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1. A night of celebration at the Romeo Bragato Wine Awards 2014

29 August 2014 11:42am | Bragato Wine Awards

A Hawkes Bay Chardonnay has been awarded Champion Wine of Show at this year's Romeo Bragato Wine Awards. .. More >>

2. SMC Heads-Up: E-cigarettes, SMCs gather in NZ, crisis advice

29 August 2014 4:33pm | Science Media Centre

SMC Heads-Up:E-cigarettes risks highlighted, SMCs gather in NZ, science advice in times of crisis .. More >>

3. 1080 poison: science and facts

24 May 2011 4:25pm | Happypet NZ

Any true scientist would be intensely annoyed to see wishful thinking and casual observations (rather than properly replicated experiments with appropriate controls) masquerading as science, especially when lots of people actually believed in it. ..... More >>

4. Study on causes of rheumatic fever gets underway in Auckland

01 September 2014 9:56am | University of Otago

A study to identify and better understand risk factors for rheumatic fever - one of New Zealand's most mysterious and serious illnesses - starts recruiting participants in Auckland this week. Over the next two years the University of Otago, Wellington ..... More >>

5. Wellington science fair winners announced

29 August 2014 2:08pm | NIWA

A Wellington High School student has taken out the prize for best overall exhibit at this year's NIWA Wellington Regional Science and Technology Fair. .. More >>

6. High value fungi may offer new industry for NZ

01 September 2014 10:38am | Plant and Food Research

1 September 2014 Scientists could open up new opportunities for the New Zealand forestry industry following recent research into the cultivation and commercialization of two edible fungi crops: saffron milk cap (Lactarius deliciosus) and Bianchetto truffle ..... More >>

7. New Biological Heritage Science Challenge

29 August 2014 4:30pm | Landcare Research

The new National Science Challenge, New Zealand's Biological Heritage - Ngā Koiora Tuku Iho, announced today by Science and Innovation Minister, Hon Steven Joyce is much more than just a large research programme, according to Dr James Buwalda, Chair ..... More >>

8. DOC involved in the Biological Heritage science challenge

29 August 2014 2:23pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is excited to be a part of the New Zealand Biological Heritage science challenge that was launched today (August 29). Science and Innovation Minister Stephen Joyce launched the programme of research, to be undertaken ..... More >>

9. Tissue from hospital operating theatre to be rushed to UC

28 August 2014 9:20am | University of Canterbury

Tissues blocking arteries to the brain are to be rushed to the University of Canterbury from Christchurch Hospital operating theatre to be kept alive in a laboratory for five days as part of a New Zealand Heart Foundation funded three-year study into ..... More >>

10. Road Code now available free on-line

24 April 2003 1:02pm | Land Transport Safety Authority

Need to brush up on the road rules but don't have a copy of the road code? Just visit the Land Transport Safety Authority website,, where an on-line version of the Official New Zealand Road Code for car drivers is now available at no charge... More >>

11. Book your licence test on the phone or on-line

03 August 2004 7:36pm | Land Transport Safety Authority

Driver licensing practical tests can now be booked and paid for by telephone and over the internet... More >>

12. The Canterbury Earthquakes: Scientific Answers

16 March 2011 2:36pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

The Canterbury region has had six months of unexpected and extremely difficult challenges as a result of a sequence of damaging and deadly earthquakes and the associated aftershocks. The result is significant uncertainty within the public about why the February 22 ..... More >>

13. Rare white snail wows

30 November 2011 11:26am | Department of Conservation

The fascinating find of a rare white-bodied giant Powelliphanta snail has been made in Kahurangi National Park. .. More >>

14. Researchers turn to "wisdom of elders"

05 November 2012 10:44am | University of Waikato

A University of Waikato-led research project which draws on the "wisdom of the elders" to improve conservation and biodiversity has won support from the prestigious Marsden Fund, New Zealand's funding for ideas-driven research. "He rongo i te reo ..... More >>

15. Promising new treatments for multiple sclerosis

15 August 2014 9:56am | Victoria University of Wellington

New treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS) using common anti-psychotic agents have been discovered by Victoria University of Wellington researchers. .. More >>

16. Elite programme gives farmers latest genetics for less

28 August 2014 3:39pm | HMC Communications

With pay outs tipped to decline and farmers wanting to reduce their operating costs, CRV Ambreed's progeny testing programme is one way to get the latest genetics and other herd improvement products and services at a lower cost... More >>

17. New child cancer specialist for Auckland

01 September 2014 12:59pm | University of Auckland

Paediatric oncologist, Dr Andrew Wood has returned to the University of Auckland to research the genetic mistakes driving childhood leukaemias. Dr Wood graduated from the University of Auckland's School of Medicine, and trained as a paediatrician ..... More >>

18. Highly detailed maps of seabed now available

19 August 2010 10:26am | NIWA

The high-resolution maps show the hidden seabed of the deep sea around the country in incredible digital detail, making them a treasure for all New Zealanders. .. More >>

19. Cockles and Pipis, alive, alive-oh

04 January 2011 11:09am | NIWA

Over the long hot summer many kiwis will be digging deep in the sand for pipi. These yummy shellfish live buried in the sand and are free at the beach! .. More >>

20. University decision a crucial step forward for Lincoln Hub

17 July 2014 3:33pm | AgResearch

The Lincoln Hub partners have welcomed the Minister for Science and Innovation and Tertiary Education's announcement of the Government's agreement in principle to provide funding towards the rebuilding of science facilities at Lincoln University. ..... More >>

21. Breakthrough in diabetes research

25 August 2014 2:48pm | University of Auckland

University of Auckland scientists are reporting a major new development in diabetes research with the discovery of a single molecular mechanism they believe triggers both major forms of the disease... More >>

22. Whitetail deer Under Threat

29 August 2014 11:03am | Game Animal Council

"The Game Animal Council, local hunters and landowners are concerned at a perceived decline in the number of Whitetail deer in the Glenorchy herd at the head of Lake Wakatipu" said Don Hammond Chairman of the Game Animal Council... More >>

23. LSN "Corngate" Edition: August 26, 2003

27 August 2003 2:48pm | Life Sciences Network

Environment Ministry officials today continued to hold their line that there has never been an allowable level of genetically engineered (GE) contamination in corn. Ministry chief executive Barry ..... More >>

24. DNA Ikon Challenged By NZ Scientists

12 December 2003 10:57am | Robert Mann

Auckland, NZ 11-12-03 -- The ikonic status of "the" Double Helix model for DNA has been challenged anew by scientists of New Zealand, India, and England in the latest issue of Current Science:.. More >>

25. Suppressed letter to editor

12 July 2005 11:44am | Robert Mann

If gene-tampering were so scientifically sound as claimed by its promotors such as Dr Tony Conner (22 Feb), wouldn't a more accurate and well-mannered style be forthcoming from them? Instead, the letters you print from enthusiasts for genetic manipulation ..... More >>

26. NIWA scientists have become propagandists

29 May 2008 4:57pm | New Zealand Climate Science Coalition

The State Services Commission should investigate whether scientists of NIWA have crossed the boundary into politics with their sudden flurry of advocacy for action on so-called global warming at a time when the Government is struggling to gain support ..... More >>

27. The pros and cons of using 1080

13 November 2009 4:34pm | science media center

Sunday will see a series of rallies held nationwide to protest aerial drops of 1080 poison to control pests that prey on native birds. .. More >>

28. Could NZ cherries be the secret to a good night's sleep?

14 April 2012 12:19pm | Moanui

Hamilton, New Zealand - Preliminary research results released today by Fruision Ltd show that sweet cherries grown in New Zealand's sun-rich Central Otago region are a natural source of melatonin at levels over 30 times higher than other cherry varieties ..... More >>

29. The shift to mirrorless cameras

03 April 2014 12:48pm | FujiFilm

Fujifilm were pioneers in digital photography, announcing the FinePix S1 Pro - the world's first consumer-level DSLR - in January 2000. Just fourteen years later, Fujifilm NZ confirm that camera technology is undergoing another seismic shift... More >>

30. 'Legal highs' and animal testing - experts respond

02 May 2014 1:23pm | Science Media Centre

New psychoactive substances laws require manufacturers to provide evidence that their product poses a 'low risk' to consumers before they can market it. Can they do it without animal testing?.. More >>

31. Northland Whales and Dolphins at Risk From Statoil

03 July 2014 5:34pm | Liz Slooten

Today marine mammal expert Dr Liz Slooten of Otago University expressed concerns over dangers to whales and dolphins from sonar and seismic exploration for deep sea oil in Statoil's permit zone off Northland... More >>

32. World's First carboNZero certified battery released in NZ

18 August 2014 2:47pm | Enviro-Mark

Internationally recognised carboNZero CertTM product certification backs carbon neutral claims for LEI Electronics Inc.'s Eco Alkaline battery.. More >>

33. Review finds community water fluoridation safe and effective

22 August 2014 1:31pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

A review of the scientific evidence for and against the efficacy and safety of fluoridation of public water supplies has found that the levels of fluoridation used in New Zealand create no health risks and provide protection against tooth decay. Councils currently ..... More >>

34. US/NZ host international workshop on ocean acidification

27 August 2014 4:52pm | United States Embassy

An International Workshop on Ocean Acidification: State-of-the-Science Considerations for Small Island Developing States .. More >>

35. Tracking Wills On The Web - A World First

26 July 2001 1:39pm | Unknown

In what is believed to be a world-first, an Auckland lawyer has established a web-based directory enabling people to record details on the whereabouts of their last Will and Testament... More >>

36. Famous Tree Sparks Debate On Discovery Of NZ

21 September 2001 4:24pm | Landcare Research

A pohutukawa tree at 'the end of the world' has stirred up debate on whether the Spanish were the first Europeans to reach New Zealand, ahead of the Dutch and the British... More >>

37. "The Littlest Clue" launches

13 August 2002 11:28am | Released Via Network Communications

"What I commend in a book like this is not only its revelation to a wide readership of the world-class and sometimes world-leading work our scientists are undertaking, but that it captures some of the human passion, commitment and excitement that has ..... More >>

38. Peach Teats inventor marks 10th anniversary

01 August 2003 3:19pm | Skellerup Industries

A decade after Hunterville dairy farmer Robert McIntyre started supplying New Zealand's dairy industry with his revolutionary Peach Teats, the product remains a classic example of Kiwi ingenuity... More >>

39. Call for ban on Genetically Engineered Humans

20 August 2003 10:49pm | GE Free NZ

GE Free NZ has described the Human Assisted Reproductive Technology (HART) bill as the most comprehensive and far-reaching eugenic legislation the like of which the world has not seen since Nazi Germany in the 1930's to the Select Committee on Health ..... More >>

40. 30th Science & Technology Fair Set for Success

06 August 2004 11:29am | Manawatu Science Fair

Following on from last month's extremely successful Manawatu Science Festival, Palmerston North's Te Manawa Science Centre this month hosts the Fonterra Manawatu Science and Technology Fair... More >>

41. Sir Ed Hillary Heads To Scott Base

25 November 2004 5:47pm | Antarctica New Zealand

Sir Edmund Hillary returned to Antarctica today, almost half a century after leading the New Zealand expedition that established Scott Base. Sir Edmund, accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Phil Goff, will spend eight days on the Ice and feature ..... More >>

42. Apple to Ship Mac OS X "Tiger"

13 April 2005 5:45pm | Apple

CUPERTINO, California - April 12, 2005 - Apple® today announced that Mac OS® X version 10.4 "Tiger" will go on sale Friday, April 29, beginning at 6:00 p.m. during special events at Apple's retail stores and Apple Authorised Resellers. Tiger has more than ..... More >>

43. Winter Solstice, longest night and shortest day

15 June 2005 11:50am | Carter Observatory

The Winter Solstice is on June 21 at 18:46 (6:46pm); this is when the Sun is at its most Northerly point in the sky. At the middle of the day on June 21, it reaches its lowest altitude, from the Northern horizon, for the year... More >>

44. Protected speargrass weevil population to swell

22 December 2006 11:31am | Department of Conservation

A rescue mission for threatened speargrass weevils from Wellington's south coast has paid off with a population now established on Mana Island... More >>

45. Lahar measuring equipment installed on Ruapehu

11 January 2007 2:08pm | GNS Science

Scientists from GNS Science and the Department of Conservation installed a set of lake-monitoring equipment on Mount Ruapehu last weekend. The instruments include a sensor to measure the rate of fall in lake level during any break-out event and ..... More >>

46. Eagle eye on erosion will help reduce flood risk

02 May 2007 1:16pm | Landcare Research

Scientists from the Sustainable Land Use Research Initiative (SLURI) have developed a system for gauging the effects of erosion in New Zealand. Their work will help regional councils identify and target the most vulnerable land, to minimise erosion ..... More >>

47. ERMA NZ places strict controls on GM Brassica test

28 May 2007 11:37am | Environmental Risk Management Authority

The Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA New Zealand) has approved an application by the New Zealand Institute for Crop and Food Research to field test genetically-modified Brassica in the Lincoln region... More >>

48. Obituary - Professor August H. (Augie) Auer jr

11 June 2007 1:37pm | New Zealand Climate Science Coalition

" This sudden loss of Augie Auer is a colossal blow not just to his family and friends and his colleagues in the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition, but to everyone in New Zealand who has a regard for truth and the role of science," said Owen McShane, ..... More >>

49. Wellington Zoo red pandas head off on OE

13 July 2007 3:54pm | Wellington Zoo

Three of Wellington Zoo's most popular inhabitants leave the Zoo on Monday 16 July for Knoxville Zoo in Tennesse, announced Curator Suzette Nicholson today... More >>

50. Matiu/Somes tuatara named after harbour taniwha

27 November 2007 1:01pm | Department of Conservation

The baby tuatara from Matiu/Somes Island have been named after the two taniwha of Wellington Harbour, Ngake and Whataitai. The tuatara, which hatched from eggs found on the island and were reared in captivity, were returned to the island sanctuary ..... More >>

51. Number of Internet Fraud Victims on the Rise

10 June 2008 10:13am | Angela Beswick

Failing to do basic background checks is resulting in more internet users falling victim to online fraud this year, costing them up to as much in value as a small car... More >>

52. Climate Change Statement: the Royal Society of NZ

10 July 2008 12:56am | The Royal Society of New Zealand

The Royal Society of New Zealand convenes an expert committee on climate. The controversy over climate change and its causes, and possible confusion among the public, have prompted the committee to produce a statement to make absolutely clear what the evidence ..... More >>

53. On the lookout for lizards

11 November 2008 12:52pm | Department of Conservation

Conservation staff on the DOC Poneke area-managed Matiu/Somes Island in Wellington Harbour are preparing for an exciting arrival on Friday's 10 am ferry sailing. .. More >>

54. Collaboration between AgResearch and Liggins

05 May 2009 1:28pm | Liggins Institute

In a move to optimise the nutritional and health-giving qualities of foods from pastoral-based sources for human consumption, AgResearch has put the official seal on a collaboration with The University of Auckland's Liggins Institute, which will maximise research ..... More >>

55. Gareth Morgan delivers his climate change verdict

19 May 2009 4:03pm | Random House

After having trawled through the most compelling evidence from both sides, even Gareth Morgan is surprised where he has ended up in the tricky, motionally-charged and high-stakes climate change debate. .. More >>

56. Backgrounder: PM's Chief Science Advisor

20 May 2009 4:19pm | Science Media Centre

Professor Peter Gluckman, the founding director of the Liggins Institute and a world-leading medical researcher, was today named the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor. .. More >>

57. MGO Manuka Honey accurately measures antibacterial

28 May 2009 2:24pm | Manuka Health NZ

Claims that the MGO[TM] Manuka Honey rating system misrepresents the antibacterial activity of manuka honey were conclusively dismissed today by new scientific research. .. More >>

58. Student ultrasound researcher scoops award

30 June 2009 4:40pm | Industrial Research Ltd

Ultrasound researcher Andrew Dawson has been named the winner of a prestigious international student innovation competition. .. More >>

59. Divisive ETS legislation passed

27 November 2009 4:42pm | Science Media Centre

There were barely 10 members of parliament in the house to witness the passing of the Climate Change Response (Moderated Emissions Trading) Amendment Bill by 63 votes to 58 on Wednesday night. Here is how scientists approached by the SMC for comment ..... More >>

60. Paddle Crabs; Cannibals Of The Seashore

30 December 2009 10:33am | NIWA

This agile swimmer is found in the intertidal zone (between high and low tide marks) all around New Zealand and in southern Australia, down to depths of 100 metres. It's one of nine species of swimming crabs in New Zealand... More >>

61. NIWA Unable To Justify Official Temperature Record

01 February 2010 4:02pm | New Zealand Climate Science Coalition

The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) has been urged by the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition (NZCSC) to abandon all of its in-house adjustments to temperature records. .. More >>

62. Rural NZ must reap the benefits of fibre broadband

02 June 2010 6:45pm | New Zealand Regional Fibre Group

New Zealand must foster the development of rural intellectual property and facilitate its commercialisation and export - if the rural sector is to reach its potential... More >>

63. New Standards Set for Sustainable Buildings

20 June 2010 1:32pm | Property Council Of New Zealand

Three properties last night awarded at the annual Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards have set new standards for sustainability. .. More >>

64. Waikato Scientists Get $112,000 Worth of Kudos

14 September 2010 9:34am | The Kudos Awards

HAMILTON- Since 2007, and including the cash on offer this year, the Kudos Awards have given over $112,000 in cash prizes to top scientists from around the Waikato. The prize money has enabled local scientists to attend international conferences, ..... More >>

65. Infrared illuminator for outdoor fixed dome cameras

18 January 2011 2:22pm | Axis Communications

Auckland, New Zealand - 18th January 2011: Axis Communications, the global market leader in the network video market1, offers customers a high-intensity infrared illuminator for outdoor versions of the AXIS P33 Fixed Dome Network Cameras. The outdoor-ready ..... More >>

66. TravelSIM slashes mobile roaming charges for NZ travellers

14 March 2011 4:05pm | Wright Communications

TravelSIM, a prepaid mobile phone service for international travellers, offers substantially lower roaming charges for New Zealand consumers, who have long paid through the nose when using their mobile phones overseas. .. More >>

67. Ever wonder where Monarch butterflies go for the winter?

17 April 2011 2:08pm | Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust

The Monarch Butterfly New Zealand Trust is looking for 'citizen scientists' throughout the country to report sightings as the Monarchs follow their annual migration. A degree is not needed; anyone can take part, and everyone, schools included, are welcome ..... More >>

68. Wetlands can clean our water, but location is key

20 September 2011 9:27am | NIWA

Wetlands are like a sponge - they take in large amounts of water and "clean" it by processing out nutrients carried in the water. These nutrients can include diffuse pollutants like nitrogen and phosphorus from farm runoff... More >>

69. Marlborough Research & Ministry of Science delegation to US

19 June 2012 12:32pm | Malborough Research Centre

The quest to introduce more international scientific capacity into New Zealand, and notably Marlborough, will be advanced by a delegation heading to the United States this week to visit an independent research institute with a global clientele... More >>

70. Flex your brain - learn Māori to delay Alzheimer's

28 June 2012 3:25pm | University of Canterbury

Flex your brain - learn Māori to delay Alzheimer's Learning te reo Māori could help aging New Zealanders keep Alzheimer's at bay for up to five years, according to international research. That's just one of many good reasons to become bilingual, ..... More >>

71. Science supports 'anecdotal' biological farming experience

04 July 2012 1:31pm | Association of Biological Farmers

Farmers across the country are increasingly finding positive solutions to many on-farm challenges; proving that farming can provide both economic and ecological outcomes. For many years these farmers have been vocally dismissed by a faction that believes ..... More >>

72. Justin Bieber parody wins Scifest 'science idol' grand prize

09 July 2012 9:52am | The New Zealand International Science Festival

Image attached by Chris Sullivan - James Mustapic and Tom McFadden in University of Otago's Albany Street Music Studio.. More >>

73. 'Slurry Bugs' revolutionise sustainable farming practices

31 August 2012 1:55pm | British High Commission

'Slurry Bugs' revolutionise sustainable farming practices With a passion for bacteria and sustainable farming, Liz Russell, managing director of Envirosystems UK, will visit New Zealand next week to speak to the dairy sector about new ways ..... More >>

74. Airblade[TM] technology on tap

05 February 2013 12:22pm | Dyson

Press release Tuesday, 5 February 2013 Airblade[TM] technology on tap Wash and dry at the sink. .. More >>

75. Dr Roger Hill appointed to Hamilton Science Awards Trust

14 February 2013 1:49pm | The Kudos Awards

Dr Roger Hill, Managing Director of Hill Laboratories, has been appointed to the Hamilton Science Awards Trust. Six years ago the Trust initiated The Kudos Awards, an annual gala event which recognises scientists working on a wide range of research ..... More >>

76. Otago research confirms Chinese origin of NZ's PSA outbreak

28 February 2013 11:17am | University of Otago

Otago research confirms Chinese origin of NZ's PSA outbreak University of Otago scientists have today published persuasive evidence that the PSA strains responsible for the outbreak in North Island kiwifruit orchards came directly from China, as ..... More >>

77. AgResearch to Invest $100 Million In New Science Innovation

29 April 2013 2:29pm | AgResearch

AgResearch, New Zealand's largest Crown Research Institute, has today announced a major investment programme that is the largest of its kind in New Zealand agricultural science... More >>

78. Genetics companies urged to eliminate small calf syndrome

02 May 2013 12:01pm | New Zealand Animal Evaluation Ltd

New Zealand Animal Evaluation Ltd (NZAEL), the DairyNZ subsidiary company that manages the National Breeding Objective for New Zealand dairy cattle, is encouraging and welcoming moves by genetics companies Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) and ..... More >>

79. Hamilton Zoo Releases Special Kokako Pair

08 May 2013 4:35pm | Hamilton Zoo

A pair of kokako, a rare species of New Zealand bird, are leaving Hamilton Zoo and being released in the wild at Puketi Forest in Northland. .. More >>

80. Why all the fuss about GM food?

29 June 2013 12:35pm | Robert Mann

*To get beyond hackneyed pro/anti tropes, we need to reflect more upon the importance of power .. More >>

81. Big turnout for lake science presentations

02 July 2013 3:56pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

More than 120 Rotorua residents turned up last week to hear about research being done into improving water quality in the Rotorua Lakes. The evening, hosted by Bay of Plenty Regional Council and University of Waikato, presented research findings ..... More >>

82. Growth rates of Pasifika children faster than expected

05 July 2013 3:05pm | AUT University

The growth rate of Pasifika children under 10 years of age is faster than expected says the lead researcher of a major AUT longitudinal study. .. More >>

83. NZ Test Confirms Purity of Manuka Honey

18 July 2013 3:12pm | GNS Science

The New Zealand honey industry has been thrown a lifeline after laboratory testing procedures in importing countries, which were failing manuka honey, have been found to be flawed giving a higher 'apparent' cane sugar level than it actually contains... More >>

84. NIWA Wellington science fair winners named

30 August 2013 12:36pm | NIWA

The 2013 NIWA Wellington Regional Science and Technology Fair has again been a resounding success, with over 500 intermediate and secondary school students taking part. The fair, sponsored by the National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA), ..... More >>

85. Teaching avocado trees how to grow

02 September 2013 6:29pm | AVOCO

Scientists and avocado growers are learning to teach avocado trees to grow in a more productive manner in a bid to improve the yield and regularity of harvests, says Jerome Hardy, Technical Manager at the biggest avocado grower group, AVOCO... More >>

86. Research on paua and marine reserves making waves

18 October 2013 3:29pm | Victoria University of Wellington

The impact marine reserves are having on New Zealand's paua fishery will be clearer as a result of PhD research by Victoria University student Alix Laferriere. .. More >>

87. New Zealand carbon emissions projected to climb

17 December 2013 3:26pm | Science Media Centre

An official report to the United Nations climate change body shows a widening gap between New Zealand's targets post-Kyoto and projected emissions in the next two decades... More >>

88. Launch of New Top Level Internet Domain Names

03 January 2014 3:31pm | Law Down Under

Big wake up call for all business owners, politicians, communities, and bloggers. Hundreds of new domain name extensions are about to be released to the general public. This will change the Internet landscape drastically since it will significantly extend ..... More >>

89. Grapes have the most pesticides: new dirty dozen

10 February 2014 9:39am | Safe Food Campaign

Which foods in New Zealand contain more pesticide residues? What's wrong with pesticide residues? How can residues be reduced? Alison White, researcher and Co-convenor of the Safe Food Campaign, will give an update of her research on the "dirty dozen" ..... More >>

90. Scientist predicts climate change weed spread

10 February 2014 10:45am | University of Auckland

New research from the University of Auckland shows invasive tropical and sub-tropical plants that displace native species could thrive and spread if global temperatures rise as climate scientists predict. Plant ecology PhD student Christine Sheppard ..... More >>

91. Sorting Facts from Fiction on Fluoridation - a Panel Discuss

10 February 2014 12:15pm | Fluoridation Information Network for Dentists

The last year has seen heated debate over fluoridation, with both sides acknowledging there is a lot of misinformation in the public arena. A new independent professional group, the Fluoridation Information Network for Dentists (FIND), has organized a ..... More >>

92. International study backs urban green spaces

20 February 2014 11:33am | University of Waikato

The value of green spaces in cities has been highlighted in a new study, which found that providing a diverse range of habitats in urban areas can help retain native species. The study, published in the well-respected international journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, analysed lists of plants in 110 cities and birds in 54 cities from around the world including Hamilton, New Zealand... More >>

93. Waikato science students tackle cancer and memory research

25 February 2014 12:27pm | Waikato University

Preventing breast cancer, reducing the toxicity of radiotherapy and chemotherapy side effects, and analysing memory function during anaesthesia, were the topics for three students from the University of Waikato, who have just completed summer studentships... More >>

94. NZ company finds major error with cold and flu products

20 March 2014 11:27am | AFT Pharmaceuticals

New Zealand company finds major formulation error with cold and flu products worth NZ$1.4 billion worldwide .. More >>

95. Ancient Forest Emerges From Beneath Takapuna Beach

26 May 2014 9:22am | Dr Bruce Hayward

In recent days the sand near low water in the middle of Takapuna Beach, Auckland, has shifted and exposed the long buried remains of an ancient forest. .. More >>

96. Lab Technologists and Innovators in for some Kudos

06 June 2014 12:08pm | The Kudos Awards

Nominations open this week for the 7th Kudos Science Excellence Awards. The annual awards recognise outstanding science achievement from the Waikato region, and for the rst time will extend its categories to include Lab Technologists and Innovators ..... More >>

97. WWF responds to Minister's 'challenge' on Maui's dolphins

11 June 2014 2:49pm | WWF

In response to Conservation Minister Nick Smith's challenge on National Radio today to "show me the Maui's" and present evidence on Maui's dolphin sightings, WWF has re-released its paper to the IWC Scientific Committee on the latest evidence ..... More >>

98. New Zealand taking the lead with 3D scanner

23 June 2014 9:43am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury and New Zealand is leading the world's pre-clinical imaging market with research work on its commercial 3D scanner improving the treatment of diseases... More >>

99. CRV Ambreed, AgResearch develop eczema tolerant dairy cattle

30 June 2014 5:22pm | CRV Ambreed

Collaboration between artificial breeding company CRV Ambreed and Crown Research Institute AgResearch under the auspices of the Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) is helping to reduce the impact of facial eczema (FE) in dairy cattle by developing ..... More >>

100. Massey research on effect of near-death experiences

21 July 2014 10:02am | Massey University

How does a close brush with death lead to a better life? It is known that nudging extinction can bring about dramatic life changes, and a Massey psychology student is researching the near-death experience phenomenon... More >>


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