RNZ: Our Changing World

RNZ: Our Changing World

Getting out in the field and the lab to bring you New Zealand stories about science, nature and the environment. With Alison Ballance.... Show More

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February 25, 2021 21 min
Much of New Zealand's freshwater flows underground, and a team from GNS Science is in the process of mapping it.
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February 25, 2021 15 min
University of Canterbury freshwater biologists are using a joint mātauranga Māori and western conservation science framework for their work translocating species.
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February 25, 2021 36 min
Mapping the hidden reservoirs of underground water across New Zealand and a mātauranga Māori view on moving freshwater species.
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February 18, 2021 20 min
Ornithologist and author Ralph Powlesland is intimately acquainted with the weka families on the regenerating Marlborough Sounds farm where he lives.
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February 18, 2021 24 min
University of Canterbury's John Hopkins and Toni Collins explain disaster law and shortcomings in NZ's legal system highlighted by the Canterbury earthquakes.
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February 18, 2021 42 min
The natural history of Marlborough's weka and disaster law: what it is and its role in disaster resilience.
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Misko Cubrinovski is interested how the ground and the structures on - and in - it behave during an earthquake.
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Biotechnologist David Leung finds ways to make plants solve environmental issues.
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February 11, 2021 32 min
Liquefaction lessons from the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, and biotechnologists doing interesting things with plants.
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University of Canterbury engineers plan to 3D print the next generation of wastewater treatment filters.
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Victoria University of Wellington's Wokje Abrahamse talks about environmental behaviour change, and projects to get people to save energy and use their cars less.
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February 4, 2021 33 min
Designing a new kind of filter to treat wastewater and how to encourage people to behave in a more environmentally friendly way.
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January 28, 2021 24 min
Summer students from Victoria University of Wellington have been helping the Innermost community gardens in Wellington put numbers on their social and environmental values.
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Each year Jo Bonner and the team at Coastlands Plant Nursery in Whakatane grow 300,000 spinifex and pingao plants for dune replanting at beaches around the North Island.
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January 28, 2021 37 min
Measuring the value of a community garden and the challenges of growing dune plants for restoring sand dune communities.
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January 17, 2021 9 min
University of Otago student Ruby Parker says it's important to talk about abortion. She is in conversation with researcher Emma Harcourt.
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January 10, 2021 26 min
University of Otago student Jenny Stein is finding out how rising sea levels are a growing problem for many coastal settlements, including the densely populated suburb of South Dunedin.
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January 3, 2021 12 min
When University of Otago student Asia King got the call to take part in a study using ketamine to treat depression, she said yes - and made a podcast about the experience.
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December 17, 2020 19 min
Discover the hidden world of arboreal plants, which get a leg-up in the world by living on trees.
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December 17, 2020 15 min
Low-damage buildings don't just save lives in an earthquake - they are designed to be resilient so they can stay in use.
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