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Drug-resistant Candida auris - Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 10:00 am | Science Media Centre

There were alarming headlines from the US over the weekend about a type of yeast that has been causing serious illness in hospital patients. More >>

How NZ birds lost flight – Expert Reaction

Friday, 5 April 2019, 9:38 am | Science Media Centre

Researchers have found new evidence about what made some of New Zealand’s iconic birds flightless. More >>

Scale of current measles outbreak - Expert Q&A

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 2:29 pm | Science Media Centre

Over the past week there have been three confirmed new measles cases, bringing the total for 2019 up to 67, according to monitoring by the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR). More >>

EPA investigation into firefighting foams - Expert Reaction

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 2:27 pm | Science Media Centre

Firefighting foams containing banned chemical PFOS have been found at 17 sites across New Zealand by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). More >>

Green hydrogen industry in NZ – Expert Q&A

Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 5:27 pm | Science Media Centre

On March 15, the Prime Minister released a roadmap for transitioning the Taranaki region from an oil and gas producer to a green hydrogen hub. More >>

Science Journalism Fund 2019 winners awarded

Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 11:28 am | Science Media Centre

Five new projects will be funded in the latest round of the Aotearoa New Zealand Science Journalism Fund. More >>

West Coast flooding - Expert Reaction

Wednesday, 27 March 2019, 3:38 pm | Science Media Centre

The West Coast region of the South Island has declared a state of emergency following torrential rain on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. More >>

Separating greenhouse gases in climate policy -Experts React

Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 3:09 pm | Science Media Centre

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE) has proposed the Government treat agricultural greenhouse gases differently to fossil fuel emissions in climate policy. More >>

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 >>

   

 

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