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Te kete maatauranga (the knowledge basket)

In te kete maatauaranga we use sophisticated internet search technology to continuously locate, tag, save, manage and share web pages from a centralized source.

With emphasis on the power of community, this technology fast-tracks users of our website to find helpful knowledge and information from world leading thought-leaders about key sectors where we focus our resources and effort.

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Traditional Maori proverb

 The Maori people of New Zealand have long acknowledged the importance of knowledge at opening up development opportunities across the world. This is set below in a traditional proverb:



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Flexible decision making tactics for climate change
  

Preparing New Zealand’s primary industries for climate change is an enormous challenge. Uncertainty around the wide range of possible climate change impacts could lead to over-investment in some areas and under-investment in others. To ensure that we can protect our primary industries efficiently, Scion is investigating an analytical tool that gives decision makers the flexibility to plan for a range of climate change scenarios as they unfold.



Forestry - sunrise or sunset industry?
  

Recognising forestry as a sunrise industry is not new thinking here or internationally. Increasingly the thinking is being voiced more loudly and more broadly.



Erosion: mapping, measuring and mitigating
  

New Zealand is one of the most erodible countries in the world. Erosion is one of the major challenges that faces our primary industries and is likely to worsen as climate change brings more frequent and intense weather to our shores.



Alexia Hilbertidou, an outstanding Eureka! finalist and winner
  

Alexia Hilbertidou is an outstanding Eureka! finalist and winner of the Treasury Scholarship. Science New Zealand sponsors the Eureka! Sir Paul Callaghan Awards and the regional and national finals for 2017 are coming up. www.eureka.org.nz



Fresh Facts - annual horticultural statistics booklet
  

The annual horticultural statistics booklet, Fresh Facts is out now. Horticultural products now generate $5.1 billion in export revenues. Copies of the booklet series, dating back to 1999, as well as the new Fresh Facts app are available.



Getting farm animals through the winter chill
  

As people hunker down for another cold New Zealand winter, challenging times also lie ahead for animals exposed to the elements out on farms. AgResearch scientists say a wealth of research is now providing a much greater understanding of how the livestock cope with the wintry weather, and what can be done to help manage them through those icy periods.



Congratulations to NIWA New Zealand for winning the ACC New Zealand Workplace Safety Award at the Wellington Gold Awards
  

Well done to the 2017 Winner of the ACC Workplace Safety Award - NIWA New Zealand.

NIWA crews spend a lot of time out on the water, but there has not been a serious injury on the big boats in years.



Weaving matauranga Maori and Scion science
  

Rotorua iwi Ngati Whakaue have been working with Scion scientists to deliver a unique educational project that merges our science and innovation with traditional Maori knowledge.



25 years of science working for New Zealand
  

Twenty-five years ago the Government re-shaped the nation's science organisations into Crown Research Institutes.  This year, the 7 CRIs celebrate the success of their staff and partners in making a difference for New Zealand. 



New contracts for CRIs on their 25th anniversary
  

Minister Goldsmith announces $1.2bn investment over 7 years in SSIF funding for CRIs. Critical strategic science activity for our economy, environment and wellbeing.



Zespri's biospife ready for market
  

Taking a product from the laboratory to market is a challenging process. But after a long journey, the biobased and industrially compostable version of Zespri’s iconic spoon-knife, the biospife, is now ready for use. Following many rounds of testing and development, Zespri has 150,000 biospifes ready for kiwifruit lovers all over the world to cut, scoop and compost.



Port Hills fires: Lessons for the entire country
  

Planting back quickly and correctly is crucial, writes FIONA CARSWELL, chief scientist at Landcare Research.



Growing sheep milk industry bolstered by science
  

New research is adding weight to the benefits of sheep milk as New Zealand's industry continues to expand its base and reach to the world.



Douglas-fir essential oil a winner in timber design awards
  

Scion's Doug Gaunt, who sat on the judging panel, said the oil project had a close alignment with Scion's strategy to use as much of each tree as possible, not just the wood.



Good for exports, health and environment: a history of apple pest management
  

A unified goal-driven sector with a responsiveness to market demand is credited with the development of a pest management system in New Zealand's apple industry that is the envy of other countries and crop industries.



Forensic Intelligence: increasing the value of science to justice
  

How can past criminal case data help justice today and in the future? ESR's Forensic Intelligence project is currently developing ways to enhance the value of forensic science to the justice system.



ESR's MinION hard at work!
  

The MinION is a breakthrough portable DNA sequencer produced by Oxford Nanopore.



Wellington's summer was bad, but not as bad as you think—honest
  

Summer has officially ended but for Wellingtonians it feels like it's only just getting started. NIWA meteorologist Ben Noll explains what went wrong.



Study of mutant sheep provides exciting new opportunities
  

Research into "mutant" sheep has AgResearch scientists eyeing up a greater understanding of what makes human hair curly or straight, and the potential for innovative new wool products.



Positive result with New Zealand Bee Colony Loss Survey in 2016
  

Landcare Research's reputation as the leading provider of survey services that gather solid scientifically proven data has been further enhanced with the release of the 2016 Colony Loss Survey of beekeepers.




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