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Dolphin Capture Shows Greater Range, More Risk

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:13:22 +1300 | Maui's and Hector's Dolphin Education Action

Dolphin advocates say the capture of an endangered Maui or Hector’s dolphin in a recreational set net this year shows more protection is needed. Maui and Hector’s dolphins are the world’s smallest and rarest marine dolphins, found only in New ...More >>

NHNZ returns to local seas for Blue-Chip Ocean Series

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:32:54 +1300 | NHNZ

In a first for New Zealand television, the stories of our local marine creatures are profiled in an NHNZ produced six part blue-chip series, Our Big Blue Backyard, premiering next week on TV1. Our Big Blue Backyard presents an intimate portrayal ...More >>

Fats in margarine good for your heart

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:17:35 +1300 | Network Communication

Do you know your MUFAs from your PUFAs? Are you eating too much saturated fat? And are you eating the right balance of omega fatty acids? It’s all a bit confusing isn’t it?More >>

Speech from the Throne: State Opening of Parliament, 21 Oct

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:38:25 +1300 | Governor General

Following the General Election, a National-led Government has been formed with a majority in the House on confidence and supply. Confidence and supply agreements have been signed between the National Party and, respectively, the ACT Party and ...More >>

Māori CoRE selection committee announced

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:34:30 +1300 | Tertiary Education Union

A panel of highly qualified and respected experts has been chosen to undertake the process of selecting a Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) focused on Māori research. More >>

Notebook from Scott’s Last Expedition Found in Antarctica

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:37:59 +1300 | Antarctic Heritage Trust

A photographer’s notebook left behind a century ago at Captain Scott’s last expedition base at Cape Evans, Antarctica, has been discovered and conserved by New Zealand’s Antarctic Heritage Trust.More >>

French Embassy illuminates science in Wellington

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:58:11 +1300 | French Embassy in New Zealand

The Embassy of France in New Zealand is pleased to support a science evening presented by Professor Graham Le Gros, Director of the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, at the Residence of France in Wellington on October 22nd.More >>

Joyce to focus on R&D spending, skilled workers, exports

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:53:17 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce says his top priorities for the next three years are to lift private sector spending on research and development, alleviate a shortage of engineers and ICT workers, and keep New ...More >>

Yo yoing temperatures for some

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:44:45 +1300 | MetService

Temperatures over the South Island are expected to fluctuate significantly this week, with spells of fine weather interrupted by several showery, cold southerly changes. "Choosing what to wear this week will be tough for those in the South Island, ...More >>

Key trends and demands in New Zealand’s farming sector

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:19:46 +1300 | Federated Farmers

It is an exciting time to be in the farming sector, as pastoral farming lies at the heart of our economy and how we see ourselves as a nation. We are a primary superpower that ranks among the best on earth in relation to production efficiency, environmental ...More >>

Geothermal has big potential for NZ

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:42:56 +1300 | University of Auckland

New Zealand is a world leader in geothermal energy technology which has significant potential for the country’s energy supply, says Professor Rosalind Archer who will lead tonight’s third lecture in the University of Auckland’s Vice-Chancellor’s ...More >>

World Food Day promotes Agroecology not GE technology

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:20:19 +1300 | GE Free NZ

The UN has stated that agroecology is a major solution to feeding the world and caring for the earth. More >>

W$3M for value-added food production

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:28:35 +1300 | Waikato Innovation Park

The Waikato Innovation Park has received a $3 million equity injection from Callaghan Innovation. It will use the funds to kick off a $5.0 million expansion of its FoodWaikato spray drying facility this month. More >>

SMC Heads-Up: Stomach bugs, communicating disasters

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:59:11 +1300 | Science Media Centre

Science fails to settle food stoush Following public pressure, the Ministry for Primary Industries has released reports investigating the source of the outbreak of gastroenteritis caused by Yersinia pseudotuberculosis , but admits it hasn't nailed ...More >>

ESR Reports No Help to Gastro Bug Investigation

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:33:13 +1300 | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand is not surprised the ESR reports released today into the recent outbreak of Yersinia pseudo tuberculosis do little to fur ther the discovery of the source of the illness.More >>

Statement of preliminary issues for GlaxoSmithKline

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:25:36 +1300 | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has published a statement of preliminary issues relating to a joint application for GlaxoSmithKline to acquire Novartis’ consumer healthcare business.More >>

Jonathan Coleman - Health Minister checks out Ebola unit

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:19:53 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today seen first-hand how Auckland’s Middlemore Hospital is well prepared to treat any suspected Ebola patients. More >>

Kia To Introduce 7-speed Dual Clutch Technology

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:24:31 +1300 | Kia Motors

Kia is looking to introduce its own seven-speed Dual-clutch Transmission on a yet-to-be-released new model within the next 12 months, as part of an initiative to deliver new technologies. More >>

Consumers get easier access to effective medicines

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:44:06 +1300 | NZSMI

October 17, 2014 : Consumer healthcare products industry body, the New Zealand Self-Medication Industry Association (SMI) says the announcement yesterday that New Zealand men will be the first in the world to access a generic erectile dysfunction (ED) treatment, ...More >>

Collaboration not conflict: A farmer’s perspective

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:45:11 +1300 | Federated Farmers

Speech by Dr William Rolleston, Federated Farmers President, to the New Zealand Association of Resource Management, Wellington More >>

 

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