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Migration of Shorebirds under Threat

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:33:19 +1300 | Birds New Zealand

The President of Birds NZ, David Lawrie, recently attended the 9th conference of the Australasian Wader Study Group in Darwin. This is a meeting of researchers and interested people associated with shorebirds from Australia and New Zealand. More >>

Ice telescope uncovers mysteries of the universe

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:29:23 +1300 | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury (UC) astroparticle physicist will explain how a telescope made from ice can help scientists search for high-energy particles from the cosmos at a public talk on Friday (3 October) at New Zealand’s premiere IceFest festival.More >>

Recovered little blue penguin released at Himatangi

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:27:38 +1300 | Wildbase

Ian McKelvie assists Wildbase Technicians with the release of the little blue penguin at Himatangi Beach Video: http://vimeo.com/107542614 More >>

Changes to Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre messages

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:02:06 +1300 | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management advises that while changes to Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre messages come into effect from today (Wednesday 1 October), the Ministry has been, and remains, the authoritative voice for tsunami ...More >>

Name change signals expanded ability for patent owners

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:25:10 +1300 | sticK

A name's an important clue to how a company represents itself to the world. So, the change to IP Nexus from IP Exchange represents a business and philosophical change for the Hong Kong based but globally oriented company.More >>

Mayor admits “this is really mining”

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 10:34:03 +1300 | Protect Karangahake Group

At a public meeting The Hauraki District Council hosted on Tuesday evening in response to uproar about the mining operations due to start in Karangahake Mayor John Tredgida admitted that what New Talisman’s plans to start is in fact mining.More >>

Solutions in reach; world biodiversity suffers major decline

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 10:00:15 +1300 | World Wildlife Fund

Global wildlife populations have declined by more than half in just 40 years as measured in WWF's Living Planet Report 2014. Wildlife's continued decline highlights the need for sustainable solutions to heal the planet, according to the report released today.More >>

Terracycle Tackles Oral Care Waste

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:52:23 +1300 | TerraCycle

1 October - For the first time in New Zealand, oral care waste is now recyclable. TerraCycle and Colgate have partnered to create a recycling solution for the nation’s oral care waste through the Colgate Oral Care Brigade. More >>

Medical malpractices: Light at the end of the tunnel?

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:27:15 +1300 | Citizen News Service

Medical malpractices: Is there light at the end of the tunnel? By Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant, 1 October 2014 More >>

Victoria researcher awarded prestigious fellowship

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:39:41 +1300 | Victoria University of Wellington

A Victoria University of Wellington researcher is among a small group of leading New Zealand scientists to receive Rutherford Discovery Fellowships. More >>

EPA hazardous substances poster wins award in San Francisco

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:37:27 +1300 | Environmental Protection Authority

A poster presented by two members of the hazardous substances applications team from the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) won first equal at an international conference held in San Francisco.More >>

Rutherford Discovery Fellowships awarded

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:51:17 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Ten of New Zealand’s most talented early to mid-career researchers have been awarded Rutherford Discovery Fellowships for 2014, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce announced today.More >>

ROK:UN Meeting Tackles Safe Use of Living Modified Organisms

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:30:06 +1300 | UN News

Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias. UN Photo/Maria Elisa Franco More >>

Protected corals could be wiped out by deep sea mining

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:19:12 +1300 | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

Wellington-30 September 2014—Mining phosphate from the seabed of the Chatham Rise would remove a protected coral species crucial to the local ecosystem, an Environmental Protection Agency hearing into a seabed mining proposal was told this morning. More >>

Traditional local knowledge helps Tonga face climate change

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:17:50 +1300 | Caritas Aotearoa

In the face of increasingly severe storms and changing weather patterns causing drought and floods, Caritas in Tonga is integrating traditional local knowledge of plants and weather warnings with scientific observations to help communities prepare and ...More >>

DOC appoints Lincoln Professor as Chief Science Advisor

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:43:58 +1300 | Lincoln University

Lincoln University Professor of Environmental Management Ken Hughey has been appointed to the newly created position of Chief Science Advisor with the Department of Conservation (DOC).More >>

Leadership programme developed for dairying women

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:34:42 +1300 | Joint Media Statement

A pilot programme to develop the skills and confidence of dairy women to influence and lead positive change in their businesses and communities begins in November. More >>

LCT collaborates to develop novel neurological treatments

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:15:22 +1300 | Living Cell Technologies

Living Cell Technologies Limited has formed a collaboration with the Centre for Brain Research (CBR). The research collaboration will identify additional neurodegenerative disease targets for clinical studies of LCT’s lead product NTCELL®. More >>

Early detection key to avoiding large Ebola outbreaks

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:53:13 +1300 | Massey University

Improved diagnosis of people with severe fevers is essential in the battle against the deadly Ebola virus, a study published in the Journal of Infection in Developing Countries has found.More >>

Volcanic eruption in Japan - experts respond

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:56:34 +1300 | Science Media Centre

Japanese volcano Mount Ontake erupted suddenly over the weekend, when the popular recreational site was crowded with hikers, resulting in significant casualties. More >>

 

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