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Recycling tyres into the built environment

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 3:17 pm | Scion

Three Scion research projects to recycle waste tyres into useful products are making good progress with investment from the Government’s Waste Minimisation Fund (WMF). Around 5 million tyres are disposed of each year in New Zealand. Some 30 per cent ... More >>

Celebrating forests on International Day of Forests

Monday, 20 March 2017, 12:33 pm | Scion

Tomorrow is the International Day of Forests, a day celebrated annually on 21 March to recognise and promote the many benefits that forests bring to our lives. More >>

NZBIO award for new ‘green’ glue for wood products

Friday, 16 September 2016, 10:54 am | Scion

Scion’s environmentally-friendly bioadhesives technology was awarded Biotechnology of the Year at NZBIO’s annual conference yesterday. More >>

Pine pollen not to blame for hay fever

Friday, 2 September 2016, 12:37 pm | Scion

This time of the year pine pollen becomes a visible cover over puddles and ponds and commentators habitually blame pine trees for causing hay fever. However, pine pollen only affects a very small proportion of people with allergies. More >>

Fire research burns planned at Pukaki Downs Station

Monday, 19 October 2015, 11:54 am | Scion

Experimental burns on wilding conifers are being carried out by scientists from Scion and the University of Canterbury and supported by Canterbury rural firefighters, near Twizel this week. The burns were planned for April this year, but had to be ... More >>

Lone Pine trees dispatched to mark ANZAC centenary

Friday, 10 April 2015, 12:56 pm | Scion

Descendants of the Gallipoli Peninsula’s Lone Pine have left Scion for destinations around New Zealand for planting at events associated with ANZAC Day centenary commemorations. More >>

Aerial robotics add new dynamics to forestry

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 4:30 pm | Scion

Aerial imagery, near infrared detection and aerial robotics sound like they belong in a military operation, however these advanced technologies are set to change the dynamics of forest management. More >>

Bright sparks help fight fires

Friday, 13 February 2015, 3:03 pm | Scion

The recent Onamalutu forest fire in Marlborough was brought under control by firefighters, aircraft and one scientist. Veronica Clifford from Scion’s Rural Fire Research Group, is an expert at predicting fire behaviour as well as being a rural volunteer ... More >>

Innovation stifled by High Court decision

Thursday, 22 May 2014, 12:57 pm | Scion

Crown Research Institute Scion says that the recent High Court decision concerning new plant breeding technologies demonstrates that the 15-year old legislation and regulations covering genetically modified organisms are seriously deficient. Scion ... More >>

Inaugural Māori Forestry Forum to explore key issues

Tuesday, 13 August 2013, 9:36 am | Scion

Forestry investment, increasing knowledge and challenges in the industry are some of the key areas that will be addressed at this week’s ‘Mai i te ngahere oranga - Māori Forestry Forum’ in Rotorua. More >>

Scion announces positive result

Friday, 9 October 2009, 3:48 pm | Scion

Crown Research Institute Scion today announced a positive financial result for the company of $2.3 million net profit in line with the shareholding Minister’s expectations. More >>

Get Inside And Personal With A Termite

Monday, 16 March 2009, 2:26 pm | Scion

Ever wanted to literally walk through a termite's intestines? If so, then come along to Science in the Park on Saturday for Crown Research Institute Scion's community open day. More >>

B.Y.O. Bugs To Science In The Park

Monday, 9 March 2009, 11:12 am | Scion

Hunt through the garden, search the old shed and rummage under the house for unusual creepy crawlies and undetermined plants to bring along to Science in the Park at Scion on Saturday, March 21. More >>

Pimp My Ride At Science In The Park

Monday, 2 March 2009, 3:54 pm | Scion

Never before seen wooden mountain bike handle bars will be on show at this year's Science in the Park, as Scion's mountain biking, science enthusiasts aim to showcase the manufacturing potential of wood. More >>

Modern Science on Show in Rotorua

Wednesday, 25 February 2009, 9:55 am | Scion

Rotorua locals interested in taking a tour through a termite's intestines will need to keep Saturday March 21 free for Crown Research Institute Scion's community open day. More >>

Biopolymer Network Wins International Award

Friday, 5 December 2008, 11:26 am | Scion

New Zealand researchers have again been honoured on the international stage with a new environmentally friendly biofoam winning a prestigious annual International Bioplastics Awards in the “Best Innovation in Bioplastics” category. More >>

Award winning designs expand bioplastic potential

Wednesday, 22 October 2008, 4:38 pm | Scion

The potential introduction of new biomaterials into New Zealand homes has been given a helping hand by design students from Unitec New Zealand. More >>

Ground-breaking research helps save lives on farms

Tuesday, 27 May 2008, 12:36 am | Scion

New research into New Zealander's on-farm handling of quadbikes has revealed how an incompatibility between design and use, plus a tendency for farmers to learn by 'trial and error', has turned this common farm vehicle into a $8.3 million annual ... More >>

"No Environmental Impact from GM Trees"

Friday, 2 May 2008, 10:29 am | Scion

New Zealand's most comprehensive, independent scientific field trial of genetically modified trees has been completed, with results showing no environmental impact from the trial and no evidence of gene transfer to other organisms. More >>

Purpose Grown Energy Forests for Self-Sufficiency

Tuesday, 18 March 2008, 9:44 am | Scion

Purpose-grown energy forests if planted today could meet all of New Zealand's future transport fuel and heat energy needs, without threatening the country's important agricultural industry, according to a study completed by Crown Research Institute, ... More >>



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