Wellington researcher Ben Parkinson has received a boost from KiwiNet to help commercialise his game-changing compact superconducting magnets for smaller, next-generation, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems.
The University of Canterbury’s rare collection of thousands of architectural drawings has been selected by UNESCO as a significant and important piece of New Zealand memory that should be preserved for all time.
New World wants to know how you shop, where you stop, and for how long. That’s why if you happen to be shopping at New World’s Island Bay supermarket in Wellington, you might notice ten trolleys with a bit of GPS kit attached to the front.
NZMACITO won in the Best Apprenticeship or Training Scheme category of the awards against four other entries from around the world. NZ Marine executive director, Peter Busfield on hand in Amsterdam to collect the award.
Queenstown Airport in New Zealand has revamped its wayfinding signage system to guide visitors through the gateway from the arrivals kerb to the departure gate, and as you can see it is pretty impressive.
From milk and merino to wine and tourism, a new book talks about how New Zealanders are transforming how we make a living off our land.
The New Biological Economy is the second book that has come out of a project funded by the Marsden Fund in 2009. The first book Biological Economies: Experimentation and the politics of agri-food frontiers (Routledge Hardback 2016, paperback 2018) had a more academic focus but this one is written for a public audience.
It poses some key questions:
Do dairy and tourism have a sustainable future?
Can the primary industries keep growing without destroying the natural world?
Does the future of New Zealand lie in high tech or in the innovations of a land-based economy?
It explores how high-volume, low value-add industries in New Zealand can continue to grow – and do so sustainably.
"We can do it with merino, we can do it with meat - and to a certain extent we can probably do it with dairy and with tourism as well," co-author and associate investigator Professor Eric Pawson told Kathryn Ryan of RNZ's Nine to Noon.
Co-author and co-principal investigator Professor Richard Le Heron FRSNZ told Nine to Noon that lessons can be learned from the Māori economy.