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Nigel Latta blows away stereotypes in the Weekend Herald

John Kerr posted in on May 19th, 2015.

Jamie Morton interviewed Nigel Latta, the presenter of the eponymous ‘Nigel Latta Blows Stuff Up’ TV Show,  for the Weekend Herald. An excerpt (read in full here): Why Nigel blows stuff up We think of him as a celebrity shrink, the parenting guru, the self-styled TV guinea pig who once voluntarily spent a grim night […]

Strategic plan to foster curious minds

John Kerr posted in on July 29th, 2014.

A new report from the government lays out a plan to encourage and enable a more science-literate and aware society. A Nation of Curious Minds: He Whenua Hirihi I te Mahara – is the blueprint for the Science in Society Project which came out of the National Science Challenges. The project called on the government […]

Education at the core of science literacy – Gluckman

John Kerr posted in on November 28th, 2013.

The Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Prof Sir Peter Gluckman, has written about the role of science in society in a new blog posting. His comments follow the announcement of a unique joint education-science sector plan to lift engagement and achievement in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) across New Zealand. An excerpt (read in […]

Schools shouldn’t skimp on science – Editorial

John Kerr posted in on September 23rd, 2013.

The editorial in today’s Dominion Post focuses on the issue of science education in New Zealand secondary schools, following the news that a growing number of schools are considering making the subject optional for Year 11 students. An excerpt (read in full here): Science too important to be optional Not every New Zealand pupil studying […]

Transit of Venus forum tackles big issues

John Kerr posted in on June 7th, 2012.

The Dominion Post‘s  Hawke’s bay reporter, Marty Sharp (winner of the the 2012 Cannon Media Award for the Reporter – Science and Environment  category) is in Gisborne covering the Transit of Venus Forum – Lifting Our Horizons. An excerpt (read in full here): Environmental problems ‘now business problems’ Environmental problems are now also business problems, […]

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