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Boycott threat over rare New Zealand dolphin

Environmentalists are threatening to call a boycott of New Zealand's billion-dollar seafood export industry unless the government boosts efforts to save the world's rarest dolphin, which has dwindled to a ...

Oct 03, 2014
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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 ...

Sep 24, 2014
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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 ...

Sep 23, 2014
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Japan's whale hunt under scrutiny at IWC meeting

Japan's intention to resume whale hunts in the Antarctic—despite a ruling by the top U.N. court—topped the agenda as an international whaling conference opened Monday in Slovenia's Adriatic Sea resort ...

Sep 15, 2014
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Rats no longer rule

The University of Auckland is holding a celebration to mark 50 years since the first confirmed island rodent eradication in 1964, an effort that helped inspire a whole new generation of scientists and conservationists.

Sep 10, 2014
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3D printed nose wins design award

A Victoria University of Wellington design student is the New Zealand finalist for the James Dyson Award 2014 for his Master's project—a 3D printed prosthetic nose.

Aug 27, 2014
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Of bees, mites, and viruses

Honeybee colonies are dying at alarming rates worldwide. A variety of factors have been proposed to explain their decline, but the exact cause—and how bees can be saved—remains unclear. An article published on August ...

Aug 21, 2014
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