Source: ESR ESR’s new Chief Scientist, Brett Cowan, brings an eclectic range of qualifications to his new position. They include degrees in engineering, medicine and business, as well as studies in philosophical theology and ancient history. He was previously the General Manager of Business at Auckland Uniservices and also holds the position of Associate Professor […]Read More →
Source: Oxfam New Zealand Strong earthquakes and aftershocks continued to rattle Lombok sending its people, already reeling from the massive destruction in the previous weeks, running scared for their lives. Over the past 24 hours, at least a dozen shocks of 5-Richter magnitude have followed on the heels of Sunday’s big quakes of 6.3 and […]Read More →
Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Following the win on plastic bags, Greenpeace is gearing up to issue a significant new challenge to Government on plastics. “The ban on single-use plastic bags was a huge win for the oceans and for people power, but we’re not satisfied yet. Plastic bags are just the tip of the plastic […]Read More →
Researcher measures mighty movementTuesday, August 21, 2018Being able to use markers like fence lines and farm tracks was a big advantage in getting solid evidence on how much the land moved along the fault.
Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC Kaikōura wasn’t just the most complex earthquake ever recorded, it also moved the ground further than most other known earthquakes, says EQC-funded Victoria University student researcher Jesse Kearse. Jesse looked at how the Earth’s surface was shifted sideways along the 83 km stretch of the Jordan, Kekerengu, and offshore Needles […]Read More →
Source: Antarctica New Zealand 21 August 2018 Antarctica New Zealand Board statement The information Antarctica New Zealand has provided in response to media queries has been accurate in all respects. There have however, been a number of inaccuracies reported in the media. Mr Beggs was dismissed following an investigation into his conduct as the Chief […]Read More →
Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam India is preparing emergency relief and assistance for people affected by one of the worst floods in the history of Kerala. The floods have affected more then one million people, left hundreds of thousands homeless and claimed the lives of 324 people to date. Following a rapid assessment of the situation Oxfam India […]Read More →
Changes to Executive Leadership TeamMonday, August 20, 2018EQC Chief Executive Sid Miller has confirmed the new structure of the Executive Leadership Team.
Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC Earthquake Commission Chief Executive Sid Miller has confirmed the new structure of the Executive Leadership Team that was announced to EQC staff on 8 August 2018. Mr Miller says that the new leadership team and organisational structure firm up interim changes made to EQC’s leadership team and structure when Chief […]Read More →
Source: Oxfam New Zealand Rohingya women living in Bangladesh are developing health problems, missing out on aid and are at greater risk of abuse due to unsafe and unsuitable facilities in many parts of the refugee camps, Oxfam warned today. The international agency called for 15 per cent of new funding to be set aside […]Read More →
Source: GNS Science Lead authors of the new geological map of Tongariro National Park Graham Leonard and Dougal Townsend of GNS Science review the well illustrated publication. Photo – Margaret Low, GNS Science The production of the Geology of the Tongariro National Park area was a collaboration involving GNS Science, the Department of Conservation, and Victoria […]Read More →
Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Hola, This is Fernando – captain of Greenpeace flagship The Rainbow Warrior. I’m writing to you from the middle of the Tasman Sea – and our next stop is New Zealand! In April, when New Zealand became one of the first countries in the world to ban offshore oil and gas […]Read More →
Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Sunday, August 19: The world famous Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior is on its way to New Zealand for a tour of the country to celebrate the Government’s recent oil ban and promote clean energy opportunities. In April, New Zealand made international headlines when it became one of the first countries in […]Read More →
Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Orca Whale jumping out of the water. After 17 heartbreaking days, Tahlequah (J35), the orca mother who captured the world’s attention, has finally stopped carrying her dead calf through the Salish Sea off the Pacific coast of Washington and British Columbia. In response, Greenpeace USA released the following statement calling for […]Read More →
Source: Greenpeace New Zealand I grew up in photography reading Robert Capa’s words: “If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough”. It’s a simple statement but really profound. Photographers have understood this statement in their own unique way, similar to what photography as a medium is. It can be personal to the photographer and […]Read More →
Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem meets with the UK Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, to discuss protection of the Antarctic Ocean, as part of a Greenpeace campaign to create a 1.8 million square kilometre Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary. Last month, as a result of our campaign, Boris Johnson gave public backing to an Antarctic […]Read More →
Source: Environment Canterbury Regional Council Date: 17 Aug 2018 There has been a lot of interest in Simon’s Pass Station in the Mackenzie Basin recently, so we thought we’d clear up a few things. Where is it? Simon’s Pass Station is a high-country farm at the southern end of Lake Pukaki. It is made up […]Read More →
Source: Landcare Research Home»About Us »News & events »News snippets »Students, Predator Tracking & Pythagoras – pilot project takes offCombining mathematics, school students, and scientific predator tracking techniques doesn’t usually add up, but researchers are trialling a new project combining the three in a bid to teach students how to track and analyse animal movements. […]Read More →
Mapping volcanic ash fall for all weathersThursday, August 16, 2018Research funded by EQC has developed a way of calculating where the ash from a volcano is most likely to fall in different parts of New Zealand.
Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC Research funded by the Earthquake Commission (EQC) has developed a way of calculating where the ash from a volcano is most likely to fall, and its thickness, in different parts of New Zealand. Research team leader Dr. Simon Barker, from Victoria University of Wellington, says that the research involves a […]Read More →