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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 >>

5G: hype vs reality – Expert Q&A

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 11:12 am | Science Media Centre

5G has been lauded as a game-changing technology, but will the network actually change our lives? More >>

Funding councils’ climate adaptation – Expert Reaction

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 9:33 am | Science Media Centre

Central Government could do more to help councils deal with the growing threat of climate change, according to a new report. More >>

Dolphin protection plan – Expert Reaction

Monday, 17 June 2019, 12:27 pm | Science Media Centre

The Government has proposed plans to expand protection for Māui and Hector's dolphins. More >>

Recreational cannabis law changes - Expert Q&A

Friday, 14 June 2019, 2:48 pm | Science Media Centre

A promised referendum on recreational cannabis next year has raised questions on what a legal, regulated cannabis market might look like. More >>

Cameras on fishing boats - Expert Reaction

Friday, 7 June 2019, 12:30 pm | Science Media Centre

Commercial fishing vessels at greatest risk of encountering rare Māui dolphins will be required to operate with on-board cameras from 1 November, the Government has announced. More >>

 

 

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