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Opportunities to act now on climate change – report

John Kerr posted in on April 27th, 2016.

There are numerous ways New Zealand can tackle climate change, says a new report, but we must act now. The Royal Society of New Zealand’s climate mitigation report, launched this morning, outlines how New Zealand can shift to a low-carbon economy, reducing greenhouse gas emission across a range of sectors, including: heat supply electricity supply […]

Science Media SAVVY – upcoming video workshops

Peter Griffin posted in on February 11th, 2016.

The Science Media Centre and Mohawk Media will team up again in March to offer their popular science video training workshops in Wellington and Auckland. These Science Media SAVVY workshops focus on giving scientists the tools and skills to communicate their research in 90 second videos aimed at an online audience and leveraging platforms like Youtube […]

Honours for New Zealand’s top researchers – In the News

John Kerr posted in on November 11th, 2015.

Outstanding New Zealand researchers have been awarded prestigious medals at the Royal Society of New Zealand 2015 Research Honours event, held in Auckland last night. The Royal Society of New Zealand presented 11 awards and the Health Research Council awarded two medals. The Rutherford Medal, the Society’s premier science award, was awarded to to Distinguished […]

Prestigious fellowships funding NZ research

John Kerr posted in on September 18th, 2015.

Virtual babies, breast cancer genomics and criminal psychology are just a few subjects to be studied by researchers awarded prestigious fellowships this week. The recipients of two separate sets of fellowships were announced yesterday, totalling millions of dollars of research funding for established and up-and-coming researchers. Twelve of New Zealand’s most talented early to mid-career […]

Tangata Whenua book wins 2015 Science Book Prize

Laura Goodall posted in on May 18th, 2015.

The book Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History has won the 2015 Royal Society of New Zealand Science Book Prize, announced at the Auckland Writers Festival this weekend. The book, written by Atholl Anderson, Aroha Harris and the late Dame Judith Binney, tells the stories of the Māori people from their origins and their journey to Aotearoa to the 21st […]

Going public at the New Zealand Association of Scientists annual conference

Steven Trask posted in on April 16th, 2015.

‘Going public’ was the theme at the New Zealand Association of Scientists annual conference, held last Friday at the Royal Society of New Zealand in Wellington. A huge variety of speakers were on show at the event, from the scientists themselves (NZAS President Nicola Gaston and Royal Society President Sir David Skegg) , to the […]

Asbestos not a major health risk for NZ homeowners

Laura Goodall posted in on April 15th, 2015.

Asbestos exposure during the post-earthquake Canterbury rebuild is unlikely to cause significant health problems for house occupants, according to a new report published this week by the Royal Society of New Zealand and Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor. The report, titled Asbestos Exposure in New Zealand: Review of the Scientific Evidence of […]

Royal Society medals honour 2014’s top researchers

Laura Goodall posted in on November 27th, 2014.

Twelve outstanding New Zealand researchers have been awarded medals at the Royal Society of New Zealand 2014 Research Honours event, held in Wellington on Wednesday night. The Rutherford Medal, the top medal awarded by the Royal Society of New Zealand, was presented to Distinguished Professor Peter Schwerdtfeger of Massey University for his world-leading contribution to […]

101 research projects awarded Marsden Fund grants

Laura Goodall posted in on November 5th, 2014.

New Zealand’s top researchers will receive $56 million in Marsden Fund grants over the next three years. Over a hundred research programmes have been approved in this year’s funding round for the Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund which has been supporting research in science, engineering, maths, social sciences and the humanities for 20 years. Projects include […]

Royal Society review looks into the future of New Zealand

John Kerr posted in on July 16th, 2014.

New Zealand’s population is changing and we need to be ready to face the challenges that come with it, according to a new review. Our Futures: Te Pae Tawhiti, released today by an expert panel of the Royal Society of New Zealand, pulls together the latest data from the 2013 census and expert input to […]

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