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White Island eruption – Expert Reaction Update

Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 12:04 pm | Science Media Centre

Steam and gas jets are still coming out of the active vent on Whakaari / White Island, following the eruption yesterday afternoon. More >>

White Island eruption – Expert Reaction

Monday, 9 December 2019, 5:27 pm | Science Media Centre

Tourists were present on Whakaari/White Island when its volcano erupted at 2.11pm today. More >>

Rat toxicology reports – Expert Reaction

Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 5:17 pm | Science Media Centre

1.1.1 A report has emerged from an unnamed lab that claims to have detected 1080 in the dead rats collected on the West Coast. More >>

Assisted dying in NZ – Expert Q&A

Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 10:14 pm | Science Media Centre

A referendum next year will decide whether New Zealanders should be allowed to request assisted dying. More >>

The dead rats mystery

Friday, 22 November 2019, 3:19 pm | Science Media Centre

Toxicology testing has ruled out 1080 as a possible cause of death after about 680 rats washed up near Westport recently. More >>

Antimicrobial resistance is a growing concern

Monday, 18 November 2019, 3:41 pm | Science Media Centre

As part of World Antibiotic Awareness Week , the Ministry of Health is encouraging New Zealanders to take advantage of an ‘Antibiotic Amnesty’ to safely dispose of old antibiotics at pharmacies to reduce the spread of antimicrobial resistance. More >>

Measles in the Pacific – Expert Q&A

Friday, 15 November 2019, 11:06 am | Science Media Centre

The established outbreaks in Samoa and Tonga have been getting steadily worse, and this week has seen six people quarantined in Fiji and a health emergency declared in American Samoa . More >>

New Zealand's space economy – Expert Reaction

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 4:26 pm | Science Media Centre

New Zealand’s space sector contributed $1.69 billion to the economy in the last financial year, according to a report commissioned by MBIE . More >>

Vitamin E acetate found in lungs of vaping victims

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 1:25 pm | Science Media Centre

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is narrowing in on vitamin E acetate as a potential cause of vaping illnesses and deaths in the US, with confirmation the chemical has been found in all 29 lung tissue samples taken from patients. More >>

Bushfires rage along Australian East Coast - Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 10:11 am | Science Media Centre

Devastating bushfires along the New South Wales and Queensland coastline have caused the loss of more than 150 homes and at least three deaths. There are more than 130 fires burning across the two states, with the number and severity of the fires prompting ... More >>

Measuring changes to our environment – Expert Reaction

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 2:10 pm | Science Media Centre

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE) Simon Upton has reviewed our environmental reporting system and found it wanting. More >>

Monthly birth control patch – Expert Reaction

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 9:13 am | Science Media Centre

US researchers have developed a new reversible contraceptive microneedle patch that slowly releases the hormone levonorgestrel over the course of a month, according to a study published this morning in Science Advances . More >>

Satellite to measure methane emissions – Expert Reaction

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 3:41 pm | Science Media Centre

Mission control for an international space mission to locate and measure global methane emissions will be based in New Zealand. More >>

Measles immune amnesia – Expert Reaction

Friday, 1 November 2019, 8:48 am | Science Media Centre

If you haven't had the MMR vaccine, catching measles can cripple your immune system for years. More >>

Holes in DHB cyber security – Expert Reaction

Friday, 25 October 2019, 11:16 am | Science Media Centre

The Ministry of Health found five health websites with potential vulnerabilities following the data breach of Tū Ora Compass Health. More >>

SkyCity fire - Expert Reaction

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 2:13 pm | Science Media Centre

Reports suggest it was started as a result of construction work and the fire caught in the seven-storey building's roof. More >>

Funding to support Christchurch Call – Expert Reaction

Monday, 14 October 2019, 4:02 pm | Science Media Centre

The Government will spend $17m to help protect Kiwis from harmful digital content, in response to the March mosque attacks in Christchurch. More >>

Health data hack - Expert Q&A

Tuesday, 8 October 2019, 1:47 pm | Science Media Centre

Cyber hacks targeting a major primary health organisation (PHO) that holds large amounts of patient information have sparked a wider investigation to see if other PHOs or health boards are vulnerable to attack. More >>

Should we be worried about vaping? - Expert Q&A

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 9:46 am | Science Media Centre

Over a dozen people have died in the United States and another 800 have become seriously ill in an outbreak of lung injury that appears to be associated with vaping. More >>

Climate change effects on ocean and ice – Expert Reaction

Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 9:05 pm | Science Media Centre

A new report has highlighted the urgent need to address climate change to protect the world's oceans and frozen places. More >>

 

 

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