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It’s All In The Genomes: New Study Reveals Scale Of Havelock North Campylobacteriosis Outbreak

Published: Mon 13 Jul 2020 08:51 AM
When the campylobacteria outbreak hit Havelock North in 2016, no-one fully understood how widely it affected the local communities. Gene-sequencing technology used by scientists has shown the true scale of the outbreak. The joint study from ESR, Massey ... Read more...

Royal Society Te Aparangi Elects CRI Scientist As Next President

Published: Fri 10 Jul 2020 07:33 AM
Dr Brent Clothier FRSNZ from Plant & Food Research has been elected to succeed Professor Wendy Larner FRSNZ as President of the Royal Society Te Aparangi. He will serve as President-elect through to July 2021 when his three-year term commences. ... Read more...

Hawke’s Bay Community Engaged In Codling Moth Research To Protect New Zealand Apples

Published: Thu 9 Jul 2020 08:31 AM
Growing the world’s best apples is a team effort. Plant & Food Research has engaged households in Hawke’s Bay, the heart of New Zealand’s apple industry, in studies that will help create smarter and more sustainable ways to protect the ... Read more...

New Zealand’s Most Devastating Predators’ Genomes Sequenced. DNA Codes Broken For Stoat And Ship Rat

Published: Wed 8 Jul 2020 03:13 PM
The DNA secrets of the Predator Free 2050 programme’s most wanted species have been revealed. The complete genome of the stoat is now available to researchers on the US-based National Center for Biotechnology Information genome database, hard ... Read more...

NZ Vets Behind Major New Discovery In The Treatment Of Arthritis

Published: Wed 8 Jul 2020 02:38 PM
In a twist on new uses of old things, Arthramid® Vet is a unique and patented 2.5% cross-linked polyacrylamide hydrogel (PAAG) for intra-articular injection, and the first PAAG in the world registered for veterinary use. This revolutionary hydrogel ... Read more...

Legalising Cannabis In Aotearoa New Zealand: What Does The Evidence Say?

Published: Tue 7 Jul 2020 11:25 AM
Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor releases cannabis evidence summary ahead of referendum The Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science (PMCSA) has released an accessible evidence summary today, titled ‘Legalising cannabis: What does the ... Read more...

Thursday Brings Respite From Adverse Weather

Published: Mon 6 Jul 2020 03:07 PM
After a wet and windy night for many, MetService is forecasting further winter weather, complete with snow, for New Zealand over the coming days – not the best start for the school holidays. However, there is some respite from Thursday. For the North ... Read more...

International Recognition For Wai-iti Dark Sky Park | First ‘Dark Sky Park’ Designation In NZ

Published: Sat 4 Jul 2020 04:34 AM
Wai-iti Dark Sky Park has achieved international recognition, being endorsed by the International Dark Sky Association (IDA). It is the first location to receive the ‘Dark Sky Park’ designation in New Zealand.  Wai-iti Dark Sky Park ... Read more...

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...
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