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Funding to support Christchurch Call – Expert Reaction

Monday, 14 October 2019, 4:02 pm | Science Media Centre

The Government will spend $17m to help protect Kiwis from harmful digital content, in response to the March mosque attacks in Christchurch. More >>

Health data hack - Expert Q&A

Tuesday, 8 October 2019, 1:47 pm | Science Media Centre

Cyber hacks targeting a major primary health organisation (PHO) that holds large amounts of patient information have sparked a wider investigation to see if other PHOs or health boards are vulnerable to attack. More >>

Should we be worried about vaping? - Expert Q&A

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 9:46 am | Science Media Centre

Over a dozen people have died in the United States and another 800 have become seriously ill in an outbreak of lung injury that appears to be associated with vaping. More >>

Climate change effects on ocean and ice – Expert Reaction

Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 9:05 pm | Science Media Centre

A new report has highlighted the urgent need to address climate change to protect the world's oceans and frozen places. More >>

Census External Data Quality Panel - Expert Reaction

Monday, 23 September 2019, 2:35 pm | Science Media Centre

One in six New Zealanders did not complete the 2018 Census - a result which has already led to the resignation of the Government's chief statistician. More >>

Air pollution reaches the placenta – Expert Reaction

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 8:22 am | Science Media Centre

Researchers have found black carbon particles in the placenta of pregnant women exposed to air pollution during pregnancy. More >>

Marsden Point pipeline rupture inquiry – Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 9:13 am | Science Media Centre

The government has released the report of an inquiry into the fuel supply disruption caused by the rupture of a key pipeline in September 2017. More >>

Suicide Prevention Plan - Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 12:54 pm | Science Media Centre

A Suicide Prevention Office will be established to coordinate efforts to reduce New Zealand's high rate of suicide. More >>

Freshwater action plan - Expert Reaction Update

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 3:16 pm | Science Media Centre

The Government has released an Action Plan for Healthy Waterways , which aims to restore rivers and lakes within a generation. More >>

Freshwater action plan - Expert Reaction

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 11:26 am | Science Media Centre

The Government has released an Action Plan for Healthy Waterways, which aims to restore rivers and lakes within a generation. More >>

Health Star Rating review - Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 4:48 pm | Science Media Centre

The first five year review of the Health Star Rating system has been completed, with a series of recommendations for improvements. More >>

Census 2018 independent review – Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 5:38 pm | Science Media Centre

Chief Statistician Liz MacPherson resigned this morning, saying she took full responsibility for the "shortfalls identified in the report". More >>

Gene editing regulations – Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 9:27 am | Science Media Centre

It's time for an overhaul of the regulations around gene editing, according to an expert panel set up by Royal Society Te Apārangi. More >>

IPCC Climate Change and Land report - Expert reaction

Friday, 9 August 2019, 12:21 pm | Science Media Centre

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on how land use contributes to climate change and how climate change affects the land has been finalised in Geneva. More >>

Abortion law reform Bill – Expert reaction

Monday, 5 August 2019, 8:47 pm | Science Media Centre

A new Bill proposes to change the laws governing abortion in New Zealand to treat the procedure as a health issue rather than a crime. More >>

DOC Biodiversity Strategy – Expert Reaction

Monday, 5 August 2019, 8:46 pm | Science Media Centre

DOC Biodiversity Strategy – Expert Reaction The Department of Conservation (DOC) has developed a new biodiversity strategy which sets out how it hopes to protect and grow our native ecosystems over the next 50 years. More >>

Greening the health sector - Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 30 July 2019, 6:36 pm | Science Media Centre

The health sector currently contributes between three and eight per cent of New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions, according to Associate Health Minister Julie Anne Genter , who released the health sector sustainability report today. More >>

Report on dealing with plastics – Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 23 July 2019, 9:21 am | Science Media Centre

A new report by Royal Society Te Apārangi states we have thrown away three-quarters of the volume of plastics ever produced. More >>

Interim Climate Change Committee - Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 1:44 pm | Science Media Centre

The Government has released two reports from the Interim Climate Change Committee, along with details on how it plans to respond to the recommendations. More >>

50 years since the Moon landing - Expert reaction

Monday, 15 July 2019, 10:43 am | Science Media Centre

It was 8.17pm on July 20, 1969 (UTC) that the US spacecraft Apollo Lunar Module Eagle touched down on the Moon's surface, allowing the astronauts to collect space material and deploy equipment that is still providing valuable insights to scientists today. More >>

 

 

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