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Wet feet on World Water Day

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:05:55 +1300 | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Teachers from ten Bay of Plenty Schools got their feet wet yesterday, as they learnt how to assess stream health and teach students about freshwater use and impacts. More >>

Wanaka events to showcase Southern Lakes research

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:25:52 +1300 | Otago Regional Council

Southern Lakes district residents will soon have an opportunity to learn more about their lakes and the people that use them, with two unique events planned for Queenstown and Wanaka between March 31 and April 2. The University of Otago’s new multidisciplinary ...More >>

Speaking tour by Dr Charles Lapp

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:19:08 +1300 | Associated New Zealand Myalgic Encephalopathy Soci

ANZMES (Associated New Zealand Myalgic Encephalopathy Society) is pleased to host a speaking tour by Dr Charles Lapp, Physician and Medical Director of Hunter Hopkins Centre in North Carolina, USA. Dr Lapp is widely recognised both nationally and internationally ...More >>

Upside Biotechnologies raises $2.3 mln in funding round

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:00:18 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 22 (BusinessDesk) - Upside Biotechnologies, a regenerative medicine start-up, said it has successfully raised $2.3 million in its Series A funding round. More >>

Dr Rebecca Priestley wins Prime Minister’s Prize

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:33:15 +1300 | Te Punaha Matatini

Te Pūnaha Matatini investigator Dr Rebecca Priestley has been announced as the winner of the 2016 Prime Minister’s Science Communication Prize. More >>

Study improves prediction of movement recovery

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:24:33 +1300 | Health Research Council

Kiwi researchers have developed a new and simple process that is helping therapists accurately predict how well their patients will regain the use of their hands and arms after a stroke.   Associate Professor Cathy Stinear and her team at the University ...More >>

NZ research is improving stroke patients rehabilitation

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:21:55 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith says new internationally-recognised research that aims to improve rehabilitation of people after they have a stroke is an important step forward.More >>

Learning the mechanics of biomechanics

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:42:38 +1300 | Massey University

What do a rugby scrum, hip replacement surgery and a game of Wii bowling all have in common? What about rising from a chair, jumping on a trampoline, or making a bed? More >>

Dunedin Study team wins 2016 Prime Minister’s Science Prize

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:03:24 +1300 | PM's Science Prizes

A research team that attracts millions of dollars of overseas funding annually and has influenced health and social policies internationally has been awarded the 2016 Prime Minister’s Science Prize.More >>

Prime Minister’s $1 million science prizes presented

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:02:26 +1300 | PM's Science Prizes

The 2016 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes, which provide a total of $1 million across five categories, have been presented in Wellington today. More >>

Hudson congratulates Prime Minister’s Science Prize winner

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:31:26 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

Ōhāriu-based National List MP, Brett Hudson, is delighted to hear a Prime Minister’s Science Prize has been awarded to Wellingtonian, and former Onslow College pupil, Catherine Pot.More >>

Hutt Valley teacher wins a Prime Minister’s Science Prize

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:58:38 +1300 | Chris Bishop

National List MP based in the Hutt Valley, Chris Bishop, is delighted to hear a Prime Minister’s Science Prize has been awarded to Stokes Valley science teacher, Dianne Christenson.More >>

Prime Minister’s Science Prizes announced

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:56:51 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith has today announced the winners of New Zealand’s most valuable and prestigious annual science awards, the Prime Minister’s Science Prizes.More >>

UC earthquake researcher receives PM’s science honour

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:49:09 +1300 | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury professor leading worldwide research into the effects of ground-shaking caused by earthquakes has been presented with one of New Zealand’s top science prizes.More >>

Volunteering plays a role in water quality

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:51:44 +1300 | Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering New Zealand marks World Water Day today by promoting the ways and means volunteers ensure safe and clean water both domestically and internationally. More >>

High School Students on the Ball in Learning Robotics

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:58:22 +1300 | Eastern Institute of Technology

While Star Wars’ legends C_3PO and R2-D2 may not be quaking in their metal boots, Hawke’s Bay Schools Trades Academy students are designing and building ‘robots’ that are smart enough to play ball.More >>

New Zealand MPs engage in European talks

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:20:50 +1300 | New Zealand Government

A cross-party delegation is heading to Europe this week for the 20th Inter-parliamentary Meeting with the European Parliament and talks with Belgian parliamentarians. The delegation will then travel to the United Kingdom, for meetings with parliamentarians.More >>

PM's Press Conference 20/03/17: Water everywhere

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:23:44 +1300 | The Scoop Team

Monday's Post-Cabinet press conference focused on water, with the Prime Minister fielding questions about the possibility pricing water taken for export. More >>

New role to develop international MedTech partnerships

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:23:07 +1300 | University of Auckland

Developing more international partnerships and investor opportunities for medical technology is the focus of Dr Diana Siew’s new role as strategic partnership specialist for the University of Auckland’s bioengineering institute.More >>

Under 5 Fest - Celebrate Science through Play!

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:57:47 +1300 | Science Alive

Science Alive's annual Under 5 Fest begins tomorrow Tuesday, 21st March and will be running through till Sunday 26th March - located at Table Tennis Canterbury (Blenheim Road), our popular kids Science Festival will be better than ever!More >>

 

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