Tagged: Auckland

Empty houses? - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Apr 30, 2015

Metro Mag ran a feature on empty houses in Auckland, pointing a finger at empty houses with overseas owners as a cause of Auckland's skyrocketing housing cost. In Auckland, more than 33,000 houses were registered as unoccupied in the most recent data from 2013. A breakdown shows about a third had residents away. The remaining 22,152 properties are listed … Read More

thinkScience day at the Auckland Arts Festival - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Mar 05, 2015

Saturday the 14th of March sees the debut of thinkScience*, a mini-festival of science being held as part of the Auckland Arts Festival family weekend and White Night. We may be starting small, but we have something for everyone! Interested in things that go whiz/bang or got any kids or grandkids that are? Then ‘Nanogirl’ Michelle Dickinson’s … Read More

Basking in the conference afterglow or swansong? - Ice Doctor

Victoria Metcalf Sep 11, 2014

Conferences are seen as one of the few remaining perks of a scientist’s life. A chance to step away from academia and to travel, even if only out of one’s earthquake ravaged home city. Sometimes though, as much as they energise and present opportunities to reconnect with the scientific community, conferences can be a harsh reminder of just … Read More

A flurry of Antarctic scientists - Ice Doctor

Victoria Metcalf Aug 22, 2014

Antarctic scientist gets close to study subject, a Weddell seal. Antarctic scientists tend to feel passionate about their subject areas. For those of you living in Auckland, New Zealand, happily going about your daily lives you might be blissfully unaware that approximately 1000 Antarctic scientists are currently beginning to infiltrate the city. Think of them like a flurry of … Read More

Up, Out or Something Else? - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Jun 23, 2013

As the population of Auckland increases there is greater demand for accommodation. Over the past few months debates have gone on over whether the city needs to expand outwards (using more land) or upwards (more intensive housing e.g. apartments). But are these the only two options? Do we really need our biggest city to keep getting bigger? What about some … Read More

Thinking about water in Auckland - Waiology

Waiology Apr 02, 2013

By Roger Bannister When most people think of Auckland they think of the metropolitan areas, a city containing a third of New Zealand’s population. In fact the Auckland region is a predominantly rural landscape, with rural land uses accounting for 90% of the land area. The contrast of concentrated population and rural activities – horticulture, pastoral farming plantation forestry … Read More

Conservation, Zoos and Elephant - Politecol

- Wayne Linklater Dec 11, 2012

  Elephant in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve, South Africa. Photo credit: Chris Kelly. Frighteningly, resurgent ivory demand threatens elephant with extinction over large areas of their range. It is a world-war for wildlife on a massive scale. Governments, conservation agencies and private landowners are mobilised across Africa and Asia spending enormous amounts of money to … Read More

Gluckman tells Auckland to get cracking - Stick

Peter Kerr Jan 17, 2012

In giving a push/shove as Auckland as an innovation or knowledge city, chief science advisor Sir Peter Gluckman reckons the country could expect area like industrial design and digital and media research to have a high presence. In his ‘Auckland … Continue reading → … Read More