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Is a megathrust quake around the corner? – Campbell Live

Laura Goodall posted in on May 20th, 2015.

Campbell Live’s Tristram Clayton and Whena Owen interviewed GNS scientists last night about the latest findings on central New Zealand’s ‘megathrust’ quake zone. We already know that New Zealand is earthquake-prone and that the Hikurangi Margin, where the Australian Plate pushes down on the Pacific Plate, is a hotspot. However scientists have now found evidence, after analysing sediment cores from […]

NZ birds and 1080 – 3rd Degree

Laura Goodall posted in on December 5th, 2014.

The media attention is back on the Department of Conservation’s (DOC) biggest ever aerial 1080 drop in an effort to battle rats and stoats, a major threat to New Zealand’s native bird species. In the latest episode of TV3’s current affairs show 3rd Degree, Samantha Hayes speaks to the DOC’s Graeme Elliot and Landcare Research’s Dr Janine Duckworth to find […]

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Superbugs and 3D printing – 3rd Degree

Laura Goodall posted in on September 25th, 2014.

Antibiotic resistance and 3D printing — and the scientists who study them — garnered prime-time screen time on the latest episodes of TV3’s current affairs show 3rd Degree.  Last night’s segment on antibiotic resistance looked at the growing threat to our supply of antibiotic drugs, prescribing guidelines and the search for new antimicrobial agents in fungi and bacteriophages. Paula Penfold spoke to […]

Firstline’s science commentators on the year in science

Peter Griffin posted in on December 18th, 2013.

TV3’s morning current affairs show Firstline did a very progressive thing when it set up a regular science slot in its line-up this year – the only one on New Zealand mainstream television, as far as we know. The slot involves scientists including Massey University’s Dr. Heather Hendrickson and the University of Auckland’s Dr. Michelle […]

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