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New laboratory service for lower North Island

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:11:47 +1200 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

The lower North Island will have a new integrated community and hospital laboratory service from 1 November. The new service will see laboratory equipment upgraded in the region which will improve patient experiences, turnaround times, and access to ...More >>

House of Science develops aquaculture kit for schools

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:34:58 +1200 | House of Science

The House of Science Tauranga is delighted to release yet another science resource kit for use in local primary and intermediate schools. Sponsored by the Regional Aquaculture Organization (RAO), ‘The Sea and Me’ kit helps students understand ...More >>

LanzaTech has other commercial plants in the pipeline

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:16:36 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 24 (BusinessDesk) - LanzaTech, the New Zealand-founded carbon recycling company, says it has other full-scale commercial plants in the pipeline following this week’s announcement that China Steel Corp will invest US$46 million in a commercial scale ...More >>

China Steel Corp green-lights first LanzaTech scale-up

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:49:02 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 23 (BusinessDesk) - China Steel Corporation, Taiwan’s largest integrated steelmaker, has given formal approval for a US$46 million investment in a commercial scale ethanol facility developed by New Zealand-founded LanzaTech.More >>

NZ cow’s milk product wows Mexican dermatologists

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:51:31 +1200 | Quantec

Hamilton-based company, Quantec Ltd, has successfully launched its world-first anti-acne cream to hundreds of Mexican dermatologists in Mexico City this month. Quantec’s product, a clinically-proven anti-acne cream derived from cow’s milk called Epiology, ...More >>

Super Science Shows at MOTAT

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:29:14 +1200 | MOTAT

Super Science Shows at MOTAT The popular 'Science in a Van' show is coming to MOTAT during May. Taking place over two weekends, the dynamic duo of Alan and Emily Worman, will perform their interactive family shows aimed at engaging children with science ...More >>

Human clinical trials planned for new anti-cancer compound

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:52:10 +1200 | Auckland University

After 10 years of discovery and research, two University of Auckland medical oncology researchers along with their dedicated teams have developed a new anti-cancer compound that will advance to human phase two clinical trials.More >>

Alpine fault EQ will involve infrastructure challenges

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:12:21 +1200 | University of Canterbury

Alpine fault earthquake will involve more infrastructure challenges A University of Canterbury geological sciences researcher says an alpine fault earthquake is likely to be markedly different to the Canterbury earthquakes, with infrastructure losses ...More >>

Returning the Mauri of the Ecosystem to its pre-Rena State

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:18:06 +1200 | Nga Pae o te Maramatanga

This months Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Horizons of Insight Seminar, presented by Dr Kepa Morgan, will describe the contribution that the Mauri model has made to better understanding the complexity of one of New Zealand's worst environmental disasters, ...More >>

Ensuring There Are Always Enough Fish In The Sea

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:53:35 +1200 | BayTrust

Kimberley Maxwell grew up fishing for kahawai with her family at the mouth of the Mōtū River in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. Now, with the support of the inaugural Bruce Cronin BayTrust scholarship, she’s working hard to preserve that experience ...More >>

Threat to New Zealand waterways prompts microbead ban

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:28:18 +1200 | Convergence

A multimillion dollar Kiwi supplement and skincare company is calling on the New Zealand government to prohibit the use of plastic microbeads in all personal care and consumer products. More >>

Man meets Machine - Human-Computer Interaction

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:17:00 +1200 | Auckland University

Human interaction with computers is evolving at a dizzying speed. The ground-breaking invention of the mouse can already seem outmoded by the rise of touch-screen mobile technology. Human interaction with computers is evolving at a dizzying speed. The ...More >>

New long-acting contraceptive Jaydess now available

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:11:21 +1200 | The PR Shop

Women in New Zealand now have an extra choice in contraception with the launch of Jaydess, a new long-acting, reversible intrauterine contraceptive system from Bayer. More >>

Research into Nelson Lakes National Park methane discharge

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:01:50 +1200 | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury postgraduate geology student has been exploring Red Hills in the Nelson Lakes National Park for groundwater springs where a significant amount of methane is being released to the atmosphere. More >>

#OSOS2015 - Open collaboration in action - mega World Cafe

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:51:29 +1200 | New Zealand Open Source Society

Sam and Chelsea from lifehack led OS//OS through a giant collaborative jam using World Cafe social technology. @ChelseaRobnson @SamRye_enspiral #OSOS2015! More >>

#OSOS2015 - Patent holders with cannons - 17th Ct. lessons

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:47:14 +1200 | New Zealand Open Source Society

Craig Ambrose looks to the industrial revolution for lessons for our emerging tech industries. Beware the power of patents. @craigambrose #OSOS2015 More >>

#OSOS2015 - When we share, we win

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:45:14 +1200 | New Zealand Open Source Society

Everyone wins when we contribute to the commons, but laws are making it more difficult, says Billy Meinke. @billymeinke #OSOS2015 More >>

Three NZ-China research projects announced

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:02:45 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today opened the fourth New Zealand/China Joint Commission Meeting on Science and Technology Co-operation in Wellington by announcing three new joint research projects between the two countries. Sixty delegates ...More >>

Ruapehu water restrictions end

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:16:00 +1200 | Ruapehu District Council

Following rainfall over the last week, river levels throughout the Ruapehu District are above minimum flow levels, allowing water restrictions to be lifted. The latest river flow data from the Whanganui and Makotuku Rivers show recent rain as peaks ...More >>

NetHui 2015 website launches

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:48:43 +1200 | InternetNZ

InternetNZ is pleased to announce the launch of the NetHui 2015 website, formally announcing NetHui 2015. More >>


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