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SMC welcomes new advisory board chair – Tarek Bazley

Peter Griffin posted in on October 26th, 2017.

The Science Media Centre is excited to have TVNZ producer and reporter Tarek Bazley on board as the new chair of its seven-member advisory board. Tarek is a veteran reporter who recently returned to New Zealand after serving as Al Jazeera’s science and technology editor based in Doha, where he covered everything from climate change […]

Sunday feature on obesity and type 2 diabetes – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on August 15th, 2016.

TVNZ’s Sunday programme turned the floodlights on obesity this weekend, with a 15-minute segment on obesity and type 2 diabetes. Auckland-based endocrinologist Dr Brandon Orr-Walker told Sunday that the problem would only continue to escalate. “If it’s looking bad now, it’s going to look a whole lot worse soon. We’re going to have double the problem to deal […]

Auckland SAVVY workshop boosts scientists’ confidence

Dacia Herbulock posted in on March 19th, 2013.

Science Media SAVVY in Auckland Twelve keen scientists were put through their paces in Auckland in mid-March in the second of the Science Media Centre’s national series of media skills workshops. More than basic media training, the course is designed to move scientists out of their comfort zone, increasing awareness of how their choice of […]

PODCAST: Andrew Waterworth on the art of science documentary making

Peter Griffin posted in on November 13th, 2009.

Natural History New Zealand‘s Andrew Waterworth was the keynote speaker at the Science Communicators Association’s annual conference in Palmerston North earlier this week. A documentary maker and journalist with 25 years in the business, Andrew dug back into the archives to show some of the early science TV shows he worked on and also gave […]

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