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Budget 2017 light on science

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:28 pm | Science Media Centre

The Government has released this year’s Budget, with $250 million earmarked for science and innovation initiatives and an extra $880m for health. Finance Minister Steven Joyce delivered his first budget on Thursday: the National-led Government’s ... More >>

NZ beats Australia to space

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:25 pm | Science Media Centre

Rocket Lab launched its Electron rocket yesterday from the Māhia Peninsula, reaching space but failing to make it to orbit. More >>

Rocket Lab lifts off - Expert Reaction

Friday, 26 May 2017, 9:53 am | Science Media Centre

Despite not reaching orbit, the company announced it successfully made it to space, marking the first orbital-class rocket launched from a private launch site. More >>

$250 million earmarked for science & innovation initiatives

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 5:12 pm | Science Media Centre

Finance Minister Steven Joyce's first budget included boosts to science and research funds, including: More >>

Manchester attack and trauma in young people — Expert Q&A

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 1:45 pm | Science Media Centre

Monday's deadly attack at a pop concert at the Manchester Arena, has led to the UK raising the national threat level to 'critical'. More >>

Rocket Lab and its efforts to launch NZ into space game Q&A

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 10:55 am | Science Media Centre

Yesterday marked the start of the ten-day window in which Rocket Lab will attempt to launch its Electron rocket from the Mahia Peninsula in the Northern Hawkes Bay. More >>

Alpine Fault is hot, hot, hot

Friday, 19 May 2017, 1:13 pm | Science Media Centre

Drilling into the Alpine Fault to measure the conditions of the fault and monitor what happens before a major earthquake, a team of New Zealand and international scientists found extremely hot water just a couple of hundred metres down. More >>

Council blamed for gastro

Friday, 12 May 2017, 4:24 pm | Science Media Centre

The first stage of the inquiry into Havelock North’s drinking water contamination found several parties (including both the district and regional councils) failed to protect the public from disease. More >>

Threatened Species Strategy - Expert Reaction

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 11:19 am | Science Media Centre

The strategy outlines how the government aims to halt the decline of our threatened species and prevent others from becoming threatened, with Predator Free 2050 featuring prominently. More >>

NZ scientists leading de-extinction discussion

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 10:05 am | Science Media Centre

A University of Otago professor has led a special journal issue focused on de-extinction, pouring cold water on the idea that woolly mammoths might be making a come-back. More >>

Science Deadline - This Week in Sci-Tech

Friday, 5 May 2017, 3:26 pm | Science Media Centre

A fungal disease that could harm some of our iconic native trees has been found on mainland New Zealand for the first time. More >>

Rental housing in poor shape

Friday, 28 April 2017, 3:42 pm | Science Media Centre

Rental housing is older, colder, damper and twice as likely to be poorly maintained as owner-occupied homes, says a new BRANZ report. More >>

Climate change & insurance

Friday, 28 April 2017, 3:40 pm | Science Media Centre

The extent to which climate change threatens New Zealand’s coastal housing will depend on insurance options available to homeowners, according to a new report. More >>

Freshwater pressures rising

Friday, 28 April 2017, 3:38 pm | Science Media Centre

The Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand have released the latest national report about the state of freshwater. More >>

Climate change and insurance - Expert Reaction

Friday, 28 April 2017, 12:32 pm | Science Media Centre

The extent to which climate change threatens New Zealand's coastal housing will depend on insurance options available to homeowners, according to a new report. More >>

Freshwater remains a focus

Friday, 21 April 2017, 2:55 pm | Science Media Centre

After a week of floods and heavy rainfall, fresh water is still in the headlines. More >>

Marching to defend science

Friday, 21 April 2017, 2:53 pm | Science Media Centre

Hundreds of events held around the world will tomorrow highlight the role science plays in our lives. More >>

Science Deadline: Another cyclone, freshwater...

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 5:34 pm | Science Media Centre

In this issue: Another cyclone heads to NZ, chief scientist looks at freshwater, and media training for Māori researchers. More >>

Cyclone Cook and flood risk - Expert Reaction

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 2:34 pm | Science Media Centre

A mere week after the tail end of Tropical Cyclone Debbie hit the North Island, another cyclone is on its way. More >>

NZ gets a 'CERT' - What are the big cybersecurity threats?

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 5:18 pm | Science Media Centre

The Government today launched CERT NZ , a cyber security unit that will track cyber attacks and offer information for internet users and businesses about online threats. CERT NZ, which has been funded to the tune of $22.2 million over four years, will ... More >>



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