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A showery week ahead signals the end of autumn

Published: Mon 29 May 2017 02:32 PM
Tuesday looks like being the end of a very foggy period over New Zealand. In many places, people will wake up to extensive fog and low cloud, especially over inland parts of the North Island. “Travellers should be prepared for possible delays and ... Read more...

Scientists identify global ‘game-changers’ for biosecurity

Published: Mon 29 May 2017 02:21 PM
We need to prepare for more incursions of pests, diseases and weeds driven by our rapidly transforming world, scientists have cautioned in a recent study. Read more...

‘Missing DNA’ could explain why some get breast cancer young

Published: Mon 29 May 2017 09:11 AM
A University of Otago, Christchurch, discovery of missing DNA in women who develop breast cancer at a young age could hold the key to helping them beat the disease. Read more...

New Zealand set to blow its carbon budget by 27%

Published: Fri 26 May 2017 04:41 PM
The Government’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory, released today, shows New Zealand is set to release 647.5 million tonnes of carbon emissions between 2013 and 2020 – 137 million tonnes more than we are allowed under the Kyoto Protocol. “Just a day ... Read more...

NZ beats Australia to space

Published: Fri 26 May 2017 04:25 PM
Rocket Lab launched its Electron rocket yesterday from the Māhia Peninsula, reaching space but failing to make it to orbit. Read more...

Rocket Lab lifts off - Expert Reaction

Published: Fri 26 May 2017 09:53 AM
Despite not reaching orbit, the company announced it successfully made it to space, marking the first orbital-class rocket launched from a private launch site. Read more...

Rocket Lab successfully makes it to space

Published: Thu 25 May 2017 05:37 PM
Huntington Beach, California and Auckland, New Zealand May 25, 2017 - Rocket Lab, an American-New Zealand aerospace company, broke new ground today when its Electron rocket reached space at 16:23 NZST. Read more...

$250 million earmarked for science & innovation initiatives

Published: Thu 25 May 2017 05:12 PM
Finance Minister Steven Joyce's first budget included boosts to science and research funds, including: Read more...

Scientists plan to use novel technology

Published: Thu 25 May 2017 04:43 PM
Protecting our waters: Scientists plan to use novel technology to help detect marine pests Source: Cawthron Institute -- Some of New Zealand’s international marine biosecurity partners are in the country to workshop the development of exciting new ... Read more...

New Funding for Antarctic Presence and Science

Published: Thu 25 May 2017 04:39 PM
Antarctica New Zealand welcomes the Government’s Antarctic initiatives in Budget 2017 to maintain New Zealand’s ongoing presence and scientific research programme in Antarctica. Read more...
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