New Zealand

'Like a Ferrari, you don't need it': New Zealanders set to turn in guns

Tough new gun laws to be adopted in New Zealand after the nation's worst mass murder by a lone gunman will to force many around the country to surrender many of their guns. The semi-automatics used in the attack will be banned, with exemptions for working hunters and tougher licensing rules are on the drawing board.

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Development & Education

Earthquake hits New Zealand

New Zealand's second biggest city, Christchurch, has suffered its second earthquake in the past five months. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Peter Mitchell of the National Civil Defence Centre, who's coordinating the response to the crisis.

Environment

Carol Diebel

Carol Diebel, the Director of Natural Environment at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Center, talks about the rare colossal squid captured off the coast of Antarctica that her lab is about to dissect.

Environment

Lower-emitting livestock

In order to meet its Kyoto Protocol obligations, New Zealand must limit greenhouse gases from its biggest contributors, sheep and cattle. Mark Aspin (Pastoral Greenhouse Gas Research Consortium) is developing livestock that produce less methane.

New report ranks environmental efforts

A new report was released today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and the 2008 Environmental Performance Index ranks countries for their efforts in addressing environmental issues

Seeking a ban on cluster bombs

An international conference aimed at building support for a treaty banning the use of cluster bombs wrapped up in New Zealand today, and so far, 82 countries have signaled their support

Environment

Geo answer

The answer to today's geo quiz is New Zealand's North Island, where conservationists struggled to save two pygmy sperm whales stranded on the island's eastern coast. The World's David Leveille has the story.