With a large head, tiny beak, and a round, puffed-out little body, the tomtit fits perfectly into the Australasian robins family.
Three female alpine-addicts pull together a motley crew of adventurers to tackle a bespoke version of New Zealand’s historic Symphony on Skis ski-mountaineering route traversing the South Island.
At 1.7 metres long and roughly 50 kg, the Hector’s dolphin is a diminutive little thing.
Nature’s most spectacular light show may make a rare appearance in skies of southernmost Australia.
This is the black robin of New Zealand, a formidable little nugget that has set new standards for how we save the world’s most endangered birds from the brink of extinction.
During 60 million years of isolation, a host of unusual birds evolved in New Zealand, many of which are now extinct or endangered.
History & Culture
Soon after it became a British colony, New Zealand began shipping the worst of its offenders across the Tasman Sea.
An international team has discovered extreme underground conditions at New Zealand’s Alpine Fault, which is due to rupture in a major earthquake in the next few decades.
A national icon in New Zealand, tuatara are the only living example of a reptile group that was widespread 60-240 million years ago.
These New Zealand parrots are the first birds to demonstrate ‘contagious’ positive emotions – just like how humans can make each other laugh.