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Sinking Dunedin’s flood risk – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on July 19th, 2016.

Reclaimed land in South Dunedin might be sinking faster than other areas, GNS Science researchers have found, coinciding with a push by the regional council to decide how to handle natural hazard risk in the region. Satellite data from ground stations around Dunedin show land might be sinking about 1mm a year – according to […]

Dunedin’s International Science Festival – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on July 15th, 2016.

Dunedin has once again played host to the International Science Festival, which comes to town every two years bringing scientists and science fans together. The festival finishes on July 16, but this week has sparked a range of media coverage of the events. Sessions included concussions in sport, 3D technology, women in science and a […]

Bizarre deep-sea creature washes ashore in Dunedin

Steven Trask posted in on April 17th, 2015.

The Otago Daily Times reports that a rare serpent-like specimen, known as an oarfish, has been found on the beach in Aramoana, Dunedin. Department of Conservation service manager David Agnew said in his 20 years with DoC, he had never seen anything like the 3 metre specimen. Director of the Otago University marine studies programme […]

Sanitised hands don’t stop sick days

Laura Goodall posted in on August 13th, 2014.

Compared to good hand washing practice, using hand sanitisers does not reduce school sick leave in children, suggests New Zealand-led research published in PLOS Medicine this week. The study, led by Associate Professor Patricia Priest and colleagues from the University of Otago, involved almost 2,500 pupils at 68 primary schools in Christchurch, Dunedin and Invercargill. […]

SAVVY arrives in Dunedin

Dacia Herbulock posted in on April 10th, 2014.

See photos from our latest Science Media SAVVY media skills workshop, held in Dunedin 27-28 March. It was a jam-packed two days of practice interviews, discussion, hands-on exercises and exposure to a range of fascinating research projects and new ideas. We had a fantastic group of motivated scientists with us, and they had excellent things […]

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Waikato Times: City plan for free internet

Peter Griffin posted in on May 12th, 2010.

Daniel Adams writes in the Waikato Times about plans being put before Hamilton’s councillors for free wi-fi in the city’s CBD. Dubbed HamNet, it could cost $110,000 in the first year, with additional funding needed to keep it running thereafter. An excerpt: (read in full here) “It comes less than a week after Dunedin City […]

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