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Funding Success To Ensure Delivery Of Housing For All NZers

Monday, 19 November 2018, 4:42 pm | National Science Challenges

For the next five years, Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities (BBHTC) National Science Challenge will continue to execute world-class research to solve the country’s housing crisis. More >>

Resilience Challenge to receive $40M

Saturday, 17 November 2018, 11:16 am | National Science Challenges

Resilience Challenge to receive $40M for a further five years of research Crucial research to help New Zealanders bounce back from natural disasters will continue, as Resilience to Nature’s Challenges celebrates a grant of $40M for a further five ... More >>

Wellingtonians basic preparation for a major earthquake

Thursday, 25 October 2018, 2:19 pm | National Science Challenges

Study finds less than half of Wellingtonians have done basic preparations for a major earthquake A recent survey of Wellington residents has revealed that of 18 earthquake preparedness actions, nearly 85% hadn’t done half of them. The project, carried ... More >>

Te Puea Memoria Marae To Host Hui For Urban Homelessness

Monday, 17 September 2018, 10:34 am | National Science Challenges

Te Puea Memorial Marae and researchers from Ko ngā wā kāinga hei whakamāhorahora - the Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities (BBHTC) National Science Challenge - will hold their first symposium about their research and share initial insights ... More >>

Building Better Homes and Cities Reveals Research Focus

Monday, 20 August 2018, 3:42 pm | National Science Challenges

Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities Reveals Research Focus For The Year Ahead Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities (BBHTC) - Ko ngā wā kāinga hei whakamāhorahora - has announced the key themes of their research in the year ahead. Continuing to ... More >>

Conserving seeds to fight plant extinction

Monday, 30 July 2018, 5:01 pm | National Science Challenges

Collecting and storing seeds is a way of potentially saving native trees from extinction, and Whanganui iwi are now joining the charge. More >>

Could Higher Density Developments Help Auckland

Wednesday, 2 May 2018, 2:58 pm | National Science Challenges

The largest single housing development in New Zealand - Hobsonville Point - is emerging as a positive example of how living at density can enhance liveability. More >>

How We Can Build The Kind Of Housing We Want And Need

Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 12:12 pm | National Science Challenges

If New Zealand is ever to produce enough affordable housing to meet the needs of low and middle income earners, such as service workers, teachers and nurses, it must take action using positive planning and investment. More >>

Mātauranga Māori Provides Pathway To Future-Proof Housing

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 12:13 pm | National Science Challenges

New research conducted by Ko ngā wā kāinga hei whakamāhorahora - Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities (BBHTC) National Science Challenge - has uncovered traditional approaches to housing that stand up to climate change and strengthen communities. More >>

Impacts of stormwater, wastewater and climate change

Thursday, 25 January 2018, 12:12 pm | National Science Challenges

Stormwater, wastewater and climate change: Impacts on our economy, environment, culture and society In October 2017, the Deep South Challenge released a report into the state of the nation’s storm and waste water infrastructure, in the face of ... More >>

Researchers find decline in obesity in NZ 4-year-olds

Thursday, 4 January 2018, 11:08 am | National Science Challenges

New Zealand’s four-year-olds are resisting the tide towards rising obesity, according to research funded by A Better Start, one of the country’s national science challenges. More >>

SfTI Challenge Researcher Numbers Near 200

Monday, 18 December 2017, 10:11 am | National Science Challenges

Nearly 200 Science for Technological Innovation (SfTI) National Science Challenge researchers now work on 35 projects at 25 local, and four international, organisations. More >>

NZ Water Systems Particularly Vulnerable to Climate Change

Friday, 27 October 2017, 11:43 am | National Science Challenges

The recent Edgecumbe floods saw raw sewage floating through the streets, making the clean-up extremely challenging. Six months later, 500 houses are still unliveable and flood-proofing the town remains a distant goal. More >>

Canterbury quake damage increased risk of disease

Friday, 8 September 2017, 1:50 pm | National Science Challenges

A Healthier Lives National Science Challenge study using New Zealand linked datasets reveals the impact of residential housing damage from the 2010/11 Canterbury earthquakes on hospital admissions for cardiovascular disease. More >>

Crazy & Ambitious Conference 2017

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 4:55 pm | National Science Challenges

The New Zealand’s Biological Heritage National Science Challenge kicks off its inaugural conference at Te Papa, Wellington next week. More >>

Event presents latest research on our "Diabesity" epidemic

Friday, 17 March 2017, 10:08 am | National Science Challenges

Getting teenagers more active and how our gut hormones impact on obesity are just two of a wide range of topics being discussed at a major gathering of top national and international researchers at Auckland City Hospital today. (Friday, 17 March). More >>

ICT Hui brings Māori, local and global ICT talent together

Monday, 20 February 2017, 9:58 am | National Science Challenges

Some of Aotearoa’s leading Information and Communications Technology experts are being joined by expat Kiwi and top Google executive Craig Neville-Manning in Auckland today at a one day Hui. More >>

Potential of gene-editing for conserving biological heritage

Friday, 18 November 2016, 9:16 am | National Science Challenges

The Royal Society of NZ has issued an information paper ( www.royalsociety.org.nz/gene-editing ) on gene-editing techniques. The New Zealand’s Biological Heritage National Science Challenge, representing all 8 Universities and 7 Crown Research Institutes, welcomes ... More >>

New Money a Game-Changer for New Zealand’s Biodiversity

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 2:13 pm | National Science Challenges

“The significant new investment in pest eradication, announced at Zealandia in Wellington today by Prime Minister John Key, could be a game-changer. And a game-changer is just what our biodiversity desperately needs,” says Dr Andrea Byrom, Director ... More >>

A Silicon Valley of foods for health

Wednesday, 13 April 2016, 12:35 pm | National Science Challenges

World experts in food-for-health are coming together in Auckland next week for the High-Value Nutrition symposium as part of an initiative to try and boost New Zealand’s economy, by transforming our country into a “Silicon Valley of Foods for Health”. More >>

 

 

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