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Forensics foil fishy infringment

John Kerr posted in on November 9th, 2011.

The forensic analysis of paint has lead to the fining of a fisherman for the illegal dumping of excess fish,  Facing robust scientific evidence, a Tauranga commercial fisher has pleaded guilty in the Tauranga District Court to a charge of being a party to the dumping of snapper. Dumping of legal size quota species of […]

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The Press: Scientists plan to drill deep into Alpine Fault

Peter Griffin posted in on July 27th, 2010.

Paul Gorman writes in The Press about work by international scientists, to take place on NZ’s West Coast, aiming to understand how large faults evolve and generate earthquakes. The scientists will drill down into the Alpine Fault on the South Island – one of only a few such sites in the world. An excerpt: (read […]

NZ Herald: Organic food on rise – but birds not so keen

Peter Griffin posted in on May 31st, 2010.

Eloise Gibson writes in the New Zealand Herald about research which showed that, given the choice, birds preferred ‘conventional’ over organically grown seeds. The research suggested it could be due to the higher protein levels of the non-organic seeds, but also made it clear that other impacts, such as environmental impact of farming chemicals, had […]

The Dominion Post: A weighty issue when pregnant

Peter Griffin posted in on November 23rd, 2009.

Nathan Beaumont from The Dominion Post reports on the 820k grant given to an Otago university physiology professor to study pregnancy cravings. Dr Colin Brown aims to work out why four out of 10 New Zealand women gain excessive weight during pregnancy. An excerpt: (read in full here) “”Not only do women want to eat […]

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