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Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Back to catching adult kiwi

By   /  April 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC ranger, Environment, Fiordland, Fiordland Kiwi Diaries, Fiordland National Park, Haast tokoeka, Jobs at DOC, kiwi, National parks, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Science  /  Comments Off on Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Back to catching adult kiwi

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Back to catching adult kiwi We caught up with Tim, a ranger on the front lines of the Save Our Iconic Kiwi initiative. This is the twelfth in a series following the work he’s doing to save the Fiordland tokoeka (kiwi). Tim and […]

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Emperor penguin foraging behaviour revealed

By   /  April 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Emperor penguin foraging behaviour revealed

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Emperor penguin foraging behaviour revealed Emperor penguin foraging behaviour revealed SHARE THIS:  Media Release 20 April 2018 An unavoidable delay in a research ship’s voyage to Antarctica resulted in some surprising and important findings about the behaviour of emperor […]

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Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Nest check for Pegleg and Sinbad Colby

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC ranger, Environment, Fiordland, Fiordland Kiwi Diaries, Fiordland National Park, Haast tokoeka, Jobs at DOC, kiwi, National parks, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Science  /  Comments Off on Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Nest check for Pegleg and Sinbad Colby

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Nest check for Pegleg and Sinbad Colby We caught up with Tim, a ranger on the front lines of the Save Our Iconic Kiwi initiative. This is the eleventh in a series following the work he’s doing to save the Fiordland tokoeka […]

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Another win for GE FREE NZ

By   /  April 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Environment, GE Free New Zealand, NGOs, Press Release, Science, Soil & Health Association  /  Comments Off on Another win for GE FREE NZ

MIL OSI – Source: GE Free New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Another win for GE FREE NZ The Soil & Health Association welcomes a decision released today by the Environment Court declining Federated Farmers’ attempt to challenge regulation of genetically modified organisms under the RMA.   In the latest case before the Environment Court, Whangarei […]

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Jewelled geckos released in Otago

By   /  April 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Landcare Research, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Jewelled geckos released in Otago

Source: Landcare Research – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Jewelled geckos released in Otago The Central Otago Ecological Trust recently released Jewelled geckos into a 14-ha predator-proof fence near Alexandra. This species has been extinct from Central Otago for many decades, so this translocation represents a significant step in restoring lost lizard communities in this region. – […]

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Light shines on UV radiation research

By   /  March 29, 2018  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Light shines on UV radiation research

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Light shines on UV radiation research Sun worshippers may feel the burn next week as scientists and health professionals from around the world meet in Wellington to discuss the latest research on the effects of UV radiation. Science Centres:  […]

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ESR extends drug testing pilot in Emergency Departments

By   /  March 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on ESR extends drug testing pilot in Emergency Departments

Source: ESR – Press Release/Statement: Headline: ESR extends drug testing pilot in Emergency Departments New synthetic recreational drugs are a considerable issue worldwide, and New Zealand is not immune to the harm that these types of drugs pose. During the second half of 2017 there was a significant spate of non-fatal hospitalisations connected with the […]

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Media Release: Rare footage of whales captured in Antarctica

By   /  March 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Media Release: Rare footage of whales captured in Antarctica

Source: Antarctica New Zealand Headline: Media Release: Rare footage of whales captured in Antarctica Media Release Tuesday 20 March 2018 Rare Footage of Whales Captured in Antarctica “I’m such an excited scientist right now!” Dr Regina Eisert, marine mammal expert at the University of Canterbury, still can’t believe the underwater footage her team captured on […]

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Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: First check up of the year

By   /  March 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC ranger, Environment, Fiordland, Fiordland Kiwi Diaries, Fiordland National Park, Haast tokoeka, Jobs at DOC, kiwi, National parks, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Science  /  Comments Off on Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: First check up of the year

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: First check up of the year We caught up with Tim, a ranger on the front lines of the Save Our Iconic Kiwi initiative. This is the tenth in a series following the work he’s doing to save the Fiordland tokoeka (kiwi). Tim […]

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NIWA expertise contributes to healthy hoki fishery

By   /  February 28, 2018  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on NIWA expertise contributes to healthy hoki fishery

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: NIWA expertise contributes to healthy hoki fishery When NIWA fisheries scientist Richard O’Driscoll went to sea earlier this year, he and his team measured so many fish that laid end to end, they would have stretched for 31km. Science […]

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Wakas bring microplastics to Wellington

By   /  February 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Wakas bring microplastics to Wellington

Source: ESR – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Wakas bring microplastics to Wellington New Zealand scientists have been taking advantage of the waka involved in the opening of the New Zealand Festival tonight to conduct research into plastics in our seas.  A Waka Odyssey will see seven waka hourua (double canoes), eight waka taua (war canoes) and fleet of waka ama helping […]

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Scientists send snapper to boot camp

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Scientists send snapper to boot camp

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Scientists send snapper to boot camp At a laboratory just outside Whangarei, scientists are putting very young snapper through comprehensive physical testing – including a full medical check-up involving smell, hearing, vision, and even anxiety testing. NIWA’s Northland Marine Research Centre […]

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Warmer seas make whales more difficult to find and track

By   /  February 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Warmer seas make whales more difficult to find and track

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Warmer seas make whales more difficult to find and track A two-week expedition to tag blue whales in New Zealand waters for the first time, almost came up empty due to warmer sea temperatures causing the animals to change their behaviour. […]

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NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 9 February 2018

By   /  February 9, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 9 February 2018

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Press Release/Statement: Headline: NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 9 February 2018 A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions […]

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Solving crime

By   /  February 9, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Solving crime

Source: ESR – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Solving crime An innovative New Zealand product has helped in the breakthrough of a brutal triple murder case in the US. Three young people were slayed in the Palm Beach town of Jupiter, and while one person was arrested shortly after the murder, police were drawing a blank as […]

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NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 2 February 2018

By   /  February 2, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 2 February 2018

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Press Release/Statement: Headline: NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 2 February 2018 A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions […]

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Hitting back at Japanese Honeysuckle

By   /  January 31, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Landcare Research, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Hitting back at Japanese Honeysuckle

Source: Landcare Research – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Hitting back at Japanese Honeysuckle Home» About Us » News & events » News snippets » Hitting back at Japanese Honeysuckle Manaaki Whenua scientists have reached a milestone in the fight against an aggressive vine invading New Zealand native bush, roadsides, and wastelands. Biocontrol scientists Hugh Gourlay and […]

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Fungi of New Zealand

By   /  January 31, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Landcare Research, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Fungi of New Zealand

Source: Landcare Research – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Fungi of New Zealand A new educational booklet, aimed at teaching Māori ancestral knowledge about fungi (hekaheka) has been released to schools. Manaaki Whenua researchers launched the bilingual teacher and student booklet “Ngā Hekaheka o Aotearoa,” at Auckland’s Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Maungarongo. [embedded content] It […]

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Tangaroa heads to Antarctica on six-week voyage of discovery

By   /  January 31, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Tangaroa heads to Antarctica on six-week voyage of discovery

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Tangaroa heads to Antarctica on six-week voyage of discovery Forty intrepid adventurers leave Wellington next week for a six-week scientific voyage to Antarctica. Research voyages to Antarctica are undertaken by NIWA once every two years and take place in one of […]

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Risk Landscape

By   /  January 26, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Risk Landscape

Source: ESR – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Risk Landscape The New Zealand Food Safety Science & Research Centre (NZFSSRC) has launched an exciting initiative to provide access to capability, resources and research projects on food safety. (external link) A searchable database is now available on the NZFSSRC website containing information from over 400 individuals, 18 organisations, […]

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