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Students, Predator Tracking & Pythagoras – pilot project takes off

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Landcare Research, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Students, Predator Tracking & Pythagoras – pilot project takes off

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. […]

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Scientists head to the Chathams to mark anniversary of deadly tsunami – 13/08/2018

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Scientists head to the Chathams to mark anniversary of deadly tsunami – 13/08/2018

Source: GNS Science The tsunami was caused by a large seafloor earthquake off the coast of Peru on 14 August 1868 and it travelled across the Pacific and hit the Chatham Islands causing fatalities and widespread destruction. Scientists estimate the quake was between magnitude 8.5 and 9.0 and its rupture on the seafloor was believed […]

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Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Resolution Island Trapping

By   /  August 11, 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: Resolution Island Trapping

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

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ESR shares medical laboratory technology

By   /  August 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on ESR shares medical laboratory technology

Source: ESR ESR hosted six very special visitors in their health labs as part of a Pacific Islands programme to provide training in appropriate medical laboratory technology. Since 1990 the not-for-profit organisation, Pacific Paramedical Training Centre (PPTC) has sponsored students to come to New Zealand to undertake training in medical laboratory science as part of […]

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Scientists reaffirm earlier findings on the fate of Pink and White Terraces – 03/08/2018

By   /  August 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Scientists reaffirm earlier findings on the fate of Pink and White Terraces – 03/08/2018

Source: GNS Science In a peer-reviewed paper in the Journal of The Royal Society of New Zealand published online this week, they stand by their earlier findings that the White Terraces were largely destroyed in the eruption and confirmed that remnants the Pink Terraces may lie at the bottom of Lake Rotomahana. Scientists load an […]

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Flu cases may peak soon

By   /  July 30, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Flu cases may peak soon

Source: ESR ESR scientists say with July normally the time for flu infections to peak, the number of cases being reported is still quite low. However, ESR Strategic Health Intelligence Manager Dr Lisa Oakley says that could change quickly. “Generally it’s this time of year that we start to see flu cases peak. Although the […]

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Launch of NZ’s first bilingual guides to native moths

By   /  July 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Landcare Research, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Launch of NZ’s first bilingual guides to native moths

Source: Landcare Research Home»About Us »News & events »News snippets »Launch of NZ’s first bilingual guides to native mothsNew Zealand is home to only 13 traditionally recognised native species of butterflies, but when it comes to moths we have thousands.“We have about 2,000 species of moths in New Zealand. I say ‘about’ because we are […]

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ESR scientists developing drug early warning system

By   /  July 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on ESR scientists developing drug early warning system

Source: ESR ESR scientists are developing a platform for a national drug monitoring and surveillance system to tackle the wave of evolving synthetic drugs coming into the country. ESR says its expertise along with input from key agencies and affected organisations can be used to create a drug early warning system. Scientists began collaborating with […]

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Dunedin study sets baseline for urban fault investigations – 26/07/2018

By   /  July 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Dunedin study sets baseline for urban fault investigations – 26/07/2018

Source: GNS Science While the overall seismic hazard of the city is unchanged, one of the faults extends closer to the city than previously thought and a couple of new fault sources were uncovered. However, the ‘new’ fault sources described in the study have been assigned a low level of activity and therefore don’t alter […]

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Scott Base Fire report

By   /  July 26, 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, Science  /  Comments Off on Scott Base Fire report

Source: Antarctica New Zealand News Warped doors, ineffective fire walls and vulnerable cladding – Scott Base’s fire risks have been detailed in a worrying report. David Williams reports. It’s one of the harshest environments in the world. With Antarctica’s below-freezing temperatures, strong winds, frequent blizzards and ultra-dry conditions, it’s imperative New Zealand’s research base in […]

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Native plant species enlisted to help clean up waterways

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Native plant species enlisted to help clean up waterways

Source: ESR A new study underway in Wellington is testing a range of New Zealand native plants for their ability to clean up our waterways. ESR scientists at the Kenepuru Science Centre in Porirua are looking at the potential of rātā and horopito to reduce the number of bacterial pathogens in soil [MP4, 11 MB] […]

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ESR testing drinking water filters

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on ESR testing drinking water filters

Source: ESR Water suppliers may soon have more effective ways to assess the performance of water filtration systems in drinking water treatment for their communities.  A recent Ministry of Health report on drinking water suppliers showed 19 % of the populations surveyed were exposed to water that does not meet safety standards. An ESR study […]

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ESR flu study findings a world first

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on ESR flu study findings a world first

Source: ESR Work undertaken by ESR scientists is the first in the world to show a particular and surprising immune response among people to influenza, and could help pave the way to a globally-sought universal flu vaccine. The study has significantly changed understanding of a critical part of the influenza virus, with an ESR report […]

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The Sound of Science: Living the high life

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, Alpine, biodiversity, birds, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Pest control, predation, predators, Public Sector, Rock wren, Science, staff, Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on The Sound of Science: Living the high life

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The Sound of Science: Living the high life The life of a scientist in the Department of Conservation is worlds apart from the traditional stereotype of a lab-coat wearing academic hidden inside and away from the ‘real world’. DOC’s Threatened Species Ambassador Nicola Toki talks to […]

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The Great Weeds Hunt Aotearoa

By   /  July 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Landcare Research, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Science  /  Comments Off on The Great Weeds Hunt Aotearoa

Source: Landcare Research – Press Release/Statement: Headline: The Great Weeds Hunt Aotearoa New Zealand is one of the weediest countries in the world, with the number of weed species now outnumbering our native flora. These invasive weeds are among the greatest environmental threats to our parks, wetlands, reserves, coasts, bush remnants, and alpine areas. – […]

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Sharing food authentication techniques with developing nations – 12/07/2018

By   /  July 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Sharing food authentication techniques with developing nations – 12/07/2018

Source: GNS Science In an International Atomic Energy Agency-funded project, 22 scientists from across the Pacific attended a hands-on course at Otago University learning chemical techniques to authenticate and detect adulteration in various foods such as honey, cereal, rice, dairy products and tea. Isotope chemist Karyne Rogers of GNS Science and Professor Russell Frew of […]

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ESR battling to keep on top of illicit designer drugs

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on ESR battling to keep on top of illicit designer drugs

Source: ESR ESR scientists are fighting to keep on top of so-called designer drugs, which they say are evolving rapidly. With the emergence of “party pills” or “legal highs” in the past decade, the Institute of Environmental Health and Science (ESR) says illicit drug manufacturers are increasingly “tweaking” designer drugs in a bid to help […]

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Wherever the wind – and climate drivers – carry her!

By   /  July 12, 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, Science  /  Comments Off on Wherever the wind – and climate drivers – carry her!

Source: Antarctica New Zealand Media Release 12 July 2018   Wherever the wind – and climate drivers – carry her! Florence Isaacs’ icebergs are all lining up and her only concern is that she’s peaking too early. “It’s incredibly exciting to be given the opportunity to achieve one of my lifelong dreams!” The PhD candidate […]

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Sharing food authentication techniques with developing nations – 12/11/2018

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Sharing food authentication techniques with developing nations – 12/11/2018

Source: GNS Science In an International Atomic Energy Agency-funded project, 22 scientists from across the Pacific attended a hands-on course at Otago University learning chemical techniques to authenticate and detect adulteration in various foods such as honey, cereal, rice, dairy products and tea. Isotope chemist Karyne Rogers of GNS Science and Professor Russell Frew of […]

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Wasp biocontrol update 13

By   /  July 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Landcare Research, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Wasp biocontrol update 13

Source: Landcare Research Home»About Us »News & events »News snippets »Wasp biocontrol update 13Bob Brown, Manaaki Whenua – Landcare ResearchThe wasp season is finally winding down and I am now able to start catching my breath and let you know what has been going on with the Wasp Biocontrol Phase II project.New and old agent […]

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