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The Association of Scientists says NIWA's claims that it actively lobbies against science and the integrity of scientists is ironic.
The bottlenose dolphin population in the Bay of Islands has dropped almost 90 percent in the past 20 years - though perhaps not for the most obvious of reasons.
The government is being told it needs to monitor all beehives during the spring and summer due to fears over a new parasite.
Research indicates that children as young as nine months old show signs of co-operation and can be trained to be better at it.
Sir Peter Gluckman, leading health researcher and the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor, has been given the country's top honour. Audio
The Chief Science Advisor is ringing alarm bells over the amount of government funding going towards industry research.
The head of one of the country's top scientific institutes is calling for a review of the way the most prestigious science funder makes decisions on grants. Audio
Climate scientists are at odds over whether New Zealand will suffer an El Nino this year.
New research has shown up the environmental effects of scientists taking showers and slapping on suncreen in Antarctica.
Scientists have discovered a new species of giant penguin that lived in waters around Waikato about 27 to 28 million years ago - thanks to the invention of 3D printing. Audio
The Government's environment watchdog is warning New Zealanders need to start preparing for a greater number of severe floods in coming years.
A physicist who discovered why mercury is liquid at room temperature using Einstein's theory of relativity has won New Zealand's most prestigious science award, the Rutherford Medal.
Ozone changes may be responsible for the increased number of extreme weather events in New Zealand, a report from the United Nations suggests. Audio