More kākāpō  deaths threaten critically endangered species


Tāmaki Makaurau - The number of kākāpō alive has officially fallen to 249 individuals, according the national kākāpō recovery team. The world’s fattest parrot and one of the most critically endangered birds on the planet, is a nocturnal, flightless parrot. And its strangeness doesn't end there. It's critically endangered and one

Action on safety concerns for corded window coverings


Te Whanganui-a-Tara - The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is seeking feedback on ways to address safety concerns associated with corded window coverings, such as roller blinds, concertina blinds, Roman blinds and slatted blinds such as Venetian blinds. Since 2009, six young children in New Zealand have died due to

ASB scrapping account fees

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Tāmaki Makaurau - ASB will charge stop charging monthly fees on everyday business and personal accounts, removing more than $14 million in account fees over the coming year, one of several initiatives to support customers as the cost of living continues to rise. Chief executive Vittoria Shortt says customers across more

What of the growing impacts of climate change on Antarctica?


Ōtautahi  - The Antarctic ice sheet is in decline and has been for decades. Not only is Antarctic ice melting more quickly than new snow can replace it, but the rate of loss due to melting and calving is increasing. Each year, the ice sheet is shrinking more rapidly. The frozen

Antarctic Ice retreat can be slowed by climate-driven changes

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Scott Base - New research shows ice-sheet-wide collapse in west Antarctica isn't inevitable as the pace of ice loss varies according to regional differences in atmosphere and ocean circulation. An international team of researchers has combined satellite imagery and climate and ocean records to obtain the most detailed understanding yet of

Kiwis starting to feel the global financial pinch

Te Whanganui-a-Tara - New Zealanders are dealing with cost of living pressures in a difficult global environment despite annual inflation remained unchanged. New Zealanders are making ends meet and many New Zealanders are struggling to pay their grocery bills and mortgages.  Bread and butter issues are in front of New Zealanders

Global warming reaches central Greenland


Berlin - A temperature reconstruction from ice cores of the past 000 years reveals that today's warming in central-north Greenland is surprisingly pronounced. The most recent decade surveyed in a study, the years 2001 to 2011, was the warmest in the past 1000 years and the region is now 1.5 °C

The accelerating rise of EVs in Aotearoa


Ōtepoti - More EVs are on the road in New Zealand than ever before with a third of the 45,000 EVs registered this year. Waka Kotahi NZTA (Transport NZ) has calculated by the end of the decade Aotearoa needs  more than 50 percent of monthly vehicle sales in New Zealand to