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Pink Dinosaur Boosts Volcano Viewers

A pink dinosaur has made a volcanic island off the east coast of New Zealand one of the hot spots, ...
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Ozone Hole

Hole in Ozone over Antarctica Shrinks

The hole in the earth's ozone, the protective layer which filters out harmful ultraviolet radiation, appears to be smaller this ...
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Olympic Flame

Slice of New Zealand Supports Olympic Flame

When the Olympic flame finally wends its way into the Olympic stadium in Athens to signal the start of the ...
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Kiwi Researchers Developing Novel Orchids

Kiwi Researchers Developing Novel Orchids

New Zealand scientists are developing ways to change the colour and patterns of flowers and leaves of ornamental flowers such ...
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New Find of Threatened New Zealand Frogs

New Find of Threatened New Zealand Frogs

Eleven hitherto unknown-about New Zealand frogs have been found surviving in a fragile, rocky area of mountains in the middle ...
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New Device Measures Fuel Consumption of Diesel Boats

New Device Measures Fuel Consumption of Diesel Boats

Running out of diesel miles away from a destination is no longer something boaties have to worry about thanks to ...
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Paradise to be Restored on Motuihe Island

Paradise to be Restored on Motuihe Island

It's only 15 kilometers from Auckland, but once you are on Motuihe Island, you feel as if you are a ...
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Mini-Fridge Solves Diabetics' Travel Woes

Mini-Fridge Solves Diabetics’ Travel Woes

Like many good inventions, Olaf Diegel's was born of necessity: a diabetic, he had trouble when traveling in Turkey last ...
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Memory Influences Judgement of Food Quality

Memory Influences Judgement of Food Quality

In what is believed to be a first, New Zealand scientists have demonstrated that humans can remember differences in the ...
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Report Suggests Marine Reserves Enhance Environment

Report Suggests Marine Reserves Enhance Environment

The verdict is in: marine reserves really do work. New Zealand's conservation agency, the Department of Conservation, has been collating ...
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Making Ocean Life Count

Making Ocean Life Count

The sea holds more than 15,000 fish, more than 6,800 species of zooplankton, and microbes, the ocean's smallest organisms, form ...
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Local Tsunami Could Wreak Havoc, Scientists Warn

Local Tsunami Could Wreak Havoc, Scientists Warn

A tsunami with the same devastating force as the Indian Ocean tsunami could affect coastal areas of New Zealand, local ...
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Rat Removal Helps 'Primeval' New Zealand Island

Rat Removal Helps ‘Primeval’ New Zealand Island

For threatened species in New Zealand, one of the country's offshore islands and the country's oldest nature reserve has just ...
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Krill

Food Shortages Threaten Antarctic Wildlife

Tiny shrimp-like crustaceans that are at the heart of the Southern Ocean food chain are in decline, and that could ...
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South Island Kokako to Be Deemed Officially Extinct

New Zealand's 'grey ghost', the South Island kokako, is soon to become officially extinct. In the draft of its triennial ...
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Kiwi Ingenuity Helps Iceland Grow Prawns

Kiwi Ingenuity Helps Iceland Grow Prawns

The name Iceland suggests a land of vast stretches of frozen terrain, but as a New Zealand company has found ...
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Kina

Goldmine in Golden Roe of New Zealand’s Kina?

Inside New Zealand's kina, the country's indigenous sea urchin, is a delicacy that can fetch as much as NZ$500 a ...
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Humans Designed By Jogging

The disparity for modern jogging could be started by New Zealand's athletic coach Arthur Lydiard, but according to researchers, it ...
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Jabs Help Endangered New Zealand Birds

Immunizing New Zealand's 83 remaining kakapo from a deadly bug that killed three young kakapo chicks should help put the ...
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Ice-free Expanse in Antarctica Gains Protection

A spectacular expanse of ice-free land in Antarctica now has increased environmental protection following a meeting of the international group ...
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Ice Squashes Penguin Breeding Hopes

For baby Adélie penguins on Ross Island in Antarctica, this summer looks bleak. For the second time in four years, ...
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Hi-tech Badges to Monitor Kids’ UV Exposure

This summer, with the help of some nifty badges, scientists will be figuring out just how much sun New Zealand ...
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New Zealand Helps Seed Oceans with High-Tech Floats

For the next three months New Zealand is helping seed the Pacific Ocean with high[1]tech floats that are taking the ...
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Sunbathing Tuatara

Hand-Reared Tuatara to Make Own Way on Island

This spring, hundreds of young tuatara are making a new home on one of New Zealand's offshore islands. Born at ...
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Government's Investment in Science to Fuel Kiwi  Innovation

Government’s Investment in Science to Fuel Kiwi Innovation

The New Zealand government will invest NZ$212 million of new funding in research, science and technology over the next four ...
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Freeze-dried Rat May Be Used To Trap Stoats

Freeze-dried rat and chemical rat smell are two potential new weapons in the fight again stoats, one of New Zealand's ...
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British Fertility Expert Argues for Cheaper IVF

British fertility expert, Robert Lord Winston, believes that fertility treatment should be cheaper, making it more easily available. "Rather than ...
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Exotic Parasite Found on New Zealand Ostrich Farms

Exotic Parasite Found on New Zealand Ostrich Farms

For the first time in New Zealand, an exotic parasite has been found in ostriches, which were imported for farming ...
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Researchers Seek DNA ‘Barcodes’ for Kiwi Flora, Fauna

New Zealand scientists are participating in an ambitious international research project that plans to identify every living creature in the ...
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Computer Model Helps to Save Breathless Lives

A computer simulation, designed by an AUT doctoral student, is helping to save the lives of premature babies with breathing ...
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Cool Head Helps Prevent Brain Damage in Newborns

Cool Head Helps Prevent Brain Damage in Newborns

An international clinical trial has shown that a head-cooling device developed by New Zealand scientists reduces brain damage in oxygen-deprived ...
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New Zealand Schools Aid NASA with Cloud Research

If students at New Zealand schools boast of helping out US space exploration agency NASA, they don't have their heads ...
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Kiwi Scientist Adds Voice to Climate Alarm

A New Zealand scientist, honored in November by his peers a lifetime of outstanding service to science in New Zealand, ...
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Unwanted Pines Turned Into Christmas Trees

Unwanted Pines Turned Into Christmas Trees

Decorating the Christmas tree is one of the fun parts of the festive season, but choosing the tree can also ...
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Too Much Childhood TV Linked to Unhealthy Adulthood

Watching too much television as a child has long-lasting effects on adult health, a study by University of Otago researchers ...
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New Zealand Students Develop Cellphone Detector

A cellphone detector developed by a team of six New Zealand schoolboys has been a runaway success with their first ...
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Border Terrier Raring to Sniff Out Geckos, Skinks

Two border terriers, being trained by New Zealand's conservation agency, the Department of Conservation, to sniff out secretive New Zealand ...
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Blue Moon in Downunder Night Skies

In August, the full moon will rise twice a single calendar month in New Zealand'snight skies, an astronomical phenomenon commonly ...
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Blue Paua Pearls Newest Entrant to Gemstone Pantheon

New Zealand's iridescent abalone, known as paua, have long beenprized for their shells and their meat. Now a new industry ...
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Biophotonics to Enable Super-Fast Measurement of Humidity

An Auckland University professor, his students and a research scientist for Fisher and Paykel Healthcare are developing a piece of ...
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Antarctic Glacier

New Guide for New Zealand’s Antarctic Science

For the next five years, three core areas of science will be the focus of New Zealand’s research in Antarctica ...
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Lighter, Stronger Alloys on the Way for Automotive Use

Harley-Davidson of the future will be lighter and stronger thanks to recent New Zealand research. ION Automotive, formerly Argents Metals ...
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Paradise to be Restored on Motuihe Island

Paradise to be Restored on Motuihe Island

It's only 15 kilometres from Auckland, but once you are on Motuihe Island,you feel as if you are a thousand ...
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Overweight Girls, Young Women At Risk of Asthma

Overweight Girls, Young Women At Risk of Asthma

To add to another of the long list of woes that being overweight can cause, New Zealand scientists are now ...
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Bugs in Soil Can Reveal Crime Secrets

A revolutionary new technique could soon be helping forensic scientists to resolve criminal investigations by analyzing the bugs in soil ...
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Measuring Grass Growth From Space

Measuring Grass Growth From Space

Satellites could be a new weapon to help New Zealand farmers to see how much grass is on their farms, ...
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Can’t Get That Song Out of Your Head?

It's truly annoying when an irritating song gets stuck in your head for no reason at all, but there may ...
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Why Sex is Good

It is time-consuming, behaviourally and developmentally exhausting, and the genetic jumbling involved means that favourable combinations of genes are forever ...
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Giving Kiwi Green Thumbs Extra Boost from Science

Giving Kiwi Green Thumbs Extra Boost from Science

What do you do when your apple trees host codling moth, your plants yellow or your lawn needs top dressing? ...
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First Returning Albatross Flits Briefly Home

First Returning Albatross Flits Briefly Home

If nature is to be believed then spring is near, because one of its harbingers, the Northern Royal albatrosses, flitted ...
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Photo Competition to Mark Ag Science Centenary

Photo Competition to Mark Ag Science Centenary

Photo Competition to Mark Ag Science Centenary To mark a century of agricultural research at the first research laboratory to ...
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