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1. Windows 10 now available in New Zealand as a free upgrade

29 July 2015 5:04pm | Microsoft New Zealand

The "best and most secure Windows ever" set to empower Kiwis to do and achieve more .. More >>

2. Scientists imagine marine future for New Zealand

31 July 2015 8:47am | NIWA

By 2050 New Zealand will have a fleet of ocean gliders undertaking scientific measurements, an aquaculture industry powered by marine energy operating far offshore and weather forecasts available 18 months in advance. .. More >>

3. Rocket Lab and NASA sign Commercial Space Launch Agreement

31 July 2015 9:56am | Rocket Lab

AUCKLAND, New Zealand. - July 31, 2015 - Rocket Lab has signed a Commercial Space Launch Act Agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The agreement enables Rocket Lab to use NASA resources - including personnel, facilities ..... More >>

4. More food activist research from Auckland University

30 July 2015 1:28pm | Food and Grocery Council

The latest research from Auckland University on packaged foods in New Zealand supermarkets is another disappointing example of food politicking dressed up as academic research, says NZ Food & Grocery Council Chief Executive Katherine Rich... More >>

5. Niwa: Regional predictions for the next three month

31 July 2015 3:04pm | NIWA

El Niño conditions continued to strengthen during July 2015. Sea surface temperature anomalies in the eastern and central Equatorial Pacific have been exceeding +1oC for the past two months. The Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) was strongly negative ..... More >>

6. 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 >>

7. Rocket Lab and NASA sign Commercial Space Launch Agreement

31 July 2015 9:56am | Rocket Lab

AUCKLAND, New Zealand. - July 31, 2015 - Rocket Lab has signed a Commercial Space Launch Act Agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The agreement enables Rocket Lab to use NASA resources - including personnel, facilities ..... More >>

8. The future of NZ science

31 July 2015 3:16pm | Science Media Centre

The country's brightest minds ponder the future of science in a special issue of theJournal of Royal Society of New Zealand, published today. .. More >>

9. 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 >>

10. 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 >>

11. 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 >>

12. OYSTERS AHEAD: Bluff season begins

27 February 2015 3:34pm | NIWA

Each March, oyster lovers descend on the catch of Bluff's best bivalves - a seasonal delicacy from one of the last remaining wild oyster fisheries on the planet. .. More >>

13. Alaskan study tour for DOC award winner

31 July 2015 2:05pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) welcomes the opportunity this World Ranger Day to announce Fiordland District Conservation Services Manager, Grant Tremain, the winner of its Stephen O'Dea Developmental Award... More >>

14. 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 >>

15. Ballance research suggests grass grub control oppo

29 April 2008 9:22am | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

For many farmers, by the time it becomes evident that they have a grass grub problem it's too late in the season to do anything about it... More >>

16. A weekend warm up

30 July 2015 1:59pm | MetService

A ridge of high pressure will deliver settled weather to much of New Zealand to end the working week. Into the weekend, a pair of fronts will affect the country, but despite rain and wind expected mainly in the west, temperatures will be slightly ..... More >>

17. Water quality up for discussion at Winter Lecture Series

31 July 2015 9:53am | Waikato University

It is often said that water is the lifeblood of New Zealand. Just about everything we do has an impact on our water, and just about everyone has an opinion about it. Who is to blame for the quality of our water? Do we even have a problem? .. More >>

18. Website Selling National Treasures!

17 September 2002 1:59pm | Unknown

In contrast to the sale of land into foreign ownership, is proudly selling off other national treasures via the web with strong public support... More >>

19. At least 65 dogs in a year poisoned by 1080 in New Zealand

16 November 2011 11:02am | Dr Jo Pollard

Research by the National Poisons Centre and the Otago University's Pharmacy School which was presented at an International Poisons Congress in 2008 found that dogs across New Zealand are at extreme risk of poisoning from 1080 (1) ... More >>

20. 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 >>

21. A major El Nino

28 July 2015 9:19am | MetService

Over the last few months, El Nino has continued to intensify. The ocean and the atmosphere have reinforced each other, helping to strengthen the climate pattern which resides in the tropical Pacific Ocean. "We have a major El Nino in play," said MetService ..... More >>

22. UC sells stake in earthquake solutions venture

29 July 2015 10:37am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury (UC) has sold its stake in Canterbury Seismic Instruments Limited (CSI) to local technology advisory and investment company Aoraki Partners, completing its direct involvement in a successful research commercialisation initiative... More >>

23. Veda Ltd Nominated For A TUANZ Award

16 October 2001 3:21pm | Veda Limited

Veda Ltd ( has been nominated for a TUANZ award for their work in developing New Zealand's first e-commerce portal for key client iStart ( The awards will be announced at a function at Te Papa on 1 December 2001... More >>

24. 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 >>

25. 2009: extreme temperature swings

13 January 2010 12:14pm | NIWA

New Zealand's climate for 2009 was characterised by frequent see-saws in temperature. Heat waves occurred in January and the start of February; May was the coldest on record; October had its lowest temperatures since 1945; and August was the warmest ..... More >>

26. Waikato Uni scientists aid search for Pink & White Terraces

18 January 2011 2:07pm | University of Waikato

Waikato University researchers will next week join an underwater survey of Lake Rotomahana, looking for clues about what happened to the Pink and White Terraces. It is thought that the Terraces were destroyed in 1886 when Mt Tarawera erupted violently, causing ..... More >>

27. 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 >>

28. Modern uses for ancient Māori knowledge

17 June 2013 1:21pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Identifying modern-day uses for ancient Māori knowledge of the sun, moon and stars is one goal of research led by Victoria University astrophysicist Dr Pauline Harris. .. More >>

29. Geonet Earthquake Report Severe M5.7 30km East Of Seddon

19 July 2013 9:20am | GeoNet

Quake Details Information about this earthquake and historical location data . Public ID 2013p537512 Universal Time July 18 2013 at 21:06:39 NZ Standard Time Friday, July 19 2013 at 9:06:39 am Latitude, Longitude -41.55, 174.41 Intensity ? severe Focal ..... More >>

30. 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 >>

31. Why is there an argument over 1080?

22 May 2014 3:26pm | Murray Dench

Both sides of the argument are supported by intelligent and committed conservationists so why can't consensus be found when both sides care deeply about the birds and the forests. .. More >>

32. Little wonder -- the ocean's primary productivity

06 March 2015 4:05pm | NIWA

At the base of the ocean's food chain are algae. Algae feed the krill that feed the whales. .. More >>

33. NZ data tool can predict risk of child abuse

12 May 2015 11:19am | AUT

A data tool that can accurately identify children at risk of abuse is unlikely to ever be used in the way envisioned by one of its architects. .. More >>

34. Environment Canterbury responds to reports on water quality

20 June 2015 11:50am | Environment Canterbury

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment reports released on June 19 are a useful contribution to the national discussion around freshwater in New Zealand, said David Caygill, Environment Canterbury's Commissioner with particular responsibility ..... More >>

35. New Paper Suggests No Warming in NZ in Past 100 Years

11 July 2015 12:23pm | New Zealand Climate Science Coalition

New Paper Suggests No Warming in NZ in Past 100 Years New Zealand may not have warmed at all in the past 100 years, according to a peer-reviewed paper published in the international science journal, Environmental Modeling & Assessment. The paper, ..... More >>

36. Uni of Otago Foundation Trust Divests from Fossil Fuel

15 July 2015 4:23pm | OtagoUniDivests

On Monday the University of Otago Foundation Trust decided to divest its endowments from the "exploration and extraction of fossil fuels". Divestment made the monthly meeting agenda after 24 notable university staff members and a petition 1000 signatures ..... More >>

37. Multiple Discoveries from NASA's New Horizons Pluto Mission

16 July 2015 9:51am | NASA

Icy mountains on Pluto and a new, crisp view of its largest moon, Charon, are among the several discoveries announced Wednesday by NASA's New Horizons team, just one day after the spacecraft's first ever Pluto flyby... More >>

38. Science Deadline

24 July 2015 12:49pm | Science Media Centre

Kiwi evolved specially adapted smell detectors to help them cope with nocturnal life, according to a new study that has mapped out the genome-the entire genetic code-of the North Island brown kiwi. .. More >>

39. Study highlights flaw in strategy to halt sea lion decline

28 July 2015 9:28am | Otago University

Otago study highlights major flaw in strategy to halt sea lion decline A new University of Otago-led study of the endangered New Zealand sea lion indicates efforts by the Government that focus mainly on the survival of sea lion pups to reverse the population ..... More >>

40. Virtual Private Net Work Speed And Security

29 November 2000 12:53am | Released via Botica Conroy And Associates

News Release CBR Accounting Services implements LanRover(tm) Virtual Private Network to achieve cost savings for remote access to network resources.. More >>

41. Breakthrough in cabbage tree mystery

05 March 2001 2:04pm | Landcare Research

Landcare Research has made some major advancements in understanding the sudden decline disease of our iconic native cabbage tree (Cordyline australis), also known as ti kouka. Cabbage trees have succumbed in large numbers to the disease, which causes ..... More >>

42. Leading Agricultural site awards gen-i contract

26 June 2001 4:52pm | gen-i

AUCKLAND - June 26, 2001 - Internet Integrator, gen-i limited, today announced it has signed a contract for systems management and support for leading New Zealand agricultural site, More >>

43. 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 >>

44. Douglas Kemsley appointed Chairman of Maxnet

27 June 2002 5:44pm | Maximum Internet Ltd

Mr. Douglas Kemsley has been appointed Chairman of Maxnet (Maximum Internet Ltd), the successful NZ owned Internet Service Provider(ISP)... More >>

45. 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 >>

46. Maize Seed Importer Cooperating With MAF

14 May 2004 9:18am | Corson Grain

The company which last year imported hybrid maize seed from the United States, certified GM free, but which was subsequently found to contain a very low level of a Genetically Modified event, is cooperating at all levels possible to trace all of the seed, whether ..... More >>

47. Kakapo breeding season - update

04 March 2005 11:11am | Department of Conservation

With the kakapo breeding season now in full flight, the Department of Conservation islooking ahead to do more research into improving breeding success... More >>

48. Dyson Product Design Award Celebrates Kiwi Talent

30 June 2005 9:22am | Dyson Product Design Awards

'Su. Vario' an innovative tool designed to protect horticultural workers from becoming exposed to dangerous spray chemicals, has tonight won the fifth annual Dyson Product Design Award at an award ceremony held in Auckland... More >>

49. Advanced networking capability investment

23 March 2007 10:18am | Research and Education

Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand (REANNZ®) has awarded over $2.6 million to ten projects in the first round of its Working Group and Development Fund. This fund is aimed at developing capability around the use of KAREN® (the Kiwi Advanced ..... More >>

50. 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 >>

51. Baby tuatara hatches-first for Matiu/Somes Island

13 August 2007 11:01am | Victoria University of Wellington

Proof comes in the form of a tiny baby tuatara which emerged last week from an egg found on the island. It's the first known offspring of 54 Brothers Island tuatara transferred to the island nine years ago... More >>

52. New Zealand Scientists Part of Nobel Award

16 October 2007 9:58am | The Royal Society of New Zealand

This year's Nobel Peace Prize goes to the IPCC and Al Gore. The Royal Society of New Zealand would like to congratulate the many New Zealand researchers who have contributed to the work of the IPCC. The prize was awarded "for their efforts ..... More >>

53. Ornithologist to receive honorary doctorate

16 November 2007 4:14pm | Victoria University of Wellington

One of New Zealand's most prolific contributors to ornithological science, Christopher JR Robertson, will receive an honorary Doctorate of Science at Victoria University's graduation ceremony in Wellington on December 12... More >>

54. Booming into international cinemas

18 February 2008 3:21pm | Foundation for Research Science and Technology

A Christchurch entrepreneur has his revolutionary acoustic technology installed in cinemas throughout the world. His latest coup is a deal to supply sound systems to motion picture imaging giant Kodak for its Los Angeles test studio... More >>

55. The delayed introduction of unleaded petrol

05 March 2008 10:19am | University of Otago

Unleaded petrol became mandatory in New Zealand in 1996, but a newly published study led by the University of Otago, Wellington reveals there was a 20 year delay as a result of deliberate lobbying by the lead additives industry, poorly informed and ..... More >>

56. Kiwi Saver Hits the Mark

01 May 2008 12:19am | Foundation for Research Science and Technology

Smart sensors that monitor kiwi behaviour in the bush are revolutionising efforts to track breeding birds and improving survival rates for chicks. The innovative electronic 'egg timers' developed by Havelock North company Wildtech and the Department ..... More >>

57. Toshiba Lights Up New LED Screen in Times Square

16 July 2008 11:09am | Toshiba

Toshiba Lights Up New LED Screen in New York s Times Square -Full Color LED Display Offers HD Quality While Lowering Power Consumption -.. More >>

58. The benefits of 1080 and why DOC uses it.

22 July 2008 12:23am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) uses aerial application of sodium monofluoroacetate (1080) as a valuable biodiversity protection tool to control mammalian pests that threaten conservation values... More >>

59. Kaimanawa Horses Needing Homes

08 May 2009 2:26pm | Department of Conservation

Ever thought of adopting a Kaimanawa horse? If so, now is the time to get your application in, with the 2009 muster scheduled for early June. .. More >>

60. Earthquake Reports - Mag 5.2 Wellington, August 28

28 August 2009 3:49pm | GNS Science

Magnitude 5.2, Friday, August 28 2009 at 2:10 am (NZST), 20 km south of Wellington; Magnitude 4.3, Friday, August 28 2009 at 3:52 am (NZST), 20 km south of Wellington. .. More >>

61. 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 >>

62. 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 >>

63. 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 >>

64. Scientists To Probe Lake Rotomahana

15 November 2010 4:47pm | GNS Science

Scientists from the New Zealand and the United States are planning to use two torpedo-like unmanned underwater vehicles to map the bottom of Lake Rotomahana, near Rotorua, and look for hydrothermal activity on the lake bed. .. More >>

65. Dual Sim for a Balanced Life

06 December 2010 4:09pm | LG Electronics

Just in time for Christmas LG Mobile is set to release its first active-active dual SIM handset, the C310, available exclusively through 2degrees stores, dealers and resellers. Perfect for combining the many different facets of modern life, with LG's ..... More >>

66. Slippery devils - longfin eels

28 December 2010 12:40pm | NIWA

Lurking in the depths of freshwater waterways, all around New Zealand, longfin eels are the most common fish in our rivers. The native longfin eel, at up to 1.6 metres in length, is something to be in awe of, especially when there's a crowd of them ..... More >>

67. Better Equipped, Safer Suzuki Alto Goes on Sale in NZ

14 January 2011 4:50pm | Suzuki

Higher levels of safety, further improvements in economy and an increase in equipment have further enhanced the revised 2011 model Suzuki Alto. Already lauded as one of the most fuel efficient cars available in New Zealand, the compact five door Alto ..... More >>

68. Carbohydrates are Addictive like Cigarettes, Scientist says

02 June 2011 12:03pm | Business Communications

Could it really be that sweets and chocolate are as addictive as cigarettes? That's the controversial conclusion from a study by New Zealand scientists who found that foods made largely from refined sugar and flour have the same addictive qualities ..... More >>

69. Response to articles by Dr Jo Pollard

09 June 2011 9:47am | Department of Conservation

Dr Jo Pollard claims to have put the science used to justify the continued use of 1080 "under the microscope". Unfortunately, it appears that she may have forgotten to take the lens cap off, say Paul Livingstone, TB Eradication and Research Manager ..... More >>

70. Kiwifruit Growers to fight Zespri Antibiotic PSA Spray Plan

31 August 2011 5:36pm | Iwik Management Ltd

Independent Kiwifruit Growers say Zespri's plan to spray kiwifruit with the antibiotic Streptomycin in a bid to control PSA (Pseudomonas syringae pv Actinidiae) could do more harm to the industry than the disease itself and they will fight to keep the ..... More >>

71. Rocket Lab Receives Popular Science "Best of What's New"

18 November 2011 10:41am | Rocket Lab

This week, Popular Science Magazine released it's "Best of What's New for 2011" Awards, highlighting the top 100 innovative technologies in the world. Instant Eyes[TM], a hand held, rocket launched UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) developed by Rocket Lab ..... More >>

72. Dell Launches XPS 13 in NZ

13 March 2012 12:03pm | Dell

Crafted without Compromise in Compact Design: 13-inch Edge-to-Edge Display in Near 11-inch Form Factor · Offers Superb Craftsmanship and Uncompromising Performance in a Sleek, Lightweight System · Lightning -fast Boot Time and Resume Enable Seamless, ..... More >>

73. Te Anau's takahe - a bonny baby

16 March 2012 12:54pm | Department of Conservation

Department of Conservation (DOC) staff recently completed the first health check on a critically endangered takahë family, confirming that life at the Te Anau Wildlife Centre is certainly suiting Tawa, the youngest member of the family... More >>

74. Satellite image of the South Island snow storm

07 June 2012 1:49pm | NIWA

Satellite image of the snow covering the South Island at the moment. This latest image over New Zealand was created using data from one of the MODIS sensors flying aboard NASA's EOS satellites: AQUA (EOS-PM1), or TERRA (EOS-AM1). The data were received ..... More >>

75. Sensing Murder Strikes Out Again

25 June 2012 1:03pm | Skeptics

The discovery of the body of missing prostitute Jayne Furlong on the beach at Port Waikato directly contradicts the claims by the Sensing Murder exploitainment show that self-proclaimed psychics Deb Webber and Kelvin Cruickhank were able to "tune ..... More >>

76. Consumers Urged to Switch Smoke Alarms (Not Just Batteries)

25 September 2012 11:29am | Cavius

TAURANGA, Monday 24 September 2012 : Kiwis are being urged to replace not only their smoke alarm batteries but to consider switching to smoke detectors which are safer, stylish and more cost effective this daylight savings weekend (Sunday September 30)... More >>

77. New Zealand's Carbon Market Has Almost Collapsed

15 February 2013 3:02pm | Horizon Research Limited

Media release Carbon News 15 February 2013 New Zealand's Carbon Market Has Almost Collapsed .. More >>

78. Global Census of New Zealand's Missing Million

24 April 2013 9:21am | Kea New Zealand

Global Census of New Zealand's Missing Million    Following last month's national census, the country's leading market research company is joining forces with Kea to gather valuable insights into Kea's global network of over 100,000 Kiwi expats. ..... More >>

79. Dire Consequences of Intensive Farming Practices

30 May 2013 12:03pm | WSPA

New Report on Zoonotic Diseases Highlights Dire Consequences of Intensive Farming Practices on the Health of Animals and People .. More >>

80. NZ Leading the World in Rapid Point of Care Science

05 July 2013 3:27pm | BioTest Diagnostics

New Zealand company BioTest Diagnostics has announced it is collaborating with UK company AgPlus to bring immediate Point of Care Testing benefits to the veterinary market... More >>

81. Researchers awarded $5 million in MBIE research funding

29 August 2013 11:51am | University of Waikato

University of Waikato researchers have been awarded $5 million of research funding in the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's 2013 science investment round for projects aimed at improving industrial energy efficiency, managing our ..... More >>

82. AUT scientists to play key role in huge astronomy project

26 November 2013 3:02pm | AUT University

One of the largest and most ambitious scientific projects in history - the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project has entered its crucial design phase with scientists and engineers from AUT playing a pivotal role, supported by $983,000 of government ..... More >>

83. 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 >>

84. Auckland scientists discover new stem cell in human skin

12 March 2014 11:33am | University of Auckland

Auckland scientists have discovered new cells with stem cell properties in human skin, opening the door to a range of new treatments for skin diseases and unhealed wounds... More >>

85. Dr Laura Green PhD - Winner of the 2014 Zonta Science Award

07 May 2014 1:57pm | Zonta

Dr Laura Green of Wellington is the winner of the 2014 Zonta Science Award. Laura was presented with her prize by His Excellency, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, GNZM, QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand, at a special reception hosted at Government ..... More >>

86. NZ - German 3D survey: seabed gas hydrate and methane system

12 May 2014 11:51am | NIWA

A joint New Zealand-German research team has discovered a huge network of frozen methane and methane gas in sediments and in the ocean near New Zealand's east coast. .. More >>

87. Science Galore at MOTAT

30 June 2014 10:42am | MOTAT

From 5 - 20 July, MOTAT's latest School Holiday Experience, ' Defying Gravity' , explores the four basic principles of flight- weight, lift, drag and thrust and gives visitors the ability to create their own gravity defying, flying machines. ..... More >>

88. Plant & Food Research scientists honoured

22 August 2014 1:29pm | Plant and Food Research

Auckland, New Zealand. 22 August 2014 Two of Plant & Food Research's most preeminent scientists were awarded one of the highest honours in horticultural science earlier this week. Ross Ferguson and Ian Ferguson (no relation) were made Fellows ..... More >>

89. Partnership to Increase Ocean Research & Conservation in NZ

28 August 2014 11:32am | NGO Conservation International

Unique partnership between University of Auckland and Conservation International aims to build scientific capacity and research. .. More >>

90. 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 >>

91. New paper finds no significant 20th century warming for NZ

29 October 2014 3:36pm | New Zealand Climate Science Coalition

A Reanalysis of Long-Term Surface Air Temperature Trends in New Zealand * by C.R. de Freitas, M.O. Dedekind and B.E. Brill. .. More >>

92. Innovative Technology Designed in the Hutt Valley

21 November 2014 10:14am | Weltec

Fraser Engineering in Lower Hutt is world famous for producing sophisticated yet rugged fire engines. .. More >>

93. The longest day

22 December 2014 1:11pm | MetService

While the northern hemisphere chills beneath wintry conditions, here in the South Pacific we are experiencing our longest day. Today is the summer solstice, the time of year when the South Pole is at its closest inclination to the Sun, resulting in ..... More >>

94. Rural Broadband no match for Urban Areas

23 December 2014 9:05am | TrueNet

TrueNet's quarterly Rural Broadband report shows a big mismatch between rural and urban areas. In November, Panelists with Rural ADSL took twice as long to load our group of Live Webpages compared to Urban ADSL Panelists... More >>

95. Samsung Revolutionises the Viewing Experience with SUHD TV

06 January 2015 1:09pm | Samsung

SUHD TV dictates a new era for TV with proprietary Samsung display technology, SUHD re-mastering engine and Smart TV functions powered by Tizen .. More >>

96. Sony sets the new mid-range standard with Xperia[TM] M4 Aqua

03 March 2015 11:07am | Sony Mobile Communications

o Capture more - just point and shoot, with a powerful13MP camera, F2.0 aperture and Sony's intelligent Superior Auto mode .. More >>

97. Hits 100,000 Members

30 March 2015 5:27pm |

New Zealand's first free and private neighbourhood website is fast becoming a household name, with membership breaking the 100,000 milestone today... More >>

98. Global audience for NIWA's lake research

02 April 2015 4:05pm | NIWA

Holidaymakers knew it was a summer to remember, and science backed it up: the Rotorua lakes, some of New Zealand's most popular, recorded their warmest temperatures in almost a decade over the peak summer months of January and February this year... More >>

99. Scientists on speaking out

10 April 2015 2:49pm | Science Media Centre

The NZAS's (New Zealand Association of Scientists) conference in Wellington today had experts sharing their experiences, and encouraging others, in speaking publicly. The conference, titled Going public: scientists speaking out on difficult issues ..... More >>

100. Otago scientist gains grant for innovative gout research

13 April 2015 12:26pm | University of Otago

A University of Otago pathology researcher has gained a Health Research Council Explorer Grant to identify new drug targets to combat gout, a severely painful and debilitating condition caused by high blood levels of uric acid. Associate Professor ..... More >>


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