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Waikato and Bay of Plenty rainfall smashes records

Published: Fri 22 Sep 2017 12:29 PM
This year has been a challenging one on the weather front, with extreme rainfall amounts recorded across the north and east of the North Island, and along the eastern South Island. Read more...

Research to Use Bacteria in Revolutionary Ways

Published: Fri 22 Sep 2017 10:19 AM
A new Lincoln Agritech research programme will find revolutionary ways of using naturally-occurring bacteria and fungi to increase the availability of nitrogen to plants and improve plants’ tolerance to stress. Read more...

Uni welcomes world leader in human-computer interaction

Published: Thu 21 Sep 2017 12:29 PM
One of the world’s emerging leaders in creating human-computer interfaces will join the University of Auckland’s Bioengineering Institute to further his innovative research. Read more...

Solving obesity epidemic can start at home

Published: Thu 21 Sep 2017 09:15 AM
Fighting the wave of adolescent obesity in New Zealand could be as simple as establishing family rules and routines around food consumption and limiting screen time, a new University of Otago study has found. Read more...

Threatening ecological impacts from neonicotinoid pesticides

Published: Wed 20 Sep 2017 09:38 AM
The Task Force on Systemic Pesticides’ 2017 assessment of neonics reveals new risks to biodiversity and ecosystems Read more...

Changing the Keys for the Internet’s Addressing System

Published: Tue 19 Sep 2017 03:51 PM
For the first time ever, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is about to change the cryptographic keys that help secure the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS). Read more...

Cawthron announces 2017 scholarship recipients

Published: Mon 18 Sep 2017 01:26 PM
Three young scientists will take up highly sought-after scholarship to do research at Cawthron Institute. Read more...

What is AMB-FUBINACA? - Expert reaction

Published: Fri 15 Sep 2017 03:19 PM
Yesterday, New Zealand Police confirmed 20 deaths linked to synthetic drugs since July. Most of the samples from people who had died, and those seized in raids by police, were found to contain the dangerous chemical AMB-FUBINACA. Read more...

Winners of Wellington Science Fair Announced

Published: Fri 15 Sep 2017 12:41 PM
The 2017 NIWA Wellington Regional Science and Technology Fair has again been a resounding success, with more than 550 intermediate and secondary school students taking part. Read more...

Hayward kiwifruit at risk from climate change

Published: Fri 15 Sep 2017 09:28 AM
The most commonly grown variety of kiwifruit around Te Puke will not be commercially viable in the area by the end of the century, say scientists. Read more...
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