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Hutt science projects win funding

Thu, 28 May 2015 15:40:53 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

National List MP in the Hutt Valley Chris Bishop, has welcomed news that three Hutt Valley science projects have received government funding through the “Unlocking Curious Minds” contestable fund. The $1 million “Unlocking Curious Minds” fund, ...More >>

Temperatures pick-up but weather deteriorates

Thu, 28 May 2015 14:01:43 +1200 | MetService

Temperatures will pick-up this long weekend as a northerly flow develops over the country. However, the weather is forecast to deteriorate, particularly in western and northern areas, as a front moves across the country.More >>

Seeking new Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders

Thu, 28 May 2015 12:43:36 +1200 | HMC Communications

Holstein Friesian New Zealand and CRV Ambreed will team up again this year to select New Zealand’s next generation of top Holstein Friesian bulls for their joint sire proving programme, ‘Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders’. Recently celebrating ...More >>

$1 million to connect Kiwis with science

Thu, 28 May 2015 12:34:02 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced the successful applicants for the $1 million Unlocking Curious Minds Contestable fund. More >>

Return On Science welcomes 3 year funding from MBIE

Thu, 28 May 2015 11:29:59 +1200 | Trio Communications

AUCKLAND, NZ – 28 May 2015 – The Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment has confirmed a further three years of funding to support the Return On Science national commercialisation programme. More >>

Agri-event to strengthen links between research and industry

Thu, 28 May 2015 11:10:45 +1200 | Waikato University

On the eve of Fieldays, the University of Waikato will host agri-stakeholders at an event to showcase its latest research and strengthen links with the agricultural industry. It features a presentation on the importance of soils, a panel discussion ...More >>

Survey to measure stress levels in pregnancy

Thu, 28 May 2015 10:39:59 +1200 | Waikato University

Pregnancy can be a stressful time and, with this in mind, Dr Carrie Barber from the University of Waikato has launched an online survey to find out more about stressors among pregnant women.More >>

Pacific Edge full-year loss widens on costs of US push

Thu, 28 May 2015 10:31:52 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Pacific Edge full-year loss widens on costs of US push, to raise $35.3M More >>

Agrifood sector needs rapid response group

Wed, 27 May 2015 10:24:29 +1200 | Massey University

The agrifood sector needs to establish a rapid-response crisis management group to protect the reputation of New Zealand’s food products, says a communication expert from Massey University.More >>

Plant disease biocontrol world first

Wed, 27 May 2015 10:03:48 +1200 | Landcare Research

In a world first, New Zealand is using a Peruvian plant disease as biocontrol against a notorious weed. More >>

Hutt STEMM Festival set to be a cracker

Tue, 26 May 2015 09:52:17 +1200 | Hutt City Council

The programme of events for Lower Hutt’s first STEMM Festival has been set and events can now be registered for. There are more than 30 events from Tuesday 2 June – Sunday 7 June and many are free or koha. However, several require registration ...More >>

Meet Meccanoid at Motat This Queens Birthday Weekend

Tue, 26 May 2015 09:42:15 +1200 | MOTAT

Meet Meccanoid at MOTAT This Queens Birthday Weekend The Auckland public has the chance to interact with Meccano’s award-winning personal child-size robot, Meccanoid, at the Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) until the end of Queen’s Birthday ...More >>

What If we all Drove Electric Vehicles?

Mon, 25 May 2015 16:30:09 +1200 | University of Canterbury

Electric vehicles could significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, provided the electricity required to power them is from renewable generation. However currently New Zealand has so few electric vehicles that we are not seeing any benefit, the ...More >>

Priority actions identified to tackle child obesity

Mon, 25 May 2015 11:52:42 +1200 | University of Auckland

New Zealand health experts have endorsed three priority policy actions to tackle child and adolescent obesity. More >>

Stuart Newman: The Virosphere And Non-Linear Evolution

Mon, 25 May 2015 10:26:02 +1200 | Suzan Mazur

It was Stuart Newman who was the first of the Altenberg 16 scientists I discussed developments with following the Extended Synthesis symposium in 2008 at Konrad Lorenz Institute, a meeting I was barred from attending for having gotten out in front of ...More >>

Regional science delivers regional economic benefit

Sat, 23 May 2015 10:37:03 +1200 | Cawthron Institute

As part of the 2015 budget announcement, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce yesterday revealed $25 million over three years for new privately-led Regional Research Institutes, modelled on Nelson’s Cawthron Institute.More >>

Interislander trials cleaner and more efficient fuel

Fri, 22 May 2015 16:15:09 +1200 | The Interislander

As part of KiwiRail’s commitment to greater sustainability the Interislander ferry Arahura is trialling Fuel Oil Emulsion (FOE) technology in one of the ship’s auxiliary engines. FOE burns more completely than unmodified fuel and so uses less fuel, emissions ...More >>

Elon Musk and the Future of Green Energy

Fri, 22 May 2015 11:23:47 +1200 | Brandon Engel

Although anyone can easily point to the failures of green energy investments over the past decades, such as Solyndra , the green energy industry is fortunately not listening. In the United States last year, 45 percent of new power production came ...More >>

Budget 2015 - Scoop Full Coverage - Update #1 21/5/15

Thu, 21 May 2015 19:02:08 +1200 | The Scoop Team

CLICK TO JUMP TO SCOOP BUDGET COMMENTARY AND REPORTS CLICK TO JUMP TO THE BUDGET PRESS RELEASES CLICK TO JUMP TO BUDGET REACTION CLICK TO JUMP TO BUDGET PREVIEWS More >>

Top biology student off to Denmark Olympiad

Thu, 21 May 2015 17:28:41 +1200 | University of Waikato

Sixteen-year-old Waikato Dio student Nikita Lyons is one of four students representing New Zealand at the International Biology Olympiad (IBO) in Denmark this July. More >>

 

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