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Fri, 5 Feb 2016 15:24:09 +1300 | Science Media Centre

The WHO has declared an international emergency as Zika virus continues to spread - and dominate international media coverage. More >>

Charges of Manipulation of Data and Science

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 10:22:33 +1300 | GANZ

Charges of Manipulation of Data and Science regards HPV vaccine safety 16 January 2016 Gardasil Awareness New Zealand (GANZ) is delighted with the news that Dr Sin Hang Lee has filed an Open Letter to the Director General of WHO (World Health Organisation) ...More >>

Australian shift on GMOs raises questions for NZ Green Party

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 10:26:36 +1300 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers has welcomed a shift in thinking by the Australian Green Party and encourages their New Zealand counterparts to be equally open minded about the benefits of genetic modification.More >>

Voluntary Euthanasia Society of NZ

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 10:13:30 +1300 | Voluntary Euthanasia Society

Press Release from the Voluntary Euthanasia Society of NZ The Voluntary Euthanasia Society defended Saturday the rights of Lecretia Seales’s husband Matt Vickers and Auckland University researcher Dr Pam Oliver to speak at an international conference ...More >>

#COP21 Really Does Change Everything - The Announcement

Sun, 13 Dec 2015 01:36:47 +1300 | Alastair Thompson

On 12 December 2015 the UN Climate Summit in Paris, France concluded 2 weeks of negotiations. The result was significantly more positive than anyone had thought possible. Not only is the draft agreement legally binding but it targets a 1.5 degree maximum temperature ...More >>

#COP21 Delivers On Its Promise And Really Changes Everything

Sat, 12 Dec 2015 21:51:09 +1300 | Alastair Thompson

After reading the reports out of Paris today I think we can call this #COP21 (even though its not quite over) as nothing short of a miracle. An amazing victory for diplomacy, common sense and the collective will of Civil Society throughout planet ...More >>

Government unveils RMA reform package with enough support

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:36:50 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 26 (BusinessDesk) - The government has formally hauled down the flag on its attempts to alter the balance of environmental and economic priorities in the Resource Management Act, unveiling a 180-page Resource Legislation Amendment Bill containing ...More >>

Vaccines aren’t the problem

Fri, 13 Nov 2015 16:50:16 +1300 | Immunisation Advisory Centre

Recently TV3’s 3D programme produced a piece about the plight of a group of young New Zealand women. They were all stricken by debilitating medical conditions which would be best characterised as the symptoms of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome ...More >>

NZ emerging agri-business leaders see value in NZ Inc brand

Thu, 12 Nov 2015 06:19:09 +1300 | BusinessDesk

NZ's primary sector leaders of tomorrow still bank on brand Kiwi, want deeper debate on GMOs More >>

Lab-grown burgers could replace farmed beef, Post says

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 17:00:07 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Lab-grown burgers could replace traditionally-farmed beef in the next 25 years, Dutch pioneer Post says More >>

Velimir Khlebnikov : The Futurian (1895-1922)

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 12:04:36 +1300 | Rene Wadlow

My soul is a seer Who has seen in the skies The constellations beginning to rise. And the thunderstorm fly like a bird. More >>

Climate Change and New Zealand: Is it doom or can we hope?

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 10:54:15 +1300 | Sir Geoffrey Palmer

Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC, Distinguished Fellow Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law and Centre for Public Law More >>

$53.5m in Marsden funding for NZ researchers

Thu, 5 Nov 2015 15:29:46 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Hon Steven Joyce Minister of Science and Innovation 5 November 2015 $53.5m in Marsden funding for NZ researchers More >>

Redefining genetic modification - Expert reaction

Wed, 4 Nov 2015 11:59:53 +1300 | Science Media Centre

The Environmental Protection Authority is planning to tweak regulations to clear up confusion over what is and is not a genetically modified organism (GMO). More >>

Elements of Chance: Nikola Tesla in Belgrade

Tue, 3 Nov 2015 10:01:53 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

What is the Tesla factor? It might be deemed a mixture of chance and selflessness, that inventive genius which works towards broader, holistic goals; a genius with the selflessness of a shaman and the morality of an ascetic. Wherever one places ...More >>

Government’s Move Keeps New GMOs Under Regulation

Mon, 2 Nov 2015 09:55:03 +1300 | Sustainability Council of New Zealand

The government’s decision to keep all new techniques for engineering genes under regulation is welcomed by the Sustainability Council. More >>

Brilliant teaching and research excellence

Thu, 29 Oct 2015 15:35:04 +1300 | AUT

AUT’s top award for academic excellence has been awarded to Professor Nikola Kasabov at last week’s AUT Excellence Awards. More >>

EPA decision on GMO welcomed

Thu, 29 Oct 2015 10:36:06 +1300 | New Zealand Government

EPA decision on GMO welcomed The Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) decision to approve the release of a genetically modified organism (GMO), Pexa-Vec, for a clinical trial for the treatment of a type of liver cancer has been welcomed today ...More >>

Hacking the CIA Director: What John Brennan’s Emails Reveal

Tue, 27 Oct 2015 12:19:52 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

The CIA director’s position can prove hazardous. General David Petraeus found that out personally when he had to resign after falling on the sword of mixing classified information with private pleasure. The consequences of such a breach were never grave ...More >>

Leaving agriculture out of climate deal justified: scientist

Tue, 20 Oct 2015 15:31:22 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Global efforts to combat climate change should focus first on eradicating carbon dioxide emissions, while less action on agricultural greenhouse gases is justified in the short term, a New Zealand climate change scientist says.More >>


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