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PhD candidate Jack Pronger awarded Top Achiever Scholarship

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:28:42 +1200 | Waikato University

Jack Pronger is one of two first-year PhD candidates to be awarded a 2014 Top Achiever Doctoral Scholarship from the University of Waikato. The scholarship adds a one-off payment of $5000 to Jack’s Doctoral Scholarship from Waikato. His primary funding ...More >>

On eve of major conference, UN chief spurs green investment

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 10:24:03 +1200 | UN News

31 August 2014 – Encouraging partnerships between the private sector and small developing island nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday urged corporate leaders to invest in renewable energy and make historic strides in sustainability.More >>

SMC Heads-Up: E-cigarettes, SMCs gather in NZ, crisis advice

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:33:45 +1200 | Science Media Centre

SMC Heads-Up:E-cigarettes risks highlighted, SMCs gather in NZ, science advice in times of crisis More >>

New Biological Heritage Science Challenge

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:30:21 +1200 | Landcare Research

The new National Science Challenge, New Zealand’s Biological Heritage - Ngā Koiora Tuku Iho, announced today by Science and Innovation Minister, Hon Steven Joyce is much more than just a large research programme, according to Dr James Buwalda, Chair ...More >>

Promisia widens first-half loss as it chases US expansion

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:37:16 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Promisia Intergrative, the listed-therapeutic health supplements company, widened its first-half loss as it looks to expand its Arthrem brand into the United States. The shares gained.More >>

Challenge boosts protection of biological heritage

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:56:42 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The National Science Challenge – New Zealand’s Biological Heritage Ngā Koiora Tuku Iho – is to receive funding of $25.8 million over five years for research to protect and manage the country’s biodiversity, improve our biosecurity, and ...More >>

A night of celebration at the Romeo Bragato Wine Awards 2014

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:42:07 +1200 | Bragato Wine Awards

A Hawkes Bay Chardonnay has been awarded Champion Wine of Show at this year’s Romeo Bragato Wine Awards. More >>

Submissions sought on mosquito repellent

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:27:33 +1200 | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority is calling for submissions on a portable mosquito repellent for use outdoors. The repellent consists of a strip impregnated with metofluthrin, a substance from the pyrethroid family.More >>

Landmark book on New Zealand’s iconic tuatara released

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:59:30 +1200 | Canterbury University Press

A landmark publication about New Zealand’s iconic reptile, the tuatara, has been released by Canterbury University Press (CUP). More >>

Award winners make NZ safer and more prosperous

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:46:02 +1200 | Standards New Zealand

Awards were presented at the Beehive this week to people whose work plays a significant part in making New Zealand a safer and more prosperous place to live.More >>

First Global Conference on Science Advice to Governments

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:27:39 +1200 | Sir Peter Gluckman Chief Science Advisor

I want to welcome you to Auckland. When we planned this meeting we did not expect to be in the middle of an election campaign - an election which has been brought forward because NZ has the chance for the first time to be at G20 and there is broad ...More >>

Waimakariri Zone Committee focuses on local biodiversity

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:33:29 +1200 | Environment Canterbury

The Waimakariri Zone Committee will meet in Rangiora on Monday (1 September) for its regular monthly meeting to address local water management issues. More >>

Explosive undersea mission for intrepid Kiwi

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:48:12 +1200 | Sir Peter Blake Trust

MEDIA RELEASE 28 August 2014 Explosive undersea mission for intrepid Kiwi Local schools and scientists will be able to join New Zealander, Hannah Prior, on a high-tech deep sea mission in September, as part of an expedition led by world-renowned explorer ...More >>

Excellence and impact for top quality research

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:04:33 +1200 | University of Auckland

*Interviews: This was a University of Auckland seminar, but the two invited speakers, Dr Philip Campbell (who is the Editor-in-Chief of the world's most prestigious scientific journal, Nature) and Professor Mark Ferguson (the DG Sciene from Ireland) are in ...More >>

Whitewash Reviews: Part 1, New Zealand

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:43:06 +1200 | Paul Connett

This is the first of a two-part series on the whitewash reviews which are produced by pro-fluoridation governments in an attempt to defuse the growing efforts to end this foolish practice worldwide. Part 1 is on the whitewash review produced by the ...More >>

Partnership to Increase Ocean Research & Conservation in NZ

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:32:35 +1200 | NGO Conservation International

Unique partnership between University of Auckland and Conservation International aims to build scientific capacity and research. More >>

BCS Group leads TIN-100 manufacturing burst in 2014

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:07:12 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Baggage handling software and systems manufacturer BCS Group is the stand-out performer in the 2014 TIN-100 annual report on high tech New Zealand companies, growing total revenues 43 percent to more than $140 million in the latest ...More >>

It’s time for a post-Piketty vision of shared wealth

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:48:27 +1200 | Adam Parsons

It’s time for a post-Piketty vision of shared wealth. By Adam Parsons 28 August, 2014 More >>

A Nose for Good Design

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:38:10 +1200 | James Dyson Award

Zach Challies with his invention Using 3D technology to print off a new nose has won a Wellington inventor the top prize in the New Zealand leg of the fourteenth annual James Dyson Award, a global product design competition that celebrates, encourages ...More >>

Polar experts to speak in Christchurch

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:13:09 +1200 | Victoria University of Wellington

Two Antarctic scientists from Victoria University of Wellington will visit Christchurch next month to give free talks as part of the University’s 2014 Public Lecture Series. More >>

 

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