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Watch Yourself Online During Lockdown, Because Others Are Watching You More

Published: Fri 3 Apr 2020 03:54 PM
DLA Piper’s NZ cybersecurity lead, Nick Valentine says keep your guard up. It’s a sad fact of human nature that just as we’re all pulling together to defeat this coronavirus, others are waging war against us online. Sophisticated hackers smell ... Read more...

Foggy mornings continue, but sunny weather this weekend

Published: Thu 2 Apr 2020 12:34 PM
MetService is forecasting a ridge of high pressure to remain over Aotearoa through the weekend, bringing settled weather. Morning fog continues for some areas and temperatures are mostly normal for this time of year. A front then approaches the South Island ... Read more...

UC Student Event Planners Innovate In Time Of Change

Published: Thu 2 Apr 2020 11:18 AM
University of Canterbury (UC) students challenged to create a “non-contact” event for the Covid-19 environment have come up with an online careers hub that uses leading-edge gaming technology. Six teams of students took part in the Event Marketing ... Read more...

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Published: Thu 2 Apr 2020 09:56 AM
A weekly update describing soil moisture patterns across the country to show where dry to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing significant soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions have ... Read more...

Understanding The Evidence Behind Quarantine - Expert Reaction

Published: Wed 1 Apr 2020 12:32 PM
New Zealand, alongside the rest of the world, is having to make unprecedented policy decisions in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. What's the evidence behind it? The SMC asked experts to comment on the evidence behind taking strict quarantine measures ... Read more...

New App Traces Contacts, Retains Privacy, Says Expert

Published: Wed 1 Apr 2020 11:59 AM
Using digital data for contact tracing could be a powerful tool for containing the spread of COVID-19 and a new technology app in Singapore could help address fears of data privacy, says a digital data expert. Andrew Chen is a Research Fellow at ... Read more...

Steep Improvements Seen In Auckland Air Quality, Says NIWA

Published: Tue 31 Mar 2020 10:07 AM
NIWA scientists say air quality has dramatically improved in Auckland since the COVID-19 Level 4 lockdown was instigated. In less than a week a steep drop in nitrogen oxide has occurred, particularly in suburban Auckland. NIWA air quality scientist ... Read more...

Further rain for Eastern New Zealand

Published: Mon 30 Mar 2020 12:26 PM
The MetService is forecasting a slow-moving front to continue to affect the eastern parts of the country. The heaviest rainfall is expected for Gisborne and Hawke's Bay today (Monday) into Tuesday morning, and a Heavy Rain Warning is still in place ... Read more...

Professor Yifan Chen receives Engineering New Zealand Fello

Published: Mon 30 Mar 2020 10:30 AM
University of Waikato Professor Dr Yifan Chen has been awarded a prestigious Engineering New Zealand Fellows Award. Read more...

Science Voyage Cut Short For Researchers, Crew To Be With Family

Published: Sat 28 Mar 2020 12:12 PM
NIWA’s flagship research ship Tangaroa returned to Wellington yesterday after cutting short an international scientific voyage taking place off the east coast of New Zealand. Tangaroa left Wellington on 12 March and was originally due to return ... Read more...
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