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New book seeks to address child poverty

A new book by a professor of Public Policy at Victoria University and a University of Otago academic sends some clear messages around what can be done to alleviate child poverty in New Zealand.

dateMar 10, 2015 in Social Sciences
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The environmental impact of cats on native wildlife

A team of researchers, led by Dr Wayne Linklater from the Centre for Biodiversity and Restoration Ecology at Victoria University of Wellington, recently surveyed veterinarians and cat owners to understand ...

dateMar 06, 2015 in Ecology
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Deep fault drilling project

It rains a lot in the tiny south Westland town of Whataroa. Every year, this region gets some of the highest rainfall totals recorded anywhere in the World and Whataroa is one of the wetter parts. The town is nestled beneath ...

dateDec 15, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Justice inconsistent across New Zealand

Wayne Goodall, who will graduate with a PhD in Criminology tomorrow (Thursday), found that offenders committing similar crimes received different sentences depending on the location of the sentencing. Provincial ...

dateDec 10, 2014 in Social Sciences
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Fighting cyber-crime one app at a time

This summer Victoria University of Wellington will be home to four Singaporean students researching cyber threats. The students have been working with Dr Ian Welch, a lecturer in Victoria's School of Engineering and Computer ...

dateOct 22, 2014 in Internet
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New Zealanders warming to solar power

Dr Rebecca Ford, a lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington's School of Engineering and Computer Science, is the lead researcher on the report which looks into the uptake of Photovoltaic (PV) to generate ...

dateSep 24, 2014 in Energy & Green Tech
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Managing land into the future

Food production is the backbone of New Zealand's economy—and a computer modelling programme designed by a Victoria University of Wellington academic is helping ensure that farming practices here and overseas ...

dateSep 23, 2014 in Environment
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Social inequality worsens in New Zealand

Research by Dr Lisa Marriott, an associate professor in Victoria's School of Accounting and Commercial Law, and Dr Dalice Sim, Statistical Consultant in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research, builds ...

dateAug 21, 2014 in Social Sciences
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2013 New Zealand's warmest winter on record

The world continued to warm last year, according to the State of the Climate in 2013 report, with some Southern Hemisphere countries, including New Zealand, having one of their warmest years on record.

dateJul 18, 2014 in Environment
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