Fossilized bones of two new species of tiny, flightless extinct birds have been discovered by Australasian scientists in 19 to 16-million-year-old sediments of an ancient lake on the South Island of New Zealand.
The fossilised remains of a giant burrowing bat that lived in New Zealand millions of years ago have been found by a UNSW-led international team of scientists.
Could we be the last in space? Of all the OECD countries, Australia and Iceland are the only ones without a national space agency, writes Andrew Dempster.
An ancient bat species has been discovered in New Zealand by UNSW palaeontologists, suggesting its descendants have been present in the country for at least 16 million years.
A recent decision to allow a family from Tuvalu to stay in New Zealand has been hailed as the first legal recognition of “climate refugees”. But this is not so, writes Jane McAdam.