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Eureka Awards

Science New Zealand again sponsored the national awards.  Three winners emerged, with the grand prize going to Evan Brenton-Rule of VUW.


CRI and University to collaborate on postgraduate teaching and research

Victoria University and GNS Science have signed a Memorandum of Understanding agreeing to work towards a relationship whereby GNS Science staff are directly involved in the University’s postgraduate earth sciences programme.


Collaboration will deliver Government's Centre for Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research

The Government’s Centre for Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research will bring together the world-class expertise and experience of the nine organisations involved, says host provider AgResearch.


Funding for joint science projects announced

A funding boost of $500,000 to support several new joint science research projects between AgResearch and the University of Otago was announced on 23rd July, demonstrating the strong spirit of cooperation between both leading research organisations.


Collaboration between AgResearch and Liggins

In a move to optimise the nutritional and health-giving qualities of foods from pastoral-based sources for human consumption, AgResearch has put the official seal on a collaboration with The University of Auckland’s Liggins Institute.


Bringing science and art together at Te Papa

The best photographs of last year’s New Zealand Schools Photographic Competition are on display at Te Papa.


NZ food research goes global

A consortium of food research and development organisations plans to establish an international brand to market New Zealand expertise to the world.


Close links with global science will help NZ, prof says

New Zealand can gain significant health and economic benefits from fostering closer links between researchers studying human and animal genetics, University of Otago Prof Neil Gemmell says.


IRL and maori investment group in commercial collaboration

Industrial Research Ltd and Fomana Capital, the investment arm of the Federation of Maori Authorities, have announced that they have signed a research partnership and commercialisation development accord.


Danisco acquires equity stake in Crop & Food Research subsidiary

A huge milestone in the history of GraceLinc, the Crop & Food Research subsidiary company that produces and markets Glucagel™ , has been reached with the announcement by Danisco that it is acquiring an equity stake.


New Science

AgResearch and BGI Developments to commercialise revolutionary dyeing process

A revolutionary new dyeing process developed by AgResearch that allows wool fabrics to be dyed vibrant colours is about to be commercialised


Unique science collaboration in agri-food research

In a collaboration of unparalleled scientific expertise in New Zealand, AgResearch and the University of Auckland’s Liggins Institute are seeking to discover how nutrients in food affect animals and humans to improve body composition.


From Waste to Gold

Crown Research Institute Scion is aiming to help Rotorua District Council save their taxpayers $650,000 a year by turning the city's sewage sludge into useful chemicals.


Scientists to probe mysterious demise of Easter Islanders

A New Zealand-led group of scientists plans to use sophisticated analytical techniques to try and solve the mystery of the sudden collapse of the population on Easter Island in pre-European times.


Coloured kiwifruit just the start

Kiwifruit lovers will be like kids in a chinese gooseberry store as DNA research is released for breeding fruit with new colours, flavours and health properties.


Doom for Algal Bloom?

An innovative solution to a billion-dollar problem has been successfully trialled by Scion. A modified form of zeolite, a natural volcanic mineral, looks set to be a new tool in the campaign to mitigate the effects of nutrient run-off in New Zealand's lakes and waterways.


Possum field trials a success

A new threat to possums is on the horizon, with the successful release of genetically marked parasites in a field trial at Kahurangi National Park at the top of the South Island.


Promising therapy for heart attack victims

Scientists have discovered a treatment that dramatically reduces damage to the heart following a heart attack.


Improving border biosecurity

AgResearch scientists are studying tussock in an effort to improve border biosecurity.


Don't treat soil like dirt ...

That's the message coming from a group of four Crown research institutes that have banded together for the Sustainable Land Use Research Initiative (Sluri).


New Value

Antarctic Environments Portal

Antarctica is under increasing pressure from human activity and climate change. To make science about this unique region more accessible - especially to policy makers - Landcare Research and Antarctica New Zealand have signed a collaboration agreement for the development of an innovative web portal


IRL and Unitec collaborate to bolster high-tech workforce

A closer working relationship between Industrial Research Ltd and Unitec aims to deliver more and better work-ready high-tech workers to New Zealand industry.


Sweet success in hunt for honey's healing factor

Comvita, the New Zealand-based global exporter of natural health and beauty products, and collaborators have identified key compounds in honey that stimulate the immune system, paving the way for a range of new wound-healing products.


Dynamic duo

A collaboration between IRL and itsTaiwanese counterpart, the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), has resulted in the joint development of a unique product that is nearing market entry.


Collaborating with China on Food Safety

ESR and the Chinese Cereals and Oils Association (CCOA) are collaborating on food safety research..


New alliance boosts Antarctic and climate research

The number of New Zealand organisations comprising the Joint Antarctic Research Institute has risen to three with Crown Research Institute NIWA joining Victoria University and GNS Science in the alliance.


Europe recognises New Zealand expertise in apple breeding

Scientists at Plant & Food Research have received funding to encourage science collaboration with Spanish and Italian researchers.


Improving genetic information management


ESR and New Zealand Customs collaborate on border control

Crown Research Institute ESR and New Zealand Customs Service are increasing co-operation to enhance strategic and operational capabilities to control who and what crosses our borders.


Major collaboration in food and biological research

Two of New Zealand’s leading research organisations, The University of Auckland and AgResearch, have announced a major new collaboration to improve human health through diet.


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