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SMC Bulletin - Aus strawberries needled

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:42:17 +1200 | Science Media Centre

Aus strawberries needled Australia's strawberry industry was dealt a massive blow this week when needles were found in the fruit, by people who had purchased them from local stores. More >>

Professor Evans appointed new Chief Science Advisor to MBIE

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:48:10 +1200 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today announced the appointment of Professor Gary Evans to the role of Chief Science Advisor for MBIE. More >>

Counting sheep a new challenge for science students

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:51:20 +1200 | Young Farmers

Counting sheep is often touted as a remedy to help troubled sleepers nod off. More >>

Book investigates why some humans want to kill themselves

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:38:45 +1200 | University of Otago

University of Otago research psychologist Jesse Bering has explored the dark experiences of being suicidal, in his new book: A very human ending, how suicide haunts our species. More >>

Finalists for New Zealand River Stories announced

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:02:53 +1200 | Cawthron Institute

Finalists for New Zealand River Stories announced The finalists in the New Zealand River Stories category of the New Zealand River Awards have been announced to coincide with the celebration of World Rivers Day on 23 September.More >>

Applications closing soon for the Value of Medicines Award

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:26:13 +1200 | Medicines New Zealand

Only 1 week until applications close for the Value of Medicines Award 2018. The national award recognises translational, fundamental, or clinical research into existing emerging medicines or vaccines. It is open to researchers, professors, clinicians, students ...More >>

Measuring Groundwater Health

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:38:42 +1200 | ESR

ESR scientists studying groundwater aquifers in Canterbury and Southland are seeing a reduction in biological diversity due to an increase in nutrient concentrations. More >>

Anthonie Tonnon returning to Perpetual Guardian Planetarium

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:45:27 +1200 | Otago Museum

Anthonie Tonnon returning to the Perpetual Guardian Planetarium Otago Museum is thrilled to announce a return season of Anthonie Tonnon’s A Synthesized Universe , with another six shows to be performed in the Perpetual Guardian Planetarium from ...More >>

Enjoy the weekend weather as change is coming

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:21:34 +1200 | MetService

MetService is encouraging everyone to make the most of the weekend’s weather as a cold front approaches from the south bringing a return of ‘winter-like’ conditions. More >>

Canterbury innovation on display at NZ Cup & Show Week

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:14:40 +1200 | ChristchurchNZ

The humble Canterbury mudfish might seem a bit out of place amidst the glitz and glamour of New Zealand Cup and Show Week. More >>

Tourism New Zealand boosting regions through science

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:50:22 +1200 | Tourism New Zealand

New Zealand has some of the world’s leading scientific minds, and with the help of Tourism New Zealand, their international counterparts are travelling the world to hear them speak. More >>

Review finds meth standard not improperly influenced

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:58:32 +1200 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

An independent review commissioned by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has found the development of NZS 8510 Testing and decontamination of methamphetamine-contaminated properties (NZS 8510) was not improperly influenced by any particular interests or ...More >>

Standards system reassurance sought

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:03:58 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Hon Kris Faafoi has asked the Prime Minister’s chief science advisor Professor Juliet Gerrard FRSNZ to work with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to ensure Standards New Zealand’s standard-setting ...More >>

Increased catches from deep water supported by science

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:12:32 +1200 | Deepwater Group

Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash today announced his decisions on changes to fisheries catch limits from 1 October 2018. More >>

Cattle deaths following 1080 drop

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 09:47:11 +1200 | RNZ

The farmers whose cows might have been killed by 1080 says it's possible the animals escaped into the area where the poison was dropped. More >>

NZers to find and record hundreds of species

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 17:46:37 +1200 | iNaturalist

New Zealanders to find and record hundreds of species during Conservation Week. iNaturalist NZ is encouraging New Zealanders to find and record as many different species as they can in their neighbourhoods during Conservation Week for the first ...More >>

Minister Woods to attend World Economic Forum in China

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:52:52 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Minister Megan Woods will visit China to attend the 12th Annual Meeting of the New Champions World Economic Forum (WEF) in Tianjin, and meet with her ministerial counterparts in science and energy.More >>

LATE at the Museum Media Release

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:16:43 +1200 | Auckland Museum

LATE at the Museum Media Release: Just because something is bad, doesn’t mean it isn’t good – would it be a ‘tragedy’ not to take advantage of CRISPR gene-editing? More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Ardern pep talk

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 13:01:57 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

The intolerance being shown as this process unfolds in New Zealand betrays our depressing appetite for a tidily totalitarian style of government where everyone is expected to march in lockstep.More >>

NZ tech Inc should go ahead with a CTO without government

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 10:16:17 +1200 | Make Lemonade

The head of New Zealand biggest tech ecosystem NZTech today called on the country to set up a Chief Technology Advisor(s) – without the support of the government. NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says the government handling of the CTO process ...More >>


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