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Science Deadline: Nurses strike, Zero Carbon Bill ...

Friday, 22 June 2018, 5:08 pm | Science Media Centre

Nearly 30,000 nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants will walk off the job for 24 hours on July 5 unless the New Zealand Nurses Organisation and the district health boards can reach an agreement later today. More >>

Zero Carbon Bill - Expert Reaction

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 1:27 pm | Science Media Centre

The Government's proposed Zero Carbon Bill lays out how they plan to transition New Zealand to a low-emission economy by 2050. More >>

SMC: Antarctic ice sheets, youth offending

Friday, 15 June 2018, 3:14 pm | Science Media Centre

New Chief Science Advisor Professor Juliet Gerrard will replace Sir Peter Gluckman as the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor on July 1, it was announced this week . MacDiarmid Institute A biochemist, Prof Gerrard is the Associate Dean of Research ... More >>

Science Journalism Fund - round 3 now open

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 8:42 am | Science Media Centre NZ

Applications are open and eligibility criteria have been updated for the third round of the Aotearoa New Zealand Science Journalism Fund. More >>

Science Journalism Fund - round 3 now open

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 3:28 pm | Science Media Centre

Applications are open and eligibility criteria have been updated for the third round of the Aotearoa New Zealand Science Journalism Fund. More >>

New PM’s Chief Science Advisor - Expert reaction

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 12:51 pm | Science Media Centre NZ

Prof Juliet Gerrard, Associate Dean of Research at the University of Auckland's Faculty of Science, has been appointed as the new Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor. More >>

SMC: Mars' building blocks for life

Friday, 8 June 2018, 3:20 pm | Science Media Centre

The Curiosity rover has found new evidence that Mars could have supported ancient life, and NASA's scientists say their findings show they’re on the right path in the search for evidence of life. A series of papers published today in Science detail ... More >>

SMC: Eradication decision for M.bovis

Friday, 1 June 2018, 3:51 pm | Science Media Centre

Eradication decision for M.bovis Cabinet decided on Monday to continue with attempts to eradicate the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis . More >>

Impacts of Mycoplasma bovis eradication - Expert Reaction

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 4:50 pm | Science Media Centre

Experts say the efforts will have repercussions for farmers, though additional resources can be tailored to support those most vulnerable. More >>

Pay offer to nurses - Expert reaction

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 11:39 am | Science Media Centre

In a bid to avoid a strike, district health boards have offered nurses a series of three pay rises over 15 months. Before DHBs announced the offer, hospital nurses and midwives had voted in favour of a two-day strike. This remains possible, if nurses ... More >>

SMC: How biodegradable are bags?

Friday, 25 May 2018, 3:43 pm | Science Media Centre

How biodegradable are bags? Plastic bags are currently public enemy number one, but are biodegradable bags any better? More >>

SMC: Budget 2018 expert round-up

Friday, 18 May 2018, 4:24 pm | Science Media Centre

The Labour Government's first Budget focuses primarily on health, housing and education, but a few new research and innovation initiatives got a look-in. More >>

Budget 2018: Science and research - Expert Reaction Update

Friday, 18 May 2018, 8:47 am | Science Media Centre NZ

The Labour Government's first Budget includes funding for the R&D tax credit announced last month, a new Green Investment Fund to transition to help the transition to a low-carbon economy and funding towards healthier homes. More >>

Budget 2018: Science and research - Expert Reaction

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 4:56 pm | Science Media Centre NZ

The Labour Government's first Budget includes funding for the R&D tax credit announced last month, a new Green Investment Fund to transition to help the transition to a low-carbon economy and funding towards healthier homes. More >>

Science Deadline: This week in Sci-tech Issue 471, 11 May 20

Friday, 11 May 2018, 3:55 pm | Science Media Centre

Science Deadline: Cochrane vaccine review, call for harm-reduced tobacco products, and curtailing farm nutrient run-off More >>

SMC ALERT: Impact of Mycoplasma bovis on cow welfare

Friday, 11 May 2018, 3:18 pm | Science Media Centre

The cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis has spread “beyond all expectation” in the last week, with Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor indicating that the number of farms affected by the disease "will likely exceed their earlier modelling”. More >>

Curtailing farm nutrient run-off - Expert reaction

Tuesday, 8 May 2018, 10:28 am | Science Media Centre

Environment Minister David Parker told TVNZ's Q&A on Sunday that tough measures to curb nutrient run-off from farms could stall further dairy intensification. Though he said there would not be a direct cap on the number of cattle, "cow numbers ... More >>

SMC: Neonicotinoid ban in the EU

Friday, 4 May 2018, 3:59 pm | Science Media Centre

Neonicotinoid ban in the EU The European Commission voted late last week to ban the use of neonicotinoid pesticides anywhere except a close glasshouse. More >>

European Commission votes to restrict neonicotinoids

Monday, 30 April 2018, 6:28 pm | Science Media Centre

The European Commission has voted to ban neonicotinoid pesticides in EU member states. The decision is expected to come into force by the end of 2018, with only closed greenhouses exempt. More >>

SMC: A low-emissions economy

Friday, 27 April 2018, 2:28 pm | Science Media Centre

A low-emissions economy A draft report from the Productivity Commission has outlined some of the changes New Zealand could expect in the transition to a low-emissions economy. More >>

 

 

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