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Top US university author to feature UoC expert in book

Sunday, 20 April 2014, 6:00 pm | University of Canterbury

A professor from the world’s number one rated university will have her book published next year featuring University of Canterbury physics expert Professor Roy Kerr. More >>

Tsunami - No Threat to New Zealand

Sunday, 20 April 2014, 10:54 am | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

Issued by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM). An earthquake has occurred with these parameters: More >>

A road map for curbing carbon

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 4:35 pm | Science Media Centre

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)'s Working Group 3 report on greenhouse gas mitigation was finalised in Berlin on Sunday. According to the Working Group III contribution to the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report, it would be possible, ... More >>

Improving weather over Easter weekend

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 12:54 pm | MetService

The weather will gradually improve over Easter weekend as the active tropical low loosens its grip on the country and drifts away to the south. More >>

New coastal research centre agreement signed

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 11:07 am | University of Waikato

A statement of intent to establish a new coastal biotechnology research centre with bases in both Tauranga and China has been signed by the University of Waikato and Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. More >>

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

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 9:33 am | University of Canterbury

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

Appointment to progress AgResearch campus hub plans

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 1:30 pm | AgResearch

New Zealand’s agricultural and food innovation hubs are one step closer to reality with the appointment of a leading project management firm. More >>

Green electricity utility appoints Gentrack as partner

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 1:20 pm | Gentrack

Gentrack, a global provider of specialist software solutions for energy utilities, water companies and airports, has made further inroads into the UK market by winning LoCO2 Energy as its newest customer, an independent and innovative low-carbon electricity ... More >>

Bumper summer for native moth

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 1:15 pm | AgResearch

Farmers in the North Island are reporting to AgResearch plantain crop damage from a normally benign New Zealand native. More >>

Naverisk Powers up Security and Authentication

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 1:12 pm | 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 >>

New AVG Vault Apps for iOS® and Android™

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 1:02 pm | AVG

New AVG Vault Apps for iOS® and Android™ Help Keep Users’ Personal Digital Information Private and Secure Latest free application from AVG Technologies gives consumers control of the security and privacy of personal data stored on connected ... More >>

Ragwort bio-control agents working well

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 12:53 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Annual property inspections in the Manawatu have produced positive results for ragwort bio-control agents. Ragwort senecio jacobaeae is a hardy plant with conspicuous yellow flowers, has the ability to compete with pasture species and contains alkaloids that ... More >>

And now for a tropical low

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 12:52 pm | MetService

Active and unsettled weather will dominate in the run up to Easter,with a low of tropical origin bringing heavy rain and gales for many on Thursday andFriday. More >>

Cloud solutions dominate 2013 Microsoft NZ Partner Awards

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 12:24 pm | Microsoft New Zealand

Cloud solutions dominated at this year’s Microsoft New Zealand Partner awards event, held in Auckland last night, reflecting the growing strength of cloud solutions in the New Zealand IT landscape over the past year. More >>

Wellington startup Loomio hits US$100K crowdfunding target

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 10:34 am | Loomio

Wellington tech startup Loomio last night hit their US$100,000 (NZ$115,711) crowdfunding target, in a campaign to build a new collaborative decision-making tool. More >>

'Duckman' gives $25k to wildlife hospital expansion

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 5:17 pm | Massey University

A Wellington businessman who featured on Television One News' Good Sorts segment on Sunday has donated $25,000 towards the expansion of the Wildbase wildlife hospital at Massey University's Manawatū campus. More >>

Research focus important for optometry

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 4:21 pm | University of Auckland

It’s vital for optometry students to engage in research and keep up to date with new developments in clinical practice, says Professor Steven Dakin, the new head of Optometry at the University of Auckland. More >>

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

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 1:34 pm | 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 >>

Canterbury research aims to develop safer steel structures

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 1:15 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury postgraduate civil and natural resources engineering researchers are developing new methods to improve the performance of steel structures in earthquakes. More >>

Vaccine proves cost effective: but coverage needs improving

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 12:44 pm | University of Otago

The New Zealand Government’s investment in HPV vaccination for girls is a “good value-for-money” way to protect health, a just-published study by the University of Otago Wellington (UOW) shows. More >>

University of Otago and GE Healthcare join forces

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 10:58 am | University of Otago

One of the world’s largest medical technology companies, GE Healthcare, has signed a partnership agreement with the University of Otago, Christchurch’s Centre for Bioengineering. More >>

Science Tutoring Service now on offer

Monday, 14 April 2014, 3:11 pm | House of Science

April 2014: A new science tutoring service commences in May as the Tauranga community embraces the new Science centre. More >>

Clinical trial will look at role of kiwifruit extract in IBS

Monday, 14 April 2014, 12:21 pm | 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 >>

Emissions growing but limiting warming remains possible

Monday, 14 April 2014, 10:37 am | NIWA

On Sunday in Berlin the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a further climate change assessment report. This “Fifth Assessment Working Group 3 report” documents recent trends in greenhouse gas emissions and identifies their ... More >>

Research seeks to reduce impact of whooping cough

Monday, 14 April 2014, 10:05 am | University of Auckland

Dr Helen Petousis-Harris from The University of Auckland has been awarded funding for a research project that will investigate the effectiveness of maternal booster immunisation on the incidence of whooping cough in infants. More >>

Better survival chances for Wanaka skinks

Friday, 11 April 2014, 10:50 pm | Department of Conservation

Better survival chances for Wanaka skinks Eighty five endangered grand and Otago skinks have been collected near Wanaka in an operation led by the Department of Conservation (DOC) aimed at increasing their numbers. Ongoing decline in western grand and Otago ... More >>

Revolutionary technology to reduce driver fatigue

Friday, 11 April 2014, 4:50 pm | Joint Press Release

Fleetsafe NZ is working with AIM-listed technology company, Seeing Machines to bring its revolutionary Driver Safety System (DSS) to New Zealand’s roads to help reduce fatigue crash statistics that in 2012 resulted in 46 deaths with a social cost of ... More >>

SMC Heads-Up: Tamiflu debate, IPCC and new media guide

Friday, 11 April 2014, 3:03 pm | Science Media Centre

In This Issue Tamiflu; IPCC report; Policy news; NEW! Desk Guide; Sciblogs highlights; New from the SMC; Research highlights; Sci-tech events More >>

Conservation focus for Waikato University scholarship

Friday, 11 April 2014, 12:02 pm | University of Waikato

University of Waikato Biological Sciences student Bridgette Moffat has been awarded the 2014 Tess Embling Memorial Scholarship. The $1500 scholarship was established to commemorate the spirited life and achievements of Tess Embling, who, after establishing ... More >>

Accurate measurements needed for pregnant women

Friday, 11 April 2014, 10:28 am | University of Otago

Accurate height and weight measurement necessary to reduce risk for pregnant women A study by the University of Otago shows there are inaccuracies being made in the documented height and weight of pregnant women at the time of their 12-week scan, ... More >>

Too much or not enough? Spotlight goes on UV research

Friday, 11 April 2014, 9:03 am | NIWA

Scientists, dermatologists, skin cancer experts and health professionals are among those meeting in Auckland next week to discuss the latest research into UV radiation and how best to improve public awareness of UV issues. More >>

Stroke app provides hope in the face of concerning stats

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 12:45 pm | AUT University

Stroke is one of New Zealand’s leading killers. One in six New Zealanders will experience a stroke in their lifetime, many resulting in death or disability, yet how many of us know how to reduce our risk of having a stroke? Up to 90 per cent ... More >>

More rain to come

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 12:44 pm | MetService

Cloudy and damp weather has been the recent theme across central parts of the country, and will spread across most areas in the next day as another unsettled area of low pressure moves in. More >>

New tool to characterise disease epidemics in trees

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 12:43 pm | University of Otago

A University of Otago researcher and overseas colleagues have developed an innovative approach to modelling outbreaks of citrus greening, a devastating bacterial disease that has caused more than US$4.5 billion in lost citrus production in Florida alone ... More >>

Research looks to combat soil water shortage on farms

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 12:41 pm | University of Waikato

As New Zealand farms continue to face problems associated with ongoing drought, University of Waikato doctoral student Jack Pronger, originally from Cambridge, hopes his current research project will contribute to an improvement in pastoral drought resilience. More >>

Climate change and robotics at NASA Space Apps, Auckland

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 12:22 pm | AUT University

Teams of university students will pit themselves against the world when they take part in the NASA International Space Apps Challenge at AUT University, Auckland this weekend. More >>

Climate change impacts tuatara population

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 12:02 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

A new study involving researchers from Victoria University of Wellington shows climate change could ultimately result in the extinction of a population of tuatara. More >>

Making a Change in Health and Advanced Ageing

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 9:57 am | University of Auckland

Members of Te RōpuKaitaki o Ngā Tikanga Māori led by Dr Mere Kepa of the University of Auckland headed to the 66th Gerontological Society America (GSA) Conference 22-24 November 2013 held in New Orleans Dr Kepa said, “For those who made this historic ... More >>

Discovery channel filming giant catapult in action

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 9:03 am | University of Canterbury

One of the biggest documentary television channels in the world, Discovery, will be filming a University of Canterbury giant catapult volcanic research project later today. A Discovery film crew from Canada will shoot a giant university catapult which ... More >>

FoodHQ welcomes ESR

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 4:51 pm | FoodHQ

FoodHQ today announced that ESR (Institute of Environmental Science and Research) has become the newest member of the collaboration. FoodHQ, New Zealand’s international gateway for collaborative food research, generates value for the global food industry ... More >>

Samsung Galaxy S5 – leading the way to a better ‘you’

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 3:55 pm | Samsung New Zealand

On Friday 11 April, the new Samsung Galaxy S5 Smartphone will be filling the shelves - and hands of Kiwis - across the country. And as our ‘life companion’ they are part of a mission from Samsung to get Kiwis thinking about, and focused on their ... More >>

Rain a blessing – but watch for nitrate poisoning risks

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 12:52 pm | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Rain is high on farmers’ wish list as the run of dry weather in many regions is affecting pasture growth. But nature’s blessing can come with a sting in the tail with the risk of nitrate poisoning in stock increasing when a dry spell is followed ... More >>

Windows XP no longer supported - 260,000 NZers vulnerable

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 12:30 pm | Microsoft New Zealand

Today, Microsoft stops its support of the Windows XP operating system worldwide. Windows XP still runs on approximately a quarter of a million PCs in New Zealand and Microsoft is urging the remaining New Zealand consumers still running the 12-year ... More >>

Climate change film goes global

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 11:24 am | Victoria University of Wellington

A global agreement for the educational market has been secured for Thin Ice – the Inside Story of Climate Science, a film that features a number of Victoria University of Wellington climate change scientists. More >>

Otago research sheds new light on bacterial immune system

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 10:32 am | University of Otago

New insights into a surprisingly flexible immune system present in bacteria for combating viruses and other foreign DNA invaders have been revealed by researchers from the University of Otago and the Netherlands. More >>

Smoking visibility mapped for the first time

Monday, 7 April 2014, 2:53 pm | University of Otago

The visibility of smoking in city streets has for the first time anywhere been mapped, in new research from the University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand. More >>

Rain for some only

Monday, 7 April 2014, 1:14 pm | MetService

The weather this week will follow a different theme to last week with several weather systems jostling for centre stage. More >>

New findings could aid early diagnosis of common eye disease

Monday, 7 April 2014, 11:35 am | 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 >>

No surprise in the latest climate change report

Sunday, 6 April 2014, 12:49 pm | University of Canterbury

The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change should provide pause for thought on future decision making, University of Canterbury geography postgraduate Dr Simon Allen says. More >>

Carter Observatory Looks to the Sky for Total Lunar Eclipse

Saturday, 5 April 2014, 1:52 pm | Carter Observatory

Wellington’s Carter Observatory will be giving visitors the chance to experience one of the sky’s most stunning displays next Tuesday evening (April 15) when the first of two total lunar eclipses this year will be visible from earth. More >>

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

Friday, 4 April 2014, 3:45 pm | Science Media Centre

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

A new voice for schizophrenia

Friday, 4 April 2014, 11:04 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Personal circumstances inspired a Victoria University of Wellington student to invent new technology that helps family members of people with schizophrenia understand what it’s like hearing voices. Me_04As part of her Master’s in design innovation, ... More >>

Coastal expert to give lecture at University of Canterbury

Friday, 4 April 2014, 10:23 am | University of Canterbury

An international expert on coastal flooding will give a public lecture at the University of Canterbury next week about the impact of sea level rise in cities and urban areas such as Christchurch. More >>

MetraWeather takes customised forecasts to conference

Friday, 4 April 2014, 9:49 am | MetraWeather

MetraWeather is pleased to announce it will demonstrate its breakthrough products for the oil and gas sector at the 2014 APPEA (Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association) conference in Perth from 6–9 April. More >>

Motutapu provides a second home for Coromandel brown kiwi

Thursday, 3 April 2014, 5:10 pm | Department of Conservation

Eleven Coromandel brown kiwi have this week been relocated from the Moehau Kiwi Sanctuary on the Coromandel Peninsula to predator free Motutapu Island in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. More >>

Climate Summary 3/14: Dryness persists in North Island

Thursday, 3 April 2014, 4:29 pm | NIWA

March 2014 was characterised by anomalously high pressure over much of New Zealand, and in particular, over the South Island. In spite of the overall surface pressure regime being abnormally high, there were periods of lower pressure, which contributed ... More >>

The shift to mirrorless cameras

Thursday, 3 April 2014, 12:48 pm | FujiFilm

Fujifilm were pioneers in digital photography, announcing the FinePix S1 Pro – the world’s first consumer-level DSLR – in January 2000. Just fourteen years later, Fujifilm NZ confirm that camera technology is undergoing another seismic shift. More >>

Interact with Leading Kiwi Scientists at Science Street Fair

Thursday, 3 April 2014, 11:14 am | MOTAT

Experience the science behind glowing bugs, robots and the universe with the MOTAT Science Street Fair! More >>

The big high moves on

Thursday, 3 April 2014, 10:42 am | MetService

The big fat high that has kept the country mostly fine and dry over the last week will begin to drift away in the coming days. More >>

If the IPCC backs adaptation, political parties should too

Thursday, 3 April 2014, 9:57 am | Federated Farmers

The release of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment report’s chapter on Australasia, reinforces science, research and water storage are fundamental to New Zealand’s adaptive response. “The IPCC report contains both good and bad ... More >>


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