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Synthetic drugs - Expert Reaction

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 10:53 am | Science Media Centre NZ

Between 40 and 45 people have died from synthetic drugs since last June, according to provisional figures released by the coroner on Friday. More >>

SMC: GMO laws for gene-edited plants

Friday, 27 July 2018, 4:13 pm | Science Media Centre

GMO laws for gene-edited plants Europe’s highest court has ruled gene-edited crops should be subject to the same stringent regulations as GMOs. More >>

EU court rules GMO laws apply to gene-edited plants

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 11:50 am | Science Media Centre NZ

Europe’s highest court has ruled that gene-edited crops should be subject to the same stringent regulations as genetically modified organisms. More >>

Sugar labelling options for food packaging - Expert Reaction

Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 2:26 pm | Science Media Centre NZ

The Trans-Tasman body responsible for food regulation policy is asking for public feedback on possible labelling rules for sugars on packaged foods and drinks for sale in New Zealand and Australia. More >>

SMC: The question of meat eating

Friday, 20 July 2018, 3:44 pm | Science Media Centre

The question of meat eating A review published today in Science has highlighted the health and environmental impacts of meat consumption. More >>

SMC: Plastics: what breaks down?

Friday, 13 July 2018, 3:30 pm | Science Media Centre

Plastics: what breaks down? The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has tasked the Government with clearing up the confusion around environmentally friendly plastics. More >>

Biodegradable and compostable plastics in the environment

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 11:32 am | Science Media Centre

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has tasked the Government with clearing up the confusion around environmentally friendly plastics. More >>

Samoa pulls MMR vaccine following two deaths

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 1:10 pm | Science Media Centre

The Samoan Government has seized supplies of the MMR vaccine following the deaths of two children. More >>

SMC: Celebrating 10 years of SMC

Friday, 6 July 2018, 4:21 pm | Science Media Centre

Celebrating 10 years of SMC To mark a decade of the Science Media Centre's operation, director Dacia Herbulock reflects on ten years. In July 2008, a small team with a big mission launched from a back room in the Royal Society’s heritage premises. ... More >>

Thai cave rescue: psychological effects Expert Reaction

Friday, 6 July 2018, 2:32 pm | Science Media Centre

Five days since they were discovered in a cave in Thailand, the 12 young football players and their coach remain trapped, with no simple way out. More >>

Drinking water quality report Expert Q&A

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 12:03 pm | Science Media Centre NZ

The latest annual Ministry of Health report on the quality of New Zealand's drinking water has revealed 19 per cent of people are exposed to water that doesn't meet all safety standards. More >>

Kauri dieback and pine plantations - Expert Reaction

Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 2:12 pm | Science Media Centre NZ

The Government has set a goal to plant one billion trees over 10 years, including radiata pine. But new research suggests pine forests may harbour kauri dieback, prompting calls for caution from the Bio-Protection Research Centre. More >>

SMC: Chief scientist hands off

Friday, 29 June 2018, 4:21 pm | Science Media Centre

There's a changing of the guard in the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor's office from this week to next. More >>

Science Deadline: Nurses strike, Zero Carbon Bill ...

Friday, 22 June 2018, 5:08 pm | Science Media Centre

Nearly 30,000 nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants will walk off the job for 24 hours on July 5 unless the New Zealand Nurses Organisation and the district health boards can reach an agreement later today. More >>

Zero Carbon Bill - Expert Reaction

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 1:27 pm | Science Media Centre

The Government's proposed Zero Carbon Bill lays out how they plan to transition New Zealand to a low-emission economy by 2050. More >>

SMC: Antarctic ice sheets, youth offending

Friday, 15 June 2018, 3:14 pm | Science Media Centre

New Chief Science Advisor Professor Juliet Gerrard will replace Sir Peter Gluckman as the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor on July 1, it was announced this week . MacDiarmid Institute A biochemist, Prof Gerrard is the Associate Dean of Research ... More >>

Science Journalism Fund - round 3 now open

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 8:42 am | Science Media Centre NZ

Applications are open and eligibility criteria have been updated for the third round of the Aotearoa New Zealand Science Journalism Fund. More >>

Science Journalism Fund - round 3 now open

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 3:28 pm | Science Media Centre

Applications are open and eligibility criteria have been updated for the third round of the Aotearoa New Zealand Science Journalism Fund. More >>

New PM’s Chief Science Advisor - Expert reaction

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 12:51 pm | Science Media Centre NZ

Prof Juliet Gerrard, Associate Dean of Research at the University of Auckland's Faculty of Science, has been appointed as the new Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor. More >>

SMC: Mars' building blocks for life

Friday, 8 June 2018, 3:20 pm | Science Media Centre

The Curiosity rover has found new evidence that Mars could have supported ancient life, and NASA's scientists say their findings show they’re on the right path in the search for evidence of life. A series of papers published today in Science detail ... More >>

   

 

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