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    Antibiotic-resistant bacteria discovered in two Canterbury rivers

    Antibiotic-resistant bacteria discovered in two Canterbury rivers


    An antibiotic-resistant E coli strain has been found in two Canterbury rivers, a discovery that could have far-reaching consequences for human health in the...

    An antibiotic-resistant E coli strain has been found in two Canterbury rivers, a discovery that could have far-reaching consequences for human health in the future.
    100 years of New Plymouth stargazing commemorated in book

    100 years of New Plymouth stargazing commemorated in book


    A century of stargazing in New Plymouth, taking in the two world wars and the moon landings, has been documented in a new...

    A century of stargazing in New Plymouth, taking in the two world wars and the moon landings, has been documented in a new book.
    Up close and personal with the Antarctic Weddell seal

    Up close and personal with the Antarctic Weddell seal


    Did you ever want to know what an Antarctic Weddell seal gets up to beneath the ice of the Ross Sea? Well thanks to our Niwa scientists, now you...

    Did you ever want to know what an Antarctic Weddell seal gets up to beneath the ice of the Ross Sea? Well thanks to our Niwa scientists, now you can. 
    Cleaner water goal of far-reaching Environment Canterbury strategy

    Cleaner water goal of far-reaching Environment Canterbury strategy


    Environment Canterbury (ECan) says a just-approved region-wide strategy to clean up water and reduce nitrogen loss from farms is one of its most...

    Environment Canterbury (ECan) says a just-approved region-wide strategy to clean up water and reduce nitrogen loss from farms is one of its most "momentous" achievements.
    'Welly' award-winning scientist Chris Sutton dies

    'Welly' award-winning scientist Chris Sutton dies


    A leading Kiwi scientist and winner of the 2018 Wellingtonian of the Year award for science and technology has died, aged...

    A leading Kiwi scientist and winner of the 2018 Wellingtonian of the Year award for science and technology has died, aged 70.
    Scientific breakthroughs help show where humans are going

    Scientific breakthroughs help show where humans are going


    OPINION: It has been a big year for scientific breakthroughs and discoveries, but three in particular speak to me about our growing understanding of where the human race has come from and where we are...

    OPINION: It has been a big year for scientific breakthroughs and discoveries, but three in particular speak to me about our growing understanding of where the human race has come from and where we are going.
    ECan approves higher level of nitrates in Christchurch drinking water

    ECan approves higher level of nitrates in Christchurch drinking water


    Christchurch drinking water will be able to contain more nitrates from pollution for the next 50 to 100 years, Environment Canterbury (ECan) has...

    Christchurch drinking water will be able to contain more nitrates from pollution for the next 50 to 100 years, Environment Canterbury (ECan) has decided.
    Roger Hanson: a mysterious object orbits our sun

    Roger Hanson: a mysterious object orbits our sun


    There is a mysterious object that orbits our Sun way beyond the orbit of the most distant planet...

    There is a mysterious object that orbits our Sun way beyond the orbit of the most distant planet Neptune.
    Australian Dracula ant crowned fastest in the animal kingdom

    Australian Dracula ant crowned fastest in the animal kingdom


    It is a good thing the Dracula ant is not the size of a crocodile, because their jaws snap shut 5000 times faster than the blink of an...


    It is a good thing the Dracula ant is not the size of a crocodile, because their jaws snap shut 5000 times faster than the blink of an eye.
    All I want for Christmas is some summer sunshine ...

    All I want for Christmas is some summer sunshine ...


    For all those Kiwis wondering whether there will be sunny summer surprise under the Christmas tree this year, the answer is...

    For all those Kiwis wondering whether there will be sunny summer surprise under the Christmas tree this year, the answer is - perhaps.
    A Kiwi scientist's haiku version of the latest global warming report

    A Kiwi scientist's haiku version of the latest global warming report


    Kiwi scientist Dr Andy Reisinger has tried to distil the extreme wordiness of the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change into just 19...

    Kiwi scientist Dr Andy Reisinger has tried to distil the extreme wordiness of the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change into just 19 haiku.
    Scientists watching rising Tasman Sea temperatures - again

    Scientists watching rising Tasman Sea temperatures - again


    The Tasman Sea is heating up again, a year after the rare "marine heatwave" which brought New Zealand's hottest summer on...

    The Tasman Sea is heating up again, a year after the rare "marine heatwave" which brought New Zealand's hottest summer on record.
    Citizen science: Students solved the mystery of the shotgun wads

    Citizen science: Students solved the mystery of the shotgun wads


    Clever detective work by school children and technical assistance from adults solved a mystery plaguing the beaches of...

    Clever detective work by school children and technical assistance from adults solved a mystery plaguing the beaches of Taranaki.