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Household-scale wind generators may soon be powering your home. Industrial Research scientists are backing rising public enthusiasm for alternative energy sources such as wind.


Expat plants could threaten biosecurity


The new rock and roll

Earthquakes are a fact of life for most New Zealanders, with 14,000 or so recorded tremors each year. Monitoring what happens and where is key to improving earthquake readiness and response. With the GeoNet monitoring network, Crown Research Institute GNS Science is seismically aware, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


Visionary ‘2020 Science’ strategy to help New Zealand prosper

Agriculture is still the backbone of New Zealand’s wealth – and will remain so says Crown Research Institute AgResearch. But New Zealand is no longer the world's lowest cost dairy producing country. Resources are limited and everyone else has been catching up fast. What are the opportunities – and risks? And can we extend our knowledge and technologies into non-pastoral areas?


NZ prepares for faster action against global disease

Pandemic? Biosecurity? Bioterrorism? Potential threats all. Since 9/11 and SARS the world has taken big steps in proactive surveillance. But like all nations, perhaps the biggest challenge NZ faces is to bring the barrage of facts together, into a single – relevant - information source. Crown Research Institute ESR reckons it’s cracked the problem.


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