RNZ: Our Changing World

15 EpisodesProduced by Radio New Zealand

Getting out in the field and the lab to bring you New Zealand stories about science, nature and the environment.

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Mathematician wins top science award

October 18th, 2018

Rod Downey, a mathematics professor at Victoria University of Wellington, has won New Zealand's top science honour, the Rutherford Medal.

Snapper may be next farmed fish

October 18th, 2018

Maren Wellenreuther, from Plant and Food Research, has won the 2018 Hamilton Award for her work developing snapper as a future aquaculture species.

Using DNA to study human migrations a winner

October 18th, 2018

Lisa Matisoo -Smith, from the University of Otago, has won the 2018 Mason Durie Medal for her work using DNA to understand the migration of people to Aotearoa.

Our Changing World for 18 October 2018

October 18th, 2018

Among the 24 researchers honoured with science awards this year are mathematician Rod Downey, molecular anthropologist Lisa Matisoo-Smith and …

Banding together for banded dotterels

October 11th, 2018

George Hobson is a teenager with a passion for birds - especially the banded dotterels that nest on Eastbourne's beach.

Over-eating might be in the brain

October 11th, 2018

Mei Peng is investigating whether we each have a 'sensory fingerprint' that determines how we react to food.

Our Changing World for 11 October 2018

October 11th, 2018

The seaside community of Eastbourne has banded together to keep an eye on banded dotterels, and the reason we over-eat might be in our brains.

From poo to plastic

October 4th, 2018

Scion scientists are developing ways to safely convert human faecal waste into bioplastic.

Our Changing World for 4 October 2018

October 4th, 2018

Scientists at Scion are developing ways of treating human waste to make it safe, then using it to make bioplastic.

Melanie Bussey - Concussion on her mind

September 27th, 2018

Melanie Bussey studies concussion in sport, and how the human body reacts to impacts that might cause damage to the brain.
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