Dacia Herbulock joins astronomers from throughout New Zealand at the annual star-gazing event Stardate to find out more about Comet McNaught.

Dean Williams meets Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa's entomology curator Ricardo Palmer for a tour of the insect collection and to discuss his favourite topic - lice and fleas.


Also at Te Papa, Dean Williams talks to the museum's bicultural science programme developer, Hokimate Harwood, and the director of natural environment, Carol Diebel, about a project to encourage kereru into urban areas.


Louise Wallace talks to Gambling Helpline chief executive Krista Ferguson about a new approach to dealing with problem gambling.