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Director of GeoNet needs to be heard

Monday, 21 November 2016, 3:00 pm | New Zealand Association of Scientists

The New Zealand Association of Scientists (NZAS) is alarmed at reports[1] that the Acting Civil Defence Minister, Gerry Brownlee, is “furious with GeoNet comments” made by the service’s Director, Dr Ken Gledhill[2]. More >>

New Zealand Association of Scientists awards

Friday, 9 September 2016, 9:39 am | New Zealand Association of Scientists

New Zealand Association of Scientists awards celebrate long-term fundamental science that has had significant value for New Zealand More >>

The Government’s disregard for evidence is an own goal

Monday, 20 June 2016, 3:48 pm | New Zealand Association of Scientists

By casually dismissing research showing that 90 - day employment trials have not met policy goals , the Government is undermining its own big data initiative. More >>

The Government's disregard for evidence is an own goal

Monday, 20 June 2016, 10:54 am | New Zealand Association of Scientists

By casually dismissing research showing that 90-day employment trials have not met policy goals, the Government is undermining its own big data initiative. More >>

Continued Change amongst the Positive News for Science

Friday, 27 May 2016, 10:37 am | New Zealand Association of Scientists

The New Zealand Association of Scientists (NZAS) says there is good news for science in the 2016, but also lot of uncertainty. More >>

Concerns for Reduced Science Content at Radio NZ

Monday, 9 May 2016, 10:53 am | New Zealand Association of Scientists

8 May 2016 Concerns for Reduced Science Content at Radio NZ The New Zealand Association of Scientists (NZAS) is troubled by news of changes to science content at New Zealand public broadcaster RNZ. NZAS Past-President Associate Professor Nicola Gaston says ... More >>

Association of Scientists Celebrates its 75th Anniversary

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 11:59 am | New Zealand Association of Scientists

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the New Zealand Association of Scientists, we are bringing together some of New Zealand's most original thinkers at Te Papa on April 26th to discuss the future for scientists in New Zealand. More >>

NZAS celebrate NZ scientific achievements

Friday, 20 November 2015, 10:33 am | New Zealand Association of Scientists

The New Zealand Association of Scientists (NZAS) will award its annual medals to New Zealand scientists for 2015, at a function to be held in Wellington Thursday night (19th Nov). More >>

Redefinition of the purpose of CRIs a serious concern

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 10:18 am | New Zealand Association of Scientists

The New Zealand Association of Scientists (NZAS) is surprised by comments made by the Minister of Science and Innovation, Steven Joyce, in apparent contradiction of the Crown Research Institutes (CRI) Act, 1992. “The Act describes the first two ... More >>

Scientists point to flaws in climate change consultation

Monday, 22 June 2015, 11:50 am | New Zealand Association of Scientists

The New Zealand Association of Scientists (NZAS) has concerns about serious flaws in the Government’s recent public consultation on climate change. More >>

Awards reward scientists with an eye to the future

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 10:00 am | New Zealand Association of Scientists

The New Zealand Association of Scientists (NZAS) is pleased to announce its annual medals to New Zealand scientists for 2014. The Marsden medal is awarded jointly to Professor Mick Clout, of the University of Auckland, and Professor Keith Hunter, ... More >>

National Science Challenges under fire

Thursday, 7 August 2014, 10:42 am | New Zealand Association of Scientists

Almost 300 scientists from government science institutions, Universities and independent research organizations have condemned the way in which the Government’s National Science Challenges (NSCs) are being rolled out, and have expressed scepticism for ... More >>

Maori Research Development: a National Challenge

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 4:45 pm | New Zealand Association of Scientists

The New Zealand Association of Scientists (NZAS) is seriously concerned by comments made by Dr Leonie Pihama on the exclusion of Māori voices from science funding processes in New Zealand. More >>

NZAS awards celebrate fundamental science

Tuesday, 21 January 2014, 11:41 am | New Zealand Association of Scientists

The New Zealand Association of Scientists (NZAS) is pleased to announce its annual medals to New Zealand scientists for 2013. More >>

New initiatives in science teaching a welcome step

Thursday, 28 November 2013, 3:43 pm | New Zealand Association of Scientists

The Government has just announced two initiatives to improve science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) teaching in NZ schools. More >>

Kiwistar abandoned - for what?

Wednesday, 7 August 2013, 4:22 pm | New Zealand Association of Scientists

The New Zealand Association of Scientists is disappointed that Callaghan Innovation has pulled the plug on a promising high value manufacturing venture, Kiwistar Optics. More >>

Science Is What Keeps the Whole Economy In the Black

Thursday, 23 May 2013, 10:23 am | New Zealand Association of Scientists

Science Is What Keeps the Whole Economy In the Black and Is Not a Black Hole More >>

National Science Challenges Must Break New Ground

Tuesday, 7 May 2013, 3:06 pm | New Zealand Association of Scientists

“The profile of science in New Zealand has been raised by the announcement of 10 National Science Challenges by Minister of Science and Innovation, Steven Joyce, and the commitment to invest $133.5m of new money in these challenges over the next ... More >>

What is the value of science in New Zealand?

Tuesday, 19 March 2013, 10:11 am | New Zealand Association of Scientists

The New Zealand Association of Scientists (NZAS) will be hosting a one-day conference on Wednesday 3 April to address the question “What is the value of science in New Zealand?”. More details are at http://www.scientists.org.nz/2013-conference. More >>

NZAS celebrates NZ scientific achievements

Wednesday, 28 November 2012, 9:32 am | New Zealand Association of Scientists

The New Zealand Association of Scientists (NZAS) has awarded its annual medals to New Zealand scientists for 2012, at a function held in Wellington Tuesday night. More >>

 

 

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