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Science Challenge focuses on natural disasters

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 17:16:51 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has launched the Resilience to Nature’s Challenges National Science Challenge, confirming initial funding of $19.6 million. More >>

NIWA Outlook: July-September 2015

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 12:13:26 +1200 | NIWA

Gisborne, Hawke’s Bay, Wairarapa Nelson, Marlborough, Buller West Coast, Alps and foothills, inland Otago and Southland Coastal Canterbury, east Otago More >>

NZ’s Biological Heritage Challenge projects announced

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 10:37:39 +1200 | Landcare Research

Projects to tackle three of the biggest environmental issues facing New Zealand are about to get underway. More >>

TruScreen raises $1.6 mln in share purchase plan

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 10:33:38 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 1 (BusinessDesk) - TruScreen, the NZAX-listed cervical cancer test developer, raised $1.56 million in an oversubscribed share purchase plan to help fund its push into Asia.More >>

Outlook positive for electric vehicle uptake in New Zealand

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 10:31:02 +1200 | Otago University

Outlook positive for electric vehicle uptake in New Zealand – Otago research New research out of the University of Otago indicates Kiwis are keen to make the shift to energy efficient electric vehicles (EVs) but some key barriers are holding them ...More >>

CRI redundancies tied to changes in government funding

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 10:09:04 +1200 | NZ Association of Scientists

The New Zealand Association of Scientists (NZAS) is seriously concerned by news of upcoming redundancies at Landcare Research, a Crown Research Institute that specialises in the science of our land, soil, and biodiversity. The news, which broke this Monday ...More >>

Scientists describe new species of black coral

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 08:25:31 +1200 | NOAA

(Honolulu) – This week, the scientific journal Zootaxa published findings from a study describing a new species of black coral in Hawaii. Scientists from NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and the Smithsonian Institution’s National ...More >>

Dry July - the weather joins in

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:54:21 +1200 | MetService

"July is traditionally a rather wet month in New Zealand," said MetService Meteorologist Georgina Griffiths. "But this year, a combination of more southerlies than usual and spells of high pressure over New Zealand means that we're expecting ...More >>

CRP seeks farmer capital to support local phosphate supply

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:59:58 +1200 | NZX

Chatham Rock Phosphate is embarking on a new round of capital-raising among the farming community to develop a local supply of phosphate. CRP is seeking to raise $766,000. More >>

GoSnow App - World First for ski industry.

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:54:53 +1200 | GoSnow

Queenstown based Entrepreneur Launches GoSnow, The World’s First Platform For Skiers & Snowboarders Worldwide To Meet Up & Plan Trips. More >>

Conference highlights a bright future for Antarctic research

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:30:47 +1200 | Antarctica New Zealand

Conference highlights a bright future for Antarctic research This week, more than 120 delegates will join New Zealand’s largest Antarctic science conference in Christchurch. The diverse programme of events spreads across three days and includes 40 power-presentations ...More >>

Appointments to REANNZ and Science Board

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:15:02 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced a number of board appointments and reappointments. More >>

Todd Foundation Award for Excellence

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:56:47 +1200 | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

The Todd Foundation has awarded scholarships to nine postgraduate students to encourage the development of new concepts, technology or research which will benefit New Zealand. More >>

New Chairs for three Crown Research Institutes

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:10:15 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced a number of appointments and reappointments to the boards of the seven Crown Research Institutes (CRIs), which carry out scientific research for the benefit of New Zealand. Three of the CRIs will ...More >>

RESEND: SeaDragon continues with leadership changes

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:03:27 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 29 (BusinessDesk) - Leadership changes continue at SeaDragon, the Omega 3 fish oils company, with a number of new directors being appointed to add production and supply chain management experience ahead of its move into commercial production.More >>

SeaDragon continues with board overhaul

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:23:39 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 29 (BusinessDesk) - Leadership changes continue at SeaDragon, the Omega 3 fish oils company, with a number of new directors being appointed to add production and supply chain management experience ahead of its move into commercial production.More >>

Garden Bird Survey takes flight

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:32:58 +1200 | Landcare Research

The country’s cold snap could see record numbers of birds recorded in the annual New Zealand Garden Bird Survey. More >>

Lectures shed light on light

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:26:53 +1200 | Waikato University

As part of the New Zealand Institute of Physics conference being held at the University of Waikato in July, there are two free lectures on lasers and microwaves that are open to the public.More >>

Analysis of 2014 swede related deaths in Southland and Otago

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 15:08:42 +1200 | New Zealand Veterinary Association

Analysis of 2014 swede related deaths in Southland and Otago The unusual pattern of disease and mortality that affected dairy cows grazing on swedes last winter in Southland and Otago will be discussed tomorrow at the New Zealand Veterinary Association ...More >>

Temperatures returning to normal for most

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:45:31 +1200 | MetService

The unusually cold temperatures that have affected New Zealand over the past few days should return to normal for most places this weekend. A stronger westerly flow developing over the country should mix in some slightly warmer air, and also push ...More >>

 

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