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SMC Bulletin - The state of NZ's air quality

Published: Fri 19 Oct 2018 04:12 PM
The state of NZ's air quality The Ministry for the Environment’s latest environmental report shows that air quality in New Zealand is generally good, but some issues persist Read more...

Researchers in the hunt for ‘holy grail’ of pain relief

Published: Fri 19 Oct 2018 02:46 PM
A new generation of opioids with fewer side effects is being explored by an Australian and Chinese research team. Emeritus Professor Maree Smith of the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Queensland will present research on oliceridine, a ... Read more...

World-leading Canterbury physicist wins Innovation Medal

Published: Fri 19 Oct 2018 09:50 AM
Internationally respected Physics Professor Phil Butler has been announced as the 2018 recipient of the University of Canterbury (UC) Innovation Medal, the highest award the University can bestow to an outstanding innovator. Read more...

Treasure found on Northland beach

Published: Fri 19 Oct 2018 09:27 AM
A chance find by a woman walking on a Northland beach is now helping scientists learn more about mako sharks. Clare Veltman was walking Te Araroa – the 3000 km walking track from Cape Reinga to Bluff. Recently, while on Ninety Mile Beach, she spotted ... Read more...

Fish scientist receives early career honour

Published: Thu 18 Oct 2018 12:18 PM
Dr Maren Wellenreuther, a senior scientist at Plant & Food Research, has won this year’s Hamilton Award, the Royal Society Te Apārangi Early Career Research Excellence Award for Science. Read more...

New test may help rule out heart attack within 15 minutes

Published: Thu 18 Oct 2018 09:41 AM
A preliminary study of a new, quick and accurate, bedside blood test performed in Emergency Departments (ED) could help reduce the time it takes to rule out heart attacks. The study findings have been published this morning in the Journal of the ... Read more...

NIWA's Hotspot Watch for 17 October 2018

Published: Wed 17 Oct 2018 03:27 PM
North Island Up to 17th October 2018, rainfall has been below normal or well below normal for a majority of the North Island, excluding the East Cape and the Tauranga area where rainfall has been near normal. The drier than normal pattern has generally ... Read more...

Fungal in the jungle

Published: Wed 17 Oct 2018 11:44 AM
The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is considering an application from a Spanish company to release a new microorganism, the fungus Glomus iranicum var. tenuihypharum. The fungus, and products derived from it, are claimed to promote growth ... Read more...

Researching high hazard, but quiet, fault lines

Published: Wed 17 Oct 2018 11:33 AM
“Some of these faults have been quiet for a long time, and some have been really active after long periods of calm. It’s the quiet ones you need to watch, the wisdom goes, and that applies to earthquakes too”, says Professor Mark Stirling, Chair ... Read more...

Sir Jonathon Porritt to address a future of sustainability

Published: Wed 17 Oct 2018 08:52 AM
The Cawthron Institute Trust Board is proud to announce British environmentalist, Sir Jonathon Porritt as its speaker for the Thomas Cawthron Memorial Lecture in Nelson Tasman on 23 October 2018. Read more...
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