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Dolphin protection plan – Expert Reaction

Monday, 17 June 2019, 12:27 pm | Science Media Centre

The Government has proposed plans to expand protection for Māui and Hector's dolphins. More >>

Recreational cannabis law changes - Expert Q&A

Friday, 14 June 2019, 2:48 pm | Science Media Centre

A promised referendum on recreational cannabis next year has raised questions on what a legal, regulated cannabis market might look like. More >>

Cameras on fishing boats - Expert Reaction

Friday, 7 June 2019, 12:30 pm | Science Media Centre

Commercial fishing vessels at greatest risk of encountering rare Māui dolphins will be required to operate with on-board cameras from 1 November, the Government has announced. More >>

Budget 2019: Mental Health - Expert Reaction

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 4:08 pm | Science Media Centre

• A new frontline mental health service, expected to help 325,000 people by 2023/24; More >>

Budget 2019 - Expert Reaction

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 4:04 pm | Science Media Centre

The Government has delivered its 'Wellbeing Budget', which includes funding to combat kauri dieback and support innovation. More >>

Government’s response to He Ara Oranga – Expert Reaction

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 2:04 pm | Science Media Centre

The Government has responded to the recommendations from the Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry report, He Ara Oranga . More >>

Government use of Artificial Intelligence - Expert Reaction

Monday, 27 May 2019, 9:29 am | Science Media Centre

New Zealand is a leader in government use of artificial intelligence, but regulation is needed to ensure it is used safely, researchers say. More >>

Deepfake and the law - Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 9:48 am | Science Media Centre

Deepfake and other 'synthetic media' will be the next wave of online content causing concern, but there's no need to rush to create new laws to cope. More >>

Emissions trading reforms target transparency and compliance

Friday, 17 May 2019, 9:58 am | Science Media Centre

Emissions trading reforms target transparency and compliance – Expert Reaction Expert Reactions | Published: 17 May 2019 Reforms to bring the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) in line with the Zero Carbon Bill will also improve transparency and ... More >>

Sustainable whitebait fishery survey – Expert reaction

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 4:30 pm | Science Media Centre

Public survey about whitebait fishing finds 90 per cent of respondents support efforts to make the fishery sustainable. Almost 2,900 people completed the survey put forward by the Department of Conservation , including iwi, recreational and commercial whitebait ... More >>

Drug driver testing - Expert Reaction

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 3:57 pm | Science Media Centre

The Government is seeking public feedback on how drug driver testing can improve road safety. Drug testing behind the wheel isn't as simple as it is for alcohol because the current drug tests can only detect the presence of drugs or medication - not ... More >>

Christchurch Call – Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 3:55 pm | Science Media Centre

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron are hosting a summit in Paris on May 15 (local time) with world leaders and tech company CEOs to discuss how they can prevent social media being used to organise and promote terrorism. More >>

Christchurch call - Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 10:34 am | Science Media Centre

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron are hosting a summit in Paris on May 15 (local time) with world leaders and tech company CEOs to discuss how they can prevent social media being used to organise and promote terrorism. More >>

Freshwater cap-and-trade scheme - Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 9:56 am | Science Media Centre

Managing freshwater by cap-and-trade would help address iwi claims, manage contaminants and fairly allocate the freshwater estate, according to the New Zealand Initiative . More >>

Global extinction rates accelerating – Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 9:03 am | Science Media Centre

One million species are threatened with extinction and the rate of species extinction is accelerating, a global report warns. The UN's Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) paints a grim portrait of ... More >>

Denisovan jawbone discovery – Expert Reaction

Thursday, 2 May 2019, 11:32 am | Science Media Centre

Ancient Denisovans travelled much further than we thought, according to the discovery of a 160,000-year-old jawbone on the Tibetan Plateau in China. More >>

Active transport report – Expert Reaction

Monday, 29 April 2019, 2:08 pm | Science Media Centre

A University of Otago-led report has outlined bold ambitions aimed at getting Kiwis out of their cars and into more ‘active transport’. More >>

The state of Aotearoa's environment - Expert Reaction

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 11:16 am | Science Media Centre

A state of the environment report has highlighted nine priority issues, including polluted waterways, greenhouse gas emissions and urban growth and pollution. More >>

Greenhouse gas emissions rise again - Expert Reaction

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 3:11 pm | Science Media Centre

According to the annual Greenhouse Gas Inventory , emissions increased by 23.1 per cent between 1990 and 2017. This increase was largely driven by increases in road transport emission and fossil fuel-generated electricity production. More >>

First image of a black hole - Expert Reaction

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 11:51 am | Science Media Centre

Researchers have captured the first-ever image of a black hole. The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) - an array of eight ground-based radio telescopes - was designed to capture images of a black hole. More >>

 

 

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