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PM’s Science Prize winners announced

Dacia Herbulock posted in on November 12th, 2013.

One million dollars has been awarded to the six winners of this year’s Prime Minister’s Science Prizes. In a ceremony today in Wellington, top prize winners Prof John Boys and Prof Grant Covic were recognised for their impressive track record of innovation stretching back over 20 years. The two University of Auckland engineers have developed and commercialised wireless or inductive […]

Podcast: Peter Griffin does Cafe Scientifique

Peter Griffin posted in on May 6th, 2011.

Clck below to play back a recording of Peter Griffin, founding manager of the SMC and founder of talk about the big stories the SMC has handled so far, how the media dealt with them and the need for the scientific community to step up its efforts to aid the media in covering science […]

Newsletter Digest: IgNobels, Kiwi attitudes to science, SciBlogs anniversary

Dacia Herbulock posted in on October 1st, 2010.

What do Kiwis think of science? Next week will see the launch of a study that looks at the public’s perception of science in New Zealand. The research Science and the General Public 2010, is the latest in a series of studies previously undertaken in 2002 and 2005 by the Ministry of Research, Science and […]

Newsletter Digest: Stern lectures, food insecurity, NZ energy, and new blogs

Peter Griffin posted in on September 3rd, 2010.

Stern talk on climate change British economist Nicholas Stern will bring his “get serious” message on climate change to New Zealand next week, when he undertakes a lecture series hosted by the University of Auckland. Lord Stern is best known for the 2006 Stern Review, a 700 page document commissioned by the UK Government that […]

The Taranaki Daily News: Kiwi scientists blogging up a storm

Peter Griffin posted in on February 2nd, 2010.

Helen Harvey of the Taranaki Daily News writes about Sciblogs, a recent science communication initiative from the NZ Science Media Centre. Sciblogs aggregates the efforts of almost 30 people blogging about science – most of whom are active scientists working either independently or in the country’s universities and CRIs. An excerpt: (full version here) “One […]

NZ’s largest science blog network goes live

Peter Griffin posted in on September 30th, 2009.

The Science Media Centre today launches a major new science communication effort with the arrival of Sciblogs, a network of science blogs covering everything from clinical health to climate change. Sciblogs debuts with 26 bloggers, including scientists from universities, Crown Research Institutes and private research organisations the length of the country. It will be the […]

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