drought and the rapid retreat of glaciers in the Southern Alps both highlight how important long-term observations are for water management policy and planning. More >>

Learning From Experience: How Our Universities Can Turn The Int'l Student Crisis Into An Opportunity

Monday, 22 June 2020, 4:05 pm | The Conversation

Learning from experience: how our universities can turn the international student crisis into an opportunity More >>

Beyond the black hole of global university rankings: rediscovering the value of knowledge and ideas

Friday, 19 June 2020, 11:13 am | The Conversation

The gravitational pull of global rankings consumes university energy and attention. But there had to be a better way to measure their value. More >>

Border testing is enforceable. So why did New Zealand's quarantine system break down?

Friday, 19 June 2020, 11:10 am | The Conversation

Multiple failures to properly enforce border quarantine measures should never have happened, given the strength of New Zealand's emergency laws. More >>

A question of trust: should bosses be able to spy on workers, even when they work from home?

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 4:17 pm | The Conversation

With more people working from home post-COVID-19, what are the privacy implications of employers using spyware to monitor worker activity? More >>

Removing monuments to imperial past is not the same for former colonies as it is for former empires

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 11:41 am | The Conversation

Toppling colonial statues and changing place names might confront racism and historical injustice, but it doesn't fix it. More >>

Planting non-native trees accelerates the release of carbon back into the atmosphere

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 11:39 am | The Conversation

Tree planting projects that use non-native trees risk releasing more carbon back into the atmosphere, undermining efforts to fight climate change. More >>