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- Aardvark daily
A daily commentary on science and technology issues. Includes feature articles, reader's comments and forums.
- Antarctica and the Southern Oceans Group : ongoing research by the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
The Group is concerned with a multidisciplinary synthesis of life, earth and physical sciences research applied to Antarctica and the oceans of the Southern Hemisphere. The site outlines the research theme and those involved, and lists publications.
- Antarctica New Zealand
Antarctica New Zealand is responsible for developing, managing and administering New Zealand activities in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, in particular the Ross Sea Dependency. In addition to information about the organisation, the site features sections on Antarctica, including science, international cooperation, Scott Base, scholarships and fellowships, and education. It includes online publications, and a bibliography of publications by authors supported by New Zealand in Antarctica.
Website of the technical association serving the Australian and New Zealand pulp and paper industry.
- Applied sciences, AUT
Information for students on applied science courses in wide range of fields available at Auckland University of Technology. Includes details of the academic calendar and staff.
- AsureQuality : [Web site]
Commercial company owned by the New Zealand government that provides food safety and biosecurity services to the food and primary production sectors worldwide.
- Auckland Utility Operators Group Inc
About AUOG and its member companies with contact details. Includes interactive map of the region to find which utilities service each district and their corresponding contact details and services.
- Australasian science
Australasian Science is aimed at the general public and is published 10 times per year. The site has subscription and advertising information. It provides access to covers, contents pages and selected articles of issues.
- Brian Mason Scientific & Technical Trust
Advances scientific and technical projects, teaching and research in Canterbury and Westland, New Zealand. Includes background, trustees, reports, application forms.
- CarboNZero programme
The CarboNZero programme encourages individuals and organisations to minimise their impact on climate change by providing them with tools and resources to measure, manage and mitigate their carbon dioxide emissions. Provides information on greenhouse gas emissions and how to take action; climate change and carbon credits along with a newsletter and reports.
- Centre for Innovation, University of Otago
Fosters and encourages links between business and University researchers.
- Centre for Integrated Research on Bio-Safety : INBI
Gene Ecology is an emerging interdisciplinary field which combines the study of genetics and biochemistry with bioethics, the philosophy of science, and social studies of science and technology. Site describes the work of INBI at the University of Canterbury.
Site exploring the work of musicologist Jeni Little and Nigel Brookes his software, images, history, and science. Includes learning guides introducing new and traditional New Zealand and Pacific music.
- College of Sciences
The College at Massey University was established in 1998 amalgamating various science based faculties and currently comprises eight research-focused Institutes. Outline of the College, courses and programmes offered, degree structure, papers available etc. Features current items of news interest involving the College, staff directory and links to the eight Institutes.
- Division of Sciences, University of Otago
Lists courses and research areas, links to areas of research, information for international students and on distance learning, New Zealand teachers' science helpline (teachers only), teachers' resources, details of the Hands on science workshop, international collaboration, seminars and on careers in science.
- Endpoint : newsletter of the Australasian Society for Ecotoxicology
Newsletter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Australasia (SETAC-AU), covering news and issues relating to the field of ecotoxicology. Issues available in full-text.
- Ethics Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology : ECART
ECART processes specific applications for assisted reproductive treatment and research and monitors procedures. Includes news, updates, minutes of meetings; guidelines and application documents.
- Evolution for teaching
Resource for use by New Zealand secondary teachers, in the science fields of evolution and geological time.
- Faculty of Science = Te Wahanga Putaiao
The Science Faculty at Victoria University of Wellington consists of 6 schools: Biological Sciences, Chemical and Physical Sciences, Design, Earth Sciences, Mathematical and Computing Sciences and Psychology. The web site provides information on staff, teaching programmes, research and scholarships.
- Faculty of Science
University of Auckland's Faculty of Science comprises: School of Biological Sciences, Leigh Marine Laboratory, School of Geography and Environmental Science, and the following departments: Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Optometry and Vision Science, Pharmacology, Physics, Physiology, Psychology, Sport & Exercise Science, and Statistics. Information about staff, programmes and degrees.
- Federation of New Zealand Aquatic Societies : FNZAS
Includes an online directory of affiliated clubs; information about fish shows and conferences; photos of fish and aquatic plants; articles about aquarium keeping; information about native/pest fish and aquatic plants; and a forum for registered members.
Searchable indexes to a range of New Zealand newspapers and journals. Collaborative project by New Zealand libraries.
- Forest health news / Forest Research
Newsletter of the Scion Forest Protection team, and the Forest Health Reference Laboratory. Issues available in full-text.
- GS1 New Zealand : the global language of business
GS1 New Zealand is the local affiliate of GS1, a global organisation that develops international standards for the identification of goods and services. Site includes information about products, services, industry sector initiatives, and membership.
- HotScience : your online science channel
Streaming educational science videos on a wide variety of topics.
- International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch New Zealand
The International Antarctic Centre in Christchurch aims to recreate the atmosphere of Antarctica and provide visitors with an interactive, fun and exciting experience of the "Great White South", many educational programmes and resources available.
- International Global Change Institute (IGCI) = Te Wanaga o nga Rere Ketanga-a-Taio : the University of Waikato, New Zealand
The International Global Change Institute is an independent unit within the University of Waikato, with a focus on the human dimensions of global environmental change. In addition to information about the Institute, the web site provides information about staff expertise, projects, modelling, training, and the higher degrees programme. It also includes a publications list, and links to relevant sites.
Set up to promote science and technology in New Zealand. Provides information, resources and contacts to assist users with developing their ideas, events, exhibitions or promotional concepts. Users must register, at no charge, to see site.
- Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand
Publishes research papers on the science of New Zealand and the Pacific region, including Antarctica. The web site provides abstracts for issues 1994-present. Information for authors, a guide for referees, and access to subscription information.
- KiwiNet : Kiwi Innovation Network
Consortium of Universities and Crown Research Institutes collaborating to increase the economic benefits of science and technological innovation. Includes case studies.
- Leather & Shoe Research Association of New Zealand : LASRA
Information about LASRA, a research organisation serving member companies with analytical and physical testing services.
- Maurice Wilkins Centre for Molecular Biodiscovery : a New Zealand centre of research excellence in the biological and biomedical sciences
Information about MWC, situated at the University of Auckland. Includes information on resources and projects and publications, with full text of some publications.
- Met.net.nz / Rosie Weather
Information and links to websites dealing with a wide range of topics including meteorology, climatology, climate change, general scientific information, New Zealand, religion, philosophy and lifestyle.
- Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand
MSSANZ aims to promote, develop and assist in the study of all areas of modelling and simulation. Includes news, and information about conferences, publications and awards.
- Nationally Significant Databases & Collections Providers' Group
Provides access to NatSigDC, science and research databases and collections maintained by Crown Research Institutes.
- New Zealand Association of Science Educators : NZASE
Site includes information about the NZASE Certificate in Science scheme and teaching resources for the Certificate courses and information on ethics and safety in teaching science.
- New Zealand Association of Scientists
Information about NZAS, and its work to promote science in New Zealand. Includes details about meetings, awards, and conferences. Access to press releases, and back issues of the New Zealand science review.
- New Zealand geographic
Covers all aspects of New Zealand history and geography including its wildlife, natural heritage, people, science and culture. Also examines subjects relating to the islands of the South Pacific and Antarctica. Site features the covers of all issues from 58 and abridged versions of selected articles.
- New Zealand International Science Festival
NZISF site has information about the bi-annual event held in Dunedin, N.Z. with the programme of the current festival and a Sci kids section of children's festival events as well as experiments children can do.
- New Zealand Marine Sciences Society = Te Hunga Mātai Moana o Aotearoa
Information about the NZMSS. Includes information about conferences, publications, student support, and the NZMSS Award with details of past recipients.
- New Zealand radiocarbon database
Contains radiocarbon determinations and associated information for almost 3000 dates obtained from archaeological sites in New Zealand over the past 40 years. Included are radiocarbon results from 7 laboratories.
- New Zealand teachers' science helpline
Service for New Zealand teachers, who can ask questions online and receive answers from experts at the University of Otago. Covers biochemistry, botany, chemistry, food science, geology, microbiology, pharmacology, physics, physiology, computer science, zoology, human nutrition, information science, mathematics and statistics, anatomy and structural biology, clothing and textile sciences.
- New Zealand Wave Energy Technology Research and Development Programme
WET-NZ project seeks to develop a wave energy device that maximises engineering efficiency through the novel use of direct-drive and adaptive response to changes in wave motion. Includes online publications and WET-NZ Newsletter.
- Nexus Research Group
School-based research organisation in the Taranaki Region, facilitating discovery and original research in science and technology areas for children and adults. Access to projects, teachers' resources and publications.
- Office of the Prime Minister's Science Advisory Committee
Information about the Prime Minister's Science Advisory Committee, including speeches, media releases, publications, reports, current issues in science policy, and a blog.
- Online catalogue / Department of Conservation
Searchable catalogue that lists all publications produced by DOC Science & Technical Publishing since 1987. Annual catalogues can be accessed and many of the publications downloaded as pdf files.
- Prime Minister's science prizes : celebrating New Zealand science
Contains information about the five annually-awarded prizes, including eligibility and selection criteria, and the current year's winners.
- Rafter Radiocarbon Laboratory
Part of the National Isotope Centre of the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences, the labratory is involved in areas of radiocarbon research including: archaeology, oceanography, environmental studies, groundwater research, geology and antiquities.
- Realise the Dream
Realise the Dream showcases the work of intermediate and high school students who have achieved excellence in research and technological practice. Information for participants, and details about making nominations.
The National Science-Technology Roadshow Trust, assists teachers with planning a visit to one of their programmes, includes such resources for teachers as a shipwreck module and information about New Zealand scientists.
- Royal Society of New Zealand : promoting excellence in science and technology
The RSNZ's site includes resources for students and teachers; online publications and publications available for purchase; full text of journals; details of funding and awards and other documentation that reflects the society's input into education, policy advice to government and wide involvement with NZ science and technology organisations.
- Royal Society of NZ Wellington Branch
Includes information about public lectures, events, and the Mainly Science Book Group. Also contains online version of the 2002 facsimile ed. of The boy chemist, originally published in 1924.
- Rutherford journal : the New Zealand journal for the history and philosophy of science and technology
Publishes articles from international scholars on the history and philosophy of science and technology. All issues available in full-text.
- School of Science & Technology
University of Waikato's School of Science & Technology departments and staff, courses, degrees, study, research activities and scholarships. Also provides information for Māori students.
Online discussion forum for varied topics in the fields of science, technology, health and medicine, agriculture and the environment. Articles by scientists and science journalists welcome feedback and discusson.
- Science & engineering
Includes information on all departments, centres and research units in the University of Waikato, School of Science and Engineering. Gives information for students on courses, career qualifications and enrolments. Includes publications.
- Science Alive! : the New Zealand science centre
A science centre run by the New Zealand Science and Technology Charitable Trust which provides interactive science exhibitions and educational programs for schools in the region. Provides details of exhibitions, events and science classes along with general information on science and technology subjects.
- Science kids
Interactive site for children which includes science facts, experiments and games. Also the home of Science Alive's Gifted & Talented programme, a series of interactive classes for students which explore science and technology through online resources.
- Science learning hub
Provides resources for science teachers of children who are in years 5-10. Topics are accessible by category. The site includes video clips, interactive activities, New Zealand science news, and information about new Zealand scientists.
- Science Media Centre : SMC NZ
The New Zealand Science Media Centre is a source of independent expert comment about science and technology for journalists and scientists. Includes comments on current news items, calendar of events, a blog, and online resources.
- Science New Zealand
Information about Science New Zealand, which represents the nine crown Research Institutes in New Zealand and an overview of the research they carry out, includes articles and presentations.
- Science postcards : science exploration through stories
A science resource intended to encourage the development of scientific exploration through children's literature. Uses picture books as a basis for science teaching with lesson plans and links to the science curriculum.
- Stable Isotope Laboratory
The Stable Isotope Laboratory is a division of GNS Science. Website provides information on the stable isotopes of carbon 13, nitrogen 15, oxygen 18, sulphur 34, deuterium, hydrogen and beryllium.
- Standards New Zealand = Paerewa Aotearoa
Standards New Zealand is the trading arm of the Standards Council, a crown entity. Standards New Zealand is heavily involved in the development and application of national, regional and international standards. The site includes online shopping for standards, some of which are available in electronic (PDF) formats. Also included are news, membership information, downloadable product sheets, and online subscription to information on new or updated standards.
- Studyit : for NCEA students
Supports students studying NCEA maths and science. Includes information about the skills and knowledge needed to achieve unit standards, revision guides and online message forums where students can post maths or science questions. Students can also email expert teachers with questions.
- Te Manawa : Museum of Art, Science and History
Palmerston North's combined museum, gallery and science centre. Includes information about collections and exhibitions; events; educational services, news, and annual report.
- Technology online
Material produced by the Ministry of Education, to assist teachers and schools in their delivery of the technology curriculum in the New Zealand Curriculum. Part of the bilingual Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI), the Online Learning Centre site.
- Transactions and proceedings of the New Zealand Institute
Site provides digitised copies of the Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 1868-1961 (including under the Society's pre-1933 name of the New Zealand Institute).
- Transpower Neighbourhood Engineers Awards
Prize for the most innovative collaboration between school students, teachers and volunteer engineers. Provides information about the awards, how to enter, the judging criteria and examples of projects undertaken by past winners.
- Tuakiri : New Zealand Access Federation
Information about the Federation's work to set up and run the legal, governance, policy and technical frameworks required to form an identity access federation service between New Zealand universities and Crown Research Institutes. Includes details about the services provided, case studies, and technical information about protocols and software.
- Waikato Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory
A national radiocarbon facility which is part of the Department of Earth Sciences, School of Science and Technology, University of Waikato. The web site provides information about the laboratory, staff and research, dating options, prices, and silica vials. Radiocarbon WEB-info, which is part of the site, is a resource designed to provide online information concerning the radiocarbon dating method.
- West Coast Marine Protection Forum
Forum is run by locals to examine ways to protect marine habitats and ecosystems on the West Coast. Information on meetings, proposals and media releases.
- Wood processing newsletter / Forest Research
Wood Processing Newsletter covers research and development on wood processing and protection. Issues are available in full-text.