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PR: Our Seas Are Sizzling Again

Published: Tue 30 Nov 2021 11:28 AM
Coastal sea temperatures around Aotearoa New Zealand have risen well above average, NIWA forecasters say. Meteorologist Ben Noll says that water temperatures have ranged from 1.1C - 1.4C above average for November, with daily sea surface temperatures ... Read more...

Successful Funding Bids Set To Identify Kiwifruit Plant Stress And Optimise Forestry Yield

Published: Tue 30 Nov 2021 09:37 AM
It was a double funding win for PlantTech in the Endeavour Fund. Scientists from Tauranga’s PlantTech Research Institute are celebrating their involvement in two successful funding bids to the Ministry for Business, Innovation & Employment’s ... Read more...

The Team Of 4000. The Backroom Of The Weary COVID Testing Response

Published: Mon 29 Nov 2021 09:57 AM
There have been concerns raised over the past few weeks about the turnaround times for COVID PCR tests in our northern diagnostic laboratories. The New Zealand Institute of Medical Laboratory Science (NZIMLS) stands firmly behind our beleaguered and weary ... Read more...

Home-based Care For COVID-19 Patients – Expert Reaction

Published: Fri 26 Nov 2021 11:08 AM
At present, more than 1500 people with COVID-19 are isolating at home in New Zealand. Almost half of them have not been given pulse oximeters , used to monitor oxygen levels and signal when hospital treatment may be needed. The US and UK are looking ... Read more...

Which COVID Rapid Tests Are Best? – Expert Reaction

Published: Fri 26 Nov 2021 09:21 AM
A Kiwi research team has weighed up rapid testing choices. Rapid antigen tests may miss up to 44% of cases – but this can be partly offset with more frequent testing, and appropriate use. Standard PCR tests take hours in the lab to confirm a result. ... Read more...

NZ Doctors’ Interest In Medicinal Cannabis Grows

Published: Thu 25 Nov 2021 12:38 PM
A leading medicinal cannabis online education platform is encouraged by the strong interest it’s now seeing from New Zealand’s key healthcare professionals. It follows genuine concern that doctors lack sufficient knowledge about medicinal cannabis ... Read more...

Celebrating Our Freshwater Champions - Winners Of Cawthron New Zealand River Awards Announced

Published: Thu 25 Nov 2021 12:08 PM
Cawthron Institute is pleased to announce the winners and finalists in the 2021 Cawthron New Zealand River Awards, which celebrate the efforts and achievements of people who are committed to improving freshwater health in Aotearoa. There are three ... Read more...

Significant Heavy Rain Expected For The West Of The South Island

Published: Thu 25 Nov 2021 12:05 PM
MetService is focusing on a significant rain event which is expected to impact western parts of the South Island during the next few days. Severe weather forecasters have already issued Orange Heavy Rain Warnings for parts of Westland and Fiordland with ... Read more...

Samsung Electronics Announces New Advanced Semiconductor Fab Site In Taylor, Texas

Published: Thu 25 Nov 2021 06:47 AM
Samsung’s $17 billion investment in a new facility will boost production of advanced semiconductors.  The largest-ever investment by Samsung in the US will improve supply chain resilience of crucial logic chips Samsung Electronics, a world leader ... Read more...

Samsung Announces 2021 Solve For Tomorrow Competition Winners

Published: Thu 25 Nov 2021 06:28 AM
NEW ZEALAND – 24 November 2021 – Drew Kenny and Harrison Maxwell have today been crowned co-winners of Samsung’s first ever New Zealand Solve for Tomorrow competition. Delivered in partnership with MOTAT, Solve for Tomorrow is a celebration ... Read more...
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