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Unlocking New Zealand’s Green Energy Future: Short Rotation Forestry Holds Key To Lowering Fossil Fuel Dependency

Monday, 20 May 2024, 11:13 am | Scion research

The findings show that leveraging short rotation forestry will not only diversify regional economies, but also contribute to sustainable land management and generate environmental benefits as NZ looks for ways to transition to a circular bioeconomy ... More >>

Unity Of Purpose: Indigenous Communities And Researchers Unite To Combat Myrtle Rust Threat

Wednesday, 3 April 2024, 10:57 am | Scion research

A new video has documented the impact that myrtle rust has on indigenous communities and the environment, reinforcing the need to maintain momentum in breeding for resistance and monitoring its spread. Whakakotahitanga i te Kaupapa | Unity of Purpose, released ... More >>

UAVs For Pest Control Take Off

Tuesday, 13 February 2024, 8:55 am | Scion research

As climate change increases the risk of invasive pests reaching our shores and affecting New Zealand’s multibillion-dollar primary sector, Scion researchers are hopeful a burgeoning tool could provide a more efficient urban biosecurity solution. Scion’s ... More >>

Research Set To Drive Urban Greening Revolution In Aotearoa

Thursday, 8 February 2024, 11:38 am | Scion research

Scion, Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research, the University of Canterbury, and Christchurch City Council are joining forces to host Urban Forest Futures New Zealand: Te aka tāngaengae – Pūtaringamotu, a first of its kind, two-day symposium. This event ... More >>

New ‘Robo-Kiwi’ Protecting Kiwi From Uncontrolled Dogs

Tuesday, 15 August 2023, 6:07 pm | Scion research

A project involving Scion, the National Kiwi Hatchery in Rotorua and students from the University of Canterbury is helping to protect the treasured kiwi from one of their greatest predators in the wild – man’s best friend. A group of four engineering ... More >>

Scion Welcomes Three New Directors To Its Board

Monday, 10 July 2023, 2:36 pm | Scion research

Crown Research Institute Scion welcomes the appointment of three new directors to its Board. Minister of Research, Science and Innovation Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall has appointed Nicole Anderson, Phil Taylor and Kiriwaitingi Rei-Russell to the Board ... More >>

Rotorua To Host International Conference On Advancing Vegetative Propagation Technologies

Thursday, 6 July 2023, 2:34 pm | Scion research

Rotorua and Scion are set to welcome one of the oldest and largest international organisations to the city in March 2024 for a conference dedicated to propagation technologies for forestry. Founded in 1892, the International Union of Forest Research ... More >>

Tackling Climate Change: Methane-munching Forest Soils To The Rescue

Monday, 12 June 2023, 12:32 pm | Scion research

Scion scientists have embarked on important new research to find out how much methane is being consumed by microorganisms in New Zealand’s planted forest soils. Forest soils are good habitats for bacteria that absorb and release methane (CH4) as a source ... More >>

Forest Sponges: New Research Reveals How Forests Absorb Water In Extreme Weather Events

Friday, 9 June 2023, 8:27 am | Scion research

New research is showing how effective forests are at mitigating the effects of extreme rainfall during severe weather events. High resolution data collected from Mahurangi Forest near Auckland during the Auckland Anniversary weekend floods and Cyclone Gabrielle ... More >>

Groundbreaking Research: Scientists Generate Fire Whirls In Twizel To Safeguard Firefighters From Wildfire Devastation

Monday, 22 May 2023, 3:48 pm | Scion research

In a world first, scientists from Scion, US Forest Service, University of Canterbury’s School of Earth, and Environment and the US National Centre of Atmospheric Research (through a Fulbright Fellowship) have successfully generated fire whirls on slash ... More >>

Technology Offers Hope In The Fight Against Myrtle Rust

Monday, 15 May 2023, 6:16 pm | Scion research

New research using remote sensing technology has delivered promising results to scientists looking for innovative ways to help nurseries combat the spread of myrtle rust. Scientists at Crown Research Institute Scion have found a way to quickly detect ... More >>

Indigenous Forestry Researcher Farewelled After Nearly 50 Years Of Service

Friday, 21 April 2023, 9:46 am | Scion research

Like a mighty tōtara tree that stands tall and strong, Greg Steward has been celebrated for his resilience, endurance and passion for advancing New Zealand’s knowledge of indigenous forestry over nearly five decades. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2304/b9733ac8ddd76230393f.jpeg" ... More >>

Scion Innovation Leads To Flexible 4D Printing Filament

Monday, 27 March 2023, 9:46 am | Scion research

A colour-changing and flexible 4D printing filament developed by Scion scientists is set to benefit educators, industry and New Zealand’s fast-growing home-based 3D printing community. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2303/cf6f4f67c9fbaae5c4cb.jpeg" ... More >>

Driving The Circular Bioeconomy Forward

Tuesday, 28 February 2023, 7:23 pm | Scion research

Education, advocacy and courage will be needed to challenge and replace linear economic models that are currently hindering New Zealand’s progress on climate change action. How New Zealand can take advantage of the opportunities to transition to a circular ... More >>

Science NZ Awards Celebrate Scion Scientists And Research Excellence

Wednesday, 7 December 2022, 10:30 am | Scion research

  Scion’s leadership in forestry science, bioplastics research and biotechnology has been celebrated by Scion and its peers at the Science New Zealand Awards. Scientists from all seven Crown Research Institutes and Callaghan Innovation were represented ... More >>

KuDos Award For Scion And AgriSea Partnership

Friday, 16 September 2022, 5:29 pm | Scion research

Accolades for the Scion and AgriSea collaboration continue to roll in, with a Primary Industries Award won at the Kudos Awards this week at Claudelands Event Centre in Hamilton. After two postponements due to the pandemic, the 2021 Awards finally happened ... More >>

Success For Scion In Latest Endeavour Funding Round

Friday, 9 September 2022, 2:42 pm | Scion research

Two innovative Scion research projects will receive investment funding totalling $1.9 million over three years through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s 2022 Endeavour Fund. Scion scientists will also contribute their expertise to a further ... More >>

Scion And Nga Hapū E Toru Sign Kawenata (MoU) And Launch Significant Visitor Display

Thursday, 25 August 2022, 5:07 pm | Scion research

A new dawn for partnership has been hailed with the signing of a Kawenata / Memorandum of Understanding between tangata whenua and Scion at Te Whare Nui o Tuteata in Rotorua today. Veronica Butterworth, a trustee representing the three hapū - Ngāti Hurungaterangi, ... More >>

Rotorua to host Maori Forestry Forum

Monday, 22 July 2013, 12:50 pm | Scion research

Registrations are now open for ‘Mai i te ngahere oranga - Māori Forestry Forum’ to be held at Waiariki Institute of Technology in Rotorua on Friday 16 August. More >>

Rotorua to gain from innovative research

Tuesday, 31 August 2010, 4:40 pm | Scion research

Today the Minister for the Environment Hon Nick Smith announced that an innovative Rotorua research initiative will be awarded $1 million over two years from the Ministry’s Waste Minimisation Fund, subject to signing of the deed. More >>





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