NZAS conference – what the politicians said

There has been some good discussion following this week’s Association of Scientists conference in Wellington and also some media interest in what the two politicians who addressed the conference said. Find below audio recordings of the presentations from the politicians. Other podcasts will be added soon… Minister of Primary Industries, David Carter [audio: Labour […]


Do emerging researchers have a future in NZ?

There’s a lot of angst in the scientific community about the apparent whittling away of opportunities for emerging scientists in New Zealand as a result of the dismantling of the FRST postdoctoral fellowship scheme. This manifested itself late last year in a letter being circulated that was signed by 560 scientists which complained that the […]


Gluckman: stop the science infighting

The New Zealand Association of Scientists dished out their annual awards last night at a ceremony at Turnbull House attended by a surprisingly high number of science bigwigs. Professor Ian Shaw picked up the Science Communicator Award, which was judged by the Science Media Centre. Ian well deserved the award – he is one of […]