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NZ Dairy exports vulnerable to unapproved GM animal-feed

Mon, 16 May 2016 11:21:30 +1200 | GE Free New Zealand

Dairy companies should also take notice of the growing rejection of GE/GMO grains that have not been approved in all international markets but imported for use in supplementary stock feed. The US grain handlers are rejecting 19 varieties of GM ...More >>

Otago’s animal research facility plan is a crime on health

Wed, 11 May 2016 10:48:48 +1200 | NZAVS

Otago’s new $50m animal research facility plan – A crime on the future of human health More >>

Whitianga green waste drop-off site re-opens

Wed, 11 May 2016 10:15:07 +1200 | Thames Coromandel District Council

Whitianga green waste drop-off site at biosolids composter re-opens We're re-opening the green waste drop-off facility next to our biosolids composter in Whitianga. More >>

Important protection work at Te Waihora

Thu, 5 May 2016 13:06:18 +1200 | Whakaora Te Waihora

Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere is populated by a large variety of birds, reptiles and insects the survival of which is often threatened by predators. More >>

Lost 1859 Survey Solves 130 Year Old Mystery

Wed, 4 May 2016 11:32:24 +1200 | Rex Bunn

Lost 1859 Survey Leads Searchers to Pink and White Terraces Locations: Solves 130 Year Old Mystery More >>

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 >>


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