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Thermal images reveal heat levels in New Zealand’s glaciers

By   /  May 23, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NIWA, Science  /  Comments Off on Thermal images reveal heat levels in New Zealand’s glaciers

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Thermal images taken by a NIWA scientist during this year’s aerial survey of South Island glaciers have revealed in extraordinary detail how heat in the surrounding landscape is affecting the ice. Every year at the end of summer, NIWA scientists and Victoria University glaciologists undertake […]

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Taking the pulse of the Hikurangi subduction zone – 21/05/2019

By   /  May 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, earthquakes, Environment, FifthEstate1, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Taking the pulse of the Hikurangi subduction zone – 21/05/2019

Source: GNS Science This will help to bring science a step closer to being able to forecast the likelihood of damaging earthquakes and tsunamis on this major fault.  Led by GNS Science, the study involved the detailed analysis of several hundred earthquakes between Hawke’s Bay and East Cape to produce the first direct physical evidence […]

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Measles update | ESR

By   /  May 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, ESR, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Measles update | ESR

Source: ESR Measles cases linked to single importation. ESR scientists say the majority of cases of measles in Auckland, Northland and Bay of Plenty are likely to have originated from one initial case in Auckland.  ESR, which tracks all notifiable diseases on behalf of the Ministry of Health, reports there are now 142 cases of […]

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Kia māia: Be bold, Improving the wellbeing of children living in poverty, NZIER public discussion paper 2019/1

By   /  May 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Economy, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, Science  /  Comments Off on Kia māia: Be bold, Improving the wellbeing of children living in poverty, NZIER public discussion paper 2019/1

Source: New Zealand Institute of Economic Research 20 May 2019 Our latest research shows that increasing income is not enough to fix child poverty. Expanding the real choices people have is much harder than just providing resources, but it’s what is needed to give all Kiwi kids a fair go. Our discussion paper can be […]

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Decision to list medical devices supplied by 3M New Zealand Limited and Protec Solutions Limited

By   /  May 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Pharmac, Science  /  Comments Off on Decision to list medical devices supplied by 3M New Zealand Limited and Protec Solutions Limited

Source: Pharmac What we’re doing We are pleased to announce the approval of non-exclusive listing agreements with 3M New Zealand Limited (“3M”) and Protec Solutions Limited (“Protec”) for the supply of continence and urology products to DHBs. In summary, this will result in: 3M’s continence products being listed in Part III of Section H of […]

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Decision to list medical devices in the endomechanical and electrosurgical category supplied by Ortho Medics Limited

By   /  May 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Pharmac, Science  /  Comments Off on Decision to list medical devices in the endomechanical and electrosurgical category supplied by Ortho Medics Limited

Source: Pharmac Our response to what you told us We appreciate the time people took to respond to this consultation. A summary of the main themes raised in feedback and our responses to the feedback received are set out below: Theme Comment Feedback that no technical or resource impacts are expected as a result of […]

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Scientists hoping to solve great eel mystery

By   /  May 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NIWA, Science  /  Comments Off on Scientists hoping to solve great eel mystery

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research NIWA freshwater scientists are pinning their hopes of solving an age-old mystery on 10 female longfin eels who are about to begin an epic journey to their spawning grounds somewhere in the Pacific Ocean.   NIWA freshwater ecologist Dr Paul Franklin says not knowing where […]

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Proposal to list obstetrics and gynaecology products supplied by Pro-Med Technologies Limited

By   /  May 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Pharmac, Science  /  Comments Off on Proposal to list obstetrics and gynaecology products supplied by Pro-Med Technologies Limited

Source: Pharmac What we’re proposing PHARMAC is seeking feedback on a proposal to list a range of obstetrics and gynaecology products in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 July 2019 through a provisional agreement with Pro-Med Technologies Limited (“ProMed”). Consultation closes at 4pm on Thursday, 6 June 2019 and feedback […]

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Scientists study how to predict marine heatwaves

By   /  May 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NIWA, Science  /  Comments Off on Scientists study how to predict marine heatwaves

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Scientists have taken a step closer to predicting marine heatwaves with new NIWA-led research finding a link between their formation and the length of time sea temperatures are warmer than normal. For the past two summers, the Tasman Sea has experienced a marine heatwave, where […]

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Emirates Team New Zealand seek NIWA’s technical edge

By   /  May 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NIWA, Science  /  Comments Off on Emirates Team New Zealand seek NIWA’s technical edge

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Emirates Team New Zealand has welcomed NIWA onboard for the defence of the 36th America’s Cup. Grant Dalton, CEO of Emirates Team New Zealand, and NIWA CEO John Morgan recently signed an agreement that will see NIWA’s scientists working closely with Emirates Team New Zealand […]

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Latest science comes to life in new Te Taiao | Nature – 10/05/2019

By   /  May 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, earthquakes, Environment, FifthEstate1, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Latest science comes to life in new Te Taiao | Nature – 10/05/2019

Source: GNS Science 12/05/2019 1:58 pm A create-your-own tsunami tank and a ringside seat to the super-eruption that created Lake Taupō are among the GNS Science research showcased in Te Papa’s new nature zone Te Taiao | Nature. The new exhibit, which opens to the public on Saturday (11 May) brings New Zealand’s unique landscape […]

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Proposal to list continence products supplied by Smith & Nephew Limited

By   /  May 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Pharmac, Science  /  Comments Off on Proposal to list continence products supplied by Smith & Nephew Limited

Source: Pharmac What we’re proposing PHARMAC is seeking feedback on a proposal to list a range of continence products in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 July 2019, through a listing agreement with Smith & Nephew Limited (“Smith & Nephew”). Consultation closes at 4pm on Friday, 31 May 2019 and […]

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Scientists reach new understanding of main threats to Hector’s and Māui dolphins

By   /  May 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NIWA, Science  /  Comments Off on Scientists reach new understanding of main threats to Hector’s and Māui dolphins

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research A new scientific assessment of Hector’s and Māui dolphins has led to a revised understanding of their biology, their  distribution and their main threats. NIWA marine scientist Dr Jim Roberts has been leading an assessment team from NIWA, Massey University and Quantifish that is using […]

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RFP – supply of apomorphine hydrochloride, infusion pumps, dedicated pump syringes (if applicable) and associated consumables

By   /  May 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Pharmac, Science  /  Comments Off on RFP – supply of apomorphine hydrochloride, infusion pumps, dedicated pump syringes (if applicable) and associated consumables

Source: Pharmac PHARMAC invites proposals for the supply of apomorphine hydrochloride in New Zealand. PHARMAC invites proposals for the supply in New Zealand of apomorphine hydrochloride (that allows for both intermittent dosing regimens and continuous subcutaneous infusions) (Apomorphine), ambulatory infusion pumps and dedicated pump syringes (if applicable) (Infusion Pumps) and associated consumables (as described at 3(d) […]

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The Fiscal Responsibility Act 1994: How a nonbinding policy instrument proved highly powerful – NZIER working paper 2018/1

By   /  May 9, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Economy, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, Science  /  Comments Off on The Fiscal Responsibility Act 1994: How a nonbinding policy instrument proved highly powerful – NZIER working paper 2018/1

Source: New Zealand Institute of Economic Research 09 May 2019 Countries that don’t learn from their policy successes and failures are doomed to repeat the failures of the past. ANU Press published our volume (NZIER working paper 2018/1)  in, Successful Public Policy: Lessons from Australia and New Zealand. It is available here. This chapter and others […]

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GNS Science welcomes new energy development centre in Taranaki – 09/05/2019

By   /  May 9, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, earthquakes, Environment, FifthEstate1, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on GNS Science welcomes new energy development centre in Taranaki – 09/05/2019

Source: GNS Science 08/05/2019 12:12 pm GNS Science welcomes today’s announcement by the Prime Minister of the establishment of a National New-Energy Development Centre in Taranaki. It comes at a crucial time as New Zealand moves toward a low-emissions future, which will mean developing and testing a range of options to achieve this target.  GNS […]

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Decision to list patient warming and cooling medical devices supplied by Bard Australia PTY. Limited

By   /  May 9, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Pharmac, Science  /  Comments Off on Decision to list patient warming and cooling medical devices supplied by Bard Australia PTY. Limited

Source: Pharmac Our response to what you told us We appreciate the time people took to review this consultation. A summary of the main themes raised in feedback and our responses to the feedback received are set out below: Theme PHARMAC Comment No technical or resource impacts anticipated for Ministry of Health. Noted. If you […]

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Proposal for changes to funded vaccines in the National Immunisation Schedule

By   /  May 9, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Pharmac, Science  /  Comments Off on Proposal for changes to funded vaccines in the National Immunisation Schedule

Source: Pharmac Details about our proposal The current funding criteria applying to all vaccines can be found in Section I and Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule and would be amended to implement any changes to eligibility and/or the number of doses, should these proposals be accepted. Details about individual products in this proposal can […]

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NIWA mapping Whakatipu lake floor

By   /  May 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NIWA, Science  /  Comments Off on NIWA mapping Whakatipu lake floor

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research NIWA researchers are out on Lake Whakatipu for the next week mapping the lake floor for the first time. Marine geologist Dr Joshu Mountjoy is leading the project to determine the potential for landslides and tsunami in the lake which borders tourism hotspot Queenstown nestled […]

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Decision to list medical devices in the interventional radiology category supplied by Merit Medical Ltd

By   /  May 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Pharmac, Science  /  Comments Off on Decision to list medical devices in the interventional radiology category supplied by Merit Medical Ltd

Source: Pharmac What we are doing We are pleased to announce the approval of a listing agreement for medical devices with Merit Medical Limited (‘Merit’). In summary this will result in: 1427 medical devices from Merit in the interventional radiology category, being listed on the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 July 2019 under national agreements that […]

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