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Willie Jackson, Norm Dewes, Willie Te Aho to fisheries trust

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:08:06 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Jan. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Te Ohu Kaimoana, which oversees Māori fisheries assets, has named Willie Jackson, Norm Dewes and Willie Te Aho to the board of a $20 million trust for unaffiliated Māori after a successful challenge to the appointment of ...More >>

Proposed extension of Kaikōura shellfish and seaweed ban

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:43:16 +1300 | Ministry For Primary Industries

The public is being asked for its views on a proposed extension to the current ban on collecting shellfish and seaweed along the Kaikōura and Cape Campbell coastlines. More >>

One storm down, another on its way

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:31:31 +1300 | NIWA

The intense low pressure system that developed in the Tasman sea late yesterday had become as strong as a category 2 tropical cyclone by 8am today, says NIWA meteorologist Ben Noll. More >>

What will the wasp plague be like this year?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:32:51 +1300 | Victoria University of Wellington

New research from Victoria University of Wellington has revealed the population of the common wasp is amplified by spring weather, with warmer and drier springs often meaning more wasps and wasp stings in summer.More >>

Predator Free NZ - Expert Q&A

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:48:50 +1300 | Science Media Centre

Nearly six months ago the Government announced it would aim for a Predator Free New Zealand by 2050. More >>

How is food used to foster social relationships at school?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:30:20 +1300 | Massey University

A more holistic approach to health promotion in schools could lead to empowered youth according to a study by a Massey University academic. More >>

Open-Ship-event with German Research Vessel “SONNE”

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:26:57 +1300 | Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

The German research vessel R/V SONNE, currently implementing scientific cruises in the New Zealand marine environment, will call port in Auckland at the end of January 2017. Commis- sioned in 2014 R/V SONNE is considered one of the most modern multi-functional ...More >>

UC research influences Government’s microbead ban

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:57:27 +1300 | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury research has influenced a Government proposal to ban personal care products containing plastic microbeads, announced today. More >>

White-capped albatross census at the Auckland Islands

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:43:04 +1300 | Seafood New Zealand

Scientists are heading to the Auckland Islands on Wednesday to complete an annual census of the white-capped albatross. More >>

Science Deadline: Alcohol ads, record year for climate

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:18:05 +1300 | Science Media Centre

TV sport prime time for booze New research adds to a call to ban alcohol marketing and sponsorship from sports. More >>

Higher levels of toxic algae seen in some Tasman rivers

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:54:41 +1300 | Tasman District Council

The presence of toxic algae has grown in the last week in Tasman’s Waimea and Wai-iti rivers. The latest results showing the algae’s growth to warning levels following a number of weeks relatively low levels of growth.More >>

First to complete School Science Lab Technician programme

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:57:52 +1300 | Real World Education

Whangarei 12 October 2016 - Nicola Younger, the technician at Whangarei Girls’ High School is the first person to complete REAL.AC.NZ's School Science Laboratory Technician Programme. Through the programme, Younger earned the New Zealand Certificate ...More >>

The future is bright for this budding Nelson scientist

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:18:20 +1300 | Cawthron Institute

As Francesca Hills prepares for University she reflects on her passion for science, something she believes has been developed by her teachers at Nelson College for Girls and time spent with Cawthron Institute scientists.More >>

Powerhouse speakers head to Antarctica for TEDxScottBase

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:41:53 +1300 | Antarctica New Zealand

Powerhouse speakers head to Antarctica for TEDxScottBase Tomorrow (Tuesday 10 January) leading artists, entertainers, scientists and business people are heading to the most remote place on earth – Antarctica – as part of a global event for the 60th ...More >>

Another windy week ahead

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 13:22:42 +1300 | MetService

Most places are in for more windy days this week, due to a large high north of New Zealand directing a prevailing westerly flow over the country. On Wednesday and Thursday, winds are expected to rise to gale in parts of the South Island and lower North Island ...More >>

Climate Summary: New Zealand’s warmest year on record

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 12:37:13 +1300 | NIWA

Annual temperatures were above average (0.51°C to 1.20°C above the annual average) throughout the country, with very few locations observing near average temperatures (within 0.5°C of the annual average) or lower. The year 2016 was the warmest on ...More >>

Rentokil Aims to Break the Mosquito Life Cycle

Thu, 5 Jan 2017 09:55:29 +1300 | Rentokil

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, January 04, 2017 --( )-- Acting as Aedes Fighters, dedicated volunteers from Rentokil Initial Malaysia have worked together on a mission to eradicate mosquito breeding grounds, reducing the mosquito population, and to ...More >>

World Science Festival Brisbane is returning in March 2017

Thu, 5 Jan 2017 09:46:19 +1300 | World Science Festival Brisbane

Running from 22-26 March, topics over the four day festival will run the gamut from deep space to deep oceans, music to madness, aliens to Einstein. There will be some amazing speakers at the festival including 14 year old New Zealand whiz kid Tristan ...More >>

Above and beyond - a voyage in the Pacific

Mon, 2 Jan 2017 14:04:50 +1300 | NIWA

A NIWA technician spends four days and three nights on a crowded boat heading to one of the most remote places in the Pacific to help install a weather station. Conditions are so arduous he decides to quit his job - but how do you do that in the middle ...More >>

Aus. researchers flip flop to support Mānuka honey claim

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 12:13:34 +1300 | UMF Honey Association

New Zealand’s leading authority on Mānuka honey is dismissing latest research claims about the potency of Australian jelly bush honey as a continued campaign to trade off the success of New Zealand’s Mānuka honey industry.More >>


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