Getting out in the field and the lab to bring you New Zealand
stories about science, nature and the environment.
Our Changing World is a finalist for Best Daily or Weekly Programme - Factual at the 2019 NZ Radio Awards.
Thursdays 9:06pm, repeated at 1:05am Sundays. One feature plays at 3:35pm on Wednesdays
A spate of kākāpō chicks deaths from a fungal pneumonia caused by aspergillosis has DOC's Kākāpō Recovery Team very worried. Two further adult deaths bring the population to 144 birds with 73 living… Read moreAudio
The Kea Conservation Trust & the Arthur's Pass Wildlife Trust have combined forces to band kea as part of a citizen science project & are working to make the village a safer place for the curious… Read moreAudio
There are only two chemical elements on the periodic table named after women: curium, in honour of Marie & Pierre Curie, & meitnerium after Lise Meitner. Allan Blackman from AUT introduces the women… Read moreAudio
Copper is a soft metal that is an essential element for enzymes and life, gives octopuses their blue blood and was often used to make coins. Allan Blackman from AUT has the lowdown on copper in ep 22… Read moreAudio
Famous as the colour of blue glass and important in red blood cells, cobalt can form a permanent magnet and is vital for livestock. Allan Blackman from AUT talks about his favourite element in ep 21… Read moreAudio