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1. NIWA's new hi-tech tool helps identify what's in your stream

03 August 2015 9:27am | NIWA

Identifying creepy crawlies in your local stream just got a whole lot easier and faster, thanks to a new 3D identification system developed by a NIWA researcher. .. More >>

2. 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 >>

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. A cold August with severe weather to start

03 August 2015 11:18am | MetService

"A colder than usual August is expected for all regions of the country.While this is likely good news for skiers, it will mean larger power bills for many of us," said MetService Meteorologist Georgina Griffiths. "The month starts ..... 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. 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 >>

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. 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 >>

10. Otago's international TB research efforts gain major support

03 August 2015 12:22pm | University of Otago

University of Otago researchers have been awarded $450,000 for research into the genetics of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) in Indonesia and Myanmar. The Health Research Council of New Zealand announced the e-ASIA HRC Joint Research Programme ..... 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. 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 >>

13. 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 >>

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. 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 >>

16. AgResearch encourages Kiwis to have their say

04 September 2008 10:31am | Agresearch

AgResearch is urging New Zealanders to make submissions to the Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA) regarding its applications currently before the authority... More >>

17. 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 >>

18. 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 >>

19. Promising deepwater views of orange roughy

20 July 2015 11:31am | Seafood New Zealand

Scientific surveys of orange roughy stocks off the West Coast of the South Island and south of Fiordland have obtained live video footage of the fish from as deep as one kilometre below the surface... More >>

20. 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 >>

21. 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 >>

22. Too much curry for GE-free protestors

03 November 2003 10:49pm | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

Protest activity was muted and an attempt to disrupt the ERMA hearing on an application for a field trial of GM onions failed as a result of prompt action by ERMA staff member Kevin Curry.Part way... More... More >>

23. ERMA New Zealand Makes Meths Safer

10 January 2007 1:41pm | ERMA

Methylated spirits bought over the counter from 21 June 2007 will no longer contain the poisonous substance methanol... More >>

24. Scientists discover whitebait can climb ropes

15 May 2009 3:36pm | Environment Waikato

In what is believed to be a New Zealand first, Environment Waikato scientists may have found a clever way to overcome resource consent barriers for farmers - and possibly help to save some of New Zealand's threatened native fish species. Tiny ..... More >>

25. Xenotransplantation and the LCT trials in NZ

22 July 2009 2:31pm | Science Media Centre

UPDATE: Living Cell Technologies, a New Zealand-based biotech firm, announced today that it is commencing trials on a potentially revolutionary diabetes treatment.  .. More >>

26. 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 >>

27. 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 >>

28. 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 >>

29. Boosting milk production major focus of research

21 March 2011 3:07pm | AgResearch

Significantly, increasing milk production is the theme of research being presented by AgResearch scientists at the NZBIO Conference 2011 in Auckland on 21 March 2011, focusing on enabling successful biotechnology... More >>

30. 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 >>

31. 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 >>

32. 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 >>

33. 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 >>

34. Tauranga Careers Expo to showcase Waikato's marine research

04 August 2014 11:04am | University of Waikato

Live sea creatures in aquariums and research displays focused on the grounding of the Rena are just a few of the things to be on show next week on the University of Waikato's Coastal Science stand at the Tauranga Careers and Business Expo... More >>

35. 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 >>

36. TV Streaming Impacts NZ ISP Performance?

28 April 2015 11:30am | TrueNet

The market for television and movies on the Internet (Over-the-Top-Technology, or OTT) suddenly took off this year, and March appears to be the month that demand started to impact supply. .. More >>

37. State-of-the-art drug testing laboratory to open in Auckland

12 May 2015 12:48pm | The Drug Detection Agency

World leading drug testing agencies, The Drug Detection Agency (TDDA) and Omega Laboratories, open New Zealand laboratory.. More >>

38. New prebiotic offers stress-free calf rearing

25 May 2015 12:56pm | Donna Davies PR

A unique new prebiotic product is set to boost calf health this season, saving calf rearers valuable time and money. .. More >>

39. New map proposed for digital inclusion initiatives

10 July 2015 10:13am | 2020 Trust

Day Zero of NetHui yesterday saw the 2020 Communications Trust launch a social media drive to collect and map all the digital inclusion projects across New Zealand. .. More >>

40. Ineffective osteoporosis treatments still promoted

23 July 2015 3:50pm | University of Auckland

Two Auckland clinical researchers have called for advocacy organisations and academics to abandon industry ties that promote the use of calcium and vitamin D supplements to prevent or treat osteoporosis... More >>

41. 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 >>

42. 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 >>

43. 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 >>

44. Horticulture Looses An Innovator

22 February 2000 10:26am | Unknown

Roger Davies was a people person. He regarded people as being the priority right from the orchard to the boardroom. Mr Davies, chairman of HortResearch for six years until June 1999, and who's name has been synonymous with the New Zealand citrus industry ..... More >>

45. AgResearch gene discovery a world first

03 July 2000 2:04pm | Agresearch

Fresh from the recent announcement that gene scientists had completd the human genetic sequence finishing the first step of the human gene map, comes the news that New Zealand scientists have discovered a gene responsible for twinning... More >>

46. Sludge Management Software Set For World Stage

10 July 2000 8:50am | Foundation for Research Science and Technology

A Massey University student's new computer program is being included in international design software for wastewater plants. Barry Fryer wrote the software to calculate how much heat was generated by waste sludge breaking down in a treatment tank. He ..... More >>

47. New Board Appointments At Forest Research

13 December 2000 4:33pm | Mediacom press release distribution

Forest Research Chairman, Brian Armstrong today announced the appointment of two new Directors, Giff Davidson of Wellington and Nick Roberts from Nelson... More >>

48. Serious Cereal Packaging

10 April 2001 9:01am | Released via Carrara Communications

Hot-shot innovation from a clever little Christchurch company could go a long way to salving consumer guilt pangs about conspicuous packaging consumption. The company, Blue Marble Polymers, is making a living out of a product that most people don't ..... More >>

49. Haymik Help Multiplies

25 June 2001 9:50am | Unknown

Following a very positive reaction to his highly innovative Haymik Maths Helper 20, Te Puke inventor Bevan John has added to his repertory... More >>

50. Research Puts Seal Of Approval On Goat Milk

25 July 2001 2:16pm | Released via Clear Day

Goat milk has been recognised for centuries for its nutritional value, but research into its nutraceutical properties is providing strong scientific evidence for its beneficial use in humans... More >>

51. Tegel Bullied Into Responding To A Non-Issue

31 August 2001 12:38am | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

"Tegel Foods Ltd has been bullied into making a decision which does nothing to reduce risk associated with eating its product," the Chairman of the Life Sciences Network Dr William Rolleston said today... More >>

52. Whitebait Farming Key To The Future?

15 November 2001 11:50am | Foundation for Research Science and Technology

Summary: World's first whitebait ranch set up in NZ, to breed, feed, release and capture the fishy delicacy finds hope from research into spawning, rearing and homing habits... More >>

53. Medical Breakthrough For New Zealand Company

09 May 2002 9:57am | Released via Carrara Communications

Clever technology that has its origins in the dairy industry is showing promise in the medical arena, helping surgeons make informed assessments during liver operations... More >>

54. Wachit Spies Opportunities In World Markets

30 August 2002 3:44pm | Farco Technologies

An intelligence-gathering microchip fitted to the ordinary VCR is poised to become the next secret weapon in security surveillance... More >>

55. Ubuy - The $60 IT Company

29 April 2004 12:21am | Ubuy Limited

In March 2003, Ubuy Directors Dean Hall, at penniless 21 year old IT guru, and Matthew Van Veen, a retired Airforce Warrant Officer, started a project to develop an online shopping solution that met the needs of the New Zealand market... More >>

56. Floating House for flood prone areas: Project Noah

13 September 2004 10:48am | Energy Efficient Homes Ltd

NEW: Floating House for flood prone areas : Project Noah Auckland, NZ - Energy Efficient Homes Ltd., of Auckland NZ will announce at the forthcoming 2004 Auckland Home Show, its preliminary development of a home designed to float in the event of flooding. ..... More >>

57. The Future Of Whitebait

29 November 2004 3:13pm | Department of Conservation

As another whitebait season draws to a close, it's time to ponder the future of the five native fish species making up the catch... More >>

58. New Zealand National Climate Summary 2004

11 January 2005 9:59am | NIWA

2004: Very Stormy At Times Devastating Floods And Extremely High Rainfall In Several North Island Regions; High Winds And Late Winter Blizzards; Very Wet In Some Areas And Cool.. More >>

59. Dialogue on Animal to Human Transplantation

21 April 2005 11:44am | Tai Poutini Polytechnic

Isolation is no barrier to participation for West Coasters who will have a unique opportunity in the first multi-site dialogue on xenotransplantation - animal-to-human transplantation - by Toi te Taiao: the Bioethics Council... More >>

60. New Zealand's first marine reserve turns 30

23 February 2006 1:19pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is celebrating thirty years of New Zealand's first marine reserve at Goat Island near Leigh during Sea Week... More >>

61. The August Night Sky

19 July 2006 10:47am | Brian Carter

For the Southern half of the country, the bright star Spica will be occulted by the Moon on the evening of August 28. The Northern limit of the occultation is to the South of Nelson and Masterton and to the North of Wellington... More >>

62. Progress in Quake Monitoring Since Edgecumbe

01 March 2007 3:41pm | GNS Science

New Zealand's most damaging recent earthquake - a magnitude 6.1 jolt that struck eastern Bay of Plenty on the afternoon of March 2, 1987 - occurred 20 years ago... More >>

63. 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 >>

64. Research looks at native trees, carbon emissions

20 June 2007 11:28am | Scion research

Are our native trees adding to or reducing New Zealand's carbon emissions? That's the question Rotorua scientists are hoping to answer with one of their current research projects... More >>

65. Pine Pollen Arrives

15 August 2007 1:29pm | MetService

Pine Pollen Arrives Pine pollen is becoming noticeable all over the country. This indicates that the annual pollen seasons are now beginning... More >>

66. New EnCoate CEO looks to global market

15 November 2007 3:17pm | Agresearch

New EnCoate CEO Simon Yarrow says he is looking forward to helping the bio-polymer company realise its potential to double the global probiotics market through the commercialisation of a revolutionary line of probiotic formulations for enhancing ..... More >>

67. Pukaha ferrets captured

29 April 2008 11:24am | Department of Conservation

One of two ferrets caught in the Pukaha Mount Bruce forest over the long weekend is thought to be responsible for the deaths of four kiwi there this month... More >>

68. Two NI brown kiwi female into Pukaha Forest

05 June 2008 10:02am | Department of Conservation

Two female North Island brown kiwi have been released into the restored forest at Pukaha Mt Bruce. There are now 18 birds living in the forest. It is hoped that Hera and Whiratea, adopted and named by pupils of Greytown School and Fairfield School ..... More >>

69. 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 >>

70. New discoveries in Fiordland's 'china shops'

10 March 2009 5:09pm | NIWA

Scientists believe they have found new species after two weeks surveying Fiordland's underwater 'china shops'. Some of the sites have never been dived before, and another survey is due to start soon. .. More >>

71. Yellow-eyed Penguin Annual Symposium

29 July 2009 1:43pm | Yellow Eyed Penguin Trust

For immediate release:   Yellow-eyed Penguin Annual Symposium - Saturday 1 August 2009 - 9.00am - 4.30pm   The Yellow-eyed Penguin Consultative Group are holding their annual symposium, this Saturday, 1 August, in the seminar room at Unicol, Dunedin. ..... More >>

72. Orchid Insecticide-Spray Disaster Avoidable

23 September 2009 2:11pm | Vermisol

The orchid insecticide-spray disaster which has come to light in the news media recently could have been avoided if a natural vermicast product had been used instead, says NZ Vermicast Products' Managing Director, Craig Hutchinson... More >>

73. 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 >>

74. First Xenotransplant Patient Makes Stable Progress

04 December 2009 10:47am | CAL Public Relations

The Centre for Clinical Research and Effective Practice (CCRep), advised today that the first patient with type 1 diabetes to receive a xenotransplant of encapsulated porcine pancreatic islet cells in October as part of the clinical trial they are ..... More >>

75. 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 >>

76. Kiwi deaths devastate Pukaha team

28 July 2010 9:26am | Pukaha

With sadness we report four deaths of our kiwi.  Three of the deaths are kiwi trans-located here from Little Barrier Island in May.  .. More >>

77. Enterprising Kiwifruit Orchardists Collect Top Title in 2011

23 February 2011 9:28am | Ballance Farm Environment Awards

Fifty years of hard work and innovation on their kiwifruit orchard near Tauranga has earned Graham and Mavis Dyer the Supreme title in the 2011 Bay of Plenty Ballance Farm Environment Awards (BFEA). At a BFEA ceremony on February 22 (2011), the couple ..... More >>

78. 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 >>

79. Is it a fish, is it a bird? ...It's an eagle ray!

24 January 2012 10:00am | NIWA

They fly like birds under water and create strange pits in the sand. Eagle rays can be seen around New Zealand's coast in the summer months, when they come in to breed. Like their larger cousins, the longtail and shorttail stingrays, they have a sting ..... More >>

80. More Affordable Hair Test For Pre-Employment Drug Testing

30 March 2012 11:53am | NZ Drug Detection Agency

News Release - New Zealand Drug Detection Agency 30 March 2012 More Affordable Hair Test For Pre-Employment Drug Testing Now Available .. More >>

81. 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 >>

82. Waikato's 'Macroniser' Revolutionises Te Reo Transcription

18 January 2013 10:06am | University of Waikato

A software package developed at the University of Waikato that can automatically add the correct macrons to Māori texts is now being used by the Ministry of Justice for transcribing the proceedings of the Waitangi Tribunal and Māori Land Court hearings... More >>

83. Acute toxoplasmosis impairs memory and concentration

29 January 2013 11:51am | University of Auckland

Acute toxoplasmosis, an infectious disease carried by cats, may be a much more severe illness than previously understood. .. More >>

84. 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 >>

85. Meridian research helps protect NZ native longfin eels

29 April 2013 3:39pm | Meridian Energy

Recent findings from research commissioned by Meridian Energy have revealed new information about the longfin eel's habits and migratory behaviour, which will help to enhance efforts to protect the native species. .. More >>

86. Important postgraduate waterways conference at UC next month

07 October 2013 2:28pm | University of Canterbury

Dr Melissa Robson, a senior scientist at AgResearch and Environment Canterbury, is the keynote speaker at a waterways conference on the University of Canterbury (UC) campus next month... More >>

87. NZ expertise profiled at international DOHaD conference

15 November 2013 3:36pm | Gravida

Ten key Gravida researchers, including founding Director Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, will speak at next week's DOHaD conference in Singapore, showcasing the international regard held for our research in this area... More >>

88. Hamish Fagg to be first Kiwi in Space

16 December 2013 11:40am | LYNX Space Academy

LYNX has chosen one lucky Kiwi to go where only an elite few in the world have gone before; sub-orbital space. 21-year-old Hamish Fagg has just returned from the LYNX Space Academy Camp in Orlando, Florida where he was selected from two Kiwi finalists ..... More >>

89. Otago-led study revises height of Aoraki/Mt Cook

16 January 2014 10:00am | University of Otago

The official height of New Zealand's tallest peak, Aoraki/Mt Cook, is set to fall by 30 metres, following new measurements by University of Otago researchers. .. More >>

90. 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 >>

91. Seismic fitness of NZ's historic churches under scrutiny

17 February 2014 11:58am | GNS Science

Some of New Zealand's historic churches and heritage buildings are set to get specialist attention from an international group of seismologists and engineers. .. More >>

92. 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 >>

93. Food data to keep New Zealand healthy

13 May 2014 9:52am | Plant and Food Research

Auckland, New Zealand. 13 May 2014...Health and nutrition professionals, policymakers and people with an interest in food can now access updated nutritional analyses of foods common to the New Zealand diet... More >>

94. UC students achieve world's highest recorded rocket flight

08 August 2014 12:50pm | University of Canterbury Students Association

University of Canterbury students achieve world's highest recorded rocket flight August 8, 2014 A University of Canterbury student-built supersonic rocket has achieved the highest recorded altitude worldwide. The small supersonic rocket launch from ..... More >>

95. 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 >>

96. August 2014 Climate Summary

04 September 2014 1:39pm | NIWA

August rainfall was wide ranging. Above normal rainfall (120-149%) occurred throughout eastern Northland, Manawatu-Wanganui, Gisborne, Southland and parts of Central Otago. Conversely rainfall was below normal (50-79%) in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty, and ..... More >>

97. Partnership will strengthen Māori innovation and capability

26 September 2014 12:19pm | Joint Media Statement

A memorandum of understanding was signed in Whanganui on Thursday September 24 2014, between The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology and Ngā Hononga Marae (Charitable) Trust... More >>

98. Otago University student named Eureka! award winner

14 October 2014 11:43am | Paul Callaghan Awards

Third year neuroscience student, Sam Hall-McMaster, has taken out the third Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka Awards, held in Wellington on Friday. Sam, a student at the University of Otago, delivered a twelve minute presentation about how nanoparticles could solve ..... More >>

99. Short gestation genetics breakthrough

23 October 2014 9:44am | LIC

A major breakthrough in shortening gestation length - the gap between conception and birth - has occurred in the dairy industry this spring. .. More >>

100. Do It Yourself Drug Testing Not the Answer Warns Expert

24 October 2014 2:58pm | NZ Drug Detection Agency

Auckland, 24 October 2014: Companies trying to save money by conducting their own staff drug testing is highlighting bad practices and does not address workplace safety, warns New Zealand's leading drug testing agency... More >>