Counting on science to stop ‘insectageddon’ in New Zealand

Our McDiarmid Institute intern Dr Jono Barnsley was interviewed for an RNZ story by digital journalist Leith Huffadine. Jono spoke about his internship investigating insect decline in New Zealand and what science we need to halt ‘insectageddon’. Read the...

Women in research losing thousands compared with male counterparts

  Women employed on academic staff at a New Zealand university are likely to earn about $400,000 less than men over the course of their career, according to new research by Associate Professor Ann Brower and Associate Professor Alex James from the University of...

The pros and cons of 5G – is there a security risk?

Juliet spoke to Kim Savage on RNZ’s Five o’clock report about the risks and benefits of 5G tech, which is rapidly being rolled out across Aotearoa New Zealand this year. Listen to the interview on RNZ Read our 5G information summary

Call for national plastic recycling strategy

Juliet was interviewed on RNZ Summer Times on 15 January 2020 about plastic recycling and rethinking Aotearoa New Zealand’s waste and recycling infrastructure. Read the story and listen to the interview on RNZ Read the Rethinking Plastics...

Space is for everybody

More than a few researchers we meet on our travels raise an amused, sceptical eyebrow at the thought of kiwis being among those with an interest in space, but in fact, Aotearoa New Zealand has a long history in space science and technology.