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10 Things You Need To Know About The Ocean This Summer

Friday, 18 December 2020, 8:36 am | National Science Challenges

The world’s oceans are in trouble and humans are responsible. In Aotearoa New Zealand, the state of our marine environment is declining. Coasts and oceans are vital to our health, wealth and our national identity. We need them to be healthy ... More >>

Major Climate Modelling Effort Captures New Zealand’s Exceptional Oceanic Conditions

Friday, 17 July 2020, 11:45 am | National Science Challenges

The significant effort to develop and run New Zealand’s own Earth System Model (NZESM), within the Deep South Challenge: Changing with our Climate , is leading to more realistic climate simulations for New Zealand.   The major step ... More >>

Cholesterol Levels Drop In Western Nations Including NZ, But Rise In Asia And Some Pacific Nations

Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 9:35 am | National Science Challenges

Cholesterol levels are declining sharply in high income, western nations including New Zealand, but rising in low- and middle-income nations – particularly in Asia, suggests the largest ever study of global cholesterol levels. Levels are also very ... More >>

Supporting Resilience In Young People Provides A Better Start

Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 12:32 pm | National Science Challenges

A Better Start National Science Challenge has awarded Dr Karolina Stasiak and Tania Cargo from the University of Auckland $1.4 million over 2 and a quarter years to pilot the implementation of tools into schools in South Auckland, to increase access ... More >>

Antibiotics unlikely to be a major contributor to obesity

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 9:01 am | National Science Challenges

A Better Start National Science Challenge’s research into the association between antibiotic exposure and childhood obesity is one of the largest studies of its kind ever conducted. It used a sample size of nearly 290,000 children and their mother’s ... More >>

Statement re MfE/StatsNZ report on marine environment

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 12:51 pm | National Science Challenges

It is deeply concerning that the state of our marine environment has not improved in the last three years. Resilient coasts and oceans are essential to New Zealanders' health and wealth, so urgent action is needed to address the decline. More >>

The Four Key Essentials For A Functional Housing System

Wednesday, 27 March 2019, 10:33 am | National Science Challenges

As KiwiBuild and capital gains tax dominate headlines about the direction of the housing sector, Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities says it has clear evidence of New Zealand’s housing delivery system being dismantled over the last 30 years. More >>

Long-term, sustainable solutions to sea level rise

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 9:17 am | National Science Challenges

A significant proportion of New Zealand’s population is under increasing threat from sea-level rise – 300,000 residents live below 3m land elevation. More >>

Disaster preparedness event in Lower Hutt

Wednesday, 30 January 2019, 10:38 am | National Science Challenges

Senior Social Scientist Dr Julia Becker and Māori Social Scientist Lucy Carter will speak about the natural disasters that the Hutt Valley is vulnerable to, what to expect if one happens and how to respond. They will also share findings from their ... More >>

Researchers to lead Resilience to Nature’s Challenges

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 4:54 pm | National Science Challenges

Congratulations to the researchers selected to lead science programmes in the second phase of Resilience to Nature’s Challenges research. More >>

Research guides disaster communication with Pacific Islands

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 10:07 am | National Science Challenges

Disaster messaging is only effective if the population it is intended for embraces it. It can be particularly hard to engage societies with rich cultural and linguistic diversity, such as Pacific Island peoples. More >>

Stress is a significant issue affecting the Hurunui district

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 12:21 pm | National Science Challenges

Research is currently underway in North Canterbury’s Hurunui district to understand how natural hazard events affect communities and people in this district. More >>

Funding Success To Ensure Delivery Of Housing For All NZers

Monday, 19 November 2018, 4:42 pm | National Science Challenges

For the next five years, Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities (BBHTC) National Science Challenge will continue to execute world-class research to solve the country’s housing crisis. More >>

Resilience Challenge to receive $40M

Saturday, 17 November 2018, 11:16 am | National Science Challenges

Resilience Challenge to receive $40M for a further five years of research Crucial research to help New Zealanders bounce back from natural disasters will continue, as Resilience to Nature’s Challenges celebrates a grant of $40M for a further five ... More >>

Wellingtonians basic preparation for a major earthquake

Thursday, 25 October 2018, 2:19 pm | National Science Challenges

Study finds less than half of Wellingtonians have done basic preparations for a major earthquake A recent survey of Wellington residents has revealed that of 18 earthquake preparedness actions, nearly 85% hadn’t done half of them. The project, carried ... More >>

Te Puea Memoria Marae To Host Hui For Urban Homelessness

Monday, 17 September 2018, 10:34 am | National Science Challenges

Te Puea Memorial Marae and researchers from Ko ngā wā kāinga hei whakamāhorahora - the Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities (BBHTC) National Science Challenge - will hold their first symposium about their research and share initial insights ... More >>

Building Better Homes and Cities Reveals Research Focus

Monday, 20 August 2018, 3:42 pm | National Science Challenges

Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities Reveals Research Focus For The Year Ahead Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities (BBHTC) - Ko ngā wā kāinga hei whakamāhorahora - has announced the key themes of their research in the year ahead. Continuing to ... More >>

Conserving seeds to fight plant extinction

Monday, 30 July 2018, 5:01 pm | National Science Challenges

Collecting and storing seeds is a way of potentially saving native trees from extinction, and Whanganui iwi are now joining the charge. More >>

Could Higher Density Developments Help Auckland

Wednesday, 2 May 2018, 2:58 pm | National Science Challenges

The largest single housing development in New Zealand - Hobsonville Point - is emerging as a positive example of how living at density can enhance liveability. More >>

How We Can Build The Kind Of Housing We Want And Need

Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 12:12 pm | National Science Challenges

If New Zealand is ever to produce enough affordable housing to meet the needs of low and middle income earners, such as service workers, teachers and nurses, it must take action using positive planning and investment. More >>