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Minister congratulates winner of Crafoord Prize in Astronomy

Fri, 27 May 2016 16:02:58 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has congratulated Emeritus Professor Roy Kerr of the University of Canterbury on receiving the Crafoord Prize in Astronomy, awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.More >>

Science Deadline. This Week in Sci-Tech

Fri, 27 May 2016 15:13:26 +1200 | Science Media Centre

Yesterday's budget included new science and innovation funding, welcomed across the research sector. More >>

New Director for The Physics Room

Fri, 27 May 2016 11:59:10 +1200 | The Physics Room

The Physics Room Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Jamie Hanton to the position of Director of The Physics Room. Jamie comes to The Physics Room from the University of Canterbury where he was Kaitiaki Taonga Toi, Curator of Art Collections. ...More >>

Slow phaseout of ETS pollution subsidy a let down

Fri, 27 May 2016 11:14:50 +1200 | Generation Zero

Youth climate change organisation Generation Zero is pleased the Government is at last removing the two-for-one pollution subsidy in the Emissions Trading Scheme, but says the slow phase-out and the indefinite extension of the $25 per tonne price ...More >>

Pharmaceutical Society delighted over extra health funding

Fri, 27 May 2016 11:03:37 +1200 | Pharmaceutical Society

The Pharmaceutical Society is delighted to see an extra $2.2B of Health funding over the next four years in the Budget announced this afternoon by Finance Minister the Hon Bill English. More >>

Continued Change amongst the Positive News for Science

Fri, 27 May 2016 10:37:16 +1200 | New Zealand Association of Scientists

The New Zealand Association of Scientists (NZAS) says there is good news for science in the 2016, but also lot of uncertainty. More >>

Budget 2016: Improving water quality - Expert reaction

Thu, 26 May 2016 17:54:56 +1200 | Science Media Centre

The national budget announced today introduces a new Freshwater Improvement Fund valued at $100 million. More >>

University of Auckland welcomes boost in research funding

Thu, 26 May 2016 17:05:25 +1200 | University of Auckland

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Auckland, Professor Stuart McCutcheon applauded the Government’s increased support for the Marsden Fund. More >>

Most significant Budget for S&I in many years

Thu, 26 May 2016 15:35:27 +1200 | Science New Zealand

Dr Warren Parker, chair of Science New Zealand and CEO of Scion, says today’s budget announcements are the most significant for many years in two ways: More >>

Advancing science with increased investment

Thu, 26 May 2016 15:28:26 +1200 | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Increased investment in scientific research and innovation is welcomed by the Royal Society of New Zealand. More >>

MYOB gives tick for Budget’s impact on SMEs

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:54:16 +1200 | MYOB

Leading accounting software provider MYOB says the National Government’s eighth Budget will have a positive impact on New Zealand small and medium sized businesses – but there is more work to be done to reduce the tax burden on SMEs.More >>

Budget a boost for a digital nation – NZTech chief says

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:47:18 +1200 | Make Lemonade

Today’s Budget 2016 is an encouraging boost for technology, New Zealand’s fastest growing industry, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. More >>

BUDGET 2016: Joyce flags extra $410.5 mln for science

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:37:55 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 26 (BusinessDesk) - Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce announced an extra $410.5 million to fund science projects over the next four years in today’s budget.More >>

Ancient DNA study finds Phoenician had European heritage

Thu, 26 May 2016 11:57:16 +1200 | University of Otago

Ancient DNA study finds Phoenician from Carthage had European ancestry A research team co-led by a University of Otago scientist has sequenced the first complete mitochondrial genome of a 2500-year-old Phoenician dubbed the “Young Man of Byrsa” or “Ariche”, ...More >>

First mock MRI scanner open for bookings

Thu, 26 May 2016 10:32:45 +1200 | University of Auckland

The country’s first mock MRI scanner that enables children or adults to experience a test run MRI, opened for bookings at the University of Auckland recently. More >>

Scientists discover largest sponge known in the world

Thu, 26 May 2016 10:06:59 +1200 | NOAA

Scientists discover largest sponge known in the world during deep-sea explorations in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument More >>

Water bills need not rise

Wed, 25 May 2016 15:58:00 +1200 | FINNZ

As Convenor of the Fluoridation Information Network I took the opportunity to address the Watercare board at their Tuesday meeting on23rd May, to ask why they haven’t factored in to their deliberations the prospect of the decision to take the burden ...More >>

Smarts needed as rush to build houses increases in Auckland

Wed, 25 May 2016 15:25:14 +1200 | Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture Education Trust

Smarts needed as rush to build houses takes toll on Auckland's green spaces Search on for 2016 Young Horticulturist of the Year AUCKLANDERS are being warned that the rush to build more houses – even as the Auckland Council comes under pressure to ...More >>

Mouse blitz team leaves for Antipodes

Wed, 25 May 2016 14:12:08 +1200 | Department of Conservation

The Million Dollar Mouse project to rid Antipodes Island of mice is underway with the departure of a rodent eradication team to the remote nature reserve and World Heritage Area.More >>

Discovery Renews Hope for the Tasmanian Devil

Wed, 25 May 2016 12:49:48 +1200 | San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo Global, in partnership with the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program, is pleased to share encouraging news from staff at the University of Sydney. Following nine years of research into the genetics of the Tasmanian devil, the veterinary faculty ...More >>


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