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Research shows demise of moa inevitable from humans' arrival

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:03:22 +1300 | University of Auckland

Moa were hunted to extinction less than 200 years after human arrival, according to a major new study that has produced a new and more refined date for their disappearance than ever before: a five-year window between 1440-1445 AD.More >>

Shanahan debunks plucky NZ punching above its weight

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:29:52 +1300 | sticK

You have to give the effusive and self-effacing Greg Shanahan his due. More >>

Hamilton Boys’ High win ChemQuest …again

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:43:05 +1300 | University of Waikato

Students from Hamilton Boys’ High School took out the top prize for the second year in a row at the University of Waikato’s ChemQuest challenge held last night on campus. More >>

Love in the Time of Ebola

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:18:25 +1300 | Glen Barry

Overpopulation, ecosystem loss, climate change, and Ebola itself are all growing exponentially. The human family must come together now to stop Ebola in West Africa or risk a global pandemic that could potentially kill billions – even as we commit ...More >>

Forensic Services Must Be Independent From Law Enforcement

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:52:37 +1300 | UN News

Mr. Juan Mendez, Special Rapporteur on Torture, Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas More >>

$8 Billion Tech Industry Shows Record Growth

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:20:03 +1300 | Technology Investment Network

New Zealand ‘s Tech Export Sector’s revenue has increased by 62% over the last decade to a record $8.3Billion, says the Technology Investment Network in its tenth annual TIN100 Report released today. The report measures the performance of the New ...More >>

Students over-estimate fertility

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:02:01 +1300 | University of Auckland

University students in New Zealand significantly over-estimate both age-related fertility and the efficacy of fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF), according to a recent study.More >>

Ebola: Are U.S. Bioweapons Labs the Solution or the Problem?

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:18:54 +1300 | Institute for Public Accuracy

On Friday, the New York Times published the article "White House to Cut Funding for Risky Biological Study," which states: "Prompted by controversy over dangerous research and recent laboratory accidents, the White House announced Friday that it would temporarily ...More >>

Leaf litter research boosted with Shirtcliffe Fellowship

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:16:37 +1300 | University of Waikato

Rotting leaf litter might not excite many people, but University of Waikato PhD candidate Rebecca Gladstone-Gallagher finds it fascinating. More >>

Plans to be Outdoors? Saturday Looks to be the Best

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:36:24 +1300 | NIWA

The first long weekend in more than four months is set to start off on a great note for much of the country, with more of a mixed bag thereafter, say NIWA climate scientists. More >>

CRP Say Second Staff Report Has No Bearing on Final Decision

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:44:47 +1300 | CRP

Chatham Rock Phosphate is pleased the second staff report, released by the Environmental Protection Authority today, contains no conclusions or recommendations, managing director Chris Castle said today.More >>

KiwiNet forum focuses on innovation from science to start-up

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:33:31 +1300 | KiwiNet

Commercialisation professionals from Universities and Crown Research Institutes around New Zealand are in Christchurch today for a forum on turning clever science and technology into commercial value.More >>

Ballance moves to science specialisation

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:55:43 +1300 | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

With New Zealand farming systems as diverse as farmers themselves, Ballance Agri-Nutrients’ Science Extension team is making the shift to specialist roles to better support the changing requirements of farmers working with different climates, topography, ...More >>

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 >>


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