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Are New Zealand’s scientific experts really dead – or just resting? – Shaun Hendy

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on November 4th, 2016.

A stoush over comments made about the health of the Waikato River shows more scientists need to be heard in public, writes Professor Shaun Hendy at The Spinoff. An excerpt (read in full): Traditionally Kiwis worry less about whether their experts are dead than whether they left a forwarding address before they moved to Australia. […]

Jacqueline Rowarth on global food security and NZ

John Kerr posted in on November 29th, 2012.

Jacqueline Rowarth, Professor of Agribusiness at the University of Waikato, highlights New Zealand’s importance as a food producer in a hungry world, writing on the Idealog site (originally published in Primary Magazine). An excerpt (read in full here): As demand grows, so can NZ’s role in food production Populations are increasing, resources are being depleted, […]

Dom Post: The pursuit of science before happiness

Peter Griffin posted in on September 9th, 2010.

Jon Morgan writes in the Dominion Post about Massey University’s agriculture director, Jacqueline Rowarth, and her thoughts on Generation X and Y’s engagement with science. Rowarth also has strong views, based on data, on subjects from biological farming to the meat industry. An excerpt: (read in full here) “It’s relevant to a point she returns […]

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