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Corporate Personhood is the Ebola Virus of Climate Chaos

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:37:18 +1200 | Solartopia

Corporate Personhood is the Ebola Virus of Climate Chaos By Harvey Wasserman 19 September 2014 More >>

Robotic sheepdogs unlikely, Kiwi farmers say

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:21:04 +1200 | Federated Farmers

At the risk of being out of step with technology, Federated Farmers is dubious robotic sheepdogs will replace the real thing anytime soon. Reported late last month, European academics believe they have created an algorithm simulating sheepdog behaviour.More >>

Otago scientists work to help reinstate local communities as

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:17:25 +1200 | University of Otago

A University of Otago scientist has gained $180,000 in funding for a placement within Ng?i Tahu to conduct scientific surveys of marine species in customary protection areas. More >>

Finalists named in New Zealand DIVAs

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:15:23 +1200 | Infotools

The winner of the New Zealand Data Insight Innovation Award (DIVA) will be announced in Auckland at the Research Effectiveness Awards 2014 on 26 September. More >>

Crisis in Autism Early Intervention

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:44:56 +1200 | Autism Action NZ

Kim Hall coordinator for Autism Action NZ says that the “current support for children with Autism, provided by the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education is abysmal”. More >>

Invermay Petition Tops 10,000 Signatures

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:43:53 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

People across New Zealand continue to express their disgust at the downgrading of Invermay, says Dunedin North MP David Clark, as the Save Invermay petition he instigated earlier this year topped the 10,000 signature mark just days before the 2014 General ...More >>

Canterbury nephrologist Nick Cross leading National Service

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:35:38 +1200 | Canterbury DHB

Dr Nick Cross has been appointed Clinical Director of the National Renal Transplantation Service and chaired the service’s first meeting on Wednesday (September 17, 2014). More >>

Adverse weather slower to arrive in the South

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:17:49 +1200 | MetService

A broad, active and complex trough is rolling across New Zealand duringFriday, bringing rain or showers to most regions exposed to north and westerly flows. This is followed by cold southerlies on Saturday and Sunday. Looking to next week, a slow-moving high ...More >>

NZ Whaling resolution passes

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:11:11 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the International Whaling Commission’s passing of a New Zealand resolution enshrining the International Court of Justice’s decision on Japanese whaling.More >>

1.8m to be invested in Māori-led science & innovation

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:01:16 +1200 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) announced today that a further $1.8 million will be invested over the next two years to develop the science and innovation potential of Māori knowledge, resources, and people for the benefit ...More >>

Dairying business woman takes top role

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:10:34 +1200 | Liberty Genetics

Delwyn Knight has taken the role of general manager of Liberty Genetics where she is leading a team that’s making headway in the competitive dairy genetics market. More >>

Rangitata farm environment plan template approved

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:07:38 +1200 | Enviroment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today its approval of the third farm environment plan template under the proposed Land & Water Regional Plan. More >>

Working group focused on clear advice

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:25:11 +1200 | DairyNZ

The industry-led working group looking at the issues with swedes affecting dairy cattle in Southland says a key priority will be developing clear and agreed advice for farmers.More >>

Animal Research Failing – So Do More Animal Research?

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:24:07 +1200 | NZ Anti-Vivisection Society

Victoria University of Wellington is about to host a lecture on why the success rates of pharmaceutical development is so low and what can be done about it. The New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society (NZAVS) welcomes discussion on this important ...More >>

SPCA Shares Concern Over 1080 Poison Drop

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:17:24 +1200 | The Graf Boys

The SPCA has shared concern about a video clip covering the recent Department of Conservation's Mt Pirongia aerial 1080 poison drop, near Hamilton. More >>

AUT Opens New Centre to Boost NZ Science And Tech Education

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:43:21 +1200 | AUT University

Improving the entrepreneurial skills of tertiary students is one of the 15 live education projects at the new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Tertiary Education Centre (STEM-TEC) at AUT University. To achieve this, the project is currently establishing ...More >>

Potential biocontrol agents settling into containment

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:25:37 +1200 | Landcare Research

Scientists at Landcare Research are investigating two small European insects as potential bio-control agents against the pest plant Tutsan (Hypericum androsaemum). More >>

NZ Hake, Ling Join Top 8% of World’s Sustainable Fisheries

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:57:23 +1200 | Deepwater Group

Hake and ling from New Zealand are now among the top 8% of global sustainable fish species after being recognised by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). More >>

School Kids Build Kiwi Shelter Boxes

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:09:30 +1200 | Rainbow Springs

Rotorua 16 September 2014: Howick Intermediate students nailed and hammered for a worthy cause recently building sturdy wooden kiwi shelter boxes for Rotorua’s Rainbow Springs .More >>

Jesse Bering, noted US psychologist, author now based in NZ

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:24:51 +1200 | Robert Bruce Agency

RBA Corporate, the corporate and entertainment division of The Robert Bruce Agency is very pleased to introduce prolific award-winning author, columnist and media personality Jesse Bering to New Zealand editors and producers.More >>

 

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