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Parkinson’s NZ excited about Auckland research discovery

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:41:02 +1300 | Parkinson's New Zealand

Parkinson’s New Zealand is excited about new evidence on how Parkinson’s spreads through the brain. More >>

Otago discovery sheds new light on several disease processes

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:09:28 +1300 | University of Otago

New light on a key factor involved in diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, gastric cancer and melanoma has been cast through latest University of Otago research carried out in collaboration with Australian scientists.More >>

SpaceX to Send Privately Crewed Spacecraft Beyond the Moon

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:57:18 +1300 | SpaceX

We are excited to announce that SpaceX has been approached to fly two private citizens on a trip around the moon late next year. They have already paid a significant deposit to do a moon mission. Like the Apollo astronauts before them, these individuals will ...More >>

Great news for New Zealand Pompe patients

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:23:51 +1300 | NZ Organisation for Rare Disorders

NZORD congratulates Allyson Lock President of the NZ Pompe Network on the recent announcement that Sanofi Genzyme has offered adult Pompe disease patients in New Zealand access to their International Compassionate Access Program (ICAP) for the ...More >>

Toxic algal blooms in NZ - Expert Q&A

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:45:53 +1300 | Science Media Centre

Last week, the New Zealand Government announced its intention to make 90 per cent of NZ's waterways 'swimmable' by 2040. More >>

US Ruling Deals Blow to Local Anti-Fluoride Lobby

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:42:28 +1300 | Making Sense of Fluoride

US Ruling Deals Blow to Local Anti-Fluoride Lobby For Immediate Release 26.02.2017 More >>

Conservation and environment science roadmap announced

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:03:13 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Conservation and environment science roadmap announced The Government has released its conservation and environment science priorities for the next 20 years in a new Roadmap, Conservation and lead Minister Maggie Barry and Environment Minister Dr ...More >>

Cawthron innovation impresses esteemed guests

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:38:16 +1300 | Cawthron Institute

New Zealand Governor-General The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne immersed themselves in the wonderful world of science at the Cawthron Institute yesterday afternoon.More >>

Effects of the Kaikoura quakes on coastal marine systems

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:06:40 +1300 | University of Canterbury

UC Connect public lecture on the effects of the Kaikoura quakes on coastal marine systems: More >>

Auckland brain researchers show how Parkinson’s spreads

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:32:41 +1300 | University of Auckland

Media Release - University of Auckland - 24 February 2017 Researchers at the University of Auckland have provided the first strong evidence on how Parkinson’s disease spreads in the brain, helping to advance treatment of the disease. In a paper, published ...More >>

Student awarded internship with MX3D

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:29:50 +1300 | University of Auckland

Using robots to build a bridge over a canal in Europe might sound like a scene from a science fiction story, but it will soon be reality for one young architectural graduate from the University of Auckland. More >>

Ancient penguins lived alongside dinosaurs?

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:42:01 +1300 | Canterbury Museum

Artist’s impression of a group of Waimanu penguins on a beach in Paleocene Canterbury. Credit: Chris Gaskin, Geology Museum, University of Otago. More >>

New Zealand freshwater quality reforms moving forward

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:25:01 +1300 | Cawthron Institute

Cawthron Institute welcomes the Government’s announcement of the latest round of freshwater reforms. The Government is proposing greater transparency regarding which lakes and rivers are swimmable and this will vary across seasons and places.More >>

Nelson’s swimming water quality recognised

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:13:50 +1300 | Nelson City Council

The Ministry for the Environment (MFE) has just released figures showing a snapshot of swimming water quality for rivers throughout New Zealand. More >>

Four outstanding leaders acknowledged with honorary awards

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:47:51 +1300 | Wintec

Four Waikato leaders in the fields of media arts, sport, science and health will receive honorary awards from the Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) for their longstanding contribution to their respective industries. More >>

UC marine scientist named NZ's first Pew Conservation Fellow

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:40:07 +1300 | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury Antarctic marine scientist Dr Regina Eisert has been recognised for her work protecting the world’s oceans with a prestigious Pew Marine Conservation Fellowship.More >>

Te Papa’s fish and spirit collections closed for quake work

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:44:27 +1300 | Te Papa

The National Fish Collection and the natural history spirit collections held by Te Papa at its Tory Street research facility have been closed temporarily while the building undergoes earthquake strengthening. More >>

Hutt Science success recognised with Government funding

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:02:51 +1300 | Hutt City Council

The success and great potential of Hutt Science’s after school activities and hands-on science in schools has been recognised with nearly $60,000 in funding from the government’s Unlocking Curious Minds fund.More >>

New Zealander of the Year honours for academic and graduate

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:06:29 +1300 | Auckland University

New Zealander of the Year honours for academic and graduate Young New Zealander and Innovator of the Year both from the University of Auckland. More >>

Satellite images show fire devastation in Port Hills

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:16:48 +1300 | Deimos Imaging

Satellite imagery released by the Spanish company Deimos Imaging shows Christchurch's Port Hills, in New Zealand, before and after the wildfire that ripped through about 2075 hectares last week. More >>


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