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NZ Tech Company Launches Online Signature Book For Overseas Graduates

Published: Sat 4 Jul 2020 03:33 AM
SignMyBook Director and Head of Information Technology, Matt Browning and Josh Dillner, crammed three months of work into the four weeks of May, ensuring graduating students could have the send off they deserved Social isolation during Covid 19 didn’t stop ... Read more...

The Climate Record That Keeps Getting Broken

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 02:37 PM
Among the multitude of New Zealand climate statistics there is one record that continues to be broken month after month. Since January 2017 there has not been one month that recorded a below average nationwide temperature, according to NIWA’s seven station ... Read more...

Public Conversation Needed About Terms On Which New Zealand Could Re-open

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 08:42 AM
Three of New Zealand’s most influential and trusted public figures are calling for a conversation now on a cohesive national ‘reconnection strategy’ to re-open New Zealand’s borders. Former Chief Science Adviser to the Prime Minister Sir Peter ... Read more...

Virgin Galactic Announces Date For World’s First Virtual Reveal Of Spaceship Cabin Design

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 07:14 AM
Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPCE) (“Virgin Galactic” or “the Company”), a vertically integrated aerospace company, today announced that SpaceShipTwo’s cabin interior design reveal will take place on July 28, 2020. The virtual event ... Read more...

Kiwi Confirmed In Coromandel Reserve

Published: Thu 2 Jul 2020 01:34 PM
Conservation groups on the central east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula are marking a major success, with confirmation of a population kiwi in a scenic reserve in the settlements of Matarangi and Kuaotunu. Representatives from Project Kiwi and Rings ... Read more...

The Sun Makes A Brief But Welcome Return

Published: Thu 2 Jul 2020 12:59 PM
Wintery weather has percolated our news stories recently, with MetService recording gale force southerlies, large swells and snow on mountain passes. The latest MetService forecasts show a respite is to hand, as high pressure slides across the country later ... Read more...

DuPont Drives Planet Forward Solutions For Plant-based Food And Beverages

Published: Wed 1 Jul 2020 06:14 PM
With the launch of a new brand designed for co-creation of plant-based beverages, dairy alternatives, meat, fish and seafood, DuPont looks to enable the transformation of global eating habits, taking innovation beyond imitation with Danisco Planit™ ... Read more...

Seasonal Climate Outlook

Published: Wed 1 Jul 2020 04:19 PM
Outlook Summary Ocean temperatures in the central Pacific continued to cool during June and are slightly below average for the time of year. Oceanic La Niña conditions (47% chance) and ENSO-neutral conditions (51% chance) are about equally likely for ... Read more...

EQC Allocates $3m To Country’s Top Scientists For Natural Hazards Research

Published: Wed 1 Jul 2020 01:03 PM
The Earthquake Commission (EQC) is launching a revamped $3 million University Research Programme to support EQC’s aim of building New Zealand’s resilience to natural hazards. From today, the programme will fund eight leading scientists at Auckland, ... Read more...

Māori Astronomer Receives Prime Minister’s Award

Published: Tue 30 Jun 2020 04:51 PM
Professor Rangi Matamua (Tūhoe) University of Waikato Professor Rangi Matamua (Tūhoe), has been awarded the Prime Minister’s Science Communications Prize from the Royal Society of New Zealand. The prize, worth $100,000, is awarded to a practicing scientist ... Read more...
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