NZ organisations used about 300,000 animals for research, testing and teaching in 2015, and about 88,000 of them died during or after testing.
Professor Phil Lester of Victoria University says wasps are attacking honey bees and beech forests and costing the country millions.
University of Canterbury Professor David Wiltshire has paid tribute to the renowned physicist who died yesterday.
Stephen Hawking made his remarks while recording the BBC's annual Reith Lectures in early 2016.
The volcanic island exploded out of the Pacific Ocean in 2015 and the video shows how its shape has evolved.
Work is being done to find out how common such large quakes are along the fault line.