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How to become predator free

Friday, 20 January 2017, 2:47 pm | Science Media Centre

Nearly six months ago the Government announced it would aim to rid New Zealand of rats, stoats and possums by 2050. How will we get there? More >>

Predator Free NZ - Expert Q&A

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 1:48 pm | Science Media Centre

Nearly six months ago the Government announced it would aim for a Predator Free New Zealand by 2050. More >>

Proposal to ban microbeads

Monday, 16 January 2017, 4:05 pm | Science Media Centre

Cosmetic products containing microbeads will be banned under a proposal announced by the Minister for the Environment today. More >>

Science Deadline: Alcohol ads, record year for climate

Friday, 13 January 2017, 2:18 pm | Science Media Centre

TV sport prime time for booze New research adds to a call to ban alcohol marketing and sponsorship from sports. More >>

2016 another scorcher year

Monday, 9 January 2017, 12:08 pm | Science Media Centre

2016 was the hottest year in New Zealand in over a century, surpassing the previous warmest year on record, 1998. More >>

Bowel cancer, cyber security, Dunedin Study

Friday, 16 December 2016, 5:19 pm | Science Media Centre

Science Deadline: Bowel cancer risk, cyber security, the Dunedin Study's new findings and Gluckman on social licence More >>

Top Ten Science Stories of 2016

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 3:34 pm | Science Media Centre

Nature's made herself well known in science this year, with the recent Kaikoura earthquake dominating media attention for the past month. More >>

NZ's cybersecurity threats - Expert Q&A

Monday, 12 December 2016, 1:15 pm | Science Media Centre

With the 14th annual Privacy, Security and Trust conference kicking off in Auckland today, the Science Media Centre asked cybersecurity experts about the biggest threats facing New Zealand. More >>

Is whitebaiting sustainable?

Friday, 9 December 2016, 3:22 pm | Science Media Centre

As the whitebait season drew to a close around much of the country last week, some regions were reporting 'lacklustre' catch. More >>

Taking sugary drinks to task

Friday, 9 December 2016, 3:19 pm | Science Media Centre

The NZ Dental Association is proposing a slew of moves to tackle the negative impacts of sugary drinks. More >>

Season Ends: Is whitebaiting sustainable?

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 1:00 pm | Science Media Centre

The whitebait season closed around most of the country last week, with several regions reporting 'lacklustre' catch this year. More >>

Science Deadline: science sector, organ donors, earthquakes

Friday, 2 December 2016, 4:36 pm | Science Media Centre

Science Deadline: How is the science sector tracking, organ donors compensated and earthquake's psychosocial effects More >>

Science and Innovation System Performance Report

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 11:56 am | Science Media Centre

A snapshot of New Zealand's science and innovation system has laid out where we are doing well and where there is room for improvement compared to other small advanced economies. More >>

Quake unravelling continues

Friday, 25 November 2016, 3:46 pm | Science Media Centre

Though the aftershocks from last week's Kaikoura earthquake have been quieter this week (knock on wood), science behind the quake continues apace. More >>

Antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance - Expert Q&A

Monday, 21 November 2016, 12:49 pm | Science Media Centre

Growing rates of antimicrobial resistance could leave us without effective drugs to treat serious infections - "the end of modern medicine as we know it", according to the WHO's Margaret Chan. More >>

SMC ALERT: Kaikoura earthquake (GeoNet Q&A)

Sunday, 20 November 2016, 8:17 pm | Science Media Centre

We're gathering expert commentary on various aspects of Monday'smagnitude 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake and the resulting aftershocks and landslides. We'll send comments through as they become available. Please feel free to use these comments in your reporting ... More >>

Kaikoura earthquake - Expert reaction 8

Friday, 18 November 2016, 5:11 pm | Science Media Centre

We're gathering expert commentary on various aspects of Monday'smagnitude 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake and the resulting aftershocks and landslides. We'll send comments through as they become available. Please feel free to use these comments in your reporting ... More >>

Earthquake and tsunami, genes, and spin off to science

Friday, 18 November 2016, 5:01 pm | Science Media Centre

In this issue: Kaikoura earthquake and tsunami confusion,gene editing and spin off to science. More >>

Earthquake damaged buildings - Expert Reaction

Friday, 18 November 2016, 12:46 pm | Science Media Centre

We're gathering expert commentary on various aspects of Monday'smagnitude 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake and the resulting aftershocks and landslides. More >>

Kaikoura earthquake - Expert reaction 6

Thursday, 17 November 2016, 11:44 am | Science Media Centre

"Clearly, for those with damaged homes or whose livelihood has been affected (Kaikoura relies mainly on tourism) it will be a long road ahead. Farmers, rural Bed & Breakfast owners, the coastal fishing industry … they all face difficult ... More >>

 

 

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