Getting out in the field and the lab to bring you New Zealand
stories about science, nature and the environment.
Thursdays 9:06pm, repeated at 1:05am Sundays. One feature plays at 3:35pm on Wednesdays
An environmental historian charts the transformation of the Otago Peninsula from rich forest to grassy pasture in the book "The Face of Nature." Read more Audio
The book "The Face of Nature" is an environmental history of the Otago Peninsula, and a world first attempt to drill into an active submarine volcano. Audio
Olly Hills, aged 11, is a big fan of insects, and author of the field guide 'Cicadas of New Zealand.' Read more Audio
Blake Porter is investigating what happens in our brain when we decide to quit something that is good for us or persist with something that is bad us. Read more Audio
The author of the field guide 'Cicadas of New Zealand' is 11-year-old Olly Hills, and Blake Porter is investigating the brain and what makes us quit or persist with different tasks. Audio
Dilys Johns is an archaeologist who specialises in conserving waterlogged Māori taonga such as ancient waka and wooden gardening tools. Read more Audio
One of Australia's smallest wallabies - the nabarlek - shares an unlikely dental similarity with sharks: the ability to continually replace its teeth. Read more Audio
Dilys Johns specialises in conserving waterlogged archaeological items such as wooden waka and early Maori gardening tools, and the nabarlek is an unusual small wallaby that can continuously replace… Read more Audio
Myrtle rust is having a profound impact on native plants and ecosystems in Australia - what will its effect be on New Zealand forests? Read more Audio
It's been a year since myrtle rust arrived in New Zealand - what impact is is having, and what we can learn from Australia and Hawaii's experiences with this invasive plant killer. Audio
A team of seabird experts experience the joys and challenges of counting Buller's shearwaters on the predator-free Poor Knights Islands. Read more Audio
The Northern New Zealand Seabird Trust is shining a spotlight on seabird diversity in the Hauraki Gulf - including Buller's shearwaters that breed on the Poor Knights Islands. Audio
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Each week Our Changing World features an eclectic mix of sound-rich stories about science, the environment and medical research, recorded around New Zealand in labs and in the field.