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In late February, University of Canterbury glaciologist Dr Heather Purdie led a field team on a research campaign to Tasman Glacier in the Southern Alps to undertake data collection for her Royal Society Te Apārangi Marsden Fast-Start...
Invertebrate life in New Zealand’s rivers and streamsWe all know about the kiwi and the kākāpō, but what iconic species are lurking beneath the surface of our rivers and streams?Freshwater...
Because of its natural environment, the Waiho river in Westland has been increasing in elevation since the mid 20th century. What risks does it present to the Franz Josef Glacier township nearby? Professor Tim Davies examines the geomorphological challenges presented by this unique Westland river.
For most of us, mushrooms are the most familiar type of fungi, but not all fungi produce mushrooms. Of the estimated 5 million species of fungi, about 14,000 produce mushrooms. New Zealand has a fascinating mix of native, endemic and introduced fungi. With a bit of practice, patience, and a sharp eye, these species are only a foray away.
Learn about the wonderful celestial objects you can observe in the night sky in July!
The Southern Ocean south of the Antarctic Polar Front is managed by an international agreement analogous to the Antarctic Treaty, the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR).  This area accounts for 10% of the world’s oceans and...
This article is focused on constellations visible in the Southern Hemisphere, specifically New Zealand in May 2019.As we approach winter in the Southern Hemisphere, we say farewell to some constellations and welcome others....