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Victory for Rural Communities

Sun, 27 May 2018 18:13:23 +1200 | GE Free Northland

Victory for Rural Communities- Federated Farmers of NZ Drop Controversial GMO Appeal GE-FREE Northland 26 May 2018 Media release More >>

Victory for local communities

Sat, 26 May 2018 14:01:23 +1200 | GE Free Northland

GE-Free Northland are celebrating the news that Federated Farmers of NZ have finally withdrawn their controversial GE/GMO appeal against Whangarei District Council and Far North District Council (1).More >>

2018 Hi-Tech Awards winners announced

Sat, 26 May 2018 11:42:10 +1200 | Hi-Tech Trust

2018 Hi-Tech Awards winners announced Record number attend gala dinner Highlights: • Invenco named Hi-Tech Company of the Year • Claudia Batten inducted into the NZ Hi-Tech Hall of Fame • Dexibit takes out two awards Christchurch, May 25, 2018 ...More >>

SMC: How biodegradable are bags?

Fri, 25 May 2018 15:43:03 +1200 | Science Media Centre

How biodegradable are bags? Plastic bags are currently public enemy number one, but are biodegradable bags any better? More >>

Engineer warns of lack of action over aluminium cladding

Fri, 25 May 2018 15:42:08 +1200 | RNZ

A leading engineer who ran an audit in New Zealand prompted by the Grenfell Tower fire is accusing ministry officials of failing to act over what he says are potentially unsafe building panels.More >>

Kāpiti Expressway continues to spring leaks

Fri, 25 May 2018 15:20:11 +1200 | RNZ

Repairs on the $630 million Kāpiti Expressway are ongoing as the road continues to spring leaks. More >>

Solution for M bovis goes down to wire, expected to cost $1b

Fri, 25 May 2018 09:42:08 +1200 | RNZ

Wrangling over what to do about the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis is going down to the wire but whatever the solution, it is expected to cost about $1 billion. More >>

NZ Space Challenge winner announced

Thu, 24 May 2018 17:45:03 +1200 | Christchurch NZ

NZ Space Challenge winner announced Thursday 24 May 2018 The search for New Zealand’s top space talent has come to an end, with the winner of the 2018 NZ Space Challenge announced in Christchurch tonight. The inaugural Space Challenge was won by GPS Control ...More >>

Compost - a hidden source of plastic pollution

Thu, 24 May 2018 16:06:36 +1200 | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

Compost - a hidden source of plastic pollution. The extensive use of all kinds of plastic in food production is a ticking time bomb because of the risks it poses to the environment and human health, says ESR Environmental Scientist Olga Pantos. Dr ...More >>

Fishing industry lies revealed in leaked report

Thu, 24 May 2018 11:54:54 +1200 | RNZ

Some of the country's biggest fishing companies have been under-reporting their hoki catch by hundreds of tonnes, according to a leaked fisheries report. More >>

Young NZ explorers halfway in Greenland crossing

Thu, 24 May 2018 10:24:58 +1200 | Antarctic Heritage Trust

Four intrepid young explorers crossing the Greenland Ice Cap have just reached the halfway point on their gruelling 560-kilometre expedition. The team are making the crossing on skis, dragging 60 kilograms of supplies and equipment behind them on ...More >>

New study aims to understand workplace wellbeing

Thu, 24 May 2018 10:20:44 +1200 | Massey University

Massey University’s Healthy Work Group has launched a new research project to comprehensively measure the relationship between working conditions and stress-related illness in New Zealand.More >>

NZ Blood Service benefits from $8m investment in new IT

Thu, 24 May 2018 10:06:41 +1200 |

A new IT system for New Zealand’s blood banks means patient files are available digitally nationwide and allows for innovations such as smart fridges to be trialled. The $8 million project by the New Zealand Blood Service took more than two years ...More >>

Research: exercise does a lot of good for ageing muscles

Thu, 24 May 2018 10:00:39 +1200 | University of Otago

Getting old doesn’t necessarily mean getting weak and frail – just a little bit of exercise can help maintain muscle mass and strength, Otago research has revealed. More >>

Trust doubts benefit of retailers' compost bag switch

Wed, 23 May 2018 15:41:30 +1200 | RNZ

More and more retailers are swapping plastic bags for compostable ones - but is it actually better for the environment? More >>

Facebook and Te Puia unveil new AR filter at Techweek

Wed, 23 May 2018 15:02:10 +1200 | Joint Press Release

Facebook and Te Puia unveil new AR filter at Techweek Jaws have literally dropped during Techweek this week > as the world’s first Māori-themed augmented reality (AR) face filter goes live. Developed as a digital partnership between Te Puia, New ...More >>

Innovation on show at NZ Space Challenge

Wed, 23 May 2018 13:53:42 +1200 | Christchurch NZ

From Taranaki to Texas, innovation on show at NZ Space Challenge 23 May 2018 Airborne ice penetrating radar may be the answer to navigating the Extreme Environments of Antarctica and outer Space. Taranaki’s Duncan Young is spearheading a team from ...More >>

$13 million for leading-edge biotech research

Wed, 23 May 2018 10:48:07 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Government and the University of Waikato are investing $13 million in a new research programme in Tauranga aimed at helping tackle some of the biggest issues facing New Zealand’s primary sector, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today.More >>

Dunedin NZ Space Challenge finalists on AI + Antarctica

Wed, 23 May 2018 09:38:49 +1200 | Christchurch NZ

A Dunedin tech team say using artificial intelligence to detect and map hazardous surfaces could be the answer to navigating the Extreme Environments of Antarctica and outer Space.More >>

Update on Environment Canterbury’s governance

Wed, 23 May 2018 09:23:54 +1200 | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury is currently operating under the Environment Canterbury (Transitional Governance Arrangements) Act 2016. Under this Act, seven Councillors were elected at the 2016 local body elections, and five were appointed by the Government. These ...More >>


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