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What is AMB-FUBINACA? - Expert reaction

Friday, 15 September 2017, 3:19 pm | Science Media Centre

Yesterday, New Zealand Police confirmed 20 deaths linked to synthetic drugs since July. Most of the samples from people who had died, and those seized in raids by police, were found to contain the dangerous chemical AMB-FUBINACA. More >>

Cassini's grand Saturn finale - Expert Reaction

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 3:42 pm | Science Media Centre

After a 20 year mission, NASA's spacecraft Cassini will meet its demise this week by plunging into Saturn's atmosphere and burning up. More >>

Political parties on science

Friday, 25 August 2017, 4:37 pm | Science Media Centre

Political parties on science With election season in full swing, the SMC canvassed political parties on 10 science-related issues. More >>

Election 2017 and science

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 10:02 am | Science Media Centre

Ahead of the 2017 general election, scheduled to be held on September 23, the Science Media Centre posed ten science-related policy questions to political parties. More >>

$20,000 in grants awarded to science journalism projects

Monday, 21 August 2017, 10:27 am | Science Media Centre

Journalists around the country are getting underway on important stories ranging from driverless cars to gene editing to sea level rise this week, thanks to grants issued in the first round of the Aotearoa-New Zealand Science Journalism Fund. Twenty ... More >>

Science Deadline: Water royalties, seabed mining, Kauri

Friday, 11 August 2017, 4:12 pm | Science Media Centre

Fresh water policies abound National and Labour touted their fresh water policies this week, with Jacinda Adern's announcement to charge farmers and water bottlers a royalty making the biggest splash. On Tuesday, National announced that 100 rivers ... More >>

SMC ALERT: Preventing the spread of Kauri dieback

Friday, 11 August 2017, 11:10 am | Science Media Centre

Scientists say the best chance of preventing the spread of kauri dieback disease is compliance: use the cleaning stations, stay on track and don't go in closed-off areas. More >>

Science Deadline - this Week in Sci-Tech

Friday, 28 July 2017, 3:50 pm | Science Media Centre

Following eight deaths in Auckland related to 'synthetic cannabis', police are warning citizens away from the dangerous drugs. More >>

Cattle disease found in NZ - Expert Q&A

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 11:01 am | Science Media Centre

MPI is responding to the discovery of a cattle disease on a South Canterbury farm. More >>

Emissions Trading Scheme review - Expert reaction

Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 1:13 pm | Science Media Centre

The Government has announced a package of changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) following a review of the system. More >>

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 >>



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