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Cape Canaveral comes to the East Coast – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on July 11th, 2016.

In a few months, a remote East Coast town will become the launching pad for a rocket headed for space. In a two-page spread in the Herald on Sunday, science reporter Jamie Morton profiled inventor Peter Beck and the small town of Mahia he’s about to make famous. Read the full feature online. An excerpt: When […]

Climate change facts for Kiwis – Tim Naish and James Renwick

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on July 6th, 2016.

Writing in the New Zealand Herald, Victoria University of Wellington professors Tim Naish and James Renwick – ahead of their nationwide speaking tour – outline 10 facts New Zealanders might not know about climate change. An excerpt (read in full). Ten things New Zealand can learn about climate change 1 Wellington has the longest continuous carbon dioxide […]

Herald’s summer focus on science

Peter Griffin posted in on January 17th, 2014.

The Herald recently ran a series of articles exploring ‘Science that will change our lives’, authored by science reporter Jamie Morton. The six-part series highlighted a number of research projects currently underway around the country, whose discoveries are affecting our lives. The topics ranged from developing molecules to fight viruses, to tackling poor nutrition, and […]

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NZ Herald: How to mend a shattered city from the ground up

Peter Griffin posted in on March 7th, 2011.

New Zealand Herald feature writers Geoff Cumming and Chris Barton look at the challenges that lay ahead in rebuilding Christchurch, interviewing scientists and engineers tasked with ascertaining what happened to Christchurch’s buildings. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Old-fashioned timber-framed houses on concrete-block perimeter foundations appeared to withstand the first quake better than some recent […]

NZH: Scientists say it’s time to let GM genie out of the bottle

Peter Griffin posted in on December 2nd, 2008.

An extensive feature by New Zealand Herald writer Chris Barton on genetic modification research in New Zealand. In three parts: NZH: Scientists say it’s time to let GM genie out of the bottle NZH: Potato pioneer stuck in field trials NZH: How fears turned to trust

Simon Collins: engineering a good story

Peter Griffin posted in on November 28th, 2008.

It was a night for celebrating the builders of dams, hotels and slaughterhouses at the Engineering Excellence Awards on Thursday night. But good journalism was also rewarded, with the New Zealand Herald’s Simon Collins picking up the prize for excellence in engineering journalism. Simon was the Herald’s science reporter for a number of years and […]

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