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Spidertracks and Alaska eSRS

Mon, 2 May 2016 16:01:01 +1200 | Spidertracks

A new Alaska Flight Service program called Enhanced Special Reporting Service (eSRS) is paving the way for the United States’ first integration between traditional and next-generation Spidertracks flight management systems.More >>

NZ Government open source software licensing consultation

Mon, 2 May 2016 12:34:24 +1200 | Land Information New Zealand

A consultation to develop a framework for consistent licensing of New Zealand Government open source software has been carried out successfully in an open and transparent manner, says Paul Stone, Programme Leader Open Government Data at Land Information ...More >>

Exercise has more impact on health than diet

Mon, 2 May 2016 11:47:54 +1200 | ANZCA

Exercise has more impact than dieting on people’s health. Even among people who are obese, those who exercise regularly have a lower death rate than both obese and slender people who do not exercise.More >>

Unseasonably warm start to May

Mon, 2 May 2016 11:23:24 +1200 | MetService

We could see one or two May maximum temperature records being broken this week due to a moist northwesterly flow spreading across the country. The whole of New Zealand will benefit from the warmer air, which is coming down from the sub-tropics. “Even ...More >>

New technique revolutionises treatment for stroke

Mon, 2 May 2016 11:08:17 +1200 | ANZCA

A revolutionary treatment for stroke that involves removing the clot using a tiny device inserted into an artery results in more people able to go home independent, and has no higher rate of injury or death than conventional treatments. More >>

NZ Navy Trainees Practise Navigation by the Stars

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:23:36 +1200 | P and O Cruises

The ancient art of celestial navigation was revived on P&O Cruises’ Pacific Pearl recently, with the cruise line hosting Royal New Zealand Navy trainees during a cruise to Fiji from Auckland. More >>

Study on tsunami risk

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:34:08 +1200 | Gisborne District Council

New tsunami mapping for Poverty Bay and Wainui from the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Limited (GNS Science) will inform future management of hazards in the region.More >>

Kaka released into Abel Tasman

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:30:34 +1200 | The Project Janszoon Trust

Four female kaka released today into the Abel Tasman National Park will boost the breeding population of the large forest dwelling parrots. More >>

Toxic Reaction to Government's “State Control” of 1080

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:36:13 +1200 | Tony Orman

Government proposals announced by Environment Minister Nick Smith to relieve local regional council of controls of resource consents for 1080 have been met with fiery opposition. Government proposals proposals transfer the public notification process ...More >>

Organic farming will revitalise waterways

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:18:11 +1200 | Organic NZ

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The two most crucial moves we can make to improve New Zealand’s sadly degraded waterways are to stop dairy expansion, and to transition towards truly sustainable farming, according to the Soil & Health Association. Organic farmers ...More >>

Three Regional Research Institutes shortlisted

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:13:41 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced that three proposals to establish new Regional Research Institutes (RRIs) have been shortlisted and that applicants will now enter the business case development stage of the selection process.More >>

Measuring public science by dollar value alone 'stupid'

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:30:47 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 26 (BusinessDesk) - Measuring taxpayer-funded investment in science using a simple dollar value approach is "stupid", says Motu economist Adam Jaffe, who is welcoming a new government big data project to allow richer measurements in ...More >>

Whitireia lecturer using 3D technology

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:39:11 +1200 | Whitireia

Whitireia design lecturer Alice Moore is hoping to finally complete the chess set carved by her great-grandfather during World War One by using 3D printing technology to recreate the piece he lost after he was wounded in battle.More >>

NZ wins world robotics schools champs title for eighth year

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:06:46 +1200 | Make Lemonade

For the eighth year in a row New Zealand has earned the right to call themselves world champions at the VEX world robotics championships held in Louisville, the United States, over Anzac weekend. More >>

Smart people needed to feed 9.6 billion people

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:01:39 +1200 | Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture Education Trust

Smart people needed to feed 9.6 billion people on less land with less water More >>

Seeka leads industry in developing oil contamination test

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 09:45:56 +1200 | Seeka Kiwifruit Industries Ltd

Te Puke, April 22 - Seeka Kiwifruit Industries, working in conjunction with Zespri, has led the way in developing a non-invasive UV testing technology to check trays of export kiwifruit potentially affected by lubricant oil contamination. Seeka is ...More >>

Scientists 'gasping for oxygen' under National

Sat, 23 Apr 2016 15:28:21 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Scientists 'gasping for oxygen' under National Steven Joyce's claims to be creating a science and innovation hub in New Zealand are a sham based on PR fluff, says Labour's Science and Innovation Spokesperson David Cunliffe. “A damning critique of the ...More >>

FIND cites new research

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 11:06:48 +1200 | Fluoride Information Network For Dentists

New research has confirmed that increased fluoride in water results in reduced intelligence. The research, published in the journal,of environmental monitoring and assessment, found that the higher the fluoride content in water, the lower the IQ of children, ...More >>

Hamilton to get two unfluoridated water filling stations

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 16:23:32 +1200 | Fluoride Free Hamilton

Today the Hamilton City Council Finance Committee approved a site at the Claudelands Events Centre for a public source of unfluoridated water with a capital cost of $70,000. More >>

New Science Initiative for Rotorua Schools to be Launched

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:06:31 +1200 | Te Taumata o Ngati Whakaue Iho Ake Trust

On Friday 22 April Ngati Whakaue will launch a new science initiative for Rotorua – ready-made House of Science resource kits for Rotorua schools. More >>


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