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New scholarship to encourage Māori students in science

Thursday, 6 July 2017, 2:28 pm | Cawthron Institute

Cawthron Foundation and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) have launched a new scholarship for Māori undergraduate students wanting to pursue a career in science. The scholarship, 'Te Pītau Whakarei Karahipi', is valued at $5,500 and will be available for the ... More >>

Significant Contribution to Food Safety Award Presented

Thursday, 6 July 2017, 8:56 am | Cawthron Institute

Yesterday evening, Cawthron Senior Scientist Dr Lesley Rhodes CNZM received the inaugural Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) Award for Significant Contribution to Food Safety, at the New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology (NZIFST) Conference ... More >>

Old faithful hangs up its hat

Tuesday, 4 July 2017, 1:54 pm | Cawthron Institute

After 16 years of service, Cawthron’s first liquid chromatography-mass spectrometer (LC-MS) is hanging up its hat, making room for new technology. The inner workings of the retired instrument dubbed ‘Old Faithful’ has been mounted in honour of ... More >>

Calls to Ban Toxic Chemicals in New Zealand Products

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 9:53 am | Cawthron Institute

A group of 200 scientists and medical professionals have called on the international community to further restrict the use of two chemicals in the US- triclosan and triclocarban. Research suggests these chemicals have a number of adverse health and environmental ... More >>

Queen’s birthday honours recognises Dr Rhodes’ services

Monday, 5 June 2017, 12:17 pm | Cawthron Institute

Queen’s birthday honours recognises Dr Rhodes’ services to science and marine farming Source: Cawthron Institute -- Cawthron Institute warmly congratulates Dr Lesley Rhodes , for her appointment as Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit ... More >>

Flat oyster parasite found at Stewart Island

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 9:30 pm | Cawthron Institute

Flat oyster parasite found at Stewart Island Source: Cawthron Institute -- Cawthron Institute scientists are well-placed to respond to the discovery of Bonamia ostreae at oyster farms on Stewart Island. More >>

Scientists plan to use novel technology

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 4:43 pm | Cawthron Institute

Protecting our waters: Scientists plan to use novel technology to help detect marine pests Source: Cawthron Institute -- Some of New Zealand’s international marine biosecurity partners are in the country to workshop the development of exciting new ... More >>

Students experiment with aquaculture science

Friday, 19 May 2017, 1:53 pm | Cawthron Institute

This month, nearly 200 biology students swapped their textbooks for lab coats to gain practical science experience at the Cawthron Aquaculture Park as part of Year 13 mussel biology workshops. More >>

Planktonauts training for Sea Cadet mission

Friday, 5 May 2017, 12:30 pm | Cawthron Institute

Nelson Marlborough Sea Cadet Corps Lieutenant Milo Coldren has been preparing for his aid mission to Fiji with planktonaut training from Cawthron Institute research scientist Dr Xavier Pochon. More >>

Research fit for a king salmon

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 4:11 pm | Cawthron Institute

Scientists from around the world are in Nelson this week to work with domestic experts and salmon industry leaders on a Cawthron Institute led research programme that aims to improve the profitability and production efficiency of king salmon. More >>

Marlborough community values shape stormwater solution

Friday, 28 April 2017, 9:16 am | Cawthron Institute

Today the Marlborough District Council Assets and Services Committee voted in favour of a community sanctioned stormwater management solution for the Murphys Creek catchment. The successful proposal is the result of a Cawthron Institute facilitated project ... More >>

Hatchery-reared mussels ready for harvest

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 9:33 am | Cawthron Institute

Cawthron Institute congratulates Sandford Ltd on the upcoming harvest of their hatchery-reared New Zealand Greenshell mussels, with Chief Executive Prof. Charles Eason saying he’s proud to see Cawthron research making a continued difference to industry success. More >>

New paper proposes medical approach to river health

Monday, 10 April 2017, 4:34 pm | Cawthron Institute

Cawthron Institute Freshwater Group Leader Dr Roger Young has published a paper advising there is much to be learned from the medical practice when considering ecosystem management. More >>

Celebrating innovation in natural product science and tech

Friday, 31 March 2017, 9:54 am | Cawthron Institute

This evening Cawthron Institute CE Professor Charles Eason awarded manufacturing company GMP Pharmaceuticals the Cawthron Institute Innovation in Science & Technology Award. More >>

More New Zealander’s logging on before they dive in

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 1:11 pm | Cawthron Institute

Freshwater quality information is becoming increasingly desirable with recent data showing more New Zealander’s than ever before are looking online before they dive in. This summer nearly double the number of Kiwis looking for a safe place to swim ... More >>

Cawthron’s Coastal Clean Up 2017

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 12:33 pm | Cawthron Institute

On Saturday morning, over forty Cawthron-ites swapped their test tubes for rubbish bags and restored the south side of Rabbit Island back beach. Their work was part of the Nelson-Tasman Seaweek 2017 Big Beach Clean Up. More >>

New coastal monitoring technology launched in Fiordland

Friday, 3 March 2017, 2:30 pm | Cawthron Institute

Meridian Energy has teamed up with Cawthron Institute to launch New Zealand’s first ever hybrid-energy powered water monitoring buoy. More >>

Cawthron innovation impresses esteemed guests

Friday, 24 February 2017, 5:38 pm | Cawthron Institute

New Zealand Governor-General The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne immersed themselves in the wonderful world of science at the Cawthron Institute yesterday afternoon. More >>

New Zealand freshwater quality reforms moving forward

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 5:25 pm | Cawthron Institute

Cawthron Institute welcomes the Government’s announcement of the latest round of freshwater reforms. The Government is proposing greater transparency regarding which lakes and rivers are swimmable and this will vary across seasons and places. More >>

Marlborough businesses judged on environmental contribution

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 9:40 am | Cawthron Institute

Judging for the Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards is now complete and entrants, sponsors, and the community are looking forward to the awards evening on 31 March in Blenheim. More >>



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