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Research to Use Bacteria in Revolutionary Ways

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:19:11 +1200 | Lincoln University

A new Lincoln Agritech research programme will find revolutionary ways of using naturally-occurring bacteria and fungi to increase the availability of nitrogen to plants and improve plants’ tolerance to stress. More >>

How To Vote To Ensure A More Open Government

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:43:25 +1200 | Joseph Cederwall

Part two of an Opening the Election 2017 series on Open Government in Aotearoa. If you are still wondering what open government is, and why it is important to NZ then the first article is a good start for you .More >>

Colourful weather on Election Day

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:01:59 +1200 | NIWA

Most New Zealanders can be confident of a dry trip to the polling booth on Saturday, according to NIWA meteorologist Seth Carrier. More >>

Threatening ecological impacts from neonicotinoid pesticides

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:38:01 +1200 | The Task Force on Systemic Pesticides

The Task Force on Systemic Pesticides’ 2017 assessment of neonics reveals new risks to biodiversity and ecosystemsMore >>

Scientists Warn Forest Loss May Lead to More Hurricanes

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:03:34 +1200 | CIFOR

Bogor (Indonesia), September 18, 2017 - According to emerging theories, the world’s standing forests may be protecting continents against cyclonic storms, such as hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones. But as these forests disappear, scientists anticipate more ...More >>

Cawthron announces 2017 scholarship recipients

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:26:55 +1200 | Cawthron Institute

Three young scientists will take up highly sought-after scholarship to do research at Cawthron Institute. More >>

Project to Understand Health of Lakes Gets $12m from MBIE

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:18:51 +1200 | Cawthron Institute

A project jointly led by GNS Science and the Cawthron Institute to understand the current and historic health of 380 New Zealand lakes has received $12 million over five years from the government’s Endeavour Fund.More >>

New supernova analysis reframes dark energy debate

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:32:57 +1200 | University of Canterbury

The accelerating expansion of the Universe may not be real, but could just be an apparent effect, according to new University of Canterbury research published in a journal of the Royal Astronomical Society.More >>

New Antarctic Science Platform announced

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 10:40:20 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Minister of Foreign Affairs Gerry Brownlee and Minister of Science and Innovation Paul Goldsmith have today announced that Antarctica New Zealand, in partnership with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, will jointly develop a new Antarctic ...More >>

Congratulated by Hon Paul Goldsmith on stellar export growth

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 10:04:44 +1200 | Dodson Motorsport

Glenfield, AUCKLAND – 14 September 2017 – High performance transmission specialists, Dodson Motorsport , hosted the Minister of Science and Innovation, Hon. Paul Goldsmith, at its facilities in Glenfield. In just over a decade the company has emerged as ...More >>

Callaghan student grants breaking records

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 09:59:03 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Callaghan Innovation has approved the 2017/18 round of Student Experience Grants, with 139 businesses to offer 358 students paid work over the summer break, Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith announced today.More >>

Access to Safe, Affordable and Legal Medicinal Cannabis

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:57:27 +1200 | Julie Anne Genter

Sick and dying people should have access to safe, affordable and legal cannabis for medicinal use. At the moment, patients who suffer from terminal illnesses and chronic pain who turn to cannabis for pain relief live in fear of being prosecuted. ...More >>

Cawthron Institute research to receive more than $20m

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 19:45:09 +1200 | Cawthron Institute

Media release: Cawthron Institute research proposals to receive more than $20 million from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Endeavour Fund More >>

Cassini's grand Saturn finale - Expert Reaction

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:42:36 +1200 | Science Media Centre

After a 20 year mission, NASA's spacecraft Cassini will meet its demise this week by plunging into Saturn's atmosphere and burning up. More >>

Lake snow research points strongly to genetic origins

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:16:41 +1200 | Otago Regional Council

Research commissioned by the Otago Regional Council has found that the genetic source of Lindavia intermedia (the algae responsible for creating lake snow) is highly likely to be from outside NZ.More >>

New Zealand Internet Research Forum 2017

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:48:15 +1200 | InternetNZ

Registrations for this year's New Zealand Internet Research Forum are open. More >>

Science and technology the answer to water quality

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:46:12 +1200 | Horticulture NZ

Using science and technology to inform sustainable farming practices and reduce adverse environmental impacts will have better outcomes than taxes will, Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says.More >>

New appointments to CRI Boards announced

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:42 +1200 | New Zealand Government

A number of new appointments have been made to three of the Government’s seven Crown Research Institutes, providing new talent and experience for the institutes, Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith announced today.More >>

New Callaghan Innovation Board appointments

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 12:59:40 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Two new appointments have been made to the Board of Callaghan Innovation that will provide a new set of skills and business experience, Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith announced today.More >>

Decades old DNA match aids battle against pasture pests

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 12:38:43 +1200 | AgResearch

AgResearch scientists tackling costly farm pests have shown their skills as amateur detectives, tracking down and using DNA from decades-old museum collections to prove their case.More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
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