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Scion’s Te Whare Nui O Tuteata Is Putting New Zealand On The Architecture World Map

Monday, 27 December 2021, 6:45 pm | Scion

Scion’s innovation hub, Te Whare Nui o Tuteata, has won 14 domestic and international awards in 2021 making it an international timber architecture icon. The Rotorua building is believed to be a world-first diagonal-grid (diagrid) timber structure for a three-storey ... More >>

Science NZ Awards Celebrate Scion Talent

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 3:27 pm | Scion

Wood nanotechnology, seaweed nanocellulose products and an internationally recognised microscopist are among top successes celebrated by Scion at the Science New Zealand Awards today. <img src="" ... More >>

Scion Signs Collaboration Agreement With Māori Carbon Collective

Tuesday, 14 December 2021, 3:42 pm | Scion

Māori whenua (land) opportunities will engage with science to welcome an innovative future with the signing of a Collaboration Agreement between Scion and the Māori Carbon Collective. <img src="" ... More >>

Prime Minister Opens Scion’s New Front Door - Te Whare Nui O Tuteata

Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 12:55 pm | Scion

Scion’s striking innovation building, Te Whare Nui o Tuteata, was today officially opened by the Prime Minister, Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, Minister of Research, Science & Innovation, Hon Dr Megan Woods and 500 guests, heralding a new era in Scion’s ... More >>

Scion welcomes climate policy report

Wednesday, 27 March 2019, 7:12 pm | Scion

Crown research institute Scion congratulates the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment on his report Farms, forests and fossil fuels: The next great landscape transformation . Scion CEO Dr Julian Elder says the report’s proposal to take a ... More >>

Storing carbon in trees and products remains key

Wednesday, 27 March 2019, 4:46 pm | Scion

Storing carbon in trees and products remains key to climate change response More >>

Studying the microplastics pollution of Auckland beaches

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 9:40 am | Scion

A Scion-led study is applying a New Zealand lens to the worldwide ecological impact of plastics by examining the extent of microplastics pollution of Auckland waterways and coastlines. More >>

Scion Annual Report showcases many successes

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 4:34 pm | Scion

Scion Annual Report showcases many successes Scion has issued its annual report for the 12 months ending 30 June 2018 presenting a successful year for the Rotorua-based Crown research institute. Recently appointed Chair Dr Helen Anderson says the Scion ... More >>

Energy from wood is good for New Zealand and the climate

Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 2:37 pm | Scion

Bioenergy production using wood from locally grown and sustainably managed forests can provide one of the lowest carbon energy options for New Zealand. More >>

Scion launches innovation hub

Monday, 30 April 2018, 6:45 pm | Scion

Scion launched its plans to build an innovation hub in the centre of its Rotorua campus with the reveal of design concepts at a function today. More >>

NZ could forge a green transport fuels future

Monday, 26 February 2018, 4:36 pm | Scion

New Zealand could build a renewable low-carbon transport fuels industry - but only if the nation decides to act. More >>

Recycling tyres into the built environment

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 3:17 pm | Scion

Three Scion research projects to recycle waste tyres into useful products are making good progress with investment from the Government’s Waste Minimisation Fund (WMF). Around 5 million tyres are disposed of each year in New Zealand. Some 30 per cent ... More >>

Celebrating forests on International Day of Forests

Monday, 20 March 2017, 12:33 pm | Scion

Tomorrow is the International Day of Forests, a day celebrated annually on 21 March to recognise and promote the many benefits that forests bring to our lives. More >>

NZBIO award for new ‘green’ glue for wood products

Friday, 16 September 2016, 10:54 am | Scion

Scion’s environmentally-friendly bioadhesives technology was awarded Biotechnology of the Year at NZBIO’s annual conference yesterday. More >>

Pine pollen not to blame for hay fever

Friday, 2 September 2016, 12:37 pm | Scion

This time of the year pine pollen becomes a visible cover over puddles and ponds and commentators habitually blame pine trees for causing hay fever. However, pine pollen only affects a very small proportion of people with allergies. More >>

Fire research burns planned at Pukaki Downs Station

Monday, 19 October 2015, 11:54 am | Scion

Experimental burns on wilding conifers are being carried out by scientists from Scion and the University of Canterbury and supported by Canterbury rural firefighters, near Twizel this week. The burns were planned for April this year, but had to be ... More >>

Lone Pine trees dispatched to mark ANZAC centenary

Friday, 10 April 2015, 12:56 pm | Scion

Descendants of the Gallipoli Peninsula’s Lone Pine have left Scion for destinations around New Zealand for planting at events associated with ANZAC Day centenary commemorations. More >>

Aerial robotics add new dynamics to forestry

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 4:30 pm | Scion

Aerial imagery, near infrared detection and aerial robotics sound like they belong in a military operation, however these advanced technologies are set to change the dynamics of forest management. More >>

Bright sparks help fight fires

Friday, 13 February 2015, 3:03 pm | Scion

The recent Onamalutu forest fire in Marlborough was brought under control by firefighters, aircraft and one scientist. Veronica Clifford from Scion’s Rural Fire Research Group, is an expert at predicting fire behaviour as well as being a rural volunteer ... More >>

Innovation stifled by High Court decision

Thursday, 22 May 2014, 12:57 pm | Scion

Crown Research Institute Scion says that the recent High Court decision concerning new plant breeding technologies demonstrates that the 15-year old legislation and regulations covering genetically modified organisms are seriously deficient. Scion ... More >>