New Zealand was once a land without honeybees, but once they arrived, they quickly became vital to a fledgling nation. Now some of the earliest heritage sites in New Zealand are bringing back the buzz.
Are micronutrients the answer to our mental health crisis?
Cannabis is undergoing a radical image makeover.
A small group of Kiwi scientists is attempting to construct the ultimate crystal ball - a mathematical model of the Earth's natural systems so intricate it can predict the behaviour of our atmosphere, land, and seas, human industry and biological production, far into the future. The New Zealand Earth System Model is the most nuanced and complex description of our region's functions ever devised.
In the wilds of Kahurangi National Park, a tramper disappears two days before Christmas, sparking a huge search and rescue effort. Nearly four years on, Alistair Levy still has not been found.
British photographer Kirsty Mitchell's heartfelt series Wonderland has been a smash hit around the world.
How having less stuff makes us happier.
A new city rises from the bones of old Christchurch.
Siobhan Leachman is rewriting the natural history of New Zealand, one encyclopedia entry at a time.
Inside the race to climb Mt Aspiring's North West Face.
Pettina Gappah makes peace with her literary success.
In New Zealand, as public funding for the environment falls, the government’s Department of Conservation is seeking partnerships with business. But what happens when conservationists get into bed with corporations?
The first new Great Walk in 24 years is a graveyard, too.
The bittersweet truth of sugar.
A profile of Rose Renton, medical marijuana campaigner.
A profile of caving photographer Neil Silverwood, who shoots secret places deep underground.
Time can't slow down the Silveraires, an over-50s marching team.
A Collingwood man embarks on a project of Leviathan proportions.
A glimpse into the classrooms of three lauded professional photographers who have dipped into the world of education.
A windswept weekend out hunting, trying to kill a “beautiful pest” of a bird which does not want to be killed.
The shaky handwriting. The profligate use of Vivid. The heartening refusal to use Trade Me. On every trip to the supermarket, I can’t help but read the homespun ads placed on community noticeboards, and walk away wondering about the people behind them. Finally, I gave four of them a call.
Nelson adventurer Andrew MacDonald has turned tramping into gourmet travel.
Unknown to most travellers – and indeed most locals – the tiny South Island village of Murchison is home to a bizarre bowl of flames that burns eternally in the bush.
A Christmas in Antarctica, tracking the ghosts of Scott and Shackleton alongside photographer Jane Ussher.
A tour of abandoned houses, examining the ghosts that remain.
Meet Leopold Bloom.
Somewhere in the Golden Bay bush lies a mystery and a legend, and potentially the key to a piece of aviation history.
Deep under the ground, a group of cavers are making history.
For some, former Nelson Catholic boys' school Sunnybank was a place of loneliness and horrors. Recently, Wellington writer Hinemoana Baker visited the school with her father, and is turning his ghastly memories into poetry.
Some collect classic cars. Nicole Topfer collects linen - and now she's turned her obsession into a business.
New Zealanders living in Australia get a raw deal, and most don't realise it.
Even in the desolate, moon-like Dry Valleys of Antarctica, where there's water, there's life.
Tourette's is a lonely, cliche-ridden battle for one Nelson mother.
The cosmetics industry is riddled with these tiny plastic pellets of doom.