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NIWA Outlook: September-November 2015

Fri, 4 Sep 2015 15:59:09 +1200 | NIWA

Strong El Niño conditions are present in the tropical Pacific ocean. Sea surface temperature anomalies in the central and eastern Pacific intensified during August 2015 and are now close to +2oC. The Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) is strongly ...More >>

High school student triumphs at science awards

Fri, 4 Sep 2015 15:27:27 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has congratulated Orewa College’s Jennifer Palmer on becoming the first school student to take top honours at the Sir Paul Callaghan EUREKA! Awards. Jennifer, a year 12 student, won the $10,000 Premier Award for a ...More >>

New ocean acidification research

Fri, 4 Sep 2015 14:00:48 +1200 | NIWA

NIWA scientists are carrying out a major research project to determine how New Zealand’s marine ecosystems are faring under climate change. More >>

$10 million gift for cancer research in Auckland

Fri, 4 Sep 2015 13:10:18 +1200 | University of Auckland

A Chinese entrepreneur who has worked hard to build up a successful business since he arrived with his family 20 years ago, will make a $10 million donation to cancer research in Auckland.More >>

Internationally respected audiology at Auckland

Fri, 4 Sep 2015 09:50:54 +1200 | Auckland University

Twenty-five years ago a clinical audiology training programme was established at the University of Auckland – now it is internationally respected with graduates working around the world. In 1990 the University of Auckland set up the Audiology ...More >>

Smart Modelling to Help with Aquifer Management

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 15:58:37 +1200 | GNS Science

Smart modelling techniques are going to provide the horsepower behind a range of new methods to improve the management of New Zealand’s aquifers. More >>

Funding of almost $14m for eight major research projects

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 15:55:45 +1200 | University of Auckland

University of Auckland research in environment, health, agriculture and electricity technology received close to $14 million in funding from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, announced today. More >>

Lighting up New Zealand – Te Koanga

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 15:45:37 +1200 | University of Auckland

The Spring equinox on the 23rd of this month will be marked with a nation-wide celebration for the 2015 UNESCO International Year of Light, with a gala and week-long series of activities and events. More >>

Research supported in science investment round

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 15:37:52 +1200 | University of Otago

Five innovative University of Otago-led research programmes are being backed with $5.7M in new science investment funding announced by the Government today. More >>

Prestigious Awards in Psychology

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 14:51:27 +1200 | NZ Psychological Society

The New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS) -the largest membership association for psychologists in New Zealand, offers awards for excellence in practice and research related to psychology and social justice issues.More >>

Re-dated New Guinea pottery: early Austronesian fingerprint

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 14:30:40 +1200 | University of Otago

A University of Otago-led research team has unexpectedly discovered the first evidence that the ancestors of Polynesians did not bypass New Guinea on their way from Southeast Asia to colonise remote areas of the Pacific, as was previously thought.More >>

$96.5 million for new science research programmes

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 12:08:04 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has today announced funding for 48 new science research programmes, for a total investment of $96.5 million over the next four years.More >>

Animal health at stake if HT swede sales continue

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 11:51:07 +1200 | Green Party

The Green Party is calling for herbicide tolerant (HT) swedes to be removed from sale after a Dairy NZ report today confirmed high levels of toxins in the swedes have led to cows dying.More >>

Three trillion trees estimated worldwide

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 10:16:08 +1200 | Landcare Research

A new study has found there are more than three trillion trees in the world – about eight times higher than previous estimates. More >>

Festival for the Future draws 500 world-changing young Kiwis

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 09:24:49 +1200 | Festival for the Future

AUCKLAND - More than 500 young people from across New Zealand, Australia, and the Pacific are bringing their dreams and plans for a better world to the fifth annual Festival for the Future this weekend.More >>

New partnership to provide data firepower for NZ’s future

Wed, 2 Sep 2015 11:56:58 +1200 | University of Auckland

New Zealand’s two major science computer providers are to form an alliance that will benefit New Zealand science researchers across Universities and Crown Research Institutes.More >>

Thomson Reuters launches new Cloud-based System

Tue, 1 Sep 2015 09:14:11 +1200 | NZPA

Thomson Reuters launches new Cloud-based Practice Management System for small law firms, sole practitioners and Barristers More >>

New study to identify genetic link with obesity and diabetes

Tue, 1 Sep 2015 09:11:08 +1200 | Auckland University

The largest ever study to identify genes that predispose New Zealanders to obesity and type-2 diabetes was announced today by the Maurice Wilkins Centre at the annual Queenstown Research Week. Study researchers will analyse up to 500 genes suspected ...More >>

House of Science Tauranga gets great ‘reaction’

Tue, 1 Sep 2015 09:09:20 +1200 | TrustPower

House of Science Tauranga scooped the Supreme Award at the 2015 Trustpower Tauranga Community Awards last night. The Awards were announced and presented last night (Monday, August 31) at the Tauranga Golf Club in front of almost 120 spectators, the majority ...More >>

Rubicon turns to full-year profit on Tenon improvement

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:07:00 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 31 (BusinessDesk) - Rubicon, the forestry biotech company, returned to full-year profit on a recovery in earnings for Tenon, the wood mouldings company it owns 59.8 percent of, and said it was disappointed that its shares haven't tracked Tenon's ...More >>


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