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NZ Skeptics Put Their Money Where Their Mouth Is

Friday, 31 March 2023, 12:36 pm | NZ Skeptics Society

From April 1st 2023 the NZ Skeptics, along with the NZ Association of Rationalists and Humanists, are offering a one hundred thousand dollar (NZ $100,000) prize as part of the NZ Skeptics Challenge - and this is definitely not an April Fool’s ... More >>

NZ Skeptics’ Bravo And Bent-Spoon Awards 2022

Wednesday, 30 November 2022, 3:20 pm | NZ Skeptics Society

<img src="" width="720" height="720"> Every year the New Zealand Skeptics have presented their awards to prominent people and organisations who have made an ... More >>

NZ Skeptics Announce Their 2021 Awards, And Dr Simon Thornley Wins The Bent Spoon

Monday, 22 November 2021, 12:43 pm | NZ Skeptics Society

Every year the New Zealand Skeptics presents its awards to people and organisations who have impressed us or dismayed us, and this year it’s been hard to pick our winners because there have been so many choices!   The Bent Spoon Award ... More >>

Skepticon 2021

Friday, 12 November 2021, 2:27 pm | NZ Skeptics Society

This year, the NZ Skeptics conference goes international, joining the Australian Skeptics in Skepticon – a joint venture across the Tasman with a contingent of speakers from both countries and from around the world (UK, USA, Russia and Sudan). ... More >>

NZ Skeptics announce Bent Spoon award

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 5:29 pm | NZ Skeptics Society

The Pharmacy Council has been awarded the 2015 Bent Spoon Award from the NZ Skeptics for proposing a change to their Code of Ethics that would allow the sale of healthcare products that have not been shown to work. More >>

The End Is Nigh - Again!

Wednesday, 23 September 2015, 12:24 pm | NZ Skeptics Society

It seems no year is complete without a doomsday prediction or two and -- despite every prophecy to date being demonstrably wrong -- 2015 is proving no exception, with everyone from evangelical preachers to the New Zealand Skeptics foreseeing the ... More >>

Speakers from the other side?

Thursday, 22 August 2013, 6:55 pm | NZ Skeptics Society

Psychic at NZ Skeptics Conference "Sensing Murder" psychic Sue Nicholson will face a potentially more difficult audience than speaking to the dead when she appears at the New Zealand Skeptics annual conference being held 6-8 September in ... More >>

Questioning the Universe: NZ Skeptics Conference

Friday, 9 August 2013, 4:27 pm | NZ Skeptics Society

Learning more about the universe demonstrates just how much more we need to learn about life on planet Earth. That's something noted US astronomer, writer and podcaster, Dr Pamela Gay, will be talking about at this year's NZ Skeptics annual conference ... More >>

Skeptics to scrutinise 'balance' in science journalism

Tuesday, 28 May 2013, 3:22 pm | NZ Skeptics Society

The NZ Skeptics plan to scrutinise the concept of balance in science journalism at their upcoming conference, arguing that misinformed or mistaken opinions do not provide a healthy or informative balance in many areas of apparent controversy. More >>

Rebecca Watson: Ways to Insult Women with "Science"

Wednesday, 28 November 2012, 4:58 pm | NZ Skeptics Society

Noted US SGU blogger and Skepchicks founder Rebecca Watson asks whether cavemen really preferred blondes -- how many of those pop-sci headlines can you believe? More >>

NZ Skeptics Call for Building on Solid Science

Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 12:55 pm | NZ Skeptics Society

Building on solid science is the theme for this year's annual NZ Skeptics conference, an appropriate-enough theme for a meeting being held in Christchurch (26-28 August). "When we're unsure of things, looking for better understanding of what's happening ... More >>

Another Candle Goes Out....

Wednesday, 29 December 2010, 11:53 am | NZ Skeptics Society

Denis was a founder member of New Zealand Skeptics, back in 1984 when it was known as the NZ Committee for Scientific Investigation of the Paranormal. For many years he was the face of organised scepticism in New Zealand, fronting up to the media ... More >>

Homeopaths Exploit Quake Fears to Sell Magic Water

Friday, 10 September 2010, 10:28 am | NZ Skeptics Society

The NZ Council of Homeopaths is touting for business following Christchurch´s earthquake, claiming that their products will help with sleeplessness, anxiety and even disease despite having admitted earlier this year that their products contain no material ... More >>

Animal Welfare Issues Whacked with Bent Spoon

Thursday, 5 August 2010, 11:49 am | NZ Skeptics Society

Concerns over animal welfare issues on farms have seen Rural Women New Zealand and Fonterra rapped with the Bent Spoon, an annual recognition of gullibility and a lack of critical thinking awarded by the New Zealand Skeptics. More >>

Skeptics to walk on fire at annual conference

Friday, 16 July 2010, 2:00 pm | NZ Skeptics Society

The NZ Skeptics will demonstrate the power of physics over the mind, with a firewalk planned as part of their annual conference in Auckland this August. More >>

NZ Skeptics Invite Homeopaths to Join Campaign

Friday, 12 February 2010, 3:24 pm | NZ Skeptics Society

The New Zealand Skeptics are inviting homeopaths to join their call for pharmacies to stop selling homeopathic products, as both groups are opposed to the practice, albeit for different reasons. More >>

Mass Overdose Planned

Wednesday, 27 January 2010, 4:35 pm | NZ Skeptics Society

On January 30, a concerted global mass overdose will take place, but no-one will die because the "medication" of choice will be homeopathic. Homeopathic medicine consists of water or water dripped onto sugar tablets; the UK-based 1023 campaign ... More >>

Poisons Story - April Fool Comes Early for Herald

Monday, 28 September 2009, 5:15 pm | NZ Skeptics Society

A claim that you can detect poisons in Haruaki Gulf marine life via a discredited electro-acupuncture technique has been swallowed whole cloth by the New Zealand Herald. More >>

Skeptics Conference Will Test Assumptions

Monday, 10 August 2009, 11:17 am | NZ Skeptics Society

Economics really is scientific. Circumcision can cure Aids. You can photograph ghosts. Yeah right..... These topics and others will provide food for thought at the annual NZ Skeptics Conference, being held in Wellington over September 25- 27. "We look ... More >>

UFOs to Hit Hamilton!

Monday, 21 July 2008, 1:11 pm | NZ Skeptics Society

UFOs will soon be seen in Hamilton - that´s the confident prediction of the NZ Skeptics Society. The Society will kick off its annual three-day conference with its usual light-hearted launch on Friday 26 September. This year conference attendees will ... More >>





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