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1. Science New Zealand on Budget 2015

21 May 2015 5:18pm | Science New Zealand

"Today's Budget strengthens areas critical to a productive, competitive economy: capability development in science and engineering, and supporting science and innovation investment into areas that will make a difference for New Zealand... More >>

2. Weather systems to strike each end of New Zealand

22 May 2015 2:05pm | MetService

Two main weather systems will tackle each end of the country this weekend.The first, a low from the north Tasman Sea, will track over Northland and the Coromandel Peninsula on Saturday bringing rain and strong winds to the northern half of the North Island. ..... More >>

3. Why does NZ need renewable energy for transport?

21 May 2015 9:25am | Climate Outcome

Oil is a fantastic high energy and very portable fuel and currently it's very cheap, in fact it has almost always been cheap and plentiful and we have built a good life with it. So what's the problem?.. More >>

4. Christchurch doctor finds much-needed answers

22 May 2015 11:02am | University of Otago

The first definitive summary of the best and safest treatments for kidney disease and diabetes patients has been compiled by Christchurch doctor and researcher Associate Professor Suetonia Palmer... More >>

5. On patrol in paradise

22 May 2015 4:12pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Few places in New Zealand rival southern Fiordland for remoteness and effort to get to. The stunning scenery and fantastic fishing, hunting and tourism experiences make it a sought after destination for those with the time and inclination. You'd think ..... More >>

6. 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 >>

7. Approach to earthquake strengthening misses the mark

21 May 2015 11:21am | EBSS

A new report by EBSS, a society advocating for an evidence based seismic strengthening regime, has found flaws with the new seismic strengthening proposals announced by Building and Housing Minister, Dr Nick Smith. .. More >>

8. 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 >>

9. Flavonoids reduce cold and cough risk

15 May 2015 10:43am | Auckland University

Flavonoids reduce cold and cough risk Research from the University of Auckland shows eating flavonoids - found in green tea, apples, blueberries, cocoa, red wine and onions - can significantly reduce the risk of catching colds and coughs. The research, ..... More >>

10. 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 >>

11. Leading chemistry researcher nominated for award

20 May 2015 10:58am | University of Auckland

Distinguished Professor Margaret Brimble of the University of Auckland has been named as one of this year's Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)... More >>

12. 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 >>

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. 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 >>

15. Protection from a stinky problem

14 May 2015 10:10am | Plant and Food Research

14 May 2015...Scientists are working together with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and industry to limit the potential for a new pest to establish in New Zealand - the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB). An Asian native, the stink bug - so ..... More >>

16. Buried tea bags unearthed

19 May 2015 11:56am | Landcare Research

It was a "race against the weather" for Landcare Research scientist Barbara Anderson to unearth 810 tea bags buried on Mt Cardrona. .. More >>

17. 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 >>

18. 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 >>

19. Update from Pukaha Mount Bruce

18 May 2015 10:22am | Pukaha Mount Bruce

We are saddened to let you know that we are currently dealing with a suspected ferret incursion at Pukaha with the death of 7 kiwi (3 juvenile and 4 adult) since March 2015. The juvenile kiwi deaths include the two white kiwi hatched in the wild in ..... More >>

20. Interislander trials cleaner and more efficient fuel

22 May 2015 4:15pm | The Interislander

As part of KiwiRail's commitment to greater sustainability the Interislander ferry Arahura is trialling Fuel Oil Emulsion (FOE) technology in one of the ship's auxiliary engines. FOE burns more completely than unmodified fuel and so uses less fuel, emissions ..... More >>

21. Science Deadline

22 May 2015 4:31pm | Science Media Centre

The national Budget, announced yesterday, reveals a number of new science and innovation initiatives - including science for the regions, R&D boosts, and better monitoring of the science system. .. More >>

22. 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 >>

23. 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 >>

24. GE or not GE? A victory for democracy

13 May 2015 2:49pm | Organic NZ

GE or not GE? A victory for democracy New Zealanders can take heart that it is now confirmed that regional councils have the right to make planning decisions about the outdoor use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in their regions. Environment ..... More >>

25. Cold breath of winter

18 May 2015 12:37pm | MetService

Some relatively settled weather over New Zealand to start the week, before a strong cold front arrives in the far south on Wednesday, and then moves up the country by the weekend. This front is followed by very cold southerlies, and as temperatures ..... More >>

26. Mother Nature to open the freezer door

20 May 2015 3:16pm | MetService

A developing area of low pressure off the east coast of Australia is likely to spell a wet weekend for the upper North Island. Following the arrival of this rain, a southerly blast coming straight off the polar ice is set to bring wintery weather to the country, ..... More >>

27. 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 >>

28. 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 >>

29. 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 >>

30. 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 >>

31. 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 >>

32. Northland Whales and Dolphins at Risk From Statoil

03 July 2014 5:34pm | Liz Slooten

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

33. 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 >>

34. 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 >>

35. Brazilian Beetles Effective Biocontrol Against Tradescantia

15 April 2015 11:04am | Landcare Research

Areas where Brazilian beetles were released to control a weed, hated by conservationists, gardeners and dog owners alike, are showing signs it's working. .. More >>

36. Sir Thomas Eichelbaum - GE Royal Commission Opens

07 August 2000 10:01am | The Royal Commission On Genetic Modification

1. Tena Koutou, good morning, welcome to the opening of the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification... More >>

37. NZ Trial Shows Value of New Heart Failure Test

22 October 2002 10:17am | Auckland University

A new blood test that indicates if a patient with shortness-of-breath has heart failure has been shown to significantly improve accurate diagnosis of the condition by general practitioners... More >>

38. TUANZ Interactive Award 2002 Winners

01 November 2002 2:25pm | Shift Limited

Amongst the winners of the 2002 TUANZ Interactive Awards were two websites created by Wellington web design firm Shift Ltd. Shift had five websites named as finalists in the TUANZ awards this year and was the only company to pick up two awards... More >>

39. Jerry Teo still EA Sports Gamer of the Year

25 August 2003 4:19pm | EA Sports Gamer of the Year

For the second year in a row Jerry Teo has taken home the coveted title of EA Sports Gamer of the Year and a $10,000 home gaming cinema system from Sony. The 19 year-old student from Riccarton Christchurch beat five other national finalists at the grand ..... More >>

40. Blended Threats, Vulnerabilities Internet Attack

02 October 2003 11:34am | Symantec

Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today released its latest Internet Security Threat Report, one of the most comprehensive analyses of trends in cyber security activity. This report includes analysis of data from ..... More >>

41. Fliway and CS Company Pick Microsoft

24 May 2004 3:22pm | Microsoft New Zealand

Transport solutions company Fliway and CS Company, the country's largest independently-owned marketer and distributor of fragrances and cosmetics, are the latest New Zealand companies to take advantage of Microsoft Business Solutions-Axapta to improve business ..... More >>

42. Fert Research Appoints New Chairman

26 September 2005 2:05pm | Fert Research

The board of Fert Research has appointed David Graham as chairman, effective immediately, replacing retiring chairman Jim Pringle... More >>

43. Greenpeace launches Clean Energy Guide

01 November 2005 8:48am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Whangarei Tuesday 1st November -- Greenpeace today launched New Zealand's first 'Clean Energy Guide' that ranks electricity companies according to their current and future impact on the climate, on a simple thermometer-shaped fridge magnet... More >>

44. Termites found in Nelson

24 February 2006 6:05pm | Biosecurity NZ

A colony of Australian subterranean termites, Coptotermes acinaciformis, has been found in a single property in Richmond, Nelson, Biosecurity New Zealand senior advisor Mark Ross said today... More >>

45. World's First Sample Of Bio-Diesel From Algae

11 May 2006 9:25am | Aquaflow Bionomic Corporation

Marlborough Company Produces World's First Sample Of Bio-Diesel From Algae Extracted From Region's Sewerage Ponds.. More >>

46. 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 >>

47. Auckland's Destructive Quintuplets

23 January 2007 11:21am | Massey University

At least five volcanoes were born at the same time in Auckland's history, suggests research from The University of Auckland... More >>

48. Goats control weeds at forest restoration project

03 May 2007 9:56am | Manawa Karioi Native Forest Restoration Project

Several goats were released at a forest restoration project in Island Bay this week to help control environmental weeds. Goats are a serious threat to native forest because they are voracious eaters of woody native plants. However, several goats ..... More >>

49. Wellington Zoo red pandas head off on OE

13 July 2007 3:54pm | Wellington Zoo

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

50. Innovative frost control a first for the region

29 October 2007 12:23am | Toast Martinborough

Martinborough employed innovative frost fighting techniques on Sunday evening as they prepared to fight potentially the worst frost this season. While helicopters are a common sight during this time of year, turning the wine village into a replica ..... More >>

51. Rotorua GE Tree Trial Remains Environment Threat

17 March 2008 9:32am | Soil and Health Association

The GE tree field trial at Rotorua, run by Crown research institute Scion, has an increasing risk of spreading GE pollen according to the Soil & Health Association... More >>

52. Kiwi Scientists Build Surfboard Using Native Flax

04 June 2008 12:20am | BPN

A surfboard made from Native New Zealand Flax (harakeke) has been put on display at a Science New Zealand display in the Wellington Airport... More >>

53. NIWA says greenhouse gas methane on the rise again

22 December 2009 9:59am | NIWA

The concentration of methane in the atmosphere is rising, according to measurements made by NIWA. NIWA has today released measurements from its globally significant Baring Head station showing that southern hemisphere atmospheric methane increased ..... More >>

54. 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 >>

55. NZ scientific breakthrough: Heart rate regulator

14 January 2010 4:20pm | AgResearch

AgResearch scientists, working with Victoria University and a scientist in the USA, have discovered that calcium-activated-potassium ion channels, present in only small amounts in the heart, have a significant role in modulating heart rate... More >>

56. Sexed Semen Hits the Market Following Farm Trials

04 May 2010 12:07pm | Waikato Innovation Park

New Zealand dairy farmers will next season have ready access to fresh sexed semen and embryos following successful onfarm trials by breeding companies. .. More >>

57. Fabric Technology Mutes Animals' Sixth Sense

13 December 2010 12:58pm | FOB Direct

December 2010 NZ And US Companies Develop Breakthrough Fabric Technology Muting Animals Sixth Sense New Zealand based FOB Direct Ltd partnering with U.S Company HECS (Human Energy Concealment Systems) are perfecting a global breakthrough technology ..... More >>

58. NIWA releases review of NZ temperature trends

17 December 2010 9:04am | NIWA

NIWA today released a report reviewing its seven station temperature series, which adds to its analysis of New Zealand's temperature trends over the past 100 years. .. More >>

59. Climate Summary - February 2011: A tale of two islands

02 March 2011 2:19pm | NIWA

Rainfall: Extremely dry across most of the North Island. Record wet for central Otago, and above normal rainfall elsewhere in the southern half of the South Island. o Temperatures: Very warm for much of the North Island. Monthly temperatures close ..... More >>

60. Ten Steps to Finding your Perfect 3PL Provider

08 June 2011 1:17pm | Transtore Ltd

Avoid the pitfalls of finding the perfect 3PL to meet your specific requirements, by heeding the following 3PL 'do's and don'ts'. By Anita Fleming - Transtore [Logistics] Ltd , East Tamaki, Auckland. .. More >>

61. 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 >>

62. 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 >>

63. 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 >>

64. New Study to Help Reduce Asthma Burden in New Zealand

30 April 2012 12:52pm | Buteyko Breath Correction

One in six New Zealand adults and one in four of our children experience asthma symptoms. This adds up to more than 600,000 New Zealanders. .. More >>

65. Gannet vision - split-second fit for air and water

19 September 2012 1:48pm | Massey University

Massey University research on the extraordinary optical powers of the gannet have earned front cover status in the latest Proceedings of the Royal Society Biological Sciences journal published in the UK... More >>

66. 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 >>

67. NZ forgoes Kyoto for new climate plan negotiations

09 November 2012 4:52pm | Science Media Centre

New Zealand will not commit to a second round of Kyoto Protocol emissions reductions but will instead make pledges under the United Nations Convention Framework on Climate Change, the Government said this afternoon... More >>

68. New map reveals New Zealand's seafloor in stunning detail

23 November 2012 11:45am | NIWA

NIWA's new Undersea New Zealand map provides a unique insight into the shape of the seafloor in one of the world's most extensive marine jurisdictions. .. More >>

69. NZ's Instra Corporation Powers

18 January 2013 4:52pm | Instra Corporation

As Mega prepares to launch their new cloud storage service on January 19, 2013, Instra Corporation - a global domain name registrar - is primed to provide expert product, billing and technical support services to users in anticipation of dramatic ..... More >>

70. 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 >>

71. Researcher says GM a failing biotechnology

19 June 2013 9:38am | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury (UC) researchers have found that the biotechnologies used in north American staple crop production are lowering yields and increasing pesticide use compared to western Europe... More >>

72. Rule change unlocks national seed bank for researchers

11 July 2013 4:02pm | Joint Media Statement

A new government agreement is promising to speed up the development of new forage cultivars by enabling faster access to imported seed lines in New Zealand's national grassland seed bank... More >>

73. NZ Test Confirms Purity of Manuka Honey

18 July 2013 3:12pm | GNS Science

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

74. 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 >>

75. UC research finds astroenteritis following 2011 earthquake

13 November 2013 12:57pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury (UC) research has found significant prevalence of gastroenteritis in Christchurch following the 2011 earthquake. Gastroenteritis leaped 14 times the usual levels over the 35 days following the earthquake compared to the same time ..... More >>

76. NIWA scientists survey blue cod fishery

03 December 2013 1:19pm | NIWA

Scientists at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) have recently completed a survey of blue cod in the Marlborough Sounds. The survey, which took place from late September until early November, was carried out on behalf of ..... More >>

77. Launch of New Top Level Internet Domain Names

03 January 2014 3:31pm | Law Down Under

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

78. Izon Science secures investment for expansion

20 February 2014 3:51pm | Izon Science

Izon Science, a global leader in accurate nanoparticle analysis, today announced it has completed a £1 million (NZ$2.0m) funding round in the UK. In conjunction with the investment, Izon's global headquarters are being transferred from Christchurch ..... More >>

79. Clinical trial will look at role of kiwifruit extract in IBS

14 April 2014 12:21pm | Vital Food Processors Ltd

New Zealand natural pharmaceutical company Vital Food Processors Ltd today announced the launch of a trans-Tasman clinical trial targeting treatment of irritable bowel syndrome... More >>

80. 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 >>

81. International conference on harmful algae in Wellington

28 October 2014 11:29am | Embassy of France to New Zealand

A group of over 20 French scientists has arrived in Wellington to participate in the International Conference on Harmful Algae (ICHA) which gathers together around 500 world-leading scientists in the capital next week... More >>

82. WWF's Conservation Innovation winners announced

02 November 2014 10:47am | WWF

Wellington, 2 Nov - A mobile phone predator alert, GPS harnesses on cats and automated bird song recognition software-these hi-tech ideas for nature are among those being recognised at WWF-New Zealand's inaugural Conservation Innovation Awards. .. More >>

83. Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 edge define what's next in mobility

02 March 2015 10:22am | Samsung New Zealand

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge define what's next in mobility Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge - smart invents beautiful - the most advanced mobile devices in the market Auckland, New Zealand, March 2nd 2015 - Samsung Electronics New Zealand ..... More >>

84. Gallagher Introduces New Technology to the Security Market

02 March 2015 4:23pm | Gallagher Security Management Systems

DATELINE--(Marketwired - March 01, 2015) - The latest product developments from leading security technology manufacturer, Gallagher, have today been released to the global market allowing businesses of all sizes to go mobile, simplify start up security ..... More >>

85. 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 >>

86. Bid to protect morepork on Banks Peninsula

16 March 2015 1:07pm | Lincoln University

Carina Pohnke (left) and DoC science advisor Moira Pryde hold a female morepork that was caught by DoC in Kaituna Valley last year. A transmitter was attached to the bird and will stay in place for 18 months so the morepork's home range can ..... More >>

87. YikeBike undiscovered Urban Freedom

17 March 2015 11:19am | Yike Bike

At YikeBike we love cool gadgets and freedom. We didn't want to create a namby-pamby device but wanted something that would genuinely give people more freedom to rapidly move around our congested cities. YikeBikes are built for people who love the mix ..... More >>

88. Autumnal gales and rain on the way

04 May 2015 1:14pm | MetService

A ridge of high pressure that brought fine weather and light winds to much of New Zealand over the weekend is now departing slowly to our east. This ushers in a period of northwesterlies, which will bring bursts of heavy rain and gales to parts of the ..... More >>

89. 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 >>

90. Benefits in the centre for earthquake research

11 May 2015 12:34pm | University of Canterbury

National economic and health benefits in the centre for earthquake resilience May 10, 2015 A University of Canterbury earthquake engineering expert sees economic and health benefits from the university being awarded $21.5 million of government funding ..... More >>

91. National brain research initiative launch next week

14 May 2015 1:04pm | University of Auckland

A new national brain research initiative intended to help New Zealanders to age well with a healthy brain will be launched simultaneously in Auckland and Dunedin this month. (22 May) .. More >>

92. NZer's Concerned about Climate Change and Taking Actions

15 May 2015 10:14am | MOTU

Majority of New Zealanders are concerned about climate change and taking actions that reduce emissions .. More >>

93. Spotlight on making small changes with big impact

19 May 2015 11:06am | Haystac

Energizer has launched a nationwide search to track down Kiwis harnessing the power of positive energy to make small changes with a big impact. .. More >>

94. Forest owners welcome support for radiata alternatives

19 May 2015 1:36pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Forest owners have welcomed government support for research into plantation species other than radiata pine. [See ] .. More >>

95. New Zealand's Litter Revealed in New National Survey

20 May 2015 10:02am | Public Place Recycling Scheme

The Packaging Forum has today released "The National Litter Survey", which is the first national study looking at New Zealander's litter in over a decade. The development of the methodology and the survey have been carried out by specialist ..... More >>

96. Otago appoints first Professor of Earthquake Science

20 May 2015 12:27pm | University of Otago

A leading New Zealand seismologist has been appointed as the University of Otago's inaugural Professor of Earthquake Science. .. More >>

97. New research explores nature of wellbeing

20 May 2015 12:39pm | Lincoln University

The natural environment is essential to our wellbeing, yet its role in this regard is often underappreciated, says Lincoln University researcher Dr Lin Roberts. The Department of Conservation has commissioned Dr Roberts and a group of her colleagues ..... More >>

98. Wellington Zoo vet nurse to speak at Beijing conference

20 May 2015 12:43pm | Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo Veterinary Nurse Sarah van Herpt has been selected to speak at the 2015 International Conference on Environmental Enrichment (ICEE) in Beijing this month. She will join speakers from other zoos and wildlife organisations around the ..... More >>

99. Public comment sought on biodiversity challenges

22 May 2015 12:27pm | Environment Southland

The importance of protecting significant areas of indigenous vegetation and habitats of indigenous fauna is a focus of the Biodiversity Chapter of the Regional Policy Statement, which is being released for public comment this Saturday (23/5/2015)... More >>


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