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Moriori and Māori Ancestors Offered Dignity and Respect

Mon, 29 May 2017 09:54:04 +1200 | Te Papa

Today the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa will hold a pōwhiri to mark the return home of 59 Māori and Moriori ancestral remains from the United Kingdom and Europe.More >>

Budget 2017 light on science

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:28:29 +1200 | Science Media Centre

The Government has released this year’s Budget, with $250 million earmarked for science and innovation initiatives and an extra $880m for health. Finance Minister Steven Joyce delivered his first budget on Thursday: the National-led Government’s ...More >>

NZ beats Australia to space

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:25:41 +1200 | Science Media Centre

Rocket Lab launched its Electron rocket yesterday from the Māhia Peninsula, reaching space but failing to make it to orbit. More >>

Stardome Wins New Zealand Museum Award

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:28:32 +1200 | Stardome Observatory

Last night Stardome Observatory and Planetarium and Locales won the Exhibition Excellence – Science and Technology category at the ServiceIQ 2017 New Zealand Museum Awards in recognition for the new displays installed at Stardome in October 2016.More >>

NZ joins global response to antimicrobial resistance

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:44:04 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Food Safety Minister David Bennett welcome the announcement of New Zealand’s action plan for tackling the growing issue of antimicrobial resistance.More >>

Airways supports first Rocket Lab test launch

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:23:19 +1200 | Airways New Zealand

Rocket Lab today conducted the first test launch of its Electron rocket, supported by Airways New Zealand to ensure its safe passage through New Zealand’s airspace. More >>

Rocket launch a huge step for New Zealand’s space industry

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:43:26 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Minister for Economic Development Simon Bridges has congratulated the team at Rocket Lab on the successful launch of their first test rocket on the Mahia Peninsula. More >>

BUDGET 2017: Govt ups spending on science and innovation

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:20:08 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 25 (BusinessDesk) - (BusinessDesk) – Finance Minister Steven Joyce announced a $373 million increase in spending for science and innovation in a bid to help diversify the economy support more jobs and higher wages.More >>

$250 million earmarked for science & innovation initiatives

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:12:35 +1200 | Science Media Centre

Finance Minister Steven Joyce's first budget included boosts to science and research funds, including: More >>

Scientists plan to use novel technology

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:43:39 +1200 | Cawthron Institute

Protecting our waters: Scientists plan to use novel technology to help detect marine pests Source: Cawthron Institute -- Some of New Zealand’s international marine biosecurity partners are in the country to workshop the development of exciting new ...More >>

Budget 2017 reduces tax burden on innovation

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:09:37 +1200 | Deloitte

Proposals released to allow tax deductions for black hole feasibility expenditure Tax changes of one form or another can usually be expected to coincide with the release of the Budget each year. This year, we have seen the release of a Government discussion ...More >>

Greater science investment to protect and grow New Zealand

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:01:27 +1200 | Science New Zealand

Greater science investment to protect and grow New Zealand wealth and wellbeing Anthony Scott, chief executive of Science New Zealand, the peak body for the Crown Research Institutes, says today’s Budget is an investment in science research which will ...More >>

$81.9m for excellent high impact science

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:30:46 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon Paul Goldsmith Minister of Science and Innovation 25 May 2017 $81.9m for excellent high impact scienceMore >>

$40.5m for strategic science investment

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:29:58 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon Paul Goldsmith Minister of Science and Innovation 25 May 2017 $40.5m for strategic science investmentMore >>

Supporting a growing economy through innovation

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:11:04 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Budget 2017 will invest $372.8 million of new operating funding in the second round of the Government’s Innovative New Zealand programme, Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith say. “Every initiative ...More >>

New funding for Antarctica presence

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:07:26 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New funding of $9.6 million in Budget 2017 will see New Zealand’s presence in Antarctica continue while cementing the Government’s commitment to the continent, Foreign Affairs Minister Gerry Brownlee says.More >>

Plant & Food Research-Anagenix tie up

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:01:01 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 24 (BusinessDesk) - Crown research institute Plant & Food Research is about the reap the benefits from its first commercial partnership - the Innovation Cell - a venture aimed at bringing together science and marketing expertise to rapidly ...More >>

Upside to work with US Army on engineered skin replacement

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:02:12 +1200 | Upside Biotechnologies

Auckland New Zealand, May 24 2017: Regenerative medicine start-up Upside Biotechnologies has signed a CRADA (Cooperative Research and Development Agreement) with the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) based in Fort Detrick, Maryland.More >>

Manchester attack and trauma in young people — Expert Q&A

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:45:55 +1200 | Science Media Centre

Monday's deadly attack at a pop concert at the Manchester Arena, has led to the UK raising the national threat level to 'critical'. More >>

AXIS: Anatomy of Space

Wed, 24 May 2017 10:35:22 +1200 | Temop Dance Festival

NZ Arts Laureate Daniel Belton will take audiences on an immersive 360-degree dome cinema journey, thrilling the senses in his latest multi-media work AXIS: Anatomy of Space . Making its Auckland premiere on 21 and 22 June at the Stardome Observatory ...More >>