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Science Deadline: Midwifery concerns, three-parent bub

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:01:52 +1300 | Science Media Centre

Top news from the Science Media Centre's news-sharing platform. Mānuka honey a sweet solution for battling bacterial biofilms Endorsing science increases support for environmental policies Sorry Forbes, extinct NZ raven was one, not two ...More >>

NIWA Outlook: October - December 2016

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:46:38 +1300 | NIWA

ENSO (El Niño – Southern Oscillation) neutral conditions are still present in the tropical Pacific Ocean as a whole, although some indicators are currently in the weak La Niña category. Sea surface temperatures (SSTs) in the central equatorial ...More >>

400 beetles released to tackle big pest weed problem

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:14:38 +1300 | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has partnered with Thames-Coromandel District Council and Forest & Bird to release 400 small beetles to combat a big pest weed problem in New Zealand’s oldest arboretum.More >>

Sponges potential ‘winners’ in the face of climate change

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:13:54 +1300 | Victoria University of Wellington

New research from Victoria University of Wellington suggests some sea sponge species are likely to go the distance in the face of global climate change. More >>

Partnership will deliver major ecological gains

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:57:08 +1300 | Taranaki Mounga

Taranaki Mounga is today welcoming new strategic investors to its large-scale restoration project to transform Taranaki’s mountains and ranges into a haven for thriving wildlife.More >>

Christchurch wins International Antarctic Biology Symposium

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:21:12 +1300 | Christchurch and Canterbury Convention Bureau

Christchurch is to host the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) International Biology Symposium in 2021. More >>

They’re here - Kiwi-bred polled bulls

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:57:17 +1300 | CRV Ambreed

In a New Zealand first, from next dairy season CRV Ambreed will offer genetics to farmers that will guarantee the birth of polled calves. This announcement follows the recent births of a trio of homozygous polled bulls as part of the company’s ...More >>

NZ Pharmaceuticals seeks alternative bile supply

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:32:11 +1300 | BusinessDesk

New Zealand Pharmaceuticals, the specialty biopharmaceuticals manufacturer, is researching ways to use alternative raw materials in the manufacture of new products due to a potential shortage of bile supply from cows.More >>

UC researchers awarded $5 million for smart ideas

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:15:02 +1300 | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury researchers have been the most successful of all the New Zealand research institutes and universities in the MBIE Smart Ideas investment process, with five new scientific research projects awarded $5 million in funding.More >>

GNS Science Names New Chief Executive

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:42:09 +1300 | GNS Science

Ian Simpson, currently the Chief Executive of the Earthquake Commission, has been named as the new Chief Executive of GNS Science. He will take up his new role on 30 January 2017. More >>

Researchers pioneer lymphoma treatment

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:31:52 +1300 | TROG Cancer Research

Australian & New Zealand researchers pioneer world-first new standard of care for early stage lymphoma patients More >>

Scientists to survey uncharted seafloor area

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:22:47 +1300 | GNS Science

Scientists set off today on a 21-day voyage to map a previously uncharted section of the Colville Ridge, a large and mountainous seafloor structure about 500km northeast of Auckland. More >>

Ig Nobel award winners assess the personality of rocks

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:03:40 +1300 | Massey University

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks.More >>

Leading agri-tech researchers appointed top global role

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:39:22 +1300 | Make Lemonade

Massey University’s Professor Ian Yule, one of the world’s leading agri-tech researchers, has been voted president of the International Society of Precision Agriculture for 2018-2020.More >>

Restoring the world’s first recorded computer music

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:37:20 +1300 | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan ...More >>

Pathways to public health

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:29:30 +1300 | Massey University

The School of Public Health is hosting its first Public Health Symposium this Friday, - a forum for dialogue, debate and sharing of research and practice to improve public health in Aotearoa New Zealand.More >>

Daylight saving is the time to be SunSmart as UV increases

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:27:17 +1300 | Health Promotion Agency

Clocks jumping forward also signals that Ultra Violet (UV) radiation is increasing and can be damaging to skin and eyes when outside from September to April. NIWA scientists started measuring UV levels in New Zealand because of concern about ozone depletion.More >>

Nationwide search for conservation innovators kicks off

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:31:37 +1300 | WWF

Are you an inventor, an innovator, a creator? Could $25,000 help turn your idea into reality? More >>

Dog food research dazzles at 3MT finals

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:04:07 +1200 | Massey University

A veterinary researcher beat 10 other finalists to win the PhD finals of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition with his research on dog protein requirements. More >>

Inaugural Top Student Awards showcase top NZ tertiary talent

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:29:10 +1200 | Talent Solutions

New Zealand produces some of the greatest minds in business, innovation, education and research. The 2016 Top Student Awards proudly sponsored by Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CAANZ) and Accenture was an opportunity to showcase and celebrate ...More >>


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