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The weighting game

IRL’s metrologists are taking a novel approach to bringing the kilogram — the last measurement to be based on a physical object — into the 21st century.


Scientists, take heart, says IRL CEO

Shaun Coffey says it is heartening that despite a tight fiscal environment, the current government has prioritised science in the 2010 budget.


CEO sought for Science Ministry

An outstanding leadership opportunity, with Science and Innovation at heart of Government’s economic growth strategy, says Minister Mapp.


A cool $15M for Antarctic research

NIWA, Landcare Research and GNS Science receive over $15M to do further outstanding science research in Antarctica over the next four years.


New-look boards will get the best from CRIs

New appointees on Crown Research Institutes boards will place the CRIs at the forefront of innovation and economic growth, Minister of Research, Science and Technology Wayne Mapp said recently.


Scottish College honours AgResearch scientist

AgResearch Principal Scientist Dr Liz Wedderburn has been honoured by the Scottish Agricultural College (SAC) with a five year visiting fellowship.


Dr Tom Richardson appointed AgResearch CEO

The current head of the Rotorua-based CRI, New Zealand Forest Research Institute Ltd, trading as Scion, Dr Tom Richardson, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of AgResearch Ltd, after the resignation of Dr Andrew West.


Rotorua Scientist a Finalist for Zonta Award

Dr Anna Hopkins, a scientist at Scion, Rotorua, is one of three candidates shortlisted for this year’s Zonta Science Award.


CRI Chairs become RSNZ Companions

Sue Suckling and Rick Christie, recent chairs of NIWA and AgResearch respectively, receive a rare honour for their contribution to leadership in New Zealand science.


Upton says Review gets balance right at last

The Minister who set up CRIs endorses the CRI Taskforce Report, and suggests some lessons for the future.


New Science

New Value

Green outlook essential ingredient for bakery


Landcare Research marks year of change and consolidation

The company made a financial surplus of $2.155 million from revenues of $51.6 million.


Supportive work environment earns Award

Creating opportunity for a man that used his many skills and abilities and eliminating tasks made impossible by his deafness, led to Landcare Research becoming New Zealand's Mainstream Employer of the Year.


AgResearch to purchase Canesis

AgResearch is to purchase the assets of Canesis Network Ltd, subject to approval by its shareholding Ministers and satisfactory due diligence.


AgResearch strengthens partnership with CLI

Dr Ruth Frampton is the new relationship co-ordinator for AgResearch and CLI – a role that aims to strengthen the Trans-Tasman bond between the two organisations.


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