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.

Mātauranga and Science

Kia ora koutou As a final reflection for 2019, it seems apt in this year of commemoration to ponder the interface of our two knowledge frameworks. Tahu and I were honoured to be asked to write a forward for a New Zealand Science Review Special Issue on Mātauranga and...

Rethinking Plastics in Aotearoa New Zealand

Kia ora koutou We are excited and delighted to launch our major report – Rethinking Plastics in Aotearoa New Zealand – today.  Our panel set out with a bold and broad scope to find ways to reduce the size of the plastic shadow that is cast by modern life....

Weeding through the evidence on cannabis

Kia ora koutou This month we are kicking off work to develop a short, accessible summary of the evidence base surrounding cannabis. Our expert panel has been charged with pulling together as much information as we can about the impacts of cannabis, and to present it...