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Marlborough Sounds’ Multi-beam Data Helps Inform NZ’s Best-ever Predictive Habitat Maps

Published: Wed 7 Apr 2021 02:37 PM
NIWA scientists have generated the most detailed predictive habitat maps for any coastal area in New Zealand, with the help of Council-funded multi-beam mapping data. The researchers, led by NIWA scientist Dr Tara Anderson, recently presented the findings ... Read more...

Myrtle Rust Can Infect Mānuka Fruit And Seeds

Published: Wed 7 Apr 2021 12:57 PM
Researchers investigating the susceptibility of several plant species to myrtle rust as part of Ngā Rākau Taketake , the BioHeritage National Science Challenge’s MBIE funded programme on kauri dieback and myrtle rust, have observed myrtle rust ... Read more...

Cutting To The High-tech Chase; Three ABI Spinouts In High-tech Awards

Published: Wed 7 Apr 2021 10:51 AM
Three companies spun out of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) are finalists in the 2021 NZ Hi-Tech Awards, which recognise outstanding innovation, contribution and success in New Zealand’s hi-tech sector. ABI spinouts, Alimetry and Stretch ... Read more...

MOTAT - STEM Fair

Published: Wed 7 Apr 2021 09:50 AM
MOTAT’s STEM Fair is the place to be on Sunday 11 April. From 10 am – 4 pm over 40 specialist exhibitors from leading STEM organisations will be ready to inspire the next generation of Kiwi kids to consider careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, ... Read more...

Easter Weekend Scorcher Eases To Settled Warmth

Published: Tue 6 Apr 2021 12:25 PM
After a weekend of record and near-record April temperatures, MetService forecasts a return to more settled autumnal warmth. Timaru Airport reached 30.6°C on Sunday, beating its previous April record of 29.4°C from 1978. Christchurch Airport nearly ... Read more...

Facebook Launches Prompt To Direct Papua New Guineans To Credible Information About COVID-19

Published: Fri 2 Apr 2021 04:55 PM
Today, Facebook launched a prompt near the top of News Feed directing people in Papua New Guinea to credible health information about COVID-19. The prompt provides Papua New Guineans on Facebook with COVID-19 prevention tips encouraging people to ... Read more...

2021 NZ Hi-Tech Awards – Finalists Announced

Published: Wed 31 Mar 2021 07:03 PM
People gathered in record numbers in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch locations this evening to hear the finalists in the 2021 NZ Hi-Tech Awards announced. A record number of entries have come from across the country and from all areas of the Hi-Tech ... Read more...

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

Published: Wed 31 Mar 2021 12:55 PM
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 ... Read more...

Silent Spring 2.0? - Gene-Silencing Pesticides Could Devastate Non-Target Species

Published: Fri 26 Mar 2021 01:52 PM
New RNAi 'gene silencing' pesticides are being developed by Agro-biotec companies to kill insects by “switching off” their essential survival genes. [1] This use of genome technology has the potential to devastate non-target species, such as honeybees ... Read more...

Settled Days Before The Next Bout Of Weather

Published: Thu 25 Mar 2021 12:53 PM
The ridge that has called Aotearoa New Zealand home for over a week is slowly on its way out over the coming days. MetService is forecasting settled weather ahead of a low from the Tasman Sea that brings a wet change for parts of the South Island ... Read more...
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