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SMC Bulletin - Aus strawberries needled

Published: Fri 21 Sep 2018 03:42 PM
Aus strawberries needled Australia's strawberry industry was dealt a massive blow this week when needles were found in the fruit, by people who had purchased them from local stores. Read more...

Want to tell NZ about Antarctic science ... from Antarctica?

Published: Fri 21 Sep 2018 11:21 AM
If you’re an educator, journalist, artist or influencer and want to tell New Zealanders about Antarctic science and why it’s important … read on! Read more...

Miscanthus shelter boosts farm productivity

Published: Fri 21 Sep 2018 09:51 AM
Miscanthus – a the giant sterile perennial woody grass - was originally brought into New Zealand to be grown as a renewable energy crop, primarily for boiler fuel. While this is still a very valid and appropriate use, innovative Kiwis have been ... Read more...

Enjoy the weekend weather as change is coming

Published: Thu 20 Sep 2018 01:21 PM
MetService is encouraging everyone to make the most of the weekend’s weather as a cold front approaches from the south bringing a return of ‘winter-like’ conditions. Read more...

Democratising carbon fibre from Auckland

Published: Thu 20 Sep 2018 09:52 AM
An Auckland company has come up with a way of making the miracle carbon fibre material available to all. Read more...

Global TB burden falling - Expert Q&A

Published: Wed 19 Sep 2018 02:18 PM
The global burden of tuberculosis is falling, but faster detection and treatment would help the process, according to a new World Health Organization report. Read more...

Women in science – a celebration of NZ pioneers

Published: Wed 19 Sep 2018 09:17 AM
Pioneering women scientists who helped pave the way for others are being honoured as part of Women’s Suffrage 125 celebrations by having the University of Auckland’s science departments and schools named after them for the week. Read more...

Huge reduction in nitrogen leaching when Miscanthus is used

Published: Wed 19 Sep 2018 09:13 AM
One of the negative effects that pastoral agriculture can have on the environment occurs through the leaching of nitrogen into groundwater. Most members of the public do not understand how or why this is important but those that do are justifiably ... Read more...

OPEN LETTER to national leaders concerning our Royal Society

Published: Tue 18 Sep 2018 11:27 AM
The Royal Society of New Zealand refuse to give evidence that global warming is man-made. Read more...

Anti-reflux medicines safe for infants

Published: Tue 18 Sep 2018 09:20 AM
New University of Otago research shows infants using popular anti-reflux medicines like omeprazole are not at increased risk of pneumonia or other lower respiratory tract infections, contrary to findings from other international studies. Read more...
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