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Central Government Over-riding Locals on Genetic Engineering

Sun, 2 Aug 2015 10:42:33 +1200 | Kelvin Davis

Everyone who has opposed the introduction of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) into their districts needs to be alarmed at the way central Government is moving to over-ride local council regulations about this matter, says Kelvin Davis, Labour ...More >>

Niwa: Regional predictions for the next three month

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:04:06 +1200 | NIWA

El Niño conditions continued to strengthen during July 2015. Sea surface temperature anomalies in the eastern and central Equatorial Pacific have been exceeding +1oC for the past two months. The Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) was strongly negative ...More >>

Rocket Lab and NASA sign Commercial Space Launch Agreement

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:56:32 +1200 | Rocket Lab

AUCKLAND, New Zealand. — July 31, 2015 — Rocket Lab has signed a Commercial Space Launch Act Agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The agreement enables Rocket Lab to use NASA resources - including personnel, facilities ...More >>

Scientists imagine marine future for New Zealand

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:47:11 +1200 | NIWA

By 2050 New Zealand will have a fleet of ocean gliders undertaking scientific measurements, an aquaculture industry powered by marine energy operating far offshore and weather forecasts available 18 months in advance. More >>

Majority of our packaged foods unhealthy

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:09:56 +1200 | University of Auckland

The majority of packaged food available in New Zealand supermarkets is ultra-processed and so is also the unhealthiest food available. More >>

A weekend warm up

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:59:11 +1200 | MetService

A ridge of high pressure will deliver settled weather to much of New Zealand to end the working week. Into the weekend, a pair of fronts will affect the country, but despite rain and wind expected mainly in the west, temperatures will be slightly ...More >>

More food activist research from Auckland University

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:28:09 +1200 | Food and Grocery Council

The latest research from Auckland University on packaged foods in New Zealand supermarkets is another disappointing example of food politicking dressed up as academic research, says NZ Food & Grocery Council Chief Executive Katherine Rich.More >>

We are running out of time on climate change

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:14:12 +1200 | Bridget Williams Books

In nearly two decades since the United Nations conference that produced the Kyoto Protocol, New Zealand has still not adopted robust policies to adequately tackle climate change. In a forceful addition to the BWB Texts series, Dr Ralph Chapman ...More >>

ARANZ Geo recognised for continuing global success

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:27:12 +1200 | ARANZ Geo Limited

CHRISTCHURCH, 30 July 2015 – ARANZ Geo Limited, a world leader in the interpretation and visualisation of geological data for the mining, environmental, renewable energy and other geologically dependent industries, has been named as a finalist in the ...More >>

TPP Leak: SOE Issues for Ministerial Guidance

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:26:28 +1200 | Wikileaks

Today, 29 July 2015, WikiLeaks releases a secret letter from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP or TPPA) Ministerial Meeting in December 2013, along with a comprehensive expert analysis of the document.More >>

Jeremy George Edward McLaughlin v The Queen

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:28:01 +1200 | NZ Court of Appeal

This summary is provided to assist in the understanding of the Court’s judgment. It does not comprise part of the reasons for that judgment. The full judgment with reasons is the only authoritative document. The full text of the judgment and reasons ...More >>

3D Robotics announces ANZ release of Solo

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:32:48 +1200 | Magnum PR

Today 3DR and Convoy International announce the Australian and New Zealand release of Solo, an all-in-one personal smart drone whose ease of use and powerful new features kick off a new aerial age. As the first drone designed with every aspect of the photographer’s ...More >>

New ‘Get Smart’ Interactive Exhibition Now Open

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:22:19 +1200 | MOTAT

If you’ve ever found yourself marvelling at the rapid advancements of modern technology then you’re bound to be enthralled by MOTAT’s new interactive exhibition, Get Smart – NZ Wired in the Digital World | Kia Atamai – Aotearoa Mamati , which ...More >>

Study highlights flaw in strategy to halt sea lion decline

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:28:22 +1200 | Otago University

Otago study highlights major flaw in strategy to halt sea lion decline A new University of Otago-led study of the endangered New Zealand sea lion indicates efforts by the Government that focus mainly on the survival of sea lion pups to reverse the population ...More >>

New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy out now

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:26:30 +1200 | Physiotherapy New Zealand

The New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy has just been released with open access and gives insight to some current physiotherapy research. It is the official Journal of Physiotherapy New Zealand and below are some summaries of items appearing in the ...More >>

Donation makes big difference to Tongan school

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:48:41 +1200 | Lincoln University

A Tongan high school teacher visited Lincoln University recently to collect a donation of five microscopes that will allow her students to participate in hands-on learning. More >>

Science “critical” in unlocking Māori land potential

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:04:52 +1200 | Landcare Research

More Māori are turning to science to unlock the potential of their land and natural resources. More >>

Wave buoy back in water

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:18:24 +1200 | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s wave buoy was put back into the water last Thursday following a five-month absence. More >>

Unsettled weather for the week ahead

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:36:44 +1200 | MetService

An active front has been moving east across the country today bringing northerly gales and heavy rain to some parts of the South Island. Exposed places in inland Canterbury have seen gusts of 100 km/h this morning, while some gauges in Westland ...More >>

“Gangen” with Virologist Luis Perez Villarreal | Suzan Mazur

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:18:56 +1200 | Suzan Mazur

If living systems work by these processes that are consortial and complex, then our very language and logic is a problem in terms of how we apply it to understand what’s going on. – Luis P. VillarrealMore >>


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