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Nearly 50 people in the last three years have contracted a severe syndrome which can be deadly and is linked to a bacteria detected in Canterbury rivers. Audio
Scientific testing of three rivers in Canterbury has revealed strains of a severe pathogen which can cause kidney failure and, possibly for the first time, antibiotic resistant E. coli.
A review of the law which governs how DNA is used in criminal investigations has raised the possibility of a databank which would hold every New Zealander's DNA.
United States scientists are investigating New Zealand's largest fault, the Hikurangi subduction zone, to try to work out the physics behind earthquakes and how they behave.
The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment's latest report has focused on a programme used by farmers called Overseer.
A scientist from the United States Department of Agriculture has described the quality of water in some NZ areas as very poor.
Tens of thousands of buildings, infrastructure including airports, railways, and roads, and more than 100,000 residents are at risk of serious loss and damage associated with sea-level rise within the…
The head of City Rail Link expects financial support for one of its key partners to continue, despite the company's owner going into administration. Audio
Drones are disrupting airspace every week and instances are becoming more regular, Airways New Zealand says.
A major report into the banking sector has underestimated what people would do to meet sales targets, according to one senior banker. Video, Audio
Growers set to benefit from the Trans-Pacific Partnership think the deal will make business easier, but do not know how much money it will save them.
People heating their homes and using their vehicles are the biggest causes of poor air quality in New Zealand, according to new statistics.
Workloads and pay would need to improve before NZ teacher Michael Harvey would consider returning as part of the government' recruitment drive, he says. Audio
Porirua residents living in debt say the government has not taken enough action over of loan sharks and truck shops. Audio
If gene editing technology is not embraced in New Zealand the country is at risk being of being left behind, a scientist warns.
The powerful hunting lobby has won concessions in the heated fight over the cull of thousands of Himalayan Tahr.
The Department of Conservation is taking the extraordinary step of getting an independent review of a 1080 operation in which cows were subsequently killed.
A Gisborne councillor plans to complain to the Ombudsman about being investigated for complaining another councillor made a racist remark. Audio
New Zealand Transport Agency contractors have been caught dumping rubble from road works into a stream that feeds into Whangārei Harbour.
Department of Conservation staff are facing a torrent of online threats and abuse following a recent spike in anti-1080 protests. Audio
Overseas buyers are legally required to get consent to buy sensitive land, but the lack of consent does not stop people actually buying that land.
Cat owners fear their pets will die if a plan goes ahead to alert fewer homeowners when a deadly poison is laid to kill feral cats.
The chief executive of Ngai Te Rangi will be writing to the Police Commissioner to find out what their next action is over the case of Te Awanuiarangi Black.
Community and business leaders in regions abandoned by Air New Zealand say the airline's big profit means it should rethink how it runs its business.
An Australian immigration lawyer believes New Zealanders detained in Australia may have a window of opportunity for them to stay now that Peter Dutton has resigned. Audio