For New Zealand’s Maori people, touching this sacred tree is taboo. They let scientists climb to help save it.
He was about to ascend a 148-foot-tall, 2,000-year-old kauri tree known as Tane Mahuta, a tree so sacred to the indigenous Maori people that even touching it is taboo. The climb, carried out in late August,
New Zealand has experienced its fourth-warmest year since records began in 1909, with temperatures between 0.5C and 1.2C higher than annual averages across the country. There were 100 new daily temperature
(CNN) — A monumental effort is underway to save one of New Zealand's best loved birds from extinction. Large, plump and nocturnal, the kakapo is the only parrot in the world that lives on the ground cannot
(CNN) — In the South Pacific Ocean east of New Zealand, satellite imagery shows a massive area of ocean water at well-above-average temperatures. The water in the area is about 5 degrees Celsius (about