Agriculture

Scifest – heading south for a dose of science

We are less than a month out from the New Zealand International Science Festival, the biennial showcase of events, lectures, art and people that sees Dunedin become science-central for a full week. The festival runs July 8- 16. This year’s line-up looks particularly good. I’ll be heading down myself and am particularly looking forward to hosting […]

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Pre-Budget announcements reveal science funding boost

There had been rumours of a significant science-related Budget announcement and yesterday we discovered what it was – a $97 million funding boost over four years for the Health Research Council.  Following some of the awkward self reflection that went on around the science system last week as Shaun Hendy’s book Silencing Science appeared, the unexpected […]

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Exploring Indochina – a series

In September – October 2015, I completed a fantastic cycling trip through Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, taking in such wonderful sights as Angkor Wat, Phnom Penh, the Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City and rural Thailand along the way. Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be posting a series of blogs and photos from that […]

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