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Lincoln technology on show to Chinese President

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:54:12 +1300 | Lincoln University

Chinese President Xi Jinping was among the dignitaries viewing cutting-edge agri-technology developed at Lincoln University to tackle global issues on his visit to Auckland today.More >>

NZ and China confirm research agreements

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:09:32 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today welcomed the confirmation of three research collaborations with China. “China is an important and growing science and innovation partner for New Zealand, and President Xi Jinping’s visit this week ...More >>

SMC Heads-Up: Dawn whales, #shirtstorms and antibiotics

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:02:20 +1300 | Science Media Centre

Ancient NZ whale; Science radar; A 'shirty' situation; Antibiotic awareness; Friday video; Policy news; Quoted; New from the SMC; Sciblogs highlights; Research highlights; Sci-tech eventsMore >>

Four Claude McCarthy Fellowships for Waikato post-grads

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:17:10 +1300 | University of Waikato

The Waikato fellowships are all in Category A, which enables graduates who are registered and enrolled for a doctoral degree at a New Zealand university to travel overseas for short periods to present research work at conferences, and/or conduct research ...More >>

The Art of Maths takes centre stage at lecture

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:58:21 +1300 | Cawthron Institute

Cawthron Institute in association with the Royal Society of New Zealand is proud to announce Professor Marcus du Sautoy as distinguished speaker for the 2014 Thomas Cawthron Memorial Lecture in Nelson on 10 December.More >>

More wind on the menu

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:36:34 +1300 | MetService

It has been a windy spring so far and it looks like there's more of the same on the menu for the next few days. MetService has issued a Severe Weather Watch for northwest gales in eastern parts of the South Island and lower North Island today and Friday. ...More >>

Have your say on fungi to protect cereal crops

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:53:36 +1300 | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority is inviting submissions on an application to release non-toxic Epichloë fungi. Epichloë endophytes could improve the resistance of cereal plants to insect pests, fungal diseases and droughts.More >>

Hydrogen energy forum provides focus for innovative NZ tech

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:24:52 +1300 | Callaghan Innovation

Technology developed by Kiwi scientists and business partners proves it is possible to store renewable hydrogen gas as a fuel to power remote communities, an international energy summit hosted by Callaghan Innovation and the Ministry of Business Innovation ...More >>

Surgery offers sound to a man plunged into a life of silence

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:58:34 +1300 | MED-EL Implant Systems Australasia Pty Ltd

“My hearing loss was not sudden but frighteningly rapid,” explains Colin Anderson, whose life changed forever 8 years ago when he completely lost his hearing after complications following a routine Arthroscopy in 2007.More >>

Scholarship paves the way to Antarctica

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:18:29 +1300 | University of Waikato

Thanks to a Research Institute Scholarship, Clare Beet is off on her first trip to Antarctica to study the effects of climate change on invertebrates. More >>

Farm consultant - how to farm green but stay in the black

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:00:43 +1300 | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A leading farm consultant will share her knowledge and expertise on how to farm sustainably at a Rotorua public science forum on Thursday. Agribusiness Headlands consultant Dr Alison Dewes is one of the speakers at Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes Programme’s Science ...More >>

Wreck of ship carrying remains of Chinese gold miners found

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:08:21 +1300 | Definitive Productions

The wreck of the SS Ventnor, which sank off the New Zealand coast in 1902 carrying the remains of 499 Chinese gold miners who had worked in Otago, has at last been found.More >>

New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy out now

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:28:14 +1300 | Physiotherapy New Zealand

The following are summaries of items appearing in the July 2014 issue of the New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, the official Journal of Physiotherapy New Zealand. The Journal is open access and is available at More >>

Conference dishes the dirt

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:06:17 +1300 | University of Waikato

Researchers will be digging the dirt on soils next month when the University of Waikato hosts the New Zealand Society of Soil Science (NZSSS) Conference. More >>

ARANZ Geo announces Leapfrog® Geo 2.1

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:28:53 +1300 | ARANZ

CHRISTCHURCH, NZ, November 18, 2014 - ARANZ Geo Limited, a world leader in the visualisation and interpretation of geological sciences for the mining, hydrogeology and geothermal industries, has released Leapfrog® Geo 2.1. The Leapfrog® Partner Programme has ...More >>

Chatham Rock Phosphate application - closing submissions

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:08:37 +1300 | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority is considering an application by Chatham Rock Phosphate Ltd for a marine consent to mine phosphate nodules from the Chatham Rise. More >>

Reassessment of PredaSTOP baits for stoats

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:55:22 +1300 | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority is calling for submissions on its reassessment of PredaSTOP baits. PredaSTOP is a Vertebrate Toxic Agent (VTA), containing para-aminopropiophenone (PAPP), used to control stoats and feral cats.More >>

Ballance helps farmers better weather the weather

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:16:04 +1300 | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Ballance Agri-Nutrients has joined forces with NIWA to bring advanced hi-resolution weather, climate and environmental forecasts to farmers via the co-operative’s Ag Hub online farm management system.More >>

Study seeks answers to Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:54:13 +1300 | Massey University

A Massey University human nutrition researcher is seeking to understand the causes of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), and wants more people diagnosed with the condition to take part in her nationwide study.More >>

Monday blues

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:46:24 +1300 | MetService

The weather isn't going to help out much if you are suffering from a bout of post weekend sunshine blues. It is a wet and windy start to the week for the North Island as an area of low pressure barrels across the country from the Tasman Sea. This low ...More >>


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