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1. Rare white whale seen in Cook Strait

06 July 2015 10:24am | Department of Conservation

Rare white whale seen in Cook Strait A rare white humpback whale spotted in Cook Strait yesterday by Department of Conservation researchers is thought to be 'Migaloo', a white humpback usually seen off Australia. The white humpback whale was seen with ..... More >>

2. CRI redundancies tied to changes in government funding

01 July 2015 10:09am | NZ Association of Scientists

The New Zealand Association of Scientists (NZAS) is seriously concerned by news of upcoming redundancies at Landcare Research, a Crown Research Institute that specialises in the science of our land, soil, and biodiversity. The news, which broke this Monday ..... More >>

3. More birds in Kiwi gardens

03 July 2015 5:24pm | Landcare Research

The number of birds in garden across the country is up this winter, according to preliminary results from the New Zealand Garden Bird Survey. .. More >>

4. 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 >>

5. NIWA Outlook: July-September 2015

01 July 2015 12:13pm | NIWA

Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa Nelson, Marlborough, Buller West Coast, Alps and foothills, inland Otago and Southland Coastal Canterbury, east Otago .. More >>

6. New Sea Shepherd campaign targets Blackmores'

02 July 2015 3:01pm | Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

New Sea Shepherd campaign targets Blackmores' 'EcoKrill' products for their impact on whales of the Antarctic. Sea Shepherd Australia today announced the launch of a new style campaign to protect a species of fundamental importance to the Antarctic ..... More >>

7. Another cold week to come

06 July 2015 12:54pm | MetService

Kiwis will be reaching for those extra layers once again, as cold air spreads across the country. MetService is advising of colder temperatures across New Zealand, especially for the second half of this week. Snow showers are already falling across parts of ..... More >>

8. 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 >>

9. Hearing loss impacts healthy aging

03 July 2015 11:46am | Oticon Foundation

Leading research points to hearing loss as a major factor in elderly people's declining physical and intellectual capabilities, says Karen Pullar, Secretary of the Oticon Foundation. .. More >>

10. Can nutrients treat mental illness?

22 June 2015 2:41pm | University of Canterbury

Nutrients may be able to treat ADHD, bipolar disorder, anxiety, stress and PTSD according to University of Canterbury (UC) Professor Julia Rucklidge, who will speak at a public lecture in Christchurch this Wednesday... 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. Leading freshwater scientist applauds transparency

30 June 2015 2:41pm | Cawthron Institute

A leading freshwater scientist has applauded the addition of water quantity data to the Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA) environmental website. .. More >>

13. Sharks and marine conservation talk in Wellington

06 July 2015 12:13pm | Forest And Bird

With up to a thousand triangular white teeth in a body that can weigh up to 2.500 tonnes, the great white shark is one of the scariest animals in New Zealand waters. .. More >>

14. NZ blackcurrants good for brain

25 June 2015 7:43am | Plant and Food Research

Research has shown that New Zealand blackcurrants are good for keeping us mentally young and agile, a finding that could have potential in managing the mental decline associated with aging populations, or helping people with brain disorders such as ..... More >>

15. Rats that get regular exercise are more productive

03 July 2015 12:26pm | University of Otago

Regular exercise may help keep you on top of your to-do list at work, latest University of Otago research suggests. .. More >>

16. New Zealand Climate Summary: June 2015

03 July 2015 5:12pm | NIWA

Rainfall Rainfall was above normal (120-149%) or well above normal (> 149%) for much of the Manawatu-Whanganui, Taranaki, Westland, Tasman, Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, and Southland regions. Rainfall was well below normal ( Temperature ..... More >>

17. '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 >>

18. 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 >>

19. 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 >>

20. Antarctic visit to study sea ice

17 September 2008 6:45pm | NIWA

Scientists flew to New Zealand's Scott Base, on the first post-winter Antarctica New Zealand flight last week, to study the growth and thickness of winter coastal sea ice in McMurdo Sound... More >>

21. 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 >>

22. Finding new ways to kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria

08 June 2015 10:04am | University of Otago

Christchurch-based scientists have been awarded $4.8 million in Health Research Council (HRC) funding to find new ways to diagnose and treat bacterial infections. .. More >>

23. Major winter storm

18 June 2015 9:44am | MetService

The weather pattern currently moving across New Zealand bears the hallmarks of a major winter storm and is forecast to bring heavy rain on the West Coast of the South Island, strong gusty winds and significant amounts of snow to parts of Otago, Canterbury ..... More >>

24. ACCPAC's New Zealand Growth

07 March 2005 6:17pm | Temporary Account 01

Auckland, 7 March 2005 - ACCPAC Pacific, part of The Sage Group family of companies, and once known only for its popular accounting software (ACCPAC Advantage), has now also made the mid-level CRM market its own. The company reported that during its ..... 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. Return of the Cluster Flies

11 April 2011 11:36am | Kiwicare

The annual influx of cluster flies into New Zealand rural homes and farms has begun in earnest. Rural supplies stores and hardware stores around the country are reporting a sudden and dramatic increase in customers seeking help and advice on how to get ..... More >>

27. Research into muttonbird exposure to Fukushima radiation

27 March 2014 2:46pm | University of Auckland

Scientists from the University of Auckland will undertake research to test whether New Zealand muttonbirds that spend the winter off the coast of Japan may have been exposed to radiation from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant. .. More >>

28. NTCELL® Clinical Study in Parkinson's Meets Endpoints

15 June 2015 12:09pm | Living Cell Technologies

NTCELL® Clinical Study in Parkinson's Meets Endpoints Living Cell Technologies Advancing Regenerative Cell Therapy into Larger Phase IIb Study to Evaluate Its Potential as a Disease-modifying Treatment.. More >>

29. Parkinsons NZ excited about success of living cell research

18 June 2015 2:57pm | Parkinsons New Zealand

Parkinsons New Zealand is excited about the results of Living Cell Technologies' (LCT) trial involving NZ pig cells in the treatment of Parkinson's. .. More >>

30. 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 >>

31. Dolphin Defenders join IWC's call for better protection

23 June 2015 10:05am | Maui and Hector's Dolphin Defenders

New Zealand based conservation groups are supporting the call for better protection of Māui dolphins after the International Whaling Commission reiterated the need for the Government to do more, at its meeting this week. .. More >>

32. Fish & Game Hails Ruataniwha Decision

26 June 2015 7:36am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game is welcoming as a "significant victory" the Ruataniwha Board of Inquiry's final decision on the conditions which would govern the controversial Hawkes Bay dam and irrigation project... More >>

33. Awards for Canterbury power research

03 July 2015 9:47am | University of Canterbury

Researchers from Christchurch's Electric Power Engineering Centre (EPECentre) at the University of Canterbury (UC) have received two coveted awards at the Electricity Engineers' Association (EEA) Conference for the second year in a row... More >>

34. New Wasp Species In Northland This Summer

22 December 2000 4:52pm | Department of Conservation

DOC And MAF Ask Public To Be On The Lookout For New Wasp Species In Northland This Summer.. More >>

35. 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 >>

36. 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 >>

37. Bayer renews support for native bird recovery

16 August 2004 10:39am | Bayer NZ

Whangarei's Native Bird Recovery Centre can look forward to another three years of hatching kiwi, thanks to the renewal of a three-year $24,000 sponsorship agreement with a major international company... More >>

38. ACCPAC's New Zealand Growth

07 March 2005 6:17pm | Temporary Account 01

Auckland, 7 March 2005 - ACCPAC Pacific, part of The Sage Group family of companies, and once known only for its popular accounting software (ACCPAC Advantage), has now also made the mid-level CRM market its own. The company reported that during its ..... More >>

39. Tisco offering new services in Auckland

11 April 2005 2:00pm | Tisco

Auckland businesses and householders faced with computers on the blink can now call on a new on-site service... More >>

40. Rewarding Stolen Car Spotters

16 May 2005 8:15am | Spotter.Co.Nz

Stolen car spotters around the country are already being rewarded for their efforts by texting at 8811... More >>

41. Bayer boost for bird centre

18 May 2005 2:18pm | Bayer NZ

Injured kiwi and other birds will receive a boost this Friday thanks to innovation and research company Bayer New Zealand... More >>

42. MYOB to make the most of OfficeMax Advantage

13 September 2005 3:59pm | MYOB

As a complete accounting software solutions provider, MYOB recognises the importance of making accounting solutions more accessible to more people. Leading office products retailer OfficeMax, is making this possible by becoming the latest reseller to incorporate ..... More >>

43. Summer Solstice on December 22

13 December 2006 1:30pm | Carter Observatory

The Summer Solstice is at 13:22 (1:22pm) on December 22. This is when the Sun is at its most Southerly point in the sky and therefore reaches its maximum altitude for the year at the middle of the day... More >>

44. 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 >>

45. ACAP Answers Its Critics

29 January 2008 11:23am | World Association Of Newspapers

Since the recent launch of ACAP, the new standard to protect the intellectual property of anyone publishing on the worldwide web, the blogosphere has been full of comments about it -- and not all of them have been polite... More >>

46. New Platform for Embedded Electronics Developers

21 February 2008 2:38pm | Bluewater Systems

Christchurch, New Zealand based ARM solutions provider, Bluewater Systems Ltd has announced the launch of its new Rig 200 ARM development kit for embedded electronic development and prototyping... More >>

47. 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 >>

48. Novell helps power Supercomputing Centre

27 November 2008 12:00pm | Novell

Novell today announced that the New Zealand Supercomputing Centre (NZSC) has chosen one of its PlateSpin® workload management products to automate the management of its on-demand computing infrastructure. Together with partner InterGrid, the NZSC ..... More >>

49. Mars research generates million dollar returns

08 May 2009 11:03am | Foundation For Research Science And Technology

A $188,000 investment from TechNZ into collaborative research has contributed to Mars Petcare New Zealand developing of a new range of export cat food that is expected to generate returns of more than $2 million annually to the New Zealand economy... More >>

50. 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 >>

51. New doggie DNA test available in NZ

10 July 2009 9:46am | Petpost

They've been called mutts, mongrels, bitsers and 'SPCA specials'...but now mixed-breed dogs can hold their slightly unusual heads high. .. More >>

52. 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 >>

53. 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 >>

54. World-first green technology has vast market potential

08 December 2010 10:38am | Carbonscape

BLENHEIM, NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand charcoal technology company Carbonscape [TM] has become the first in the world to pioneer a new green technology - a one-step process to cheaply produce highly porous charcoal. .. More >>

55. Tagged juvenile tarakihi to teach us about nursery habitats

31 March 2011 1:52pm | NIWA

NIWA Media Release 31 March 2011 Tagged juvenile tarakihi to teach us about nursery habitats .. More >>

56. Vodafone to Offer iPhone 4S in NZ on 11 November

10 November 2011 1:14pm | Vodafone

November 10, 2011 - Vodafone today announced it will offer iPhone 4S to customers in New Zealand beginning Friday, November 11. iPhone 4S will be available starting at $49 for the 16GB model, $199 for the 32GB model and $349 for the 64GB model with ..... More >>

57. 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 >>

58. New Zealand's rain falls mainly in the mountains

20 December 2011 10:05am | NIWA

Most of New Zealand's rain doesn't fall in the plains, but in the mountains, particularly the Southern Alps. Dr Tim Kerr is a NIWA mountain rainfall specialist. He's been working high in the Southern Alps with 10 new rain gauges, to better ..... More >>

59. Hill Laboratories expands food residue testing with machine

23 March 2012 1:46pm | Hill Laboratories

Hill Laboratories food division, located at Waikato Innovation Park in Hamilton, is enhancing its ability to monitor pesticide and containment residues on food. The recent purchase of a $650,000 Applied Bio systems LCMS/MS (liquid chromatograph mass ..... More >>

60. 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 >>

61. Wellington based game developer promises "nerdgasm"

24 April 2012 2:11pm | Gamefroot

Local entrepreneur and game developer Dan Milward officially launches Gamefroot at, the world's first cloud based game creator on Tuesday, 24 April, 2012 in Wellington, New Zealand. .. More >>

62. 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 >>

63. Entries for Value of Medicines Award now open.

27 June 2012 9:26am | Medicines New Zealand

"This $20,000 award aims to stimulate research that improves the understanding, effectiveness or safety of the use of medicines," Medicines New Zealand General Manager Kevin Sheehy says... More >>

64. 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 >>

65. Impact of Rena oil spill part of wider disaster research

04 October 2012 12:56pm | Massey University

Emergency management specialists from Massey's Joint Centre for Disaster Research are to revisit the scene of the Rena oil spill in the Bay of Plenty as part of a $760,000 project investigating the resilience of communities having to cope with ..... More >>

66. Call for submissions on a new insecticide

01 May 2013 1:58pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority is calling for submissions on an application to import an insecticide used to eradicate ants. Ensystex NZ Ltd has applied to import the water-based insecticide Bithor, which contains bifenthrin and imidacloprid (a ..... More >>

67. 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 >>

68. Science Learning Hub wins at World Summit Awards

11 September 2013 1:57pm | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato's Science Learning Hub (SLH) is one of five winners in the e-learning and science category competing at the World Summit Awards. It is one of only two of the original eight New Zealand entries to have made it this far in ..... More >>

69. Toshiba announces launch of the Encore tablet in New Zealand

16 October 2013 3:31pm | Toshiba

Toshiba today announced the availability of its new Encore tablet - fully optimised for Windows 8.1, with built-in features and apps for both productivity and entertainment, this ultra-portable tablet is ideal for consumers and prosumers wanting to move seamlessly ..... More >>

70. Adopt a Star at Carter Observatory

21 October 2013 4:02pm | Carter Observatory

Those of us looking for something just a little bit different for the special ones in our lives can now adopt a star from Carter Observatory. Presented with your very own certificate you can select a Single Star, a Binary Star for couples, or a Super ..... More >>

71. QEII covenantors get funding boost for conservation projects

30 January 2014 2:38pm | QEII National Trust

QEII National Trust covenantors will be able to do more for New Zealand's biodiversity with $313,000 worth of grants received from DOC's latest Biofund round. .. More >>

72. Kakapo Successfully Breed on Hauturu/Little Barrier Island

20 February 2014 3:42pm | Department of Conservation

One of three female kakapo released onto Hauturu o Toi/Little Barrier Island in 2012 has been discovered nesting with three fertile eggs, bringing unexpected joy to the Kakapo Recovery programme team... More >>

73. Naverisk Powers up Security and Authentication

16 April 2014 1:12pm | Naverisk

Naverisk, the market leading unified RMM and Service Desk platform for MSP's and IT service providers, Powers up Security and Authentication with Scorpion Software's AuthAnvil Two Factor Auth and Single Sign On. .. More >>

74. 'Houdini' sea cucumbers a potentially lucrative industry

08 May 2014 11:18am | University of Auckland

They may not be the prettiest of sea creatures but University of Auckland researcher Leo Zamora says sea cucumbers are not only fascinating but a potential major export earner for New Zealand... More >>

75. 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 >>

76. 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 >>

77. New cream offers safe alternative to support acne

10 July 2014 1:21pm | Quantec

Hamilton, New Zealand - As the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns consumers around common acne products containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, a new and clinically proven product developed in New Zealand is offering a safe and effective ..... More >>

78. Supreme award for innovation

16 October 2014 9:55am | Plant and Food Research

Plant & Food Research has been recognised for its innovation, winning the Supreme Innovator Award and the Sustainability & Cleantech category in this year's New Zealand Innovators Awards, for research that will change the way the world fishes... More >>

79. Impacts of future volcanic eruptions highlighted

08 December 2014 9:10am | University of Canterbury

A future eruption from one of New Zealand's caldera volcanoes can be expected to cause considerable physical, social and economic damage to New Zealand, an international expert and University Canterbury volcanologist says. .. More >>

80. NIWA Seasonal Climate Outlook February-April 2015

30 January 2015 5:09pm | NIWA

Sea surface temperatures across the equatorial Pacific Ocean are borderline between neutral and weak El Niño conditions. However -- as was the case over the past few months - the atmospheric circulation in the Pacifc is still inconsistent with ..... More >>

81. NASA to launch scientific space balloon from Wanaka NZ

02 March 2015 11:04am | Queenstown Airport

Residents in the Southern Hemisphere's mid-latitudes, such as Argentina and South Africa, may catch a glimpse of a large NASA heavy-lift scientific balloon as it travels around the globe on a potentially record-breaking flight. .. More >>

82. 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 >>

83. Samsung Electronics' Ultra Slim Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3

10 March 2015 11:09am | Samsung

Samsung Electronics' Ultra Slim Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 - Perfect for Social Networking Express yourself in style Auckland, New Zealand, March 9, 2015 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today unveiled the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3, offering a refined, ..... More >>

84. Putting a price on a predator-free New Zealand

16 March 2015 9:48am | University of Auckland

A vision of a New Zealand free from the worst introduced predators is not a fantasy, say scientists, who have analysed the costs of such a project for the first time. .. More >>

85. Taking open data to the next level in New Zealand

09 April 2015 9:37am | Open Source Open Society

The upcoming OS//OS conference will be a huge 2 days of inspiring brain food, practical workshops and chances to connect over coffee with a passionate community of people interested in what the world looks like when it is a more open place. .. More >>

86. 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 >>

87. ARANZ Geo Attracts World Class CFO as Expansion Continues

14 April 2015 1:08pm | ARANZ Geo Limited

ARANZ Geo, a world leader in the interpretation and visualisation of geological data for the mining, environmental, renewable energy and other geologically dependent industries, has appointed Rohit Selvaratnam as Chief Financial Officer. .. More >>

88. Synlait Milk ingredient will help to enhance sleep

29 April 2015 9:48am | Synlait

Synlait Milk has commercialised a dairy-based milk powder ingredient that is clinically proven to enhance sleep. Results from an independent clinical trial of iNdream3 have proved its efficacy as a sleep promoting ingredient. iNdream3 is made from melatonin-rich ..... More >>

89. NIWA's glider launched into service for sea science

04 May 2015 9:18am | NIWA

Exploring the frontier of New Zealand oceanographic research is the launch mission for Manaia, NIWA's newly named underwater glider. .. More >>

90. Advanced Prostate Cancer Study to improve care for NZ men

07 May 2015 9:47am | University of Auckland

AUCKLAND: May 7, 2015: New Zealand men suffering from advanced or metastatic prostate cancer need new treatment guidelines to ensure improved, more consistent and more equitable care. Patients and their families could also benefit from better stage-specific ..... More >>

91. Coal is in a deep dark hole, let's keep it there

25 May 2015 4:05pm | Coal Action Network

Coal Action Network Aotearoa have been hearing rumblings about a new coal mine being developed just 10km from Westport, on the West Coast of the South Island of Aotearoa. Given that the rest of the world is moving away from mining coal, it seems ludicrous ..... More >>

92. NZers using OE helping wildlife in Africa

27 May 2015 10:05am | Boyes PR

Young New Zealanders are increasingly using their big OE to help wildlife conservation according to the founder of the International Working Holidays (IWH), the specialist overseas employment agency. .. More >>

93. 'Nanogirl' Michelle Dickinson named in Honours

01 June 2015 1:31pm | University of Auckland

One of the country's leading advocates for the communication of all things science has been named a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours. .. More >>

94. Mapping Kapiti's submarine landscape

04 June 2015 9:59am | NIWA

A team of marine geoscientists from New Zealand's National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research begins mapping the submarine landscape of Kapiti Island and Coast on Friday, 5 June. The project is run in partnership with Victoria University ..... More >>

95. 4,600 Kiwis submit views through Fix Our Future campaign

08 June 2015 7:34am | Generation Zero

Youth climate group Generation Zero reeled in more than 4,600 submissions on the Government's post-2020 climate change target through their 'Fix Our Future' campaign. .. More >>

96. Institute to fund new melanoma trials co-ordinator

17 June 2015 12:11pm | Melanoma Research Unit

The Melanoma Research Institute of New Zealand today announced it will provide funding for a melanoma trials co-ordinator at Auckland City Hospital. .. More >>

97. Coast and rivers users lap up information

18 June 2015 4:49pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Wellington's coast and rivers users are lapping up information on water quality and want more, according to a recent online survey. .. More >>

98. SMC Science Deadline: Ecstasy, rethinking GM, water

19 June 2015 4:58pm | Science Media Centre

SMC Science Deadline: Easing up on ecstasy, rethinking GM and protecting NZ's waters Issue 333, 19 Jun 2015 New from the SMC Reflections: Dr Anne Galloway on live animal shipments Expert Reaction: Should pure 'ecstasy' be regulated? Expert Reaction: ..... More >>

99. Communities pull together to tackle national river pollution

22 June 2015 10:10am | The Lovel Project

Communities pull together to tackle national river pollution Figures released last month by regional councils revealed that more than half of New Zealand's rivers are unsafe to swim in. Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Canterbury and Northland ..... More >>

100. Scientists point to flaws in climate change consultation

22 June 2015 11:50am | New Zealand Association of Scientists

The New Zealand Association of Scientists (NZAS) has concerns about serious flaws in the Government's recent public consultation on climate change. .. More >>


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