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Survey reveals the nation's appetite for eating insects

Published: Mon 22 Jul 2019 10:25 AM
When it comes to eating insects, New Zealanders like them crunchy and if given a choice would opt to eat a black field cricket before other creepy-crawlies, according to a new AgResearch report that explores the nation’s appetite for insects. Read more...

Malaghan Institute seeking volunteers for hookworm trial

Published: Sat 20 Jul 2019 01:07 PM
In a first of its kind, the Malaghan Institute is seeking healthy volunteers to take part in a clinical trial designed to explore the therapeutic potential of human hookworms. Funded by the Health Research Council, and in collaboration with the University ... Read more...

Science thrives in the Waikato

Published: Fri 19 Jul 2019 12:10 PM
This year’s Kudos Awards finalists continue to prove that science thrives in Hamilton and the Waikato. Read more...

Scientists campaign to have NZ fungi on global red list

Published: Fri 19 Jul 2019 09:04 AM
Scientists are campaigning to have endangered fungi from across Australasia included in the Global Red List of threatened species. Read more...

Views sought on reassessment of methyl bromide

Published: Thu 18 Jul 2019 03:25 PM
The Environmental Protection Authority is seeking submissions on an application for the reassessment of the hazardous substance methyl bromide. Methyl bromide is used as a fumigant in the quarantine and pre-shipment treatment of logs, produce, ... Read more...

Lake Taupo earthquake swarm

Published: Thu 18 Jul 2019 12:05 PM
Earthquake activity near Lake Taupo usually gets people’s attention. Here’s some information about the latest swarm. Let’s be clear though, New Zealand’s favourite volcano is not about to erupt! Read more...

Low Pressure System Set to Affect NZ This Weekend

Published: Thu 18 Jul 2019 11:55 AM
No one will escape a dose of wet weather this weekend with MetService forecasting rain for all areas at some point. Read more...

Application to import new fungicide to combat cereal disease

Published: Thu 18 Jul 2019 09:19 AM
Views are sought on an application to introduce Revystar fungicide into New Zealand, for use against brown rust and other leaf fungi. The applicant is BASF New Zealand Limited. Read more...

Auckland Medical Research Foundation awards over $1,200,000

Published: Wed 17 Jul 2019 02:50 PM
The Auckland Medical Research Foundation (AMRF) has recently announced $1,224,626 in funding being awarded to medical researchers in its first two of five funding rounds in 2019. Read more...

Tech will reduce ag emissions, but efficiencies key for now

Published: Wed 17 Jul 2019 02:03 PM
New technologies will help reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions but, for now, efficiencies remain key Read more...
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