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The time for action on climate change is now

Monday, 21 December 2015, 3:51 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

The UN Climate Change Conference in Paris COP21 confirms that all New Zealanders need to get serious about action on climate change. “New Zealand must contribute effectively to the global effort to avoid dangerous climate change. The Royal Society ... More >>

Call to support New Zealand’s taxonomic collections

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 4:33 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

More resources and a coordinated approach are needed to safeguard and grow New Zealand’s taxonomic collections which are intrinsic to supporting sectors of New Zealand life from economic growth to human health, says an expert panel of the Royal Society of ... More >>

Spotlight on top New Zealand researchers

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 9:50 am | The Royal Society of New Zealand

A number of New Zealand’s most talented and successful researchers, communicators and leaders have been celebrated at the New Zealand Research Honours gala dinner, held in Auckland on Tuesday night. More >>

Set for success: researchers receive 54 million

Thursday, 5 November 2015, 3:56 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

A total of 92 research projects have been allocated $53.54 million (excl.GST) of funding in this year’s Marsden Fund grants, which support New Zealand’s best investigator-initiated research in the areas of science, engineering, maths, social ... More >>

Secondary school science students problem-solve for NZ

Tuesday, 27 October 2015, 5:56 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Forty of the brightest secondary school science students have been selected to attend the inaugural event Powering Potential in Wellington from 13 – 16 December, which will seek answers to some of New Zealand’s future problems. More >>

Top researchers and scholars elected as Fellows

Wednesday, 21 October 2015, 2:19 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Twelve top New Zealand researchers and scholars 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 >>

Society welcomes 10-year statement of science investment

Monday, 5 October 2015, 12:40 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Society welcomes 10-year statement of science investment The Royal Society of New Zealand welcomes the National Statement of Science Investment 20152025 , launched at the Society this morning by Hon Steven Joyce, Minister of Science and Innovation. ... More >>

In search of the heaviest element

Tuesday, 11 August 2015, 3:59 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Like absolute zero on the temperature scale, what is the heaviest element that could possibly exist? That’s the question 2015 Rutherford LecturerDistinguished Professor Peter Schwerdtfeger would love to know the answer to. More >>

Richard Bedford starts term as President of Royal Society

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 2:16 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Professor Richard Bedford starts a three-year term as President of the Royal Society of New Zealand today, taking over the role from Professor Sir David Skegg. More >>

UK chemist to light up the stage

Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 3:38 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

24 June 2015 UK chemist to light up the stage (and uncover shampoo’s secrets) More >>

Society supports discussion on maths teaching

Thursday, 4 June 2015, 9:36 am | The Royal Society of New Zealand

The Royal Society of New Zealand supports discussion on how numeracy is taught in primary schools. The current practice is being called into question by independent think tank The New Zealand Institute’s report Un(ac)countable: Why millions on ... More >>

Growing diversity increases need for languages policy

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 3:22 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Growing levels of diversity forecast for New Zealand make a national approach to languages more urgent, according to the Royal Society of New Zealand. More >>

Asbestos exposure "unlikely to cause major health problems"

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 10:18 am | The Royal Society of New Zealand

A review of scientific evidence about the risks of asbestos exposure to residents of houses undergoing renovation and repair work, such as has been carried out and is ongoing in the aftermath of the Canterbury earthquakes, has found the health risks ... More >>

National Science and Technology Awards for Students

Monday, 15 December 2014, 4:32 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Nine high school students have won awards at the prestigious Genesis Energy Realise the Dream ceremony for their outstanding scientific research, technological development or engineering projects. More >>

Royal Society of NZ recognises achievements of researchers

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 11:37 am | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Outstanding New Zealand researchers have been awarded prestigious medals at the Royal Society of New Zealand 2014 Research Honours event, held in Wellington on Wednesday night. More >>

$56 million for researchers in 20th year of the Marsden Fund

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 12:17 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

A total of 101 research projects have been allocated $55.7 million (excl.GST) of funding in this year’s Marsden Fund grants, which support New Zealand’s best investigator-initiated research in the areas of science, engineering, maths, social ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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