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Synthetic cannabis - Expert reaction

Friday, 21 July 2017, 4:23 pm | Science Media Centre

The Chief Coroner and NZ Police have issued a warning following at least seven recent deaths in Auckland that they say appears to be linked to the use of synthetic cannabis. More >>

Science Deadline: Auckland's unpredictable volcanoes

Friday, 21 July 2017, 2:50 pm | Science Media Centre

Unpredictable volcanic past Auckland's volcanic past has been punctuated by periods of heightened activity and thousands of years of silence, according to two new research papers. Researchers from the DEVORA (Determining Volcanic Risk in Auckland) research ... More >>

Science Deadline: Larsen C iceberg breaks away...

Friday, 14 July 2017, 2:47 pm | Science Media Centre

Antarctica's newest iceberg After months of speculation, a trillion-tonne iceberg has calved off Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf. More >>

Expert Q&A: The science of the Ngauranga slip

Wednesday, 12 July 2017, 12:11 pm | Science Media Centre

Yesterday's landslip that blocked State Highway 1 into Wellington has been cleared away, but how did it happen and are we likely to see more of these types of slips? More >>

Science Deadline: Dam Appeal, Nanoscare and melting mantle

Friday, 7 July 2017, 2:39 pm | Science Media Centre

Legal blow for Ruataniwha The Supreme Court has denied an appeal to allow a land swap for the proposed Ruataniwha Dam project in the Hawke's Bay. More >>

Supreme Court rejects Ruataniwha appeal - Expert reaction

Thursday, 6 July 2017, 6:31 pm | Science Media Centre

The Supreme Court has denied an appeal to allow a land swap for the proposed Ruataniwha Dam project in the Hawke’s Bay. The court’s decision was released today , following a Court of Appeal ruling last year that found the process of acquiring the land was ... More >>

Science Deadline: Childcare nutrition, Grenfell disaster

Friday, 16 June 2017, 3:32 pm | Science Media Centre

A survey of menus provided by childcare centres found most weren't meeting nutritional guidelines. More >>

SMC ALERT: Future of Housing - Expert Q&A

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 2:18 pm | Science Media Centre

There's no place like home, but owning your own home is harder than ever before. Leaky homes, eye-watering prices, an ageing housing stock and a growing population: how can we make sure everyone has an affordable, healthy home? More >>

What scientists say on fluoridation

Monday, 12 June 2017, 11:47 am | Science Media Centre

As parliament considers a bill to put decision-making about community water fluoridation in the hands of district health boards, fluoridation is likely to remain a polarising issue for some communities. More >>

New fund to support science-related journalism projects

Monday, 12 June 2017, 9:50 am | Science Media Centre

The Aotearoa New Zealand Science Journalism Fund is offering grants of between $500 and $10,000 for projects exploring science-related issues of importance to New Zealand. More >>

Bluff oysters parasite threat

Friday, 9 June 2017, 1:49 pm | Science Media Centre

There are concerns the iconic Bluff oyster could be decimated by a parasite discovered in Stewart Island farms. More >>

Trump pulls US out of Paris

Friday, 2 June 2017, 4:11 pm | Science Media Centre

In a widely-anticipated and predicted announcement, US President Donald Trump confirmed he will withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement. Speaking from the Rose Garden on Friday morning NZ time, Trump said he would withdraw the US from ... More >>

The plight of NZ's native birds

Friday, 2 June 2017, 3:54 pm | Science Media Centre

In her penultimate report, the outgoing Environment Commissioner turned her attention to the threats to our native birds. More >>

Trump pulls out of Paris Agreement - Expert Reaction

Friday, 2 June 2017, 9:17 am | Science Media Centre

News this morning that US President Donald Trump has decided to pull the USA out of the Paris Agreement was widely anticipated. More >>

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 >>



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