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New crime fighting tool arrives at ESR

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 2:38 pm | ESR

ESR has taken delivery of a new crime fighting tool which will help investigators record, analyse and present key information hidden amongst the confusing and chaotic picture they are often confronted with at crime scenes. More >>

NZ forensic scientist wins prestigious award

Friday, 8 March 2013, 9:59 am | ESR

ESR Forensic scientist Dr John Buckleton is this year’s recipient of the John Harber Phillips Award. More >>

New Norovirus Strain Now Highly Evident in New Zealand

Wednesday, 23 January 2013, 10:22 am | ESR

The latest preliminary figures from the ESR’s Norovirus Reference Laboratory in Porirua show that a new norovirus strain known as Sydney_2012, was predominant in laboratory confirmed norovirus outbreaks across the country in December. Joanne Hewitt ... More >>

ESR Scientists Develop Campylobacter Breakthrough

Tuesday, 11 December 2012, 11:18 am | ESR

Heading into the barbeque season when the number of kiwis getting sick from the foodborne bacterium Campylobacter peaks, scientists at ESR have developed new technology to track the causes of outbreaks within hours. More >>

ESR welcomes decisions from Broadcasting Authority

Tuesday, 11 August 2009, 10:10 am | ESR

ESR welcomes decisions from the Broadcasting Standards Authority which uphold complaints by ESR and the Ministry of Health, relating to items broadcast by TV3 in October 2006. On October 23, 2006 a TV3 Special Investigation was broadcast into the effects ... More >>

ESR and NZ Customs collaborate on border control

Tuesday, 16 December 2008, 10:53 am | ESR

Crown Research Institute ESR and New Zealand Customs Service are increasing co-operation to enhance strategic and operational capabilities to control who and what crosses our borders. More >>

No DNA Testing Delays

Thursday, 8 July 2004, 3:52 pm | ESR

ESR is continuing to invest heavily in the infrastructure of its DNA forensic work and as a consequence there are no testing delays in this area and the organisation is handling normal volumes of work, says General Manager Forensic, Wayne Chisnall. More >>

Exporting DNA crime-fighting expertise

Wednesday, 31 March 2004, 5:49 pm | ESR

Thailand has invested in a world leading New Zealand crime fighting system with the recent purchase of a DNA lab information management and databank system developed by ESR. More >>

Waitangi Marae involved in shellfish study

Thursday, 5 February 2004, 9:49 am | ESR

Northland shellfish beds are being sampled for stomach-bug causing 'noroviruses' in a bid to develop faster ways of assessing when shellfish are unsafe to eat. More >>


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