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WASSP Sounder Technology Receives a $15.0m R&D Growth Grant

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 16:46:22 +1300 | Electronic Navigation Ltd

ENL Group will receive a $15m R&D Growth Grant from Callaghan Innovation to assist with ongoing investment in its globally recognised and New Zealand made WASSP Multibeam Sounder. More >>

Spring Climate Summary: Wet and Warm for Many

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 16:41:21 +1300 | NIWA

A wetter and warmer than normal spring for many Rainfall Rainfall was well above normal (> 149%) in the Wellington region and eastern parts of Otago. Rainfall was above normal (120-149%) in parts of Northland, Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Nelson, Tasman ...More >>

Taking the Long View: Books for Summer Reading

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 13:39:44 +1300 | Gord Stewart

A bit of advice: When organising your summer reading, put Project Kiwi on the list. In fact, you should move it right to the top. More >>

2017 STM Secondary Scholarships open

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 10:09:34 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata is encouraging graduates in high-demand teaching subjects to put their names forward for the 2017 Science, Technology and Maths Secondary Scholarships.More >>

Synthase Biotech raises $800,000 for groundbreaking research

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 22:07:03 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Synthase Biotech, set up last year to commercialise a plant-based enzyme that stops fats going rancid, has raised $800,000 in its first external capital raising.More >>

New Zealand Climate Summary: November 2016

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 17:24:42 +1300 | NIWA

New Zealand Climate Summary: November 2016 Issued: 5 December 2016 A wet and cloudy month for many. Rainfall Rainfall was above normal (120-149% of normal) for large parts of the North Island with the exception of coastal Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay ...More >>

An astronaut, a Cousteau and Gin Wigmore take to the ice

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 15:18:27 +1300 | TEDxScottBase

An astronaut, a Cousteau, international researchers, sustainable business leaders, a renowned photographer, an award-winning film maker and one of New Zealand’s most popular musicians are joining forces to highlight climate change, celebrate science ...More >>

New insights on limb evolution from Auckland

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 11:58:44 +1300 | University of Auckland

An Auckland medical scientist has contributed to a better understanding of the role of muscles in limb evolution from fish to land animals, in research published recently. More >>

Science Deadline: science sector, organ donors, earthquakes

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:36:28 +1300 | Science Media Centre

Science Deadline: How is the science sector tracking, organ donors compensated and earthquake's psychosocial effects More >>

SouthSci Fund Extended for 2017 in South Auckland

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:10:12 +1300 | COMET Auckland

COMET Auckland and The Auckland STEM Alliance are pleased to announce that the Participatory Science Platform: South Auckland pilot (known locally as SouthSci), is open again in 2017: and accepting applications for projects until the 3rd March. More >>

Maori Party RMA Deal Breaches Its Own Environment Policy

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 14:03:58 +1300 | Soil and Health Association

The Maori Party’s deal with National over reforms to resource management breach the party’s own policy to work towards a GE-Free New Zealand, the Soil & Health Association says. More >>

Huge savings for economy from humble wasp

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:05:18 +1300 | AgResearch

A humble Irish wasp has saved New Zealand almost half a billion dollars, AgResearch estimates. More >>

New Māori Research - Seeding Excellence And Future Change

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 17:17:19 +1300 | Nga Pae o te Maramatanga

NPM NEW MĀORI RESEARCH - SEEDING EXCELLENCE AND FUTURE CHANGE Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga – New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence (NPM) is currently seeding a suite of new projects that will deliver positive change through vital Māori research.More >>

December 2016 – Some barbecue weather in the mix

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 13:06:37 +1300 | MetService

Most of New Zealand experienced a very wet November, due to frequent lows on the weather map. It was the wettest November on record for Wellington, and the third wettest November for Dunedin. “Kelburn recorded 239mm of rainfall last month, a ...More >>

Minister releases new Biodiversity Action Plan

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 13:02:52 +1300 | New Zealand Government

A new action plan setting targets for protection of New Zealand’s unique native animals and environment has been officially released by Conservation Minister Maggie Barry.More >>

Tūtira Restoration Options Presented

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 12:54:00 +1300 | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Media Release 1 December 2016 Tūtira Restoration Options Presented Scientific modelling of Lake Tūtira has not only given Hawke’s Bay Regional Council a better understanding of how the lake works, it has also highlighted some options for improving water quality ...More >>

Lower Hutt students learn the science of goo and poo

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:48:56 +1300 | Hutt City Council

A group of Naenae Intermediate School students have got in the poo – all in the interest of having fun with science. More >>

Are you willing to give up the steering wheel?

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:32:30 +1300 | Aurecon

Imagine, in a few years’ time, you’re standing on a street corner waiting for your Uber to arrive. It turns up, exactly when it said it would, but there’s no driver. Would you climb in? Are you ready to put your faith in driverless technology?More >>

Science and Innovation System Performance Report

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:56:13 +1300 | Science Media Centre

A snapshot of New Zealand's science and innovation system has laid out where we are doing well and where there is room for improvement compared to other small advanced economies. More >>

Role of “cancer bubbles” in deadly clotting uncovered

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:50:43 +1300 | University of Otago

Chemotherapy stimulates the release of tiny bubbles from the surface of cancer cells that cause potentially fatal blood clots, new University of Otago research has found. More >>


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