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Sea level rise expected even with Paris Agreement - Experts

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 10:32 am | Science Media Centre

Even if all nations manage to stick to their Paris Agreement targets, we're still committed to sea level rise. More >>

Psa team takes top PM prize

Friday, 16 February 2018, 3:55 pm | Science Media Centre

The Plant & Food team that led the response to the kiwifruit vine-killing disease Psa has been recognised with the Prime Minister's Science Prize. More >>

Regulator asks how gene-edited food should be treated

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 11:02 am | Science Media Centre

Planning for future GM foods coming down the line, the food safety regulator, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is calling for suggestions for how it should consider applications for foods that have been made using new genetic techniques ... More >>

Science Deadline: More cancer evidence after unethical study

Friday, 9 February 2018, 4:16 pm | Science Media Centre

Cancer after unethical study A new study has uncovered more women who went on to develop cancer after being unknowingly part of the 'Unfortunate Experiment' at National Women's Hospital. More >>

Your chance to dig deeper on science-related stories

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 1:04 pm | Science Media Centre

Applications are being accepted in the second round of funding of the Aotearoa New Zealand Science Journalism Fund. More >>

Child Poverty Reduction Bill - Expert reaction

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 10:35 am | Science Media Centre NZ

The Prime Minister has announced a proposed Child Poverty Reduction Bill, which would set in law targets to reduce child poverty. Ten-year targets would include reducing the proportion of children living in low-income households and those in ... More >>

Rocket Lab | massive stars | Auckland SAVVY

Friday, 26 January 2018, 4:11 pm | Science Media Centre

Rocket Lab makes orbit, clue to how massive stars form and last chance to apply for Auckland SAVVY More >>

SMC Alert: Rocket Lab successful launch

Sunday, 21 January 2018, 3:51 pm | Science Media Centre

SMC Alert: Rocket Lab successful launch and payload deployment - Expert reaction Rocket Lab successfully launched its Electron rocket and deployed satellites into orbit this afternoon, a milestone for the company and New Zealand's fledgling private ... More >>

SMC Bulletin: Bunnings pulls pesticides

Friday, 19 January 2018, 3:29 pm | Science Media Centre

Bunnings pulls pesticides Australian hardware chain Bunnings has decided to stop selling neonicotinoid pesticide products in its Australian and New Zealand stores by the end of the year. The Sydney Morning Herald reported the decision last weekend, ... More >>

SMC Bulletin: 2017 year of extreme weather

Friday, 12 January 2018, 3:19 pm | Science Media Centre

2017 year of extreme weather Last year's climate brought us severe weather events, including floods and droughts, according to Niwa's annual climate summary released this week. More >>

2017 year of extreme weather - Expert reaction

Monday, 8 January 2018, 12:20 pm | Science Media Centre

Niwa has released its annual climate summary for 2017, which it says was a year of weather extremes. More >>

Your chance to dig deeper on science-related stories

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 1:11 pm | Science Media Centre

Applications are now open in the second round of funding of the Aotearoa New Zealand Science Journalism Fund. More >>

Science Deadline: SMC seeks a new director, coastal hazards

Friday, 15 December 2017, 4:44 pm | Science Media Centre

Science Deadline: SMC seeks a new director, coastal hazards report released, and NZ's ancient giant penguin More >>

Warning to plan now for sea level rise - Expert reaction

Friday, 15 December 2017, 3:20 pm | Science Media Centre

A report from the Ministry for the Environment has warned that New Zealand lacks a coordinated plan to deal with future climate change. More >>

Ancient NZ Penguin as Big as a Human - Expert Reaction

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 10:42 am | Science Media Centre

A fossil penguin discovered in New Zealand has been identified as a new species and it was so tall it was about the height of an adult man. The New Zealand and German researchers who identified the species - dubbed Kumimanu biceae - say it is about ... More >>

Top Ten Science Stories of 2017

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 1:25 pm | Science Media Centre

Alongside the tragic deaths from synthetic drugs, freshwater, biosecurity, earthquakes and volcanoes have all made a show in the year's top science stories. More >>

SMC: Water Inquiry reports back

Friday, 8 December 2017, 4:41 pm | Science Media Centre

Water Inquiry reports back The second stage of the Havelock North Inquiry has recommended universal treatment of drinking water to protect public health. More >>

Havelock North Inquiry Reports Back - Expert Reaction

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 10:08 am | Science Media Centre

7 December 2017 - The Havelock North drinking water inquiry has made a number of recommendations to ensure safe drinking water for New Zealanders. More >>

SMC: Emergency Mobile Alert Test

Friday, 1 December 2017, 4:36 pm | Science Media Centre

It was a busy week for hazards experts with testing of emergency mobile alerts, warnings about a future Hikurangi subduction zone rupture and lessons in volcano monitoring from Mt Agung. More >>

Ross Sea region Marine Protected Area - Expert reaction

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 1:32 pm | Science Media Centre

Sweeping new protections for Antarctica's Ross Sea will come into effect on Friday 1 December. More >>



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