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Paris climate talks set to kick off – In the News

Posted in In the News on November 27th, 2015.

The UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, which starts this Monday, has not been missed by the New Zealand media. There has been no shortage of commentary from New Zealand researchers, politicians and advocates in anticipation of the talks. Below is a quick wrap-up of recent articles and interviews. If you are wondering what all […]

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Toddlers and anti-fat attitudes – In the News

Children might be picking up anti-fat attitudes from their mothers very early on in life, according to new New Zealand research. Researchers from the University of Otago, working with Australian and US colleagues, conducted a study exploring the links between mothers’ attitudes regarding weight and infants and toddlers’ behaviour in viewing images of obese and […]

November 25th, 2015 Read full Story

Media reporting heats up ahead of climate talks

Despite the tragic attacks in Paris, the French capital is still to host the international negotiations aimed at keeping a warming climate in check. The 21st UN Conference of the Parties, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, will, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, aim to achieve a […]

November 23rd, 2015 Read full Story

1080 research symposium – In the News

The latest research in 1080 predator control is to be discussed at a symposium in Christchurch this week. The symposium, titled ‘What’s new since the PCE report on 1080?’ is part of the New Zealand Ecological Society conference and brings together researchers from around the country to share their findings (the report referred to in […]

November 16th, 2015 Read full Story

Cancer: the cost of a life – NZH special series

This week the New Zealand Herald has run an extensive five-part series – in print and online – delving deep into controversies in cancer testing and treatment and reporting on the moving stories of people afflicted with cancer. The ‘Cancer: the cost of a life’ series, authored by Herald health reporter Martin Johnston, is supported […]

November 13th, 2015 Read full Story

PM’s Science Prizes – In the News

Leading scientists, students and teachers have been recognised in the 2015 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes. The prizes, totalling $1 million, were awarded by the Prime Minister in Wellington last night.  Read more about the Prime Minister’s Science Prizes here. The top prize of $500,000 has been awarded to Distinguished Professor Ian Reid and Associate Professors […]

November 12th, 2015 Read full Story

Prime Minister’s Science Prizes recognise top researchers

The 2015 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes – which provide a total of $1 million across five categories – have been presented in Wellington today. The prizes recognise the impact of science on New Zealanders’ lives, celebrate the achievements of current scientists and encourage those of the future. The top prize of $500,000 has been awarded […]

November 11th, 2015 Read full Story

Honours for New Zealand’s top researchers – In the News

Outstanding New Zealand researchers have been awarded prestigious medals at the Royal Society of New Zealand 2015 Research Honours event, held in Auckland last night. The Royal Society of New Zealand presented 11 awards and the Health Research Council awarded two medals. The Rutherford Medal, the Society’s premier science award, was awarded to to Distinguished […]

November 11th, 2015 Read full Story

Kiwi research gets $54 million boost from Marsden Fund

Could antiseptic handwash make us sicker in the long run? Do zoos make us care more about threatened species? How do babies learn how other people think? These intriguing questions are a just a few of the problems being tackled by the recipients of this year’s round of grants from the Marsden Fund – New […]

November 6th, 2015 Read full Story

Highs and lows for NZ in environment report

New Zealand’s environmental performance is a mixed bag according the latest report from the OECD, with greenhouse gas emissions and waste disposal looking particularly poor compared to other developed countries. The Environment at a Glance 2015 report draws on international data to compare countries across a wide rang of environmental indicators. Some of the key […]

October 29th, 2015 Read full Story

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