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Feature Article

10 September 2021

Scientists say they’ve found the first evidence of tool use by a kea for the purpose of self-care, in a new study from the University of Auckland.


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Arts and culture

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Business and economy

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Education and society

  • 14 September 2021

    Opinion: Support to Afghanistan must not end at the gates of the nation’s airport. Evan Jones explains how countries must come together to protect those left behind.

  • 13 September 2021

    Opinion: China's tough clampdown on children's online game playing could mean less bullying, improved eyesight and a reduction of addictive behaviours, writes Allan Fowler.

  • 10 September 2021

    Opinion: Bodo Lang examines New Zealanders' 'reactance' to Covid restrictions - and how to lower the threat of compliance fatigue.

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Environment and sustainability

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Health and medicine

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Politics and law

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Science and technology

  • 16 September 2021

    Kei te piki haere ngā amiorangi e amio haere ana i te ao i ia tau, ā, e whakarite ana ki te whakarewa anō i te maha noa atu. Engari nā te maha ka puta ko te paraurehe ātea me ngā mōrearea tuki mō ngā amiorangi me ngā waka ātea.

  • 15 September 2021

    As use of radio frequency identification tags grows, so does the problem of waste. Jenny Malmström explains how research into making tags biodegradable will help.

  • 14 September 2021

    Technology to wirelessly power heavy commercial vehicles quickly and on the move will be the game changer for switching freight fleets to electricity.

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The Challenge

  • Professor Guglielmo Aglietti at the University of Auckland's Mission Control Centre.

    19 July 2021

    Space might be the final frontier, but, like all frontiers it’s strewn with junk. Luckily, Professor Guglielmo Aglietti, director of the Auckland Space Institute has a plan

  • Professor Stuart McNaughton researches curriculum and pedagogy.

    30 June 2021

    From the rise of social media to dramatic change in the education system, many reasons are offered to explain New Zealand’s decline in international iteracy assessments. Stuart McNaughton says a single cause is very unlikely.

  • Dr Rebeccan Jesson

    30 June 2021

    There is a national debate about how best to teach children to read and write against the backdrop of international comparisons that show a decline in our children’s literacy.

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