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NIWA Annual Climate Summary – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on January 12th, 2016.

2015 was a dry, sunny year for New Zealand, but no hotter than average overall, according to NIWA’s annual climate summary. You can access the full annual climate summary here. Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology also released its 2015 climate summary last week, which showed that 2015 was the fifth warmest year on record for Australia. […]

Canon Media Awards winners announced

Laura Goodall posted in on May 25th, 2015.

The winners of the 2015 Canon Media Awards were announced in Auckland on Friday night, including those for the Science & Technology specialist category sponsored by the Science Media Centre. Vaughan Elder and Donna Chisholm won the Science & Technology specialist awards for Reporter and Magazine Feature Writer categories respectively. Nikki Macdonald also fared particularly well […]

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Australian Federal Budget 2015 – Expert reaction

Laura Goodall posted in on May 13th, 2015.

Australia’s Federal Government has delivered the latest federal budget, which includes funding top-ups and cuts to various scientific programmes. A summary of the impact on science, compiled by the Australian Academy of Science, can be viewed below – along with expert reaction collected by our colleagues at the Australian Science Media Centre on how the budget […]

NZ scores poorly in climate change report

Laura Goodall posted in on December 10th, 2014.

New Zealand has been named among the world’s worst performing countries on climate change in a new report released at the Lima Climate Change Conference in Peru this week. The Climate Change Performance Index 2015 has rated New Zealand ‘poor’, placing it 43rd of 58 countries and the seventh worst in the OECD. New Zealand has dropped from […]

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