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Otago Polytechnic wins Rainbow Award

Otago Polytechnic has won the Simpson Grierson Impact Award at the inaugural Rainbow Excellence Awards.

We were also finalists in a range of categories at the awards, which were held in Auckland on Friday 17 May.

Lure of the ice entices bright young researchers

Antarctica continues to call bright young researchers to her icy shores, and scholarships are making their ground-breaking research at University of Canterbury (UC) possible.

Fear new ambulance money won't make it to the frontline - union

After months of industrial action to draw attention to the low wages and poor conditions of work, Ambulance Professionals are delighted that the government has listened but fear the money won’t make it to the frontline where it is needed.

New research takes the pulse of the Hikurangi subduction zone

A new study has given scientists a better understanding of the way plate tectonic stresses build up and are dissipated on the Hikurangi subduction zone, east of the North Island.

Release of calci virus K5 to control rabbit numbers in Red Zone

Land Information New Zealand will release calici virus K5 in some areas of the Residential Red Zone to manage a significant increase in rabbit numbers.

Arrow and Cardrona River freshwater values consultation begins

Consultation on freshwater values in the Arrow and Cardrona River communities begins next week

Community members can have their say online, through a free-post brochure, or at meetings coming up on 27 and 28 May.

Genesis School-gen Trust announces first recipients

To enable more Kiwi kids to become future inventors and innovators, the Genesis School-gen Trust has announced that six schools will receive STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) equipment packages and one school a solar equipment package from its initial pool of $50,000.

Te Papa acquires rare painting of Cook's voyage

Te Papa announced today it has purchased William Hodges’ Waterfall in Dusky Bay with Maori Canoe for New Zealand’s national art collection.

Science project reveals what's living on the land in Wellington

Environmental scientists have wrapped up year five of a project which allows changes in plant, bird and pest species to be accurately monitored and gives insight on how to create a healthier Wellington region.

Search underway following Awakino River crash

One person is missing and a search is underway following a crash near the Awakino River yesterday.

Police received a report around 6:10pm that a car had crashed at a bend on SH 3 near the Awakino Tunnel, and had gone into the Awakino River.