Honey bees life 50 percent shorter than in the 1970s


Annapolis, US - Bees are one of nature’s most important pollinators but they have been declining in New Zealand, until now. The global fall in bee numbers has been put down to several factors, including pesticides, varroa mite and climate change. Despite a host of challenges facing bees and their keepers, the

Life sciences summit crucial for NZ’s economic future


Te Whanganui a Tara - A life sciences summit in Wellington next March will be crucial for the future growth of the New Zealand economy. The inaugural March 22-23 event, run by BioTechNZ , will unite Aotearoa’s life sciences and biotech communities across all sectors including agriculture, environment, industrial as well

One in two NZers severely stressed, depressed in last year


Te Whanganui a Tara – One in two New Zealanders have been severely stressed or depressed in last year, according to a new survey. Kiwis are thinking about their mental wellbeing more often than a year ago, however fewer think about their physical wellbeing, the study shows. New Zealand males are less

NZ business awarded by Readers Digest


Ōtaki - Reader’s Digest today released the names of New Zealand businesses whose outstanding customer service excelled during a year of unprecedented recovery and rebuilding.In releasing the Quality Service Award results, Reader’s Digest acknowledged that for most businesses, covid and the subsequent lockdowns impacted heavily on daily operations. Yet the customer

ASB unveils new card tracker


Ōtautahi - ASB customer research shows one in five subscription holders are paying for services they don’t use and close to a third spend more than $100 on rolling subscription costs each month. The research coincides with the launch of ASB’s new card tracker mobile app feature which helps customers keep

Sea to advance 10 to 22 metres inland, climate change study


London - As the climate warms, sea levels are forecast to rise one metre by 2100 unless greenhouse gas emissions are reduced, which now seem less likely. Rock coasts, which make up over half the world's coastlines, could retreat more rapidly in the future due to accelerating sea level rise. The research

NZ Red Cross on complex migration issues, report

Te Whanganui a Tara - The emergency humanitarian intake of people to Aotearoa resulting from the crises in Ukraine and Afghanistan has led New Zealand Red Cross to update its humanitarian migration report. Those crises and subsequent arrival of people on special visas have proven the growing need for strong, evidence-based approaches to migration.The

Police send out first pre-Christmas safety message


Tāmaki Makaurau - Police have sent out their first pre-Christmas safety driving message, after six people died on New Zealand’s roads in four separate crashes at the weekend. Assistant commissioner of police Bruce O'Brien says all the accidents could have been avoided. Our biggest challenge is that police messages are not getting