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Science Deadline: This Week in Sci-Tech

Friday, 22 March 2019, 3:38 pm | Science Media Centre

On Thursday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced new legislation would be passed under urgency, banning all military style semi-automatics and assault rifles. More >>

Urgent changes to gun laws – Expert Reaction

Thursday, 21 March 2019, 4:58 pm | Science Media Centre

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced urgent gun legislation following last week’s mosque shootings. More >>

Muslim identity and experiences in New Zealand

Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 12:05 pm | Science Media Centre

Fifty people died in the shooting and 31 people remain in hospital. Writing on RNZ , Anjum Rahman from the Islamic Women’s Council of New Zealand detailed repeated attempts to lobby Government to stem discrimination against their community. More >>

UPDATED: Christchurch attacks: gun control - Expert Reaction

Monday, 18 March 2019, 4:57 pm | Science Media Centre

"All firearms are a risk, but some are a much greater risk than others. It’s absolutely not about banning guns – it’s about banning that high-risk gun. More >>

Christchurch mosque attacks - Expert Reaction

Friday, 15 March 2019, 5:22 pm | Science Media Centre

People in central Christchurch have been urged to stay indoors, with all schools, Christchurch Hospital and the University of Canterbury on lockdown. Multiple roads have been closed and police say the "risk environment remains extremely high". More >>

NZ suspends Boeing 737 MAX – Expert Reaction

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 4:42 pm | Science Media Centre

The Civil Aviation Authority has temporarily suspended Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from travelling in and out of New Zealand. More >>

NZ suspends Boeing 737 MAX – Expert Reaction

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 3:52 pm | Science Media Centre

The Civil Aviation Authority has temporarily suspended Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from travelling in and out of New Zealand. More >>

Measles in Canterbury - Expert Q&A

Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 5:26 pm | Science Media Centre

Measles are continuing to spread in Canterbury, with a Christchurch police prosecutor among the latest to reportedly contract the virus . More >>

Student-led climate strikes - Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 4:25 pm | Science Media Centre

School Strike 4 Climate Action NZ stems from international youth movements to protest against climate change, initially led by 15-year-old Greta Thunberg who started protesting outside the Swedish parliament last August. More >>

Making rentals warm & dry

Friday, 1 March 2019, 4:25 pm | Science Media Centre

Housing Minister Phil Twyford on Sunday announced the new standards that set minimum requirements for heating, insulation, ventilation, moisture, drainage and draught stopping. More >>

New Tasman bush fire - Expert Reaction

Wednesday, 27 February 2019, 3:45 pm | Science Media Centre

A new bush fire has broken out near Nelson , as warm and extremely dry conditions persist in the region. Police have told residents living on a stretch of Moutere Highway to evacuate and the following up with evacuation patrols. Today was the day ... More >>

Fruit fly detections in Auckland - Expert Q&A

Thursday, 21 February 2019, 9:43 am | Science Media Centre

Two different species of exotic fruit flies have been found in Auckland in the past week . Both pose a risk to New Zealand's horticulture industry and the threat is unlikely to disappear. More >>

Vitamin C, cancer and infection – Expert Q&A

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 9:52 am | Science Media Centre

Researchers will meet in Auckland this week to discuss the potential role of Vitamin C in cancer and infection. More >>

Polytechnic Merger - Expert Reaction

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 5:14 pm | Science Media Centre

All 16 polytechnics will be merged into a single national institute after falling enrolments and multi-million dollar deficits have made the current system untenable. More >>

Surgical sterilisation – Expert Reaction

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 5:12 pm | Science Media Centre

The processes of sterilisation of equipment that is used in surgery usually involves manual inspection and hand washing of the instruments to remove any obvious adherent body fluids, such as small blood clots, followed by further cleaning in an automated ... More >>

Nelson bush fire - Expert Reaction

Thursday, 7 February 2019, 4:41 pm | Science Media Centre

A massive bush fire is burning near Nelson , which has experienced warm and extremely dry conditions this summer. More >>

Fisheries management – Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 5 February 2019, 11:34 am | Science Media Centre

Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash has proposed a series of changes to how fisheries are managed in New Zealand. The Government is calling for public submissions on new rules that aim to reduce unnecessary waste in the industry. The proposal focuses ... More >>

Science Deadline: Temperatures reach extremes

Friday, 1 February 2019, 3:18 pm | Science Media Centre

Parts of New Zealand have reached official heatwave status this week. More >>

Summer heatwave - Expert Reaction

Monday, 28 January 2019, 3:35 pm | Science Media Centre

MetService has warned there is a hot week ahead for many parts of the country, with many towns and cities set for 30C weather. More >>

Science Deadline: Gene drive, gene editing condemned, drugs

Friday, 25 January 2019, 5:02 pm | Science Media Centre

US researchers say they’ve had some success in testing out a gene drive in laboratory mice. More >>



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