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Mixed results for sea lion breeding season

Published: Thu 21 Feb 2019 02:14 PM
A count of rāpoka/New Zealand Sea Lion pups born in the subantarctic islands this breeding season has shown mixed results for the species, the Department of Conservation, (DOC) says. Read more...

Wind, rain and falling temperatures this weekend

Published: Thu 21 Feb 2019 01:43 PM
Despite Tropical Cyclone Oma remaining in the Coral Sea, MetService are monitoring the potential for severe weather which is expected to impact many parts of New Zealand during the next few days. Read more...

Fruit fly detections in Auckland - Expert Q&A

Published: Thu 21 Feb 2019 09:43 AM
Two different species of exotic fruit flies have been found in Auckland in the past week . Both pose a risk to New Zealand's horticulture industry and the threat is unlikely to disappear. Read more...

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Published: Wed 20 Feb 2019 02:24 PM
A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions ... Read more...

Regenerative farming better for NZ than GM

Published: Wed 20 Feb 2019 02:00 PM
20/02/2019 Regenerative farming better for NZ than GM in agriculture and environment. The Minister for the Environment is leading the way for New Zealand to be at the fore front of sustainable policies that will buffer the extremes of climate and soil ... Read more...

Killer footage confirms toothfish on the menu

Published: Wed 20 Feb 2019 09:23 AM
Antarctic scientist Dr Regina Eisert has captured extraordinary video footage of her close encounter with a killer whale on the edge of the sea ice. The encounter happened last week in the final few hours of Dr Eisert’s research for this season ... Read more...

Review finds NZ world leader in reducing livestock emissions

Published: Tue 19 Feb 2019 03:21 PM
Review finds New Zealand world leader in the field of reducing methane emissions from livestock Read more...

Tech, science and Mātauranga Māori a powerful force

Published: Tue 19 Feb 2019 12:27 PM
Māori are enjoying a stellar year of innovation, with record numbers engaging in R&D, and making up nearly half the finalists in this year’s New Zealander of the Year Awards . Read more...

Gut bacteria adapting to NZers' love of fruit and veg

Published: Tue 19 Feb 2019 12:04 PM
The discovery of the first gut bacterium that specialises in breaking down a hard-to-digest substance found in plants suggests that the human gut microbiome is evolving to accommodate our consumption of fibre-rich foods. Read more...

The interactive device you can operate with your mouth

Published: Tue 19 Feb 2019 11:04 AM
Imagine a device that feels like and is no bigger than a piece of chewing gum, which allows you to answer the phone simply by biting down on it. We now have the technology with ChewIt, a novel interface developed by the Augmented Human Lab team at the Auckland ... Read more...
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