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Summer science at the NZ Herald – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on January 11th, 2017.

Over the summer break, New Zealand Herald science reporter Jamie Morton has kept readers informed with two summer science series. Five-part series ‘Our Blue Backyard’ explores Auckland University’s research in the region’s blue backyard, including innovations inspired by underwater creatures and the hardy critters living in rock pools. Under the heading of ‘summer science’, stories […]

Change of heart over baby baskets – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on August 4th, 2016.

The Health Minister has reassessed his stance on safe-sleep pods for babies following a New Zealand Herald investigation and advocacy from scientists. NZ Herald investigative reporter Olivia Carville found the Ministry of Health had restricted the reach of flax-woven wahakura, or their plastic counterparts pepi-pods, despite evidence showing they reduce the risk of Sudden Unexpected […]

Auckland SAVVY workshop boosts scientists’ confidence

Dacia Herbulock posted in on March 19th, 2013.

Science Media SAVVY in Auckland Twelve keen scientists were put through their paces in Auckland in mid-March in the second of the Science Media Centre’s national series of media skills workshops. More than basic media training, the course is designed to move scientists out of their comfort zone, increasing awareness of how their choice of […]

Looking into the future of NZ innovation – Chris Barton

John Kerr posted in on March 30th, 2012.

The New Zealand Herald’s Chris Barton takes a close look at innovation in New Zealand and peers into the future of the sector. An excerpt (read in full here): Innovation nation? Searching for the plan to boost R&D The tropical downpour swamps gutters along Halsey St beside Auckland’s Viaduct Basin, turning the deserted industrial zone […]

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