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A new frontier in food production

Friday, 20 January 2017, 9:31 am | Cawthron Institute

A team of world class science and engineering minds are in Nelson this week, applying their expertise to the challenge of making open ocean shellfish farming viable. If successful, the project could significantly increase New Zealand shellfish production ... More >>

Cawthron Institute welcomes proposal to ban microbeads

Monday, 16 January 2017, 5:18 pm | Cawthron Institute

The Cawthron Institute has welcomed today’s announcement by the Minister for the Environment to ban the sale of personal care products containing plastic microbeads. More >>

The future is bright for this budding Nelson scientist

Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 2:18 pm | Cawthron Institute

As Francesca Hills prepares for University she reflects on her passion for science, something she believes has been developed by her teachers at Nelson College for Girls and time spent with Cawthron Institute scientists. More >>

A Chance to Hang out with Scientists

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 1:16 pm | Cawthron Institute

Nelson College head of biology Johnnie Fraser hopes his students have enjoyed having him back in the classroom this term. More >>

Cawthron Science Fair - public viewing 21 September

Friday, 16 September 2016, 4:14 pm | Cawthron Institute

Come along and check out our local talent – secondary school students from across the Nelson-Tasman region showcase research and innovations. There are a record number of entries in this year's event. More >>

Fisheries research has ‘global implications’ for water use

Friday, 17 June 2016, 10:23 am | Cawthron Institute

Science has now provided evidence for what many anglers have suspected for years: taking water from rivers is risky for some fish, and we may have been short-changing them and their food sources in the past. More >>

New research to deliver more muscle for export heavyweight

Thursday, 3 December 2015, 9:31 am | Cawthron Institute

New Zealand’s iconic Greenshell™ mussel is already the heavyweight of our aquaculture exports, now a new science and industry collaboration is set to give it even more muscle. More >>

Festival Celebrates Science for All

Friday, 20 November 2015, 1:41 pm | Cawthron Institute

Longfin eels, drones, handmade rockets and solar pancakes are all part of an exciting week-long extravaganza of science events and activities planned for the upcoming ‘Celebrate Science with Cawthron’ festival next week, 23 to 29 November. More >>

History come to life for Thomas Cawthron Memorial Lecture

Monday, 16 November 2015, 3:30 pm | Cawthron Institute

Cawthron Institute Trust Board in association with the Royal Society of New Zealand is proud to announce historian and social scientist Professor Iain McCalman as distinguished speaker for the 2015 Thomas Cawthron Memorial Lecture in Nelson on 9 December. More >>

Whirlwind royal tour showcases world-class science

Friday, 6 November 2015, 9:29 am | Cawthron Institute

Nelson research organisations the Cawthron Institute and Plant & Food Research will showcase how their science is helping produce sustainable seafood to feed the world when His Royal Highness Prince Charles visits on Saturday. More >>

Cawthron Foundation launched

Wednesday, 4 November 2015, 3:16 pm | Cawthron Institute

Cawthron Institute has today launched a charitable foundation to help solve New Zealand’s leading environmental challenges. More >>

Report highlights significant impact of science organisation

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 1:10 pm | Cawthron Institute

Exactly 100 years after Nelson philanthropist Thomas Cawthron left the bulk of his fortune to establish New Zealand’s first science organisation, a new report has highlighted the significant scientific and economic benefits his legacy still delivers ... More >>

Environmental conference tackles pollution solutions

Friday, 21 August 2015, 1:43 pm | Cawthron Institute

Cawthron Institute is the major sponsor of an upcoming conference aimed at tackling the worldwide issue of manufactured contaminants in the environment. More >>

DIY DNA extraction, rock snot , 3-D animation and more

Friday, 24 July 2015, 11:27 am | Cawthron Institute

Fascinating and important research happening at New Zealand’s largest independent science organisation will be on show this Sunday as part of Cawthron Institute’s fifth annual open day. More >>

Air NZ high-flyer joins Cawthron Institute

Wednesday, 8 July 2015, 1:43 pm | Cawthron Institute

Former World of WearableArt (WOW) CEO and Air New Zealand senior manager, Meg Matthews, has been appointed as a new director of Cawthron Institute, New Zealand’s largest independent science organisation. More >>

Leading freshwater scientist applauds transparency

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 2:41 pm | Cawthron Institute

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

Regional science delivers regional economic benefit

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 10:37 am | Cawthron Institute

As part of the 2015 budget announcement, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce yesterday revealed $25 million over three years for new privately-led Regional Research Institutes, modelled on Nelson’s Cawthron Institute. More >>

The Art of Maths takes centre stage at lecture

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 1:58 pm | Cawthron Institute

Cawthron Institute in association with the Royal Society of New Zealand is proud to announce Professor Marcus du Sautoy as distinguished speaker for the 2014 Thomas Cawthron Memorial Lecture in Nelson on 10 December. More >>

Strategic partnership sees NZ biotech innovation go global

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 4:46 pm | Cawthron Institute

Cawthron Institute has today announced a global distribution agreement with international analytical and chemical company Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, to supply Cawthron’s unique, high-value marine biotoxins to laboratories worldwide. More >>

International conference tackles harmful algae threats

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 2:55 pm | Cawthron Institute

The world’s experts in harmful algal blooms and marine biotoxins will descend on Wellington next week for the 16th International Conference on Harmful Algae (ICHA), hosted this year by Cawthron Institute . More >>



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