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Many lakes in poor state of health

Some of the country's filthiest lakes have been revealed – with a NIWA report suggesting that as many as a third may be unhealthy.


Building sustainable business was focus of AgResearch’s year

AgResearch’s focus in the 2009/10 financial year was building a sustainable business by providing new and better solutions for the New Zealand pastoral sector and our other key end-users.


Scion posts loss after tax change

State science company Scion -- the former Forest Research Institute -- has posted a before-tax profit of $3.24 million for the year to June 30 ($3.39m in 2009) on operating revenue of $43.49m ($43.9m).


New Zealand’s agribusiness future is science-based

To be more efficient, New Zealand needs to invest heavily in science, technology and infrastructure says KPMG in its inaugural report on agribusiness.


GNS Science videos now on YouTube

Readers can now view videos made by GNS Science scientists on YouTube. Check it out ...


Crown Research Institutes are attracting top talent ...

... and not just in science. Crop & Food Research General Manager Philippa Jones receives accolades at HR Awards.


New appointment at Crop & Food Research

Delivering Crop & Food Research’s innovative food developments to the marketplace is the role of the company’s new General Manager Food Solutions, Chris Buddle.


First chief scientist

Dr Julian Lee has been appointed chief scientist at Crop & Food Research.


New Science

P lab children's drug levels on par with adults

Children found in P labs are likely to be inhaling and absorbing the same levels of methamphetamine as adult drug users, new research by ESR shows.


Mice and rats not best research model for large mammals

In a study just published by AgResearch, it has been proved for the first time that research using rats and mice may not be able to be reliably extrapolated to apply to large mammals, including cows and humans.


NZ marine sediments free of botulism bacteria

Consumers of seafood harvested from New Zealand harbours and estuaries can be assured that it will not cause botulism following a study by Crop & Food Research scientists.


New Value

NZ Inventory of Biodiversity (Vol 2)

This volume, published by Canterbury University Press, is the second of three that provide a complete review and inventory of New Zealand's entire living and fossil biodiversity - an international effort providing more than 220 New Zealand and overseas specialists and the most comprehensive of its kind in the world.


Government gives $92m to firms for R&D

26 companies will receive $92 million worth of research and development funding through the new Technology Development Grant programme, over the next three years.


Resene Paints wins IRL's million dollar competition

New Zealand-owned Resene Paints Ltd has won


Student ultrasound researcher scoops international award

Ultrasound researcher Andrew Dawson has been named the winner of a prestigious international student innovation competition. He is engaged in research work at Industrial Research Ltd (IRL) under the supervision of IRL Research Engineer Paul Harris and VUW Senior Lecturer Gideon Gouws.


GNS Science wins Qantas Media Award


Global business sets up partnership with Industrial Research


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