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Public urged to report sightings of wild rabbit carcasses

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 13:30:38 +1200 | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is urging residents to report any sightings of wild rabbit carcasses in areas where the RHDV1 K5 virus was released in April. More >>

Public lecture: Discovering New Particles

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 13:16:02 +1200 | University of Canterbury

What can a particle tell us about the nature of the universe? And what fundamental natural laws might be discovered next? More >>

Industry concerns prevalent in R&D tax credit submission

Sat, 21 Jul 2018 17:51:26 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The only publically released submission so far on the proposed R&D tax credit scheme will worry the Government as it highlights some industry concerns about whether the tax credit system will boost R&D investment, National’s Research, Science ...More >>

SMC: The question of meat eating

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:44:13 +1200 | Science Media Centre

The question of meat eating A review published today in Science has highlighted the health and environmental impacts of meat consumption. More >>

Staff hold science discussions with Manuherikia catchment

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 17:08:33 +1200 | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council met with irrigators and water permit holders in Omakau for a series of sessions to explain the science that informs the draft minimum flows. More >>

GE Ryegrass Trials Results An Illusion

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:56:04 +1200 | GE Free NZ

GE Ryegrass Trials Results An Illusion GE ryegrass is still at the starting line, after unimpressive results from US field trials. Approval was given in April 2017, for a one-year trial in the US State of Missouri, but AgResearch costly GE ryegrass ...More >>

New Zealand Partner Launches New Global Learning Network

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 12:47:26 +1200 | Boma NZ

International entrepreneurs recently announced the launch of Boma, a new global learning and impact network for local decision and change makers. More >>

New appointments to Crown Research Institute boards

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:46:36 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods is pleased to announce a number of new Board appointments to the Crown Research InstitutesMore >>

James Dyson Award deadline nears

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 11:59:21 +1200 | James Dyson Award

Ingenious inventions roll-in as the James Dyson Award deadline nears If you haven’t entered your project yet, there’s still time. More >>

Jobs on the line at Te Papa, document leak reveals

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:59:30 +1200 | RNZ

Staff at Te Papa say they have been left in the dark as to why the national museum's being restructured again. More >>

11th New Zealand International Science Festival

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 16:38:49 +1200 | The New Zealand International Science Festival

A multidisciplinary dance performance inspired by the story of Matariki and its origins officially closed the 230+ event-programme of the 11th biennial New Zealand International Science Festival in Dunedin today.More >>

New findings for ‘gifted’ Otago geneticist

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 15:06:55 +1200 | University of Otago

New findings for ‘gifted’ Otago geneticist diagnosing rare genetic disorders Recent research undertaken by University of Otago Cure Kids Professor Paediatric Genetics, Stephen Robertson, highlights the world-leading discoveries he is making ...More >>

SMC: Plastics: what breaks down?

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 15:30:15 +1200 | Science Media Centre

Plastics: what breaks down? The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has tasked the Government with clearing up the confusion around environmentally friendly plastics. More >>

Stepping up the science in the fight against kauri dieback

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 14:25:02 +1200 | Ministry For Primary Industries

Work on developing an enduring, comprehensive science plan for fighting kauri dieback, with both short term and long term approaches has taken a step forward. More >>

Taranaki needs oil and gas, not an ‘economy manager’

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 09:24:37 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

“No amount of communist-style economic planning will undo the damage of the oil and gas ban,” says Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke. “The Government wants to shield Taranaki’s economy by appointing a $600,000-dollar ‘transitional ...More >>

Recognising outstanding contributions to NZ forestry

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 12:08:52 +1200 | NZ Institute of Forestry

The NZ Institute of Forestry recognised the contribution of two of its outstanding leaders at its Annual Awards Dinner in Nelson last night. Peter Clark of Rotorua received the NZIF Forester of the Year award. The award recognises an Institute member ...More >>

Six women recognised for leadership in science

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 11:41:55 +1200 | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Six women recognised for leadership and sustained contributions to science and the humanities in Aoteroa More >>

Rosalea Barker - Keep Out: Madam Pele At Work

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:24:26 +1200 | Rosalea Barker

Dateline May 20, 2018 : One of my favorite Twitter moments over the past fortnight was when volcanologists blew their top, and hurled refrigerator-sized scientific refutations at a Harvard law professor’s Tweet. He had said that a Krakatoa-like ...More >>

Thousands of Animals Still Being Used for Research

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 15:12:33 +1200 | NZAVS

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has just released their report on the use of animals for research, testing and teaching (RTT) in 2016. More >>

Study of NZ's lost world through fossil bone DNA

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 13:26:43 +1200 | University of Otago

Study gives picture of New Zealand’s lost world through fossil bone DNA New Zealand’s unique and relatively short history coupled with new and revealing techniques examining ancient DNA from fossil bone fragments has provided insights about the impact of ...More >>


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