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Newsroom launches and The Project features science – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on March 13th, 2017.

New spots for science in New Zealand news, with launch of Newsroom and The Project and a special climate section on NZ Geographic’s website. Newsroom.co.nz launched today, the brainchild of former Mediaworks head of news Mark Jennings and NZ Herald former editor-in-chief Tim Murphy. Its feature story for launch day was an investigation by reporters […]

Micro-response to major problem – Michelle Dickinson

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on January 24th, 2017.

A proposal to ban microbeads from cosmetics is a positive step, but the problem pales in comparison to the harm caused by plastics from bags, bottles and food packaging, writes Dr Michelle Dickinson in the NZ Herald. An excerpt (read in full): Our proposed law change is a positive step. It is important to note […]

Lawmakers must keep up with the pace of changing technology – Michelle Dickinson

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on December 5th, 2016.

With technology advancing at breakneck speed, we risk foundering on ethical and legal decisions, writes Dr Michelle Dickinson – aka ‘Nanogirl’ – in the NZ Herald. An excerpt (read in full): As individuals I don’t think we have yet come to grips with what is ethical or high risk around new technology, let alone formed […]

2014 Science Prize winners in the news

Laura Goodall posted in on December 3rd, 2014.

The prestigious 2014 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes, which recognise the impact of science on New Zealanders’ lives along with celebrating and encouraging the achievements of scientists, were presented to five winners on Tuesday at Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington. The top 2014 Prime Minister’s Science Prize of $500,000 went to the He Kainga Oranga/Housing and Health Research Programme, led by Prof Philippa […]

Prime Minister’s 2014 science prizes presented

Laura Goodall posted in on December 2nd, 2014.

The prestigious 2014 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes, which recognises the impact of science on New Zealanders’ lives along with celebrating and encouraging the achievements of scientists, were presented to five winners today at Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington. The top 2014 Prime Minister’s Science Prize of $500,000 went to the He Kainga Oranga/Housing and Health Research Programme, led by Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman from […]

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