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Science Deadline: Tributes to Stephen Hawking flow

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:08:35 +1300 | Science Media Centre

Science Deadline: Tributes to Stephen Hawking flow, lead exposure endangers hearts, 'heat ' tobacco under fire, and the SMC is hiring More >>

Vestas 11th Hour Racing Meets World Renowned Orca Researcher

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:01:34 +1300 | Vestas 11th Hour Racing

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND (March 16, 2018) Ahead of the start of Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race from New Zealand to Brazil, Vestas 11th Hour Racing team members gathered at the Weiti River, just outside Auckland, to spend the morning exploring the estuary ...More >>

Bring back Science Education Community Programmes in Chch

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:58:00 +1300 | March for Science

Science Alive! started in 1991 as a not-for-profit trust promoting science and technology, through interactive experiences. The Science Centre was lost to earthquakes but have continued their important work with outreach programmes and events within the community. ...More >>

Sign up to join the conversation on the Zero Carbon Bill

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:09:52 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Hon JAMES SHAW Minister for Climate Change 15 March 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Sign up to join the conversation on the Zero Carbon Bill From today New Zealanders can register their interest in being part of the Government’s consultation on what the Zero ...More >>

Seed funding: Govt spends up on rural plant nursery

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:40:22 +1300 | RNZ

Bay of Plenty village Minginui is to get a funding boost of almost $6 million from the government's provincial growth fund. More >>

GDP growth slowed by hot weather

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:33:13 +1300 | RNZ

The economy continued to expand at the end of last year, but hot, dry weather curbed the rate of growth. More >>

Moth wroth unleashed

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:06:45 +1300 | Department of Conservation

The invasive weed ragwort will feel the wroth of moths after ragwort plume moths were released into the Grebe valley, Fiordland National Park, as a biocontrol measure. The project, undertaken by the Department of Conservation (DOC) in partnership with ...More >>

Full steam ahead for the Super STEM Fair

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:23:29 +1300 | STEM

Calling all scientists, technologists and engineers to-be! This is one science fair you do not want to miss! Head over to MOTAT on Sunday 8 April to meet the Kiwi specialists pushing the boundaries in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and experience ...More >>

Vodafone xone opens the door to the next leap forward in AI

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:08:03 +1300 | Vodafone NZ

Vodafone xone opens the door to the next leap forward in AI and IoT Today Vodafone is ushering in the next leap forward in AI (Artificial Intelligence) and IoT (Internet of Things), with applications open for the successful accelerator programme, Vodafone ...More >>

Digital Transformation to Contribute US$7 Billion to NZ GDP

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:41:40 +1300 | Microsoft New Zealand

• IDC study commissioned by Microsoft predicts that approximately 55% of New Zealand’s GDP will be derived from digital products or services by 2021 More >>

Stephen Hawking dies age 76 - Experts respond Updated

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 20:49:06 +1300 | Science Media Centre

World-renowned cosmologist and pioneer in theoretical physics Stephen Hawking has died in the UK aged 76. More >>

Cosmologist Stephen Hawking dies age 76 - Experts respond

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 18:13:29 +1300 | Science Media Centre

World-renowned cosmologist and pioneer in theoretical physics Stephen Hawking has died in the UK aged 76.More >>

Govt launches Innovation Partnership programme

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:30:03 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 13 (BusinessDesk) - Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods launched an Innovative Partnership programme to attract future-focused international innovators and firms such as Kitty Hawk Corp to undertake R&D and develop their products ...More >>

Megan Woods should stop re-announcing R&D programmes

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:12:55 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

14 March 2018 Megan Woods should stop re-announcing R&D programmes Science and innovation Minister Megan Woods should stop re-announcing the previous Government’s R&D programmes and come up with some of her own, National Party Science and Innovation ...More >>

Scientists discuss sex-less insects

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:18:43 +1300 | Plant and Food Research

More than 20 scientists from across the globe will get gather in New Zealand to discuss a new method to stop insect pests reproducing. More >>

NZ-made driverless vehicle joins Christchurch trial

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:59:23 +1300 | Christchurch International Airport

New Zealand’s first on-road testing of fully autonomous vehicles will change up a gear later this year with the inclusion of the first locally designed and built vehicle. The ohmio LIFT™ will hit the road in a new phase of the trials on private ...More >>

Buller festival-goers asked to check immunisation status

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:57:14 +1300 | Nelson Marlborough Health

A case of mumps has been notified to the Nelson Marlborough Health Public Health Service. More >>

Regular water sampling resumes after heavy rain

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:35:36 +1300 | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Water sampling of Pandora Pond and surrounding areas will resume tomorrow after last week’s heavy rain meant monitoring was put on hold for a few days. A swimming warning is in place for Pandora Pond in Napier following ongoing test results showing high ...More >>

Glaciers in trouble after marine heatwave

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:33:44 +1300 | RNZ

From Our Changing World , 11:51 am today Alison Ballance , Senior Producer @alisonballance More >>

Leading young explorers to tackle biggest challenge yet

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:16:58 +1300 | Antarctic Heritage Trust

A record-setting Kiwi explorer, a New Zealand endurance athlete, a respected international videographer and an intrepid Australian adventurer (who once slept for nearly three months to overcome a head injury) are preparing for the challenge of a lifetime – ...More >>


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