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Tank Water Before And After Drought - Expert Q&A

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 11:00 am | Science Media Centre

Forecast rain might be a welcome relief for tank water users across the parched North Island, but now they should be wary of contamination. A front is hoped to move over the upper North Island sometime this weekend , welcome news for those who have ... More >>

Brain Structure And Antisocial Behaviour - Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 1:54 pm | Science Media Centre

Lifelong antisocial behaviour may be associated with differences in brain structure, reports a new study. An observational study published today in The Lancet Psychiatry examined MRI brain scans of more than 600 participants from the Dunedin Study. The ... More >>

Record Dry Spells And Effects On Forests – Expert Reaction

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 2:04 pm | Science Media Centre

With no rain forecast before Sunday, Auckland is about to break a record for the city's longest dry spell. Niwa says Auckland is likely to hit 40 consecutive days without rain this weekend . The upper North Island is seeing severe meterological ... More >>

Wealthy People Waste More Food - Expert Reaction

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 11:28 am | Science Media Centre

Global food waste estimates are "grossly underestimated" because we haven't been properly factoring in how much food affluent people throw out, reports a new study. The team of Dutch researchers believe that our food waste possibly tops out ... More >>

Science Deadline - This Week in Sci-Tech

Friday, 7 February 2020, 3:34 pm | Science Media Centre

A plane carrying nearly 200 Wuhan evacuees has landed in Auckland as the disease becomes more fatal than SARS. More >>

Flooding could release toxic gas – Expert Reaction

Wednesday, 5 February 2020, 3:23 pm | Science Media Centre

A chemical substance known as ouvea premix stored at an old paper mill in Mataura could release toxic ammonia gas if it comes in contact with water. More >>

Severe weather in Fiordland – Expert Reaction

Monday, 3 February 2020, 8:47 pm | Science Media Centre

MetService has issued its first 'Red warning' following heavy rain in Fiordland that has damaged roads and left tourists stranded. More >>

Novel coronavirus and border screening – Expert Reaction

Thursday, 30 January 2020, 12:04 pm | Science Media Centre

Kiwis currently in Wuhan will be evacuated in a joint Australian-New Zealand operation, as a novel strain of coronavirus continues to spread from the area. More >>

Science Deadline - This Week in Sci-Tech

Friday, 24 January 2020, 3:39 pm | Science Media Centre

In this issue: Academia's glass ceiling, coronavirus spreads - could be from snakes , and media training in 2020. More >>

Novel coronavirus detected in China –Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 5:16 pm | Science Media Centre

The virus was detected after more than 40 people were hospitalised with pneumonia in Wuhan City, China and the outbreak traced to a large animal and seafood market. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that person-to-person transmission ... More >>

Fisheries management helps prevent overfishing - Reaction

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 11:27 am | Science Media Centre

Roughly half of the world’s fish catch is being managed sustainably, but the other half is not properly assessed or managed, leaving vast areas prone to overfishing, according to a new global study. More >>

2019 NZ's fourth warmest year on record - Expert Reaction

Thursday, 9 January 2020, 11:36 am | Science Media Centre

Last year was New Zealand's fourth warmest year since recording began in 1909, according to the 2019 Niwa Annual Climate Summary. Annual temperatures were +0.5 to +1.2 degrees Celsius above the annual average across the majority of New Zealand, the report found. More >>

Environmental impacts of tourism – Expert Reaction

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 2:08 pm | Science Media Centre

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE) Simon Upton warns that increasing numbers of tourists are eroding the very attributes that make New Zealand such an attractive country to visit. More >>

Aotearoa Science Journalism Fund - Round 5 winners

Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 10:32 am | Science Media Centre

Five new projects will be funded in the latest round of the Aotearoa New Zealand Science Journalism Fund. More >>

Beech mega-masts and predator plagues – Expert Q&A

Monday, 16 December 2019, 4:06 pm | Science Media Centre

When New Zealand's beech trees seed, they produce a bounty of food for native birds - and the mammals that feed on them. More >>

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 >>



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