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Martin Jetpack reviews ASX listing as Chinese investor commi

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:13:08 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand jetpack maker, Martin Aircraft Co, has secured more than twice the $25 million funding it has been seeking in a proposed initial public offering on the Australian Stock Exchange to commercialise its single person ...More >>

Entries called for 2015 Science Book Prize

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:59:36 +1300 | Royal Society Of New Zealand

Publishers and authors are now invited to submit their entries for the Royal Society of New Zealand 2015 Science Book Prize. More >>

SMC Heads-Up: Tsunami anniversary, kicking the habit

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:30:08 +1300 | Science Media Centre

In This Issue: Merry Christmas; Science radar; Kicking the habit; Boxing Day Tsunami; Policy news; SAVVY; New from the SMC; Sciblogs highlights; Research highlights More >>

Christmas release a Owl-ing success say Hamilton Police

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:42:37 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police and wildlife rescue staff say though he's a bit overweight with Christmas cheer, a rare native bird rescued in a storm last month is well enough to fend for himself following his release in Hamilton today.More >>

LIC announces joint venture with Brazilian distributor

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:38:12 +1300 | Livestock Improvement Corporation

LIC has purchased the majority interest of its Brazilian genetics distributor, NZ Brasil Genetics Producao Animal Ltda. The joint venture (JV) includes exclusive supply of the farmer-owned co-operative’s dairy genetics for an initial period of 10 years, ...More >>

Devilish New Exhibit at Orana Wildlife Park

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:06:31 +1300 | Orana Wildlife Park

Tasmanian devils have arrived in Christchurch! Evelyn, Harris, Brodie and Pumba (all aged 3) were transferred from Healesville Sanctuary (near Melbourne) last week. The animals have been introduced to their new home, New Zealand’s largest Tasmanian ...More >>

Callaghan, NSC funding knocked in science plan submissions

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:35:26 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Callaghan Innovation, which was last year allocated a budget of $566 million over four years to dish out research and development grants, and the National Science Challenges attracted criticism in submissions on the government's ...More >>

Te Awarua o Porirua Whaitua Committee appointed

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:45:01 +1300 | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A diverse and talented group of people have been chosen to help the Porirua community decide how it wants to care for and manage its rivers, harbours and coastal water into the future.More >>

Leading research on natural quit smoking remedy

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:25:27 +1300 | University of Auckland

New Zealand researchers have found that a low cost, plant-based product marketed for smoking cessation in parts of Europe for the last 40 years, is better than nicotine replacement therapy at helping smokers quit. More >>

Submissions on future of science system

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:12:19 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today released the summary of submissions received in response to the Government's first Draft National Statement of Science Investment (NSSI), which sets out the current settings and proposed future priorities ...More >>

New Zealand on the bow wave of global change

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:20:07 +1300 | University of Canterbury

Changes being observed in Antarctica’s atmosphere and Southern Ocean will ripple around to the globe through connections to the mid and lower latitudes affecting the weather and climate of New Zealand on the way.More >>

LIC takes majority stake in Brazilian JV partner

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:07:35 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Livestock Improvement Corp, which provides testing and artificial breeding services to the dairy industry, has purchased a majority interest in its Brazilian genetics distributor, NZ Brasil Genetics Producao Animal for an undisclosed ...More >>

Why is Near Term Human Extinction Inevitable?

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:50:17 +1300 | Robert J. Burrowes

If you hadn't previously heard the expression 'near term human extinction', you have now. And you will get used to hearing it soon unless you insulate yourself from reality with greater effectiveness than you are doing by reading this article.More >>

Smell of success: insect pests avoid boosted pasture grasses

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:00:29 +1300 | Lincoln University

A recent study from the Bio-Protection Research Centre has shown for the first time that pasture grasses containing beneficial microorganisms are less attractive to soil-dwelling insect pests.More >>

New field consultant for lower Northland farmers

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:25:55 +1300 | CRV Ambreed

Herd improvement company CRV Ambreed has announced the appointment of a new field consultant to look after its clients in the lower Northland Region. More >>

More evidence electronic cigarettes help smokers quit

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:17:09 +1300 | University of Auckland

An international research review has concluded that there is more evidence smokers using electronic cigarettes can stop or reduce their smoking. More >>

Grant awarded for approach to stop biofilm-based infections

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:46:08 +1300 | University of Otago

A University of Otago biochemist has been awarded a $50,000 grant to develop enzymes that prevent infection-causing biofilms from growing on catheters and other medical devices.More >>

NZ scientist attains international pinnacle in his field

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:02:44 +1300 | Riddet Institute

The Riddet Institute's Principal Investigator, Professor of Food Chemistry Laurie Melton, has been appointed as an editor of the prestigious Elsevier publication, Food Chemistry.More >>

International Science paper reveals collapse of Kelp beds

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:53:47 +1300 | Wade Doak

Noted marine specialist, Wade Doak, of Northland, New Zealand, says an important scientific paper, just published in the international Royal Society’s Philosophical Transactions, charts the widespread collapse and destruction of marine algal forests, ...More >>

Seeds of Truth: Vandana Shiva and the New Yorker

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:40:19 +1300 | Independent Science News

I am glad that the future of food is being discussed, and thought about, on farms, in homes, on TV, online and in magazines, especially of The New Yorker’s caliber. The New Yorker has held its content and readership in high regard for so long.More >>


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