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
A smart buoy in Wellington harbour is phoning in information about sea conditions and how muddy water from the Hutt River moves around the harbour. Read more Audio
Tom Saunders has named a native parasitoid wasp after a Harry Potter character, in a bid to improve the reputation of these 'good' wasps. Read more Audio
Among New Zealand's many species of parasitoid wasps is one named after a Harry Potter character, and information from a smart buoy in Wellington harbour is now freely available online. Audio
An expedition into Fiordland reveals that takahē numbers are on the rise, and there will soon be a new takahē population in Northwest Nelson. Read more Audio
An aerial survey reveals this summer's marine heatwave in the Tasman Sea was bad news for glaciers in the Southern Alps. Read more Audio
The good news is that takahē numbers are on the rise, while a marine heatwave has been bad news for South Island glaciers. Audio
A nationwide experiment is investigating how estuaries might suddenly 'tip' as a result of increasing nutrients and sediments. Read more Audio
The nationwide Tipping Points project is looking at how small changes in the amount of nutrients and sediments in estuaries could lead to big changes. Audio
Waikato University researchers are training pet dogs to sniff out pest fish such as koi carp. Read more Video, Audio
Waikato University researchers are training pet dogs to sniff out pest fish that are a problem in Waikato lakes and rivers. Audio
As ethnic and cultural diversity increases in New Zealand, psychologists discuss their work and the challenges posed by this increasing diversity. Read more Audio
Sonia Sly meets three psychologists investigating aspects of cultrual diversity,and discovers that we should look for commonalities rather than differences. 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.