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
Half of this year's science prizes have been awarded to women. Read more Video
George Hobson is a teenager with a passion for birds - especially the banded dotterels that nest on Eastbourne's beach. Read more Audio
Mei Peng is investigating whether we each have a 'sensory fingerprint' that determines how we react to food. Read more Audio
The seaside community of Eastbourne has banded together to keep an eye on banded dotterels, and the reason we over-eat might be in our brains. Audio
Scion scientists are developing ways to safely convert human faecal waste into bioplastic. Read more Audio
Scientists at Scion are developing ways of treating human waste to make it safe, then using it to make bioplastic. Audio
Many of New Zealand's threatened seabirds are at danger from fishing across the Pacific. Read more Audio
Melanie Bussey studies concussion in sport, and how the human body reacts to impacts that might cause damage to the brain. Read more Audio
A study into whether getting concussed while playing rugby makes players more likely to get concussion in the future, and trans-Pacific efforts to stop seabirds getting killed by fishing boats. Audio
Twenty-five years of bird counts have revealed an unexpected consequence to the creation of the predator-free Zealandia Sanctuary. Read more Audio
Community groups descend on Wellington's south coast each spring to pick up rubbish - including lots of plastic and cigarette butts. Read more Audio
For Conservation Week, the Friends of Taputeranga Marine Reserve celebrate their 10th anniversary by helping with Wellington's annual south coast clean-up, and how native bird numbers in Zealandia… Read more 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.