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Australian flooding – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on March 7th, 2012.

Heavy rainfall has caused extensive flooding across southern New South Wales and North East Victoria, forcing several communities to evacuate. Widespread, and persistent recordbreaking rainfall was recorded across southeast Australia between 27 February and 5 March 2012, leading to heavy flooding across southeast Australia.  So far, 13,000 people are reported to have been evacuated from […]

Invader ants don’t last in New Zealand

John Kerr posted in on December 1st, 2011.

The faltering march of an invasive ant species has been making headlines both in New Zealand and overseas. The invasive Argentine ant (Linepithema humile), first detected in New Zealand over 20 years ago, is well known internationally for its ability to spread in new territories. The ants are concern to authorities as the ants compete with […]

Sir Paul Callaghan on NZ’s future – Video

John Kerr posted in on September 19th, 2011.

Professor Sir Paul Callaghan delivered Victoria University’s Inaugural Chancellor’s Lecture to 1500 people in the Wellington Town Hall on 14 September. The Victoria professor’s lecture-A prosperous 21st century New Zealand: educating for the new ‘Tiger Economy’ – examines New Zealand’s place in the world economy and how science and innovation can move us forward as […]

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