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Fires ravage Port Hills

Friday, 17 February 2017, 3:29 pm | Science Media Centre

Firefighters have spent much of the week battling fires on Christchurch's Port Hills, which have forces families out of their homes. More >>

Dry fuels fanning Port Hills fire

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 1:26 pm | Science Media Centre

Firefighters have been battling fires on Christchurch's Port Hills since Monday evening. Hundreds of hectares of scrub and vegetation have been burnt and nearby residents have been evacuated. More >>

Highly flammable vegetation helps fuel Port Hills fires

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 3:58 pm | Science Media Centre

Firefighters have been battling fires on Christchurch's Port Hills since Monday evening. More >>

Will NZ's future energy be clean? - Expert Q&A

Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 10:36 am | Science Media Centre

Approximately 80 per cent of New Zealand's electricity comes from renewable energy sources. But is this the full picture behind NZ's clean and green reputation? More >>

Science in crises: harnessing hype

Friday, 10 February 2017, 4:12 pm | Science Media Centre

Lay the groundwork in peace time and be responsive and adaptable when the crisis is unfolding. More >>

Change to cannabis approval

Friday, 10 February 2017, 4:10 pm | Science Media Centre

Patients seeking medicinal cannabis will no longer need the approval of a minister, but will go to the Minstry of Health instead. More >>

Change to approval for medicinal cannabis

Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 3:25 pm | Science Media Centre

Patients seeking medicinal cannabis will no longer need the approval of a minister, but instead will go to the Ministry of Health. More >>

Inquiry hears outbreak details

Friday, 3 February 2017, 4:39 pm | Science Media Centre

The Government inquiry looking into last year's Havelock North gastro outbreak has started hearings this week. More >>

HPV vaccine funded for boys

Friday, 3 February 2017, 4:37 pm | Science Media Centre

As students have headed back to school this week, boys, as well as girls, will have funded access to the HPV vaccine Gardasil. More >>

HPV vaccine now funded for boys

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 11:05 am | Science Media Centre

As students head back to school this week, boys, as well as girls, will have funded access to the HPV vaccine Gardasil. More >>

12-month deadline for EQ fix

Friday, 27 January 2017, 4:11 pm | Science Media Centre

Owners of about 300 earthquake-prone buildings will have 12 months to secure unreinforced masonry, following theNovember 14 Kaikoura earthquake. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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