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Rising rates of infectious disease a national concern

John Kerr posted in on February 21st, 2012.

The publication of hospital data showing a dramatic rise in infectious disease admissions, particularity among Maori, Pacific Islanders and those in lower socioeconomic groups, has drawn the attention of the New Zealand media. The figures were published in the Lancet by associate professor  Michael Baker and his colleagues from the University of Otago, Wellington. The […]

PODCAST: Highlights from New Zealand’s first eResearch Symposium

Peter Griffin posted in on October 28th, 2010.

Over the last two days, the University of Auckland played host to the first annual New Zealand eResearch Symposium. E-research, still a new field, is heavily involved with research communities, looking for approaches which will enable better management, storage and use (including re-use of data), as well as providing platforms and software for running experiments […]

Timaru Herald: Editorial – More light than heat

Peter Griffin posted in on August 17th, 2010.

An editorial in the Timaru Herald opines that that the CSC’s legal challenge to NIWA’s data accuracy might not be a bad thing, as it could add further credibility to the climate change debate by further showing how robust the existing data is. An excerpt: (read in full here) “It can be argued that the […]

Media Coverage: CSC taking NIWA to court over data accuracy

Peter Griffin posted in on August 16th, 2010.

Reports emerged over the weekend that the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition (CSC) will be taking the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) to court over temperature data accuracy. The CSC has lodged papers asking that NIWA’s official temperatures record be invalidated – the records have been used to show that global warming […]

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