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Research Medal

Dr Thomas Buckley, Landcare Research, honoured for outstanding fundamental or applied research for a scientist under age 40.


NIWA scientist honoured by Royal Society of New Zealand

Ten top New Zealand scientists have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand at the annual general meeting of the Society’s Academy. They include Dr Philip Boyd, NIWA/University of Otago – internationally recognised for his work in the field of oceanography and the productivity of the global ocean.


Crown Research Institute Taskforce on Strengthening CRIs welcomed

Science New Zealand chairman, John Morgan,


Launch of new Prizes for Science will encourage science and benefit New Zealand.

Prime Minister John Key visited Plant & Food Research’s Auckland headquarters on 23rd October to learn about the Institute’s contribution to New Zealand’s economic growth.


New CRI takes fast-track route to IT services

Plant and Food Research standardises on SAP for its ICT services


Global interest in CRI science

AgResearch is seeking increased revenues offshore


Carving symbolises cutting edge of science and technology


Dr Allen Heath elected as a Companion of the Royal Society of New Zealand

The Council of the Royal Society of New Zealand has presented Dr Allen Heath of AgResearch with a certificate marking his election as a Companion for dedication to communicating science over many decades.


Science New Zealand chairman elected

John Morgan, NIWA CEO, is elected to a 2-year term. Tom Richardson, Scion CEO, deputy.


How deep is your love?

His friends have taken to calling him "Lord of the Ring" after NIWA ecologist Aleki Taumoepeau plucked his wedding ring from the bottom of Wellington Harbour 16 months after he lost it.


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