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Top researchers and scholars elected as Fellows

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 2:02 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Twelve top New Zealand researchers and scholars in basic and applied science and the humanities have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand at the Annual General Meeting of the Society’s Academy in Wellington today. More >>

Review finds community water fluoridation safe and effective

Friday, 22 August 2014, 1:31 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

A review of the scientific evidence for and against the efficacy and safety of fluoridation of public water supplies has found that the levels of fluoridation used in New Zealand create no health risks and provide protection against tooth decay. Councils currently ... More >>

Royal Society looks beyond census data to NZ's future

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 2:53 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

The Royal Society of New Zealand sees a future where multiple ‘national’ identities exist, we face an ageing but increasingly active older population, and a relatively large and youthful Māori and Pasifika population offers a ‘demographic dividend’. ... More >>

Photo competition captures New Zealand’s changing population

Monday, 31 March 2014, 12:12 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Photo competition captures New Zealand’s changing population The Royal Society of New Zealand is running a photography competition to capture images that reflect New Zealand’s changing population. Like a census, photos will be taken on the same ... More >>

NZ well positioned to be a green economy says Royal Society

Friday, 21 March 2014, 5:07 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

The Royal Society of New Zealand says environmental problems are beginning to threaten social and economic wellbeing and that New Zealand would benefit from a move to a green economy. More >>

Royal Society of NZ acknowledges outgoing Chief Executive

Friday, 14 February 2014, 2:36 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

The Council of the Royal Society of New Zealand wishes to acknowledge the exceptional contribution of Dr Di McCarthy, who will retire from her position as Chief Executive on 30 June. More >>

Top researchers, scholars elected Fellows of Royal Society

Wednesday, 20 November 2013, 5:15 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Thirteen top New Zealand researchers and scholars in basic and applied science and the humanities have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand at the Annual General Meeting of the Society’s Academy in Wellington today. More >>

Winning students to visit Wellington and meet Terry Tao

Tuesday, 27 August 2013, 4:41 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Sixteen budding mathematicians in Years 7-10 are headed to Wellington on Thursday (29 August) to meet with one of the world’s greatest maths prodigies and to tour Parliament, Te Papa and Weta Digital. More >>

The rise of contemporary indigenous art – lecture tour

Monday, 5 August 2013, 3:01 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

The 2013 New Zealand Aronui Lecture, organised by the Royal Society of New Zealand, will explore the global rise of contemporary indigenous art with Professor Mane-Wheoki. More >>

Closing date nears for the Prime Minister’s Science Prizes

Wednesday, 3 July 2013, 9:03 am | The Royal Society of New Zealand

New Zealand scientists and leading research teams are being given a final prompt to complete their entries for this year’s Prime Minister’s Science Prizes. More >>

Lecture Tour On the Next Frontier In Human Genetics

Wednesday, 5 June 2013, 4:15 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

New Zealanders in different parts of the country will soon get to hear about this new frontier from one of Australia’s best statisticians, Professor Terry Speed. More >>

Shortlisted books announced for 2013 Science Book Prize

Tuesday, 2 April 2013, 1:41 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

The three books shortlisted for the 2013 Royal Society of New Zealand Science Book Prize have been announced today (2 April) and the topics include New Zealand’s extinct moa, the science of Antarctica and a collection of poetry. More >>

Lecture series: how maths is helping solve today’s problems

Wednesday, 20 March 2013, 3:16 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Ten mathematicians will speak in ten locations over ten months for the Royal Society of New Zealand’s 10x10 Lecture Series. More >>

How can New Zealand lifestyles become sustainable?

Friday, 15 March 2013, 9:37 am | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Research has shown that New Zealanders would need at least two Earth planets to sustain our current lifestyles compared with a ‘fair Earth share’ of one. Some estimates put this number as high as five Earths. More >>

Palmerston North Primary School Gets Boost For Science

Tuesday, 11 December 2012, 4:08 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

News release from the Royal Society of New Zealand For immediate release 11 December 2012 Palmerston North Primary School Gets Boost For Science Russell Street School in Palmerston North is now financially better off thanks to a highly effective teacher ... More >>

Palmerston North primary school gets boost for science

Tuesday, 11 December 2012, 3:02 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Russell Street School in Palmerston North is now financially better off thanks to a highly effective teacher who is taking the science programme to new levels. Joy Kitt has won the 2012 Primary Science Teacher Fellowship Alumni Award valued at $30,000, ... More >>

Week-long science road trip for top secondary students

Friday, 7 December 2012, 10:41 am | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Twenty of New Zealand’s top secondary science students will meet in Auckland on Saturday to begin their trip down to Wellington for the Genesis Energy Realise the Dream event. More >>

Four James Cook Fellowships Announced

Wednesday, 5 December 2012, 2:33 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Four new James Cook Fellowships have been presented to researchers at the pinnacle of their research careers. The James Cook Research Fellowships are awarded to researchers who have the requisite qualifications and experience and are able to demonstrate ... More >>

10 Researchers awarded fellowships totalling $8m over 5 Yrs

Monday, 19 November 2012, 3:01 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Ten researchers awarded fellowships totalling $8 million over five years Ten top researchers have been awarded highly sought after Rutherford Discovery Fellowships to help them develop their research careers in New Zealand. The Rutherford Discovery ... More >>

Travel grants for research in the United States

Tuesday, 6 November 2012, 9:13 am | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Eight New Zealand researchers have won travel grants to initiate research with collaborators in the United States from the 2012 International Mobility Fund. More >>

 

 

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