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National Advisory: Tsunami - No Threat to New Zealand

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:40:06 +1300 | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

Issued at 13:00 hours on 30/03/2015. Issued by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM). More >>

Entrepreneurs dish up innovative solutions

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:02:33 +1300 | Haystac

Entrepreneurs dish up innovative solution for tens of thousands of New Zealanders with eating difficulties More >>

Celebrating 50 years of astronomy

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:12:45 +1300 | Canterbury University Press

A celebration of half a century of optical astronomy at New Zealand’s premier astronomical research facility is the focus of a new book published by Canterbury University Press (CUP) this month.More >>

Roboticist Says Robots Could Save Lives, To Talk On Campus

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:43:31 +1300 | University of Canterbury

Renowned Roboticist Who Says Robots Could Save Lives To Talk On Campus March 29, 2015 Photo : Doctoral student Sean Welsh with one of the university’s Nao research robots.More >>

Driverless cars poised to transform automotive industry

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:46:51 +1300 |

The newest Mercedes autonomous car looks like a car on the outside but like a lounge on the inside, with four swivel seats facing each other in a multimedia bubble of padded leather and walnut veneer. More >>

Swedes farmer survey results coming in May

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:39:15 +1300 | Dairy NZ

The results of an in-depth farmer survey carried out to help understand the factors behind the toxic swedes issues that hit Southland dairy herds last year are expected to be available by the end of May.More >>

Managing risk for food manufacturers: Lincoln short courses

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:22:37 +1300 | Lincoln University

Increasingly complex and rapidly changing patterns in global food consumption, manufacturing and retailing are creating a whole new range of problems in food safety, according to Lincoln University Senior Lecturer in Food Microbiology Dr Malik Hussain.More >>

Business expenditure on R&D continues to rise

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:10:18 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

Businesses are spending more on research and development (R&D) and this expenditure is expected to rise again in 2015, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

NASA, NZ aviation leaders launch scientific balloon

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:28:01 +1300 | Airways New Zealand

As NASA successfully launched its super-pressure scientific balloon into near space from Wanaka aerodrome today, a New Zealand aviation leader made the operation possible through precision airspace control and coordination. More >>

Kiwi philanthropist awards full scholarship to Cambridge

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:57:08 +1300 | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

A scholarship funded by businessman Sir Douglas Myers for a future New Zealand leader to study at Cambridge University has been awarded to exceptional 18 year-old Ethan Sorrell from Waterview, Auckland.More >>

How Apparel by Design use Unleashed for inventory management

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:38:10 +1300 | Unleashed Software

As is the case with most of the businesses we’ve spoken to, there is an interesting story for how Apparel by Design came about. Rik Dalton, Apparel by Design’s founder and owner, was racing in a professional cycling event, when he was involved in an ...More >>

Herbicides can cause bacterial antibiotic resistance

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:10:39 +1300 | University of Canterbury

Research lead by a team from the University of Canterbury has found that commonly used herbicides can cause bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics. More >>

NZ Brain Research Institute’s Kate Russell Q&A

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:02:29 +1300 | ElderNet

Living with Parkinson's disease didn't hamper local businessman, Cas van der Veer's drive toward success and indeed his determination to live his life well with the condition allowed him to accumulate an estate that has enabled the NZBRI to carry ...More >>

Parliament, Legislation and the Internet | Andrew Cushen

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:13:24 +1300 | InternetNZ

Earlier this week, I presented to a group of 15 Parliamentarians, plus a couple of dozen staffers, at an event we co-sponsored called the Parliamentary Digital Bootcamp. This was an initiative that we partnered with Google and Facebook on, designed to ...More >>

Paul Le Comte: Saddle Hill Aurora 17 March (Timelapse Video)

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 22:47:44 +1300 | Paul Le Comte

Over a couple of sequences (I had to stop because of rain at about 4:45am) here's the 2nd whammy of Aurora from that massive G4 Kp8 Geomagnetic storm that hit the earth 17 March 2015. Taken from Saddle Hill just south of Dunedin, New Zealand. - ...More >>

NASA heavy-lift balloon scheduled for Mon. 23 March lift-off

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 13:14:56 +1300 | NASA

WANAKA, New Zealand - Following a week of unsettled upper-atmospheric and surface weather in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Pam, NASA is targeting Monday, March 23, for the first launch attempt of the heavy-lift super pressure balloon from Wanaka, ...More >>

NASA balloon launch update for Sun 22 and Mon 23 March

Sat, 21 Mar 2015 17:49:25 +1300 | NASA

Please be advised that NASA is NO GO for launch on Sunday 22 March, due to the predicted launch conditions in the morning. The team will be looking closely at the forecast for Monday 23 March (Otago Anniversary Day). All indications at this time are that ...More >>

IDB President Inaugurates Advisory Panel of Global Experts

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:03:14 +1300 | Islamic Development Bank

JEDDAH, KSA March 19, 2015/ -- The President of Islamic Development Bank (IDB) ( ) Dr Ahmed Mohamed Ali has chaired the first meeting of a body of 13 global experts to be known as the President’s Advisory Panel (PAP). The role ...More >>

South American beetle introduced to control weed

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:43:13 +1300 | Landcare Research

A tiny Chilean beetle has been introduced to New Zealand in a bid to control a weed that if left unchecked could potentially become as big a problem as gorse. More >>

IPCC scientists fail again to justify global warming alarm

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:22:13 +1300 | New Zealand Climate Science Coalition

The beguiling simplicity of the first sentence of an article in last week’s Dominion Post by Wratt, Reisinger & Renwick (WRR) about the IPCC’s view of climate change masks deep ambiguity and confusion about what precisely the dangerous anthropogenic ...More >>


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