On Auckland's North Shore is a research lab doing big things in the world of marine technology. Sim Ahmed talks to Navico chief technology officer Andrew Corbett about what makes New Zealand a good place for engineering on a global scale and how the likes of Apple and Samsung are edging in on his patch of water.

Sealord has signed on to WWF’s Western Central Pacific Tuna Conservation Pledge, New Zealand's first signatory, and announced its intention to reduce non-tuna bycatch to no more than one percent of total catch by 2015.

Countries have made little progress in meeting their obligations to protect fragile marine ecosystems under the international Convention on Biological Diversity, new United Nations data shows.