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Sea-level rise has claimed five whole islands in the Pacific

Friday, 15 November 2019, 9:07 am | The Conversation

The Solomon Islands are low-lying and vulnerable to changes in sea level. Javier Leon , Author provided More >>

Climate explained: Growth in population and consumption

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 9:16 am | The Conversation

Rapid population growth and increased consumption are now seen as the main drivers of environmental changes. from www.shutterstock.com , CC BY-ND More >>

As NZ votes on euthanasia bill, a historical perspective

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 9:34 am | The Conversation

As NZ votes on euthanasia bill, here is a historical perspective on a 'good death' More >>

How NZ government misused laws to crush non-violent dissent

Monday, 11 November 2019, 9:42 am | The Conversation

This week, Māori in the Taranaki region remembered the “ day of plunder ” – the 1881 government invasion of Parihaka, the small settlement that had come to symbolise peaceful resistance to the confiscation of Māori land . More >>

Scientists warn: climate change isn't just about temperature

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 10:03 pm | The Conversation

Land clearing, cattle populations and carbon emissions stand alongside temperature as important measures of climate change. DAN PELED/AAP More >>

Australia could fall apart under climate change

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 10:00 pm | The Conversation

Australia could fall apart under climate change. But there's a way to avoid it More >>

Why kinship is key to caring about the living world

Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 9:41 am | The Conversation

(Headline abbreviated, original headline: Why a sense of kinship is key to caring about the living world) More >>

Australia needs a Media Freedom Act - How it could work

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 9:18 am | The Conversation

Australians picked up their morning papers yesterday to find heavily blacked-out text instead of front-page headlines. This bold statement was instigated by the “Your Right to Know” campaign, an unlikely coalition of Australian media organisations ... More >>

Boris Johnson has suspended the UK parliament

Friday, 30 August 2019, 9:03 am | The Conversation

(Headline abbreviated, original headline: Boris Johnson has suspended the UK parliament. What does this mean for Brexit?) More >>

Māori and Pasifika scholars remain severely underrepresented

Friday, 30 August 2019, 9:03 am | The Conversation

(Headline abbreviated, original headline: Māori and Pasifika scholars remain severely under-represented in New Zealand universities) More >>

The Pacific will no longer stand for Australia's inaction

Saturday, 17 August 2019, 10:01 am | The Conversation

The Pacific Islands Forum meeting in Tuvalu this week has ended in open division over climate change. Australia ensured its official communique watered down commitments to respond to climate change, gaining a hollow victory. More >>

Nuts don’t lactate but no reason to call almond milk 'juice'

Friday, 9 August 2019, 9:13 am | The Conversation

Almonds don't lactate, but that's no reason to start calling almond milk juice More >>

Meet the ‘Hercules parrot’ from prehistoric New Zealand

Friday, 9 August 2019, 9:11 am | The Conversation

Heracles inexpectatus on the forest floor, with three small wrens foraging at its feet. Brian Choo , Author provided More >>

AI is here to stay. Now we need to ensure everyone benefits

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 10:12 am | The Conversation

Artificial intelligence (AI) is already in use in many sectors. Its contribution is expected to rise steadily, driven by advances in data storage, computer processing power and connectivity. More >>

Climate Q&A: will we be less healthy?

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 10:09 am | The Conversation

Some of the negative health effects of climate change are already upon us, but it’s not all doom and gloom. There is a huge opportunity for better health through well designed action to reduce our emissions and by adapting to the changes we are facing. More >>

Athlete development must better support Indigenous players

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 7:23 pm | The Conversation

Several Pasifika rugby league players decided to represent the country of their heritage, such as in this match between New Zealand and Tonga. Supplied , CC BY-ND More >>

Potential cost to patient safety as NZ debates cannabis

Wednesday, 31 July 2019, 9:20 am | The Conversation

Cannabis-based products will be allowed to bypass usual processes required for medicines in New Zealand and go directly onto the market without any proof of safety or effectiveness. This unprecedented proposal is contained in the government’s consultation document ... More >>

Media watchdog report into Christchurch shootings goes soft

Thursday, 25 July 2019, 9:37 am | The Conversation

Coverage of the Christchurch terrorism by Australia’s television channels raised “serious questions” about whether they had breached the television codes of practice, according to the broadcasting regulator, the Australian Communication and Media Authority ... More >>

No, Peter Dutton. Most deported Kiwis aren’t paedophiles

Thursday, 25 July 2019, 9:35 am | The Conversation

When the New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern met with Scott Morrison in Melbourne last Friday, Australia’s policy of deporting New Zealand citizens on character grounds was at the top of the agenda. More >>

NZ considers changes to copyright law

Wednesday, 24 July 2019, 8:47 am | The Conversation

The New Zealand parliament seems closer to adopting a bill to amend copyright legislation to make it easier for visually impaired people to access published works. More >>

 

 

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