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New PGP programme serves up healthier lamb

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:30:42 +1300 | Ministry For Primary Industries

Lamb lower in saturated fat could soon be on the menu with the approval of the business case for a new Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme between the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), Alliance Group and Headwaters New Zealand.More >>

World-leading project saves Antarctic legacy

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:59:28 +1300 | Antarctic Heritage Trust

The world’s most extreme conservation project has saved three historic buildings and thousands of artefacts once used by Captain Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton. More >>

Missing Mineral

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:47:45 +1300 | Joint Press Release

A major mineral is missing in many soils and most soil tests do not even monitor its presence. This mineral can increase stress resistance, boost photosynthesis and chlorophyll content, improve drought resistance, salt tolerance, soil fertility and ...More >>

International experts in multidisciplinary stroke conference

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:36:00 +1300 | University of Canterbury

Experts, engineers, physiologists, clinicians, medical academics and students from around the world will discuss the impact of new technology on helping recovering patients at an international stroke rehabilitation conference in Christchurch in ...More >>

Akaroa Hosts Seaweek Events 28th February to 8th March 2015

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:04:26 +1300 | Seaweek

The coast has been a great determiner of Akaroa’s economy, heritage and culture and in June the Akaroa marine reserve was opened. In celebration of all things coastal, Akaroa will host renowned marine expert, Professor Chris Battershill, as part of ...More >>

UC scientists on post-exercise cold water immersion benefits

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:03:04 +1300 | University of Canterbury

After monitoring recovery interventions in the Crusaders Super 15 rugby camp last year, University of Canterbury scientists want to investigate if immediate post-exercise cold water immersion is the main contributing recovery factor.More >>

Contributors to NZ Fluoride Review shown to be toothless

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:12:21 +1300 | Fluoride Free New Zealand

Contributors to the New Zealand Fluoride Review shown to be toothless. Monday, 26 January 2015, Press Release: Fluoride Free NZ Fluoride Free NZ calls for an open transparent public discussion of fluoridation where both sides of the argument can ...More >>

Research tests shows stroke patients’ memories do improve

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:57:10 +1300 | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury lab study tests show people’s memory can improve after a stroke. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch 23/1/15

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:31:31 +1300 | NIWA

Weekly update to help media assess likelihood of extremely dry weather preceding a drought. Regions experiencing severely to extremely drier than normal soils conditions are deemed “hotspots”. More >>

SMC Deadline: Fishy supplements, missing rock wren and RMA

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:49:47 +1300 | Science Media Centre

New from the SMC ‘Fishy’ labels for fish oil supplements Formaldehyde in e-cigarettes – expert responds Proposed Resource Management Act changes- experts respond Fish oil capsules fall short on quality, freshness – experts respond 2014 hottest year ...More >>

New exhibition: Te Papa’s recent scientific discoveries

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:11:29 +1300 | Te Papa

The national museum has opened a new exhibition DeCLASSIFIED! Nature’s secrets exposed at Te Papa to showcase recent discoveries by its scientists. More >>

KiwiNet on the hunt for NZ’s best research commercialisation

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:49:42 +1300 | KiwiNet

Hamilton, NZ, 22 January 2015 – Entries are open for the 2015 KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards. The KiwiNet Awards celebrate the achievements of individuals, teams and organisations, who are transforming clever science into valuable commercial ...More >>

Canterbury-based Business Creates Hype

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:45:46 +1300 | Creative Hype Ltd

Prior to Christmas, the fledgling sports marketing and promotion company was confirmed as overall winner of the 2014 ANZ Flying Start Business Plan competition. That accolade followed recognition of Creative Hype products as amongst the most innovative in ...More >>

StretchSense wins world recognition in wearable tech space

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:01:54 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Jan. 21 (BusinessDesk) - StretchSense, a start-up which develops and manufactures wearable sensors, has been selected by an international jury as one of the world’s most innovative wearable technology companies.More >>

StretchSense joins global elite of wearable tech firms

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:23:51 +1300 | StretchSense

Auckland, New Zealand, Jan 21, 2015 - An Auckland based firm has hit the jackpot with its selection by an international jury, as one of the most innovative wearable technology companies in the world.More >>

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga advances in Māori CoRE Funding Roun

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:09:12 +1300 | University of Auckland

The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) announced today that Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) has been selected as the only applicant to go forward to the next stage of the Māori CoRE funding ...More >>

Māori focused CoRE one step closer

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:08:10 +1300 | Tertiary Education Commission

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, hosted by the University of Auckland, has been invited to submit a full application as part of the process for selecting a Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) focused on Māori research.More >>

Dietary supplement may protect the brain from injury

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 09:44:56 +1300 | University of Auckland

The dietary supplement creatine can protect the brain when its oxygen supply is reduced, a University of Auckland study has found. More >>

Boosting food production through phosphorus

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:03:29 +1300 | Lincoln University

Lincoln University is joining forces with a prominent Chilean university research institute to address pressing issues involving the essential role of phosphorus in global food production. More >>

Happy Birthday Scott Base!

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:51:09 +1300 | Antarctica New Zealand

Today, Antarctica New Zealand and the Antarctic community celebrate the 58th anniversary of Scott Base, establishing New Zealand's permanent residence in Antarctica.More >>


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