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NZ Science site records 65,000 hits in six months

New Zealand based Science Web site records 65 thousand hits in first 6 months of operation

The Science Site , the New Zealand-based webzine for 15-18 year olds, has been online for just 6 months.

The site has recorded 65,575 hits since its launch last November and is fast developing an international readership

The stories are updated fortnightly and currently feature these topics:

* Colossal Squid

* Maggots & the Law

* Kiwi Link to DNA Jubilee

* Contraceptive Carrots

A unique feature of the site is the contributions of a feature writer, as well as student journalists from the Auckland University of Technology's School of Communication Studies.

An archive of past stories that have captured reader interest include:

Pollution Solutions

Fast Food and the Diabetes Risk

Energy Drinks Under the Health Spotlight

Australasia Gets First Umbilical Cord Blood Ban

Samoa to Benefit from Insect Research in NZ

It's Confirmed: the Kiwifruit Keeps You Regular

Clean and Green Image Under Risk

Humble Mangrove Under Fresh Scrutiny

New Zealand Scientists to Study Antarctic Climate Change Clues

Airport Incinerator Under Attack Over Dioxin Levels

Species Mapping Tool Wins Acclaim

New Zealand Farmers Could Turn Manure Into Energy

Power to the Digital Library

Toheroas Thrive Through Translocation

Copper Levels in Soil an Issue for West Auckland Development

Finding New Zealand's Undersea Mineral Wealth

Refugees and Migrants Bringing TB to New Zealand

New Zealand Lags Behind in Hazardous Waste Management

Traditional Polluters Score High in Environmental Management

Creation "Science"

A Decade on, are Science and Business Still Mixing?

Matauranga Maori

Kiwis Asked to Think About Biotechnology

As One Kiwi Christmas Icon Thrives, Another's Decline Puzzles

Love of Science in Kiwi Students to be Cultivated at Forum

Salt Wearing Away Historic Antarctic Huts

New Zealand Scientists to Support Bovine Genome Project

Flood of Applications for Full-Release of GMOs Unlikely

Looking Toward Blue Skies

Kiwi Students to Have Chance to Quiz Nobel Laureates

Mixing Surfing with Science

Tsunami Are Danger, Not Spectacle, Scientists Warn

New Zealand Rocks Give Mass Extinction Clues

Natural Cure for Powdery Mildew could help Big Export Crop

Conservationists Aim to Contain Pest Fish

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