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Mouth breathing while sleeping may increase tooth decay risk

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 11:39:35 +1300 | University of Otago

Mouth breathing during sleep is linked to a more acidic oral environment that may promote tooth enamel erosion and caries, new University of Otago research suggests. More >>

Submissions sought on fungicide for wheat crops

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 11:34:08 +1300 | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for submissions on an application to import for release Elatus Plus fungicide. This fungicide contains the active ingredient benzovindiflupyr and is intended to be used to control a number of fungal diseases ...More >>

How and who you exercise with affects your mental wellbeing

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 09:52:50 +1300 | Sovereign

How and who you exercise with affects your mental wellbeing • Exercising with others improves happiness, energy and wellbeing • Getting active in natural settings improves overall wellbeing • High energy levels yet depressed mood for people who ...More >>

Changes to fertility index will improve accuracy

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 17:27:28 +1300 | Dairy NZ

The accuracy of the national animal evaluation system is set for a boost, thanks to a change in the processing of fertility data. More >>

The moon-shot to cure cancer

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 10:32:48 +1300 | Malaghan Institute

Today is World Cancer Day, a day marked around the globe by activities to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. More >>

Further Heretaunga groundwater science investigated

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 10:28:46 +1300 | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Planning Committee wants to see further investigations undertaken into the costs and benefits of a deep aquifer drilling programme for the Heretaunga Plains.More >>

Government and tech industry summit to look at key issues

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 09:59:06 +1300 | Make Lemonade

Government and tech industry summit to look at key issues February 4, 2016 A major tech industry and government summit in Wellington on February 23 will look at key issues to improve service and delivery to consumers. About 40 percent of all the ...More >>

Herbicide approved to control broadleaf weed in maize

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 14:40:03 +1300 | Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has approved an application from ETEC Crop Solutions Limited to import the herbicide Cadet, for use to control broadleaf weed in maize crops. Cadet contains fluthiacet-methyl, an active ingredient that ...More >>

5 Burning Questions Kiwi Cancer Researchers Could Answer

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 14:39:58 +1300 | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

February 4, World Cancer Day, is a chance to reflect on the burning questions that remain unanswered for the disease that is now the single biggest cause of death for New Zealanders.[1]More >>

ETNZ Meets Criteria For Callaghan Innovation Grant

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 12:16:38 +1300 | Emirates Team New Zealand

Emirates Team New Zealand Meets Criteria For Callaghan Innovation Grant ________________________________________ Emirates Team New Zealand has been awarded a research and development growth grant by Callaghan Innovation having met the eligibility criteria for the fund. “It is ...More >>

Weta Workshop to international space station

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 10:47:21 +1300 | Weta Workshop

When Weta Workshop General Manager, Dave Wilks answered a phone call on a Saturday morning back in September, the last person he expected would be on the other end was an astronaut, let alone one aboard the International Space Station. Fortunately ...More >>

Mighty Dash - 1,500th kiwi chick's new name

Tue, 2 Feb 2016 13:14:17 +1300 | Rainbow Springs Kiwi Encounter

Rotorua, 2 February 2016: Kiwi chick lovers have spoken and Kiwi Encounter's milestone 1,500th kiwi chick now has a name. More >>

Living Water And Fonterra Farmers Protect Rare Plant

Tue, 2 Feb 2016 12:20:42 +1300 | Living Water

Living Water And Fonterra Farmers Protect Rare Plant The Fonterra and Department of Conservation (DOC) Living Water partnership is working with farmers to save a rare native plant on Northland’s Hikurangi flood plain. The floodplain is home ...More >>

English towns with a Jewish heritage more tolerant

Tue, 2 Feb 2016 10:56:41 +1300 | University of Otago

English towns with a Jewish heritage more tolerant of modern-day immigration Modern-day tolerance towards immigrants is significantly higher in English towns that welcomed medieval Jews, according to new research into persistent regional variations in attitudes ...More >>

Support the habitat stamp – and help our wetlands

Tue, 2 Feb 2016 09:28:07 +1300 | Fish and Game New Zealand

Support the habitat stamp – and help our wetlands New Zealanders who want to help protect some of the country’s most important environmental areas are urged to buy the latest Fish & Game habitat stamp being launched today (Tuesday 2 Feb, 2016) ...More >>

Funding open for smart initiatives to reduce waste

Mon, 1 Feb 2016 12:06:51 +1300 | Wellington City Council

Innovative Wellingtonians can now apply for funding to get their waste reduction initiatives off the ground, with applications for the latest round of the Waste Minimisation Seed Fund opening today.More >>

Government must act

Mon, 1 Feb 2016 11:00:45 +1300 | Making Sense of Fluoride

Making Sense of Fluoride believes Whakatane is the latest local community to pay a high price for the government’s continued lack of action on its own child health report into fluoridation.More >>

Dentist group supports Council’s Fluoride decision

Mon, 1 Feb 2016 10:57:29 +1300 | Fluoride Information Network For Dentists

Recent comments made by Te Te Ora advisor, Dr. Neil De Wet, warning of dire consequences following Whakatane’s dumping of water fluoridation are unsupported by current science and are alarmist, according to FIND, a group of ...More >>

Rigorous tests for potential wasp biocontrol

Mon, 1 Feb 2016 10:43:24 +1300 | Landcare Research

Tests will soon begin to ensure a mite, that looks a promising biocontrol agent against wasps, isn’t a threat to bees. More >>

U.S professors to teach geology, tectonics at Canterbury

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 15:43:21 +1300 | University of Canterbury

Syracuse University Earth sciences professors Suzanne Baldwin and Paul Fitzgerald will be teaching and researching in Christchurch for the next three months, where there is “a great awareness of the active role that geology and tectonics plays ...More >>


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