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Biosecurity Awards: Work To Protect New Zealand’s Forests Recognised

Tuesday, 9 April 2024, 1:52 pm | Scion

Spanning four decades and featuring domestic and internationally significant work, Dr Brian Richardson’s career was acknowledged last night when Biosecurity Minister Andrew Hoggard presented him with the Minister’s Biosecurity Award at the NZ Biosecurity ... More >>

Researchers Warn Of Ongoing Grass Fire Danger As Dry Conditions Persist

Monday, 8 April 2024, 11:30 am | Scion

With elevated fire danger levels predicted in certain regions until the end of April, researchers at Scion are calling for greater public awareness about the hazard posed by tinder dry grasses. The fire hazard posed by cured (dry brown) grass is quick ... More >>

Hey Google, Name The Most Beautiful, Innovative, Iconic Building

Thursday, 22 February 2024, 9:51 am | Scion

Scion’s Rotorua headquarters have gone head-to-head with the Silicon Valley campus of top tech company Google — and come out on top. But there are no hard feelings between the architects behind the two incredible buildings. The Dubai International ... More >>

Scion’s Central Role In €7.5 Million Research Project

Thursday, 1 February 2024, 10:30 am | Scion

Scion’s leading biomaterials, 3D printing, packaging, and machine-learning knowledge is being called on as part of a €7.5 million (NZD$13.25m) research project funded in partnership with the European Union. The EU’s key research and innovation funding ... More >>

Scion Scientist Champions Sustainable Bioeconomy Future For Youth

Wednesday, 17 January 2024, 11:50 am | Scion

While global leaders discuss how to respond to “climate tipping points” at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Switzerland this week, one young science leader at Scion has emerged as an ambassador for the bioeconomy. Dr Angelique Greene ... More >>

Planting Trees On Pasture Can Have A Positive Impact On Soil Health

Tuesday, 19 December 2023, 10:31 am | Scion

Rather than damaging soil in New Zealand, planting trees on pasture restores soil to be similar to its original condition. A recent news story highlighting changes in soils from converting pasture to plantation forests are giving a misleading impression ... More >>

Motivated And Delivering Impact For New Zealand

Thursday, 7 December 2023, 8:28 pm | Scion

Scion scientists have been celebrated in the annual Science New Zealand awards for work to help cut industrial CO2 emissions, reduce microplastics in the environment, and to connect Māori communities with research and science. Among them is Dr Bing ... More >>

Scion’s Forest Insights Set To Revolutionise Inventory Management For Forestry

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 11:04 am | Scion

Scion, in collaboration with Indufor Asia Pacific Ltd, has revealed a prototype for a new interactive tool providing the forestry industry with powerful inventory information to make management, harvesting and wood processing decisions easier. ... More >>

Scion Staff Given Kudos

Friday, 27 October 2023, 11:48 am | Scion

Stars in Scion’s paper and pulping technology and forest hydrology work have been given the research institute’s highest honour. Scion held its annual staff recognition awards on October 26, presenting awards to more than 50 staff. The awards recognise ... More >>

Research Wages War Against A Silent Threat In Our Planted Forests

Tuesday, 10 October 2023, 12:45 pm | Scion

New research and smart technologies are offering hope and solutions to foresters waging war against a silent enemy in our pine plantations. Red needle cast (RNC), an unyielding fungal-like disease, has silently been wreaking havoc on pine trees ... More >>

Fixing ‘Aerial Invader Hole In Our Biosecurity Net’

Thursday, 21 September 2023, 11:07 am | Scion

New Zealand’s trade and tourism border security is among the strictest in the world in efforts to protect the environment and primary industries from unwanted pests and diseases. But aerial invaders (insect and pathogen pests arriving by wind) ... More >>

Scion Scientists Celebrate After Earning Prestigious Publishing Honour

Thursday, 14 September 2023, 11:34 am | Scion

Scion is toasting the success of two leading researchers after they’ve earned the equivalent of an Olympic gold medal in the world of science. Drs Marie Joo Le Guen and Stefan Hill are among the authors who have contributed to a research paper ... More >>

Senior Scientist Recruited To Help Solve New Zealand’s Critical Challenges

Friday, 28 April 2023, 1:53 pm | Scion

Scion senior scientist Dr Grace Villamor is one of 34 new faces at Te Pūnaha Matatini, joining the organisation as a principal investigator for the next three years. Te Pūnaha Matatini is the Aotearoa New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) ... More >>

Scion And INRAE Boost Scientific Co-operation To Extend Biobased Research

Thursday, 6 April 2023, 10:51 am | Scion

An agreement signed between Scion and one of France’s key research organisations creates fresh opportunities to extend Scion’s research exploring biobased products and to support New Zealand’s transition to a circular bioeconomy. With the global ... More >>

Scion Supports Sustainable Forestry Land Use Inquiry For Tairāwhiti And Wairoa

Friday, 24 February 2023, 12:13 pm | Scion

Yesterday's announcement of a Ministerial inquiry into land use practices and the impact of slash in Tairāwhiti and Wairoa will be an important step to support communities adapt to the effects of climate change, provided it delivers an implementation plan ... More >>

Opinion: Mandate Cut Short-term Thinking During Climate Crisis

Monday, 20 February 2023, 12:07 pm | Scion

Opinion article authored by Dr Paul Bennett, Scion portfolio leader for Integrated Bioenergy. The Government’s decision to halt the biofuels mandate may ease concerns about looming price hikes at the petrol pump but it’s a political can that can’t ... More >>

Rotorua To Host International Remote Sensing Forestry Conference

Thursday, 9 February 2023, 12:10 pm | Scion

Rotorua and Whakarewarewa Forest will be the backdrop to a global forestry conference that is set to attract up to 500 remote sensing specialists to the city in just over 18 months’ time. Scion has successfully secured a bid to host ForestSAT 2024, the ... More >>

Scion Leads The Way With Research And Innovation To Support Rural New Zealand’s Exciting Future

Wednesday, 30 November 2022, 11:12 am | Scion

Research and innovation from Scion will unlock the potential for rural farming communities to embrace new opportunities to prosper following the launch of a roadmap for the forestry and wood processing sector. Minister for Forestry Hon. Stuart Nash has today ... More >>

Move Over Birds – It’s Time For Bug Of The Year

Tuesday, 15 November 2022, 4:52 pm | Scion

A public campaign is under way to find New Zealand’s most-loved bug and Scion scientists are all over it like the proverbial moth to a flame. Voting for the inaugural Bug of the Year competition officially opened this week, with Scion entomologists ... More >>

Scion Staff Recognised For Excellence on 75th Anniversary

Tuesday, 1 November 2022, 5:45 pm | Scion

A Christchurch scientist whose pioneering research is making work safer for people on the frontline of forestry and rural firefighting has been recognised by his peers at Scion. Richard Parker has received the Roger Newman Award for Science or Engineering ... More >>





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