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Management Of Controversial Native Plant Up For Debate At Zealandia Wānanga

Published: Tue 16 Aug 2022 11:53 AM
Wellington –16 August 2022: Weed, poison or native taonga? Native species experts are gathering this week to learn about and debate on the future efforts to protect a large native tree - the karaka or kōpi. Karaka or kōpi ( Corynocarpus laevigatus ... Read more...

Better Response For Distress Beacons In 30m Square Km Of SW Pacific

Published: Tue 16 Aug 2022 11:50 AM
Important upgrades at New Zealand’s search and rescue satellite Earth station begin today. The Earth station, halfway between Rotorua and Taupō, is the vital link between our country’s Rescue Coordination Centre NZ (RCCNZ) and the search ... Read more...

Invasive Pests Cost Aotearoa More Than $12 Billion, Research Shows

Published: Tue 16 Aug 2022 09:27 AM
Weeds, rodents, stoats, possums, fire ants and other invasive species cost Aotearoa New Zealand about $170 million per year. That’s according to new research by Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland and the University of Aberdeen in collaboration ... Read more...

2022 APEC Science Prize Nominations Announced

Published: Mon 15 Aug 2022 07:09 PM
Thirteen young scientists from the 21 APEC member economies have been nominated for this year’s APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education, or ASPIRE. With this year’s theme of “ Innovation to achieve economic, environmental, and ... Read more...

Better Connected Thanks To Antarctica

Published: Mon 15 Aug 2022 10:34 AM
Not many Kiwis know that we connect to Antarctica every time we open a map on our phones – thanks to data collected by the Scott Base Geomagnetic Observatory! As well as supplying data for smartphone orientation, geomagnetic measurements from ... Read more...

Social Media Helps Scientists Monitor Rarely Sighted Whales

Published: Fri 12 Aug 2022 06:02 AM
Social media posts helped scientists to monitor one of Aotearoa’s rarest whale species, the infrequently sighted southern right whale, or tohorā. Photographs shared by members of the public, via Facebook and nature-watching network iNaturalist, helped ... Read more...

Water Projects Nab Scholarships

Published: Thu 11 Aug 2022 06:28 AM
H2 Oh-so-smart science winners Water is the key ingredient in two similar, and ingenious entries from students that gained them scholarships at this year’s WITT Taranaki Science and Technology Fair. Marco Kraayenhof and Oliver Marsh both won their respective ... Read more...

Hi-Tech Success: From Sea To Cellulose

Published: Wed 10 Aug 2022 10:42 AM
A recipient of one of the technology sector’s most sought-after accolades has reinforced the value of teamwork, combining mātauranga Māori with Scion’s scientific excellence and innovation. AgriSea New Zealand won the coveted NZ Hi-Tech Kamupene ... Read more...

Critical Aotearoa AI Summit Will Help Pave The Way

Published: Wed 10 Aug 2022 06:45 AM
New Zealand’s vital AI event next month, Aotearoa AI Summit, will help pave the way for the future of artificial intelligence around the country, to help the economy. The AIForumNZ says it is anticipating fluid intelligence, a more complex use of AI ... Read more...

The Environmental Benefits Of Free E-waste Recycling With TechCollect NZ

Published: Wed 10 Aug 2022 05:42 AM
As of 31 July 2022, the TechCollect NZ pilot programme has recovered and recycled over 177 tonnes of information and communication technology (ICT) e-waste, creating a range of positive impacts for Aotearoa’s environment and ecosystems. This major ... Read more...
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