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USA Eclipse: NZ Company to Track Clouds for Millions

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:22:38 +1200 | CLIMsystems

Weather forecasting data are more accessible these days from very reputable providers. CLIMsystems’ sister institution ExtendWeather has been creating distinctive products for several years. More >>

Philosopher heads up bioethics panel

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:38:41 +1200 | University of Auckland

A philosopher from the Faculty of Arts is one of two University of Auckland academics convening the first bioethics panel in New Zealand focused on the ethical and social challenges to eradicating invasive predators. More >>

Student ingenuity on show at NIWA Science Fair

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:22:37 +1200 | NIWA

Science students from around south and east Auckland are putting their ingenuity and analytical skills on the line at next week’s annual NIWA South and east Auckland Science and Technology Fair. About 120 entries have been received from almost 200 ...More >>

Scientist makes new homes for baby paua

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:51:01 +1200 | NIWA

Twelve bespoke concrete structures resembling upside down oven trays may hold the key to restoring the paua population off Kaikoura wiped out by last November's earthquake.More >>

PM's Press Conference 14/8/17: Mental Health and Evidence

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:12:11 +1200 | Lyndon Hood

The Prime Minister was joined by Health Minister Jonathan Coleman at today's post-cabinet press conference. They announced a suite of new mental health initiatives costing $100 million . Prime Minister English described it as a 'significant broadening and ...More >>

Councils retain right to regulate GE trees

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 21:40:04 +1200 | Soil and Health Association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 13 August 2017 The Soil & Health Association is thrilled that newly released standards for forestry no longer include a controversial clause that would have allowed the planting of genetically engineered (GE) trees across ...More >>

Science Deadline: Water royalties, seabed mining, Kauri

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:12:24 +1200 | Science Media Centre

Fresh water policies abound National and Labour touted their fresh water policies this week, with Jacinda Adern's announcement to charge farmers and water bottlers a royalty making the biggest splash. On Tuesday, National announced that 100 rivers ...More >>

2018 New Zealander of the Year Awards Update

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:45:30 +1200 | New Zealander of the year

The New Zealander of the Year Awards office is pleased to provide the following nominations update for the 2018 New Zealander of the Year Awards. • 41 people have been nominated for the 2018 New Zealander of the Year title. • There has been a surge in nominations ...More >>

Updated investment plan sees $21m for REANNZ

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 12:59:57 +1200 | New Zealand Government

A new investment of $21 million over seven years for the Research Education and Advanced Network New Zealand (REANNZ), will ensure the country’s top researchers have the ability to collaborate over long distances, Science and Innovation Minister Paul ...More >>

Native Spider Named after University of Canterbury Academic

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 10:08:10 +1200 | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury Adjunct Professor of Science Communication Dr Simon Pollard has had a native spider named after him. More >>

RiverWatch technology providing open water quality data

Thu, 3 Aug 2017 21:37:01 +1200 | WAI NZ

Water Action Initiative (WAI) NZ wainz.org.nz has been working to protect New Zealand's rivers, lakes and streams since 2012. New Zealand's biggest problem apart from the obvious degradation of water quality, is the sparse data that is currently being ...More >>

EPA Failings Leave New Zealand Vulnerable to Toxicity

Thu, 3 Aug 2017 16:27:56 +1200 | GE Free NZ

EPA Failings Leave New Zealand Vulnerable to Toxicity of Common Herbicide A new report on the health risks of glyphosate-based herbicides highlights major flaws in the integrity of regulations vital to the protection of New Zealand. The report released ...More >>

Marsden Fund Investment Plan released

Thu, 3 Aug 2017 14:27:01 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith says a new three year Investment Plan for the Marsden Fund, launched today by the Marsden Fund Council, will help guide the strategic direction of the fund and contribute to the National Statement of Science ...More >>

Geopark could be ideal prospect for Kaikoura

Thu, 3 Aug 2017 13:57:34 +1200 | Lincoln University

Turning Kaikoura’s unique geological features into a geopark could be a perfect way to harness the region’s natural beauty and sustain its economy, says Lincoln University Master of Planning student Josi Kaloumaira.More >>

UNESCO Science Partnership Building Bridges in the Pacific

Wed, 2 Aug 2017 11:09:28 +1200 | Massey University

A potentially game-changing low-cost mobile genetic diagnostics system to detect and quantify pathogens in food, water, humans, livestock and crops in Pacific Islands is among projects Massey University will lead with its newly established partnership ...More >>

Astrobiology & Milestone Moments for Life on Ancient Earth

Wed, 2 Aug 2017 10:35:26 +1200 | University of Waikato

Windows to other worlds: Antarctic lakes, astrobiology and milestone moments for life on ancient earth More >>

Actuarial Scholarship announced

Wed, 2 Aug 2017 10:24:38 +1200 | CIGNA

Hawkes Bay’s Andrew Russell’s passion for actuarial science sees him win the 2017 Cigna Actuary Scholarship – worth $5k More >>

Social Investment in Hi-Tech Health Service for Otangarei

Wed, 2 Aug 2017 08:40:33 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Te Kura o Otangarei, Te Hau Āwhiowhio o Otangarei Trust and the Northland Social Well Being Governance Group is making iMOKO available for tamariki in Otangarei, Whangarei. More >>

New Zealand-Grown Nanogirl Show a Hit in Singapore

Tue, 1 Aug 2017 19:39:47 +1200 | Nanogirl

New Zealand-Grown Nanogirl Show a Hit in Singapore The New Zealand-made ‘Nanogirl Live!’ science show, created by Nanogirl Labs, was staged in Singapore last week as the flagship event of the Singapore Science Festival 2017. Hosted by Singapore’s ...More >>

UNESCO science partnership building bridges in the Pacific

Tue, 1 Aug 2017 15:33:45 +1200 | Massey University

A potentially game-changing low-cost mobile genetic diagnostics system to detect and quantify pathogens in food, water, humans, livestock and crops in Pacific Islands is among projects Massey University will lead with its newly established partnership ...More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
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