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More Regions Move to Officially Become GM Free

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:14:02 +1200 | Pure Hawke's Bay

More Regions Move to Officially Become GM Free The campaign to keep Hawke’s Bay GM Free took another step forward today with the Auckland Plan Hearings Panel recommending the adoption of similar GMO Free rules to Hastings Council.More >>

NZ political scientist to join UN scientific Climate Change

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:25:53 +1200 | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury political scientist Bronwyn Hayward has been invited to join a crucial planning meeting to advise how the world’s scientific community should respond to the challenge of limiting global warming.More >>

Alcohol And Cancer

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:55:17 +1200 | Spirits New Zealand

A just released opinion piece by Otago University’s Prof. Jennie Connor would have us believe drinking causes cancer. This is not supported by credible research and hides or simplifies the complex relationship between the development of cancer in ...More >>

Uni professors are making biased claims about climate change

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:38:05 +1200 | New Zealand Climate Science Coalition

Disgust that two Victoria University professors, James Renwick and Tim Naish are using the names of their university and the Royal Society of New Zealand to propagate biased and unjustified claims about climate change, has been expressed by the New ...More >>

A Wrinkle in Time - a new look at ageing

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 14:11:00 +1200 | Radio New Zealand

For RNZ presenter Noelle McCarthy, creating her first podcast series -exploring ageing-was a profoundly meaningful experience. More >>

Fixing the digital economy with Douglas Rushkoff at OS//OS

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 11:45:42 +1200 | Open Source Open Society

New York-based Media Theorist and Professor Douglas Rushkoff is a confirmed Keynote speaker at the Open Source Open Society conference taking place at Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington on August 22/23rd 2016. Rushkoff is a bestselling writer, documentary ...More >>

1000th business registers under the Food Act

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 11:24:52 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew is today congratulating Food Safety officials across New Zealand as the 1000th registration under the Food Act is celebrated. More >>

We need to change the way we teach doctors

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 11:04:16 +1200 | University of Waikato

Professor of population health at the University of Waikato, Professor Ross Lawrenson, says we aren’t meeting our current medical workforce needs, and that part of the reason for that lies in the way we’re training our doctors.More >>

Science Awards Winners Announced as 10th Festival Launched

Sat, 9 Jul 2016 21:30:14 +1200 | New Zealand International Science Festival

The man behind Dunedin’s Healthy Harbour Watchers – retired secondary school science teacher Andrew Innes – was last night recognised for his lifelong dedication to science at an awards ceremony to launch the 10th biennial New Zealand International ...More >>

Feds support stance on GMOs by 107 world-leading scientists

Wed, 6 Jul 2016 16:22:06 +1200 | Federated Farmers

As more than 100 world-leading and award-winning scientists voice their support of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), Federated Farmers continues to endorse farmers’ rights to decide what technologies are used on their farms.More >>

Free Press 5/7/16

Tue, 5 Jul 2016 15:51:03 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

The ‘Others’ In the cult television series Lost , the characters are tormented by the ‘others.’ Parliament recently has felt a bit like that with the Keep Kiwibank Bill, Foreign Homebuyer Bill, Panama Papers and even Tobacco Plain Packaging debates ...More >>

PM’s Science Prizes 2016 – applications open

Tue, 5 Jul 2016 15:46:47 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced that entries are invited for the 2016 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes. “These prizes are New Zealand’s most valuable science awards and they were introduced to raise the profile and prestige ...More >>

NASA's Dava Newman Joins NZ Science Festival

Mon, 4 Jul 2016 13:35:20 +1200 | The New Zealand International Science Festival

NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman Joins NZ Science Festival NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman will join this year’s New Zealand International Science Festival, held in Dunedin, July 8-16. Dr. Newman will speak about NASA’s Journey to Mars on Thursday ...More >>

ACT calls on Greens to abandon outdated GMO policy

Mon, 4 Jul 2016 10:38:28 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

As over 100 Nobel Laureates call on Greenpeace to abandon its outdated position on genetic modification, ACT is calling on New Zealand Green MPs to do the same. More >>

Ice Age: Collision Course Antarctica Video Teaser is Here:

Sun, 3 Jul 2016 13:32:02 +1200 | Kiriata Publicity

To follow up the announcement last week of Ice Age: Collision Course costume characters Sid and Buck working in Antarctica, here is the introduction to the video series “Sid and Buck’s Antarctic Adventure”:More >>

Start-up fund recipients announced

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:25:15 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced the successful recipients of the 2016 PreSeed Accelerator Fund. More >>

IISD Welcomes Five New Members to Its Board of Directors

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 21:59:47 +1200 | IISD

WINNIPEG—June 24, 2016—The International Institute for Sustainable Development welcomed five new members to its board of directors today, following a unanimous vote at the board’s general meeting. "I am delighted to welcome our new members ...More >>

Shrimp farming sector looks for consensus

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 16:05:34 +1200 | FAO

24 June 2016, Bangkok, Thailand – Governments, scientists and producers have expressed the need for a consensus on ways to fight a deadly disease that continues to seriously threaten the world’s shrimp farming sector.More >>

NTCELL® Parkinson’s trial results to be presented in Berlin

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:55:44 +1200 | LCT Global

As advised in our 7 June announcement of the trial results, Dr Barry Snow is presenting 81 week+ data on the safely and clinical effects of NTCELL in patients with Parkinson’s disease at the 20th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement ...More >>

Scientists discover new species

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 10:58:36 +1200 | Papahanaumokuakea - Marine National Monument

Three new species of fish are among the discoveries announced as scientists returned from a 25-day research expedition aboard NOAA Ship Hi‘ialakai to explore the deep coral reefs of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM) in the Northwestern ...More >>


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