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Reviewing technology products: Science and anecdotes

Sun, 1 May 2016 16:23:11 +1200 | Digitl

Scientific reviews involve research, prising the back from things, taking them apart and dropping them on hard surfaces. Listening to noises. Measuring everything. Running battery life tests.More >>

ETS important but not enough

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:43:00 +1200 | Sustainable Business Council

Changes to New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Scheme are important but more is needed to meet the climate ambition agreed in Paris, the Sustainable Business Council says.More >>

The Climate Change in Our Veins - Scott Poynton

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 21:08:53 +1200 | Scott Poynton

My father was diagnosed with cancer at the end of the year 2000 and his doctors gave him just 12 months to live. They put him on chemotherapy in a bid to extend his life but in February 2002, he succumbed in something of a flurry, at home, in my arms.More >>

Environmental progress on Waikato Rivers’ welcomed

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:34:04 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Environmental progress on Waikato Rivers’ welcomed A five-year report on progress towards improving Waikato and Waipa Rivers’ environmental management has been welcomed by Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith, who says it strongly illustrates how the Government, ...More >>

Targeting Climate Change Scientists

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 10:49:05 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

“Our climate and environmental scientists are some of the best in the world. We wouldn’t stop supporting out elite Olympic athletes just as they’re winning gold medals.” Andrew Holmes, President, Australian Academy of Science, Feb 9, 2016More >>

Kinky GE laws need ironing out

Thu, 3 Mar 2016 11:06:07 +1300 | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Forest owners say kinks in the laws covering the release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) need to be ironed out. More >>

International award recognises NZ's Chief Science Advisor

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:33:23 +1300 | Sir Peter Gluckman Chief Science Advisor

Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, Chief Science Advisor to the NZ Prime Minister will receive the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Award for Science Diplomacy on Saturday (NZ time) in Washington DC, USA. More >>

Fringe Review: Rossum’s Universal Robots

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:56:52 +1300 | Max Rashbrooke

Rossum’s Universal Robots Hannah Playhouse, February 10-13 Written by Karel Capek Performed by Hamilton Performing Arts CompanyMore >>

This week in sci-tech

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 >>


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