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SMC: Budget 2018 expert round-up

Friday, 18 May 2018, 4:24 pm | Science Media Centre

The Labour Government's first Budget focuses primarily on health, housing and education, but a few new research and innovation initiatives got a look-in. More >>

Budget 2018: Science and research - Expert Reaction Update

Friday, 18 May 2018, 8:47 am | Science Media Centre NZ

The Labour Government's first Budget includes funding for the R&D tax credit announced last month, a new Green Investment Fund to transition to help the transition to a low-carbon economy and funding towards healthier homes. More >>

Budget 2018: Science and research - Expert Reaction

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 4:56 pm | Science Media Centre NZ

The Labour Government's first Budget includes funding for the R&D tax credit announced last month, a new Green Investment Fund to transition to help the transition to a low-carbon economy and funding towards healthier homes. More >>

Science Deadline: This week in Sci-tech Issue 471, 11 May 20

Friday, 11 May 2018, 3:55 pm | Science Media Centre

Science Deadline: Cochrane vaccine review, call for harm-reduced tobacco products, and curtailing farm nutrient run-off More >>

SMC ALERT: Impact of Mycoplasma bovis on cow welfare

Friday, 11 May 2018, 3:18 pm | Science Media Centre

The cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis has spread “beyond all expectation” in the last week, with Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor indicating that the number of farms affected by the disease "will likely exceed their earlier modelling”. More >>

Curtailing farm nutrient run-off - Expert reaction

Tuesday, 8 May 2018, 10:28 am | Science Media Centre

Environment Minister David Parker told TVNZ's Q&A on Sunday that tough measures to curb nutrient run-off from farms could stall further dairy intensification. Though he said there would not be a direct cap on the number of cattle, "cow numbers ... More >>

SMC: Neonicotinoid ban in the EU

Friday, 4 May 2018, 3:59 pm | Science Media Centre

Neonicotinoid ban in the EU The European Commission voted late last week to ban the use of neonicotinoid pesticides anywhere except a close glasshouse. More >>

European Commission votes to restrict neonicotinoids

Monday, 30 April 2018, 6:28 pm | Science Media Centre

The European Commission has voted to ban neonicotinoid pesticides in EU member states. The decision is expected to come into force by the end of 2018, with only closed greenhouses exempt. More >>

SMC: A low-emissions economy

Friday, 27 April 2018, 2:28 pm | Science Media Centre

A low-emissions economy A draft report from the Productivity Commission has outlined some of the changes New Zealand could expect in the transition to a low-emissions economy. More >>

Science Deadline - This Week in Sci-Tech

Friday, 20 April 2018, 3:31 pm | Science Media Centre NZ

Minister for Research, Science and Innovation Megan Woods and Revenue Minister Stuart Nash have released a discussion document on a proposed Research and Development tax incentive. More >>

MfE reports on changes to NZ's landscapes - Expert reaction

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 1:53 pm | Science Media Centre

The extent to which we have changed our natural landscapes is highlighted in the latest instalment of the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ's environmental reporting. More >>

R&D tax incentive discussion document - Expert reaction

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 11:52 am | Science Media Centre

Minister for Research, Science and Innovation Megan Woods and Revenue Minister Stuart Nash have released a discussion document on a proposed Research and Development tax incentive. More >>

Science Deadline: This week in Sci-tech

Friday, 13 April 2018, 4:22 pm | Science Media Centre

In this issue: No new oil permits, marine heatwaves heating up, and when did sweet potatoes spread? More >>

Offshore oil permits axed - Expert Reaction

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 4:44 pm | Science Media Centre NZ

The latest inventory of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions shows that there has been a 20 per cent increase in emissions from 1990 to 2016. More >>

Hotter, longer marine heatwaves over past century

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 10:09 am | Science Media Centre NZ

Marine heatwaves have been increasing in length, number and intensity over the past century, according to a study investigating global trends. More >>

SMC Bulletin - The costs of climate inaction

Friday, 6 April 2018, 4:11 pm | Science Media Centre

The costs of climate inaction A new report commissioned by Westpac suggests billions of dollars could be on the line if there is further delay in moving to a low-carbon economy. More >>

SMC Bulletin - Can we fix our prisons?

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 4:58 pm | Science Media Centre

Can we fix our prisons? Building new prisons won't fix the problem with New Zealand's justice system, instead, we need to focus on prevention and early intervention, according to a new report from the Office of the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor. More >>

New Antibiotic Might Help Fight Against Superbug

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 10:40 am | Science Media Centre

A new family of antibiotics could help knock down drug-resistant bacteria, according to a study done in mice. More >>

SMC Bulletin - Self-driving car fatal accident

Friday, 23 March 2018, 4:47 pm | Science Media Centre

Self-driving car fatal accident A pedestrian in the US was killed this week in an accident involving a self-driving car, which is believed to be the first of this kind of accident. More >>

SMC: Fire-fighting foam - Expert Q&A

Friday, 23 March 2018, 1:50 pm | Science Media Centre

As a formal investigation continues into the use of certain fire-fighting foams in New Zealand, airports are being identified as still having stocks of the foams, use of which has been restricted since 2006. More >>

   

 

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