Tagged: Our Changing World

Joint ventures in science – Veronika Meduna - Guest Work

Guest Author Dec 20, 2013

Veronika Meduna from Radio New Zealand’s Our Changing World writes about New Zealand, Germany and the science that links them. New Zealand and Germany are about as far apart geographically as it is possible, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing for forging close cultural and diplomatic links. This year marks the 60th anniversary of bilateral relations … Read More

The Great NZ Science Project begins! - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Nov 11, 2012

Today sees the launch of the ‘Great NZ Science Project’, a TV and web campaign that is part of the NZ government’s new $60 million National Science Challenges initiative announced earlier this year. Says Minister for Science & Innovation Steven Joyce: “We are keen for the public and the science community to tell us what they … Read More

Emotive hysteria trumps opportunity to educate (now there’s a surprise!) - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Mar 05, 2012

University’s death toll – 25,000 animals in two years So screams the front page of the print version of the March 5th edition of the New Zealand Herald (online here). The story was originally written by Matthew Haggart for the Otago Daily Times and concerns the statistics on animal use for research and teaching at the University of … Read More