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1. Revolutionary handheld DNA diagnostic unit

26 August 2014 9:59am | University of Otago

A revolutionary handheld and battery-powered DNA diagnostic device invented at the University of Otago is poised to become a commonly used field tool for rapidly detecting suspected viruses or bacteria in samples while also determining the level of infection. ..... More >>

2. 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 >>

3. 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 >>

4. 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 >>

5. US/NZ to track endangered whales in Rarotonga

26 August 2014 1:54pm | US Embassy Wellington

Three US scientists are this week deploying satellite tracking tags on Humpback whales off the Rarotonga coast to gain information vital to protecting the endangered mammals from extinction... More >>

6. Looking ahead into September

27 August 2014 11:38am | MetService

"Southwesterlies prevailed over New Zealand during August" says MetService meteorologist Georgina Griffiths. "Below average temperatures were generally observed across the country, with the exception of a handful of warm days to start ..... More >>

7. 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 >>

8. Review finds community water fluoridation safe and effective

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

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

9. Kauri dieback meetings

26 August 2014 2:09pm | Kauri2000

Coromandel and Western Bay of Plenty residents are being urged to support meetings in Whangamata, Thames, Coromandel and Whitianga this weekend aimed at establishing a network of local groups to protect kauri in the Coromandel and Kaimai Ranges... More >>

10. Polar experts to speak in Christchurch

27 August 2014 2:13pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Two Antarctic scientists from Victoria University of Wellington will visit Christchurch next month to give free talks as part of the University's 2014 Public Lecture Series. .. More >>

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

18 August 2014 2:47pm | Enviro-Mark

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

12. Common sense required with stock on roads

26 August 2014 9:52am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is calling for drivers and farmers to exercise caution when it comes to stock on or grazing near roads... More >>

13. Popularity Problem for Dairy Awards!

26 August 2014 10:12am | NZ Dairy Industry Awards

The popularity of the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards is a fabulous problem for organisers of the 2015 awards programme to have. .. More >>

14. 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 >>

15. Climate change not so global

04 August 2014 11:49am | University of Queensland

Scientists are calling for a better understanding of regional climates, after research into New Zealand's glaciers has revealed climate change in the Northern Hemisphere does not directly affect the climate in the Southern Hemisphere... More >>

16. Breakthrough in diabetes research

25 August 2014 2:48pm | University of Auckland

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

17. Promising new treatments for multiple sclerosis

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

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

18. Fluoridation safe, effective - report

22 August 2014 2:19pm | Science Media Centre

A comprehensive new report on the safety and efficacy of community water fluoridation aims to put to rest concerns and misinformation over the public health intervention. .. More >>

19. Memorial Service for Crop & Food Research staff

10 June 2003 5:18pm | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

A Memorial service for the seven Crop & Food Research staff who passed away in the plane crash on Friday 6 June will held on Tuesday 17 June in Christchurch Cathedral.The service will commence at... More... More >>

20. Air New Zealand Takes Off With PeopleSoft

19 November 2003 1:50pm | PeopleSoft

Air New Zealand has implemented the first phase of its enterprise application software programme - Connect, comprising PeopleSoft Financials and Procurement, part of the PeopleSoftEnterprise product family. The solution will streamline processes, provide ..... More >>

21. Ornithologist to receive honorary doctorate

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

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

22. 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 >>

23. 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 >>

24. 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 >>

25. 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 >>

26. Heads-Up: Science challenges, World Science Week, supermoons

08 August 2014 4:23pm | Science Media Centre

In This Issue: Science challenges; Science Radar; New staff; Science in August; Quoted; Blogging workshop; Supermoon! Policy news Friday video New from the SMC Sciblogs highlights Sci-tech events.. More >>

27. Global media release: bees in good health

15 August 2014 1:35pm | Bayer CropScience

New large-scale study COLOSS shows: European bees are at their best health level in years as overwintering losses of colonies sink to record low August 11, 2014 .. More >>

28. Fluoride Free New Zealand: Dirty Science

23 August 2014 12:31pm | Fluoride Free New Zealand

A "review" of fluoridation published yesterday (22nd August) was chaired by committed fluoridationists Professors Peter Gluckman and David Skegg. Both of these men had already hung their hat on the fluoridationists' mantra of "safe and effective"... More >>

29. Deep Alpine Fault sensitive to nearby earthquakes

25 August 2014 2:05pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington researchers have discovered that seismic waves produced by earthquakes happening several hundred kilometres away trigger activity deep beneath the Alpine Fault... More >>

30. US/NZ host international workshop on ocean acidification

27 August 2014 4:52pm | United States Embassy

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

31. Kiwifruit Extract Provides Natural Relief

15 February 2000 12:52am | Unknown

A natural relief for constipation - with an estimated world market of more than $100 million - has been developed by Auckland company Vital Foods Ltd... More >>

32. Virtual Private Net Work Speed And Security

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

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

33. Famous Tree Sparks Debate On Discovery Of NZ

21 September 2001 4:24pm | Landcare Research

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

34. Brian Peace Named Entrepreneur of the Year

30 August 2002 3:57pm | Peace Software

Brian Peace, CEO and chairman of Peace Software, has won the New Zealand Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Technology Award. Peace Software is the world's largest software developer of customer information systems for utilities and energy retailers... More >>

35. Virtual Spectator Wins Prestigious UK TV Award

23 May 2003 2:47pm | Virtual Spectator

Leading sports animation company Virtual Spectator this week won the Sports Innovation Award category in the prestigious UK Royal Television Society (RTS) 2002 Royal Television Sports Awards... More >>

36. National park protection for Canaan Downs welcomed

23 April 2004 12:37am | Royal Forest And Bird Protection Society

The Royal Forest and Bird Society today welcomed the Government's announcement that 758ha of the Canaan Downs farm on Takaka Hill has been purchased for protection and addition to the Abel Tasman National Park... More >>

37. Positive results from Lake Okaro trial

28 April 2004 3:54pm | Environment Bay of Plenty

Environment Bay of Plenty will treat Lake Okaro with chemicals again this winter as part of a five-year trial to improve water quality... More >>

38. 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 >>

39. TrustPower Launches Appliance Shopping Website

30 July 2004 2:32pm | TrustPower

TrustPower has launched a new website, located at, listing thousands of products from New Zealand's leading electrical retailers. The website provides an easy way to check available products, pricing, special offers and even ..... More >>

40. Powerful electron microscopes to be unveiled

02 December 2004 10:02am | Victoria University of Wellington

Two state-of-the art electron microscopes - capable of magnifying samples up to one million times and powerful enough to see atoms - will be officially opened by the Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary), the Hon Steve Maharey, at Victoria University ..... More >>

41. 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 >>

42. Rabbit Disease (Calicivirus) to be released

26 May 2005 1:15pm | Auckland Regional Council

A consortium of ten regional councils, including the Auckland Regional Council, has gained approval from the Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA) to import batches of the Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease (RHD) virus strain from the New South ..... More >>

43. New therapy can reduce stage fright

18 December 2006 2:30pm | Massey University

WELLINGTON - A new psychological therapy that helps musicians manage performance anxiety can also benefit other performers and sportspeople. Performance anxiety, commonly known as stage fright, is a significant problem for many musicians... More >>

44. Economic values of Whangamarino Wetland

22 May 2007 10:19am | Department of Conservation

More than a swamp - report on the economic values of Whangamarino Wetland, Waikato.. More >>

45. Commit Services acquires IBM's NZ cabling business

30 November 2007 11:45am | IBM

IP and skills retention enables new IBM Business Partner to establish immediate position in market and continue trusted client service delivery.. More >>

46. Canon Appoint General Manager For Imaging Products

21 December 2007 9:54am | Canon

Canon New Zealand has appointed Kim Conner as the new general manager of the company's Consumer Imaging Products Group (CIPG). Kim's appointment fills the position previously held by Craig Manson, who is now managing director, Canon New Zealand... More >>

47. 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 >>

48. Solid-State Drives for Notebook, Desktop Computers

08 September 2008 5:04pm | Intel

New Intel® High-Performance SATA Solid-State Drive Offers Users Responsive, Rugged, Reliable and Low-Power Storage Solution to Replace Hard Disk Drive.. More >>

49. Get High Def Pics With The Fujifilm S2000HD

06 October 2008 10:28am | FUJIFILM

Sharing photos with friends and family in the living room has never looked better - thanks to the outstanding high definition capabilities of the Fujifilm FinePix S2000HD digital camera... More >>

50. Auckland City Wi-Fi Goes Live

20 January 2009 12:55pm | Kordia

Fast, affordable broadband took a major step forward today with the launch of the Auckland City Wi-Fi service across seven key zones of the Auckland CBD and fringe. .. More >>

51. Manuka honey: important conditions identified

04 May 2009 3:10pm | Plant and Food Research

Research has identified what makes manuka honey good for treating and preventing bacterial infections. .. More >>

52. NZ first for Antarctic Research Management

26 May 2009 10:19am | University of Canterbury

In a first for New Zealand, the University of Canterbury's Gateway Antarctica research centre is to be the new base of a global organisation responsible for co-ordinating the Antarctic research activities of 29 nations. The international secretariat of ..... More >>

53. Divisive ETS legislation passed

27 November 2009 4:42pm | Science Media Centre

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

54. Artist brushes up on science skills

09 December 2009 10:53am | University of Auckland

Contemporary Māori artist Katharine Ngatai is drawing on cutting-edge technology developed at The University of Auckland to create indigenous sculptures that "come alive". .. More >>

55. 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 >>

56. NIWA Unable To Justify Official Temperature Record

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

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

57. Dr Tom Richardson appointed AgResearch CEO

18 June 2010 10:30am | AgResearch

The current head of the Rotorua-based CRI, New Zealand Forest Research Institute Ltd, trading as Scion, Dr Tom Richardson, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of AgResearch Ltd, after the resignation of Dr Andrew West... More >>

58. Unscrambling Moa Eggs - Dads Kept The Eggs Warm

05 September 2010 11:22am | Auckland Museum

Males of the now-extinct moa appear to have been stay-at-home dads responsible for keeping the eggs warm and, with some of the most fragile eggs ever known, it was a delicate job. .. More >>

59. Scientist Tackles Tumours And Wins Kudos

29 September 2010 1:42pm | The Kudos Awards

Scientist Tackles Tumours And Wins Kudos Dr Marianne Susan Elston's great discoveries about the development of tumours have won her the Emerging Scientist Award- sponsored by ORBIT Calder & Lawson- at last week's Kudos Awards in Hamilton. .. More >>

60. B2P Makes 'Best of What's New for 2010' List

18 November 2010 12:39pm | B2P

Food Safety Tester from B2P Makes 'Best of What's New for 2010' List By Popular Science Magazine .. More >>

61. 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 >>

62. 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 >>

63. 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 >>

64. Christchurch green shell mussel extract found effective

26 July 2012 8:38am | Word of Mouth Media

An Australian clinical study trial has found Christchurch-made green shell mussel extract product to be more beneficial for arthritic conditions than glucosamine. .. More >>

65. 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 >>

66. Cats' impact on native wildlife - Experts respond

23 January 2013 3:14pm | Science Media Centre

A campaign launched by economist Gareth Morgan to raise awareness about the impact of cats on native wildlife has elicited a range of opinions, but what does the evidence say?.. More >>

67. SMC ALERT: PCE's Freshwater Eel Report - Experts Respond

17 April 2013 2:24pm | Science Media Centre

>A report calling into question the science behind longfin eel fisheries management was launched today by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE).. More >>

68. 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 >>

69. iKlip 2 and iKlip Studio for iPad mini from IK Multimedia

17 May 2013 12:03am | IK Multimedia

IK Multimedia announces iKlip 2 and iKlip Studio for iPad mini now available Now positioning any iPad or iPad mini on stage, in the studio, in the office or at home is easier than ever .. More >>

70. Modern uses for ancient Māori knowledge

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

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

71. Kiwi charities join forces for Red Socks Day

18 June 2013 12:03pm | Sir Peter Blake Trust

Keeping thousands of small feet warm this winter, with Sir Peter Blake's lucky red socks, is the dream of two high-profile New Zealand charities that are joining forces for this year's Red Socks Day... More >>

72. GM a failing biotechnology in modern agro-ecosystems

20 June 2013 11:18am | 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 >>

73. Moa: the life and death of New Zealand's legendary bird

26 July 2013 10:10am | Craig Potton Publishing

The life and death of the world's tallest species of bird is the focus of a new book being published by Craig Potton Publishing this month. .. More >>

74. Bacterial toxins harnessed for bioinsecticides and medicine

05 August 2013 11:39am | University of Auckland

New Zealand and Australian scientists have found a new way in which bacteria store and release toxins, and their discovery may be harnessed to develop new bioinsecticides for crop pests and even new medicines. The team, led by Dr Shaun Lott from The University ..... More >>

75. Share your views on a new herbicide

23 August 2013 10:59am | Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Authority is inviting people to share their views on an application to import a new herbicide containing the active ingredient topramezone. .. More >>

76. NIWA Wellington science fair winners named

30 August 2013 12:36pm | NIWA

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

77. Growth Hormone Study needs healthy adults in Auckland

17 October 2013 2:37pm | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland's Human Nutrition Unit and Liggins Institute is looking for healthy adults to participate in a study on myostatin and IGF1 regulation by growth hormone in muscle. The study needs adults of all ages, sedentary or active, ..... More >>

78. Native plant identification a snap

26 November 2013 3:56pm | Otago Innovation Limited

Identifying New Zealand's unique native flora is set to become much easier with the launch of Flora Finder, a smart phone app developed by the University of Otago and MEA Mobile... More >>

79. Leap Motion 3D Controller Launches in NZ With Dick Smith

04 December 2013 12:58pm | Leap Motion

AUCKLAND, 4 December 2013 - Leap Motion[TM] today launched in New Zealand with Dick Smith, the company's exclusive retail launch partner, taking pre-orders for the innovative Leap Motion[TM] 3D Controller online at ..... More >>

80. Callaghan Innovation research teams to transfer to Victoria

17 December 2013 11:42am | Victoria University of Wellington

Callaghan Innovation research teams to transfer to Victoria University Two Callaghan Innovation research teams will join Victoria University of Wellington early in the new year under a transfer agreement between the two organisations. The carbohydrate ..... More >>

81. Giant moa not so robust after all

22 December 2013 11:06pm | University of Canterbury

Giant moa not so robust after all, but their small cousins were December 22, 2013 The South Island giant moa, d inornis robustus, (the name means robust strange bird) may not have actually had robust bones at all, according to new research conducted ..... More >>

82. Massey research improves gut permeability test

19 February 2014 3:13pm | Massey University

It may be a simple test - drink sugary water, pee and wait for the results. But a Massey nutrition researcher's innovative experimental work to refine and improve the accuracy of the test - widely used by doctors to monitor people with chronic ..... More >>

83. 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 >>

84. SMC Heads-Up: Climate concerns, fruit fly, milk

04 April 2014 3:45pm | Science Media Centre

In This Issue: IPCC; Fruit fly fears; A2 milk; Sciblogs highlights; New from the SMC; Research highlights; Sci-tech events .. More >>

85. New findings could aid early diagnosis of common eye disease

07 April 2014 11:35am | Health Research Council

Researchers at the University of Auckland have discovered that age-related macular degeneration - the most common form of vision loss in the elderly - extends to areas outside the macula, a discovery which could prove critical in helping prevent ..... More >>

86. Otago gains state-of-the-art health research microscope

15 April 2014 1:34pm | University of Otago

University of Otago medical scientists will now be able to peer into the cells of the living brain for the first time to study the onset and progression of such neurological diseases as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. .. More >>

87. Non-native species not the bad guys in a changing eco-system

17 April 2014 9:33am | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury researchers are investigating some positive features of animals being introduced to New Zealand... More >>

88. SMC Heads Up

02 May 2014 3:23pm | Science Media Centre

Superbugs a global issue - WHO The World Health Organization (WHO) this week released its first global report on antimicrobial resistance, including resistance to antibiotic drugs. The report, which also includes information on resistance to medicines for ..... More >>

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

07 May 2014 1:57pm | Zonta

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

90. 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 >>

91. Canterbury researcher plans to produce world first sensor

26 June 2014 10:55am | University of Canterbury

A leading University of Canterbury mechanical engineering researcher will undertake world first clinical trials at Christchurch Hospital to help patients with cardiovascular and circulatory resuscitation issues in intensive care... More >>

92. Benefits of natural medicine to help with colds investigated

26 June 2014 10:58am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury PhD health sciences student is investigating the benefits of natural medicine to help with common colds. .. More >>

93. Wellington welcomes women in science

08 July 2014 9:44am | Association for Women in the Sciences

Around 150 women in science will be gathering in Wellington this week to share war stories and inspiration, including fourteen school students from across the country. .. More >>

94. More evidence that alcohol is not good for your heart

14 July 2014 1:04pm | Alcohol Action NZ

The harmful effects of alcohol on conditions such as liver cirrhosis, injuries, and many cancers have been firmly established, but scientific debate has continued about whether light to moderate alcohol consumption reduces the risk of coronary heart ..... More >>

95. Skin Barrier Function Key to Treatment of Eyelid Dermatitis

16 July 2014 4:12pm | Boyes PR

New clinical guidelines stress that the rise in eyelid dermatitis can be combated by supplementing the skin's natural barrier function, according to Oasis Beauty, New Zealand's leading expert in sensitive skin products and the makers of Rhino ..... More >>

96. University decision a crucial step forward for Lincoln Hub

17 July 2014 3:33pm | AgResearch

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

97. Using synthetic biology to make new antibiotics

22 July 2014 10:45am | Victoria University of Wellington

Research at Victoria University of Wellington could lead to a new generation of antibiotics, helping tackle the global issue of 'superbugs' that are resistant to modern medicine. Led by Mark Calcott, who has just completed his PhD study, under ..... More >>

98. SMC Heads-Up: Ebola, Science in Society, Naked Scientists

01 August 2014 2:57pm | Science Media Centre

SMC Heads-Up: Ebola concerns, Science in Society Strategy and The Naked Scientists workshops and live shows .. More >>

99. Antarctic Leaders Welcome Release of Scientific Priorities

07 August 2014 11:45am | Joint Press Release

New Zealand's Antarctic science leaders have welcomed the release of the six priorities for the next 20 years of Antarctic science. Earlier this year Queenstown hosted 75 international leading Antarctic scientists, policy makers, environmental leaders ..... More >>

100. 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 >>


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