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Professor Henry Brodaty wins the 2016 Ryman Prize

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:15:16 +1200 | Ryman Healthcare

Professor Henry Brodaty wins the 2016 Ryman Prize World class researcher, clinician, advocate and pioneer recognised for three decades of work More >>

NTCELL® Parkinson’s trial results to be presented in Berlin

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:55:44 +1200 | LCT Global

As advised in our 7 June announcement of the trial results, Dr Barry Snow is presenting 81 week+ data on the safely and clinical effects of NTCELL in patients with Parkinson’s disease at the 20th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement ...More >>

Earth science showcase set for Te Papa in mid-July

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:43:17 +1200 | GNS Science

Earth science showcase set for Te Papa in mid-July Hunting for dinosaur remains, learning about pounamu occurrence in the South Island, and looking after groundwater and geothermal resources will be among the earth science topics discussed at a day-long ...More >>

New Vision Mâtauranga projects for GNS Science

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:29:38 +1200 | GNS Science

GNS Science has been awarded funding for two new projects in the 2016 round of the Government’s Vision Mâtauranga Capability Fund, which invests in programmes that help iwi development for the benefit of New Zealand. More >>

Going 'in to bat' for the bees

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:14:47 +1200 | Plant and Food Research

For almost thirty years Dr Mark Goodwin has been protecting the kingdoms of queens and the health of their loyal subjects, often during times of foreign invasion. But while the realms he has dedicated his career to are small, their influence on the ...More >>

Error prevention and VR learning win HealthTech awards

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:34:10 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 23 (BusinessDesk) - A medical device aimed at preventing medication errors in hospitals and a virtual reality simulator for teaching radiologists are winners of this year’s HealthTech awards.More >>

Seven NZ finalists announced in Internet awards

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:37:36 +1200 | InternetNZ

InternetNZ is excited to announce seven New Zealand companies that have been named finalists for their innovative work with the Internet. More >>

Nelson gears up for 2nd annual Startup Weekend event

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:44:32 +1200 | Innovate Nelson

INNOVATE will hold the region’s second annual Nelson Startup Weekend on 1-3 July at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology’s Arts and Media building. More >>

First NZ initiative to link computer coding with te reo

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:14:12 +1200 | Code Club Aotearoa

A national charity organisation has, with Ngai Tahu, produced a first of its kind initiative to teach primary school students how to embrace Ngai Tahu’s cultural beliefs and language by creating a variety of coding projects incorporating te reo.More >>

Investing in Māori science & innovation

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:50:28 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell today announced the successful recipients of the 2016 Te Pūnaha Hihiko – Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund investment round.More >>

NIWA temperature records for June 20-22

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:34:38 +1200 | Niwa National Climate Centre

Kaitaia, mildest 21 June overnight (temp didn’t drop below 14°C at night) Auckland, mildest overnight (temp didn’t drop below 13.5°C) Tauranga, mildest overnight (temp didn’t drop below 13.5°C) New Plymouth, mildest overnight (temp didn’t ...More >>

Fulbright New Zealand announces 2016 graduate award grantees

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:30:57 +1200 | Fulbright NZ

Fulbright New Zealand announces the new grantees of its prestigious graduate awards, who will be honoured next week at a special ceremony at Parliament. The Fulbright New Zealand programme promotes international goodwill and mutual understanding between ...More >>

Community members given chance to get involved

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:20:49 +1200 | Environment Canterbury

There is less than two weeks left to apply to be on the Regional Water Management Committee (applications close on 5 July) and make a difference to how our water is managed.More >>

Research to help prevent child sex abuse

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:04:15 +1200 | Massey University

A researcher looking into how to help prevent people who are sexually attracted to children from acting on this attraction is surveying adults who feel the attraction but have never sexually abused a child.More >>

Sir Graham Henry Shares The Science Behind Sports

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:42:35 +1200 | The New Zealand International Science Festival

Rugby World Cup-winning coach Sir Graham Henry will give 100 lucky Otago teenagers an insight into the science behind high performance sport at a special lunch to be held in Dunedin tomorrow (Friday June 24) as part of the New Zealand International ...More >>

Seafood Expo Asia 2016 to Explore Key Trends Driving Growth

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:32:51 +1200 | Diversified Communications

Seafood Expo Asia 2016 to Explore Key Trends Driving Growth of the Industry in Asia More >>

Special Seminar - Wednesday June 29, 4pm

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:24:05 +1200 | University of Otago

Invasive species are a major component of global environmental change. Aquatic systems are especially vulnerable to invasive species impacts. Much of our current understanding of aquatic invasive species impact is at the local or site level. In contrast, invasive ...More >>

ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE movie characters experience winter

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:45:04 +1200 | Antarctica New Zealand

Antarctica New Zealand and 20th Centry Fox NZ are collaborating to create a video series to help 5-12 year olds understand Antarctica and its relationship to climate change. This goes hand-in-hand with the New Zealand release of Ice Age: Collision ...More >>

$7.9m for long-term health conditions research

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:03:10 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today announced the opening of applications for a new $7.9 million research fund to help improve the management of long-term health conditions.More >>

Social media and sport – does it serve up the right results?

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:40:15 +1200 | Massey University

For some, social media is a pervasive part of society and our modern consumer culture. However, sports scholars have noted a distinct lack of knowledge and understanding when it comes to using social media among sports teams and brands.More >>


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