Science, Nature and Technology

Science is more than just chemistry, physics and biology. These websites have a wealth of knowledge on these topics and more.

Department of Conservation

A  government website featuring articles and media releases of up-to date conservation issues relating to New Zealand.

MadSci Network

Represents ‘a collective cranium of scientists’ providing answers to your questions. This site has great search engine and circumnavigator functions.

Ministry for Primary Industries

A good source of information about New Zealand’s agriculture, animals, biosecurity and climate change. It also has statistical and policy resources.


As well as information about NASA’s missions, this site has material about the universe, aeronautics and technology, including some great interactive features.

National Geographic

Excellent articles on people and places, animals and the environment. This site has superb images.

New Zealand Geographic

Search the magazine archive for articles on New Zealand’s geography, its wildlife and natural heritage.

Science Media Centre

A round-up of comment from experts on breaking stories and ongoing issues in science and technology. For intermediate to secondary school aged students and features opinions from local experts on topical science and related issues.

Windows to the Universe

A user-friendly learning system covering the Earth and Space sciences. This site has good articles relating to history and mythology surrounding our planets, as well as climate and global change information.