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NZ teachers go stratospheric on international high altitude plane, SOFIA 15 July 2019

Eight of the South Island’s most outstanding science teachers have been selected to fly on board NASA and German Aerospace Centre’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) while it operates out of Christchurch this winter.

Improving access to the R&D Tax Incentive for firms in loss 12 July 2019

A new Bill could see a more comprehensive refundability policy apply to the Research and Development Tax Incentive scheme from the 2019/2020 tax year.

Kiwis turn to CERT NZ to help build resilience online 10 July 2019

Latest data from CERT NZ shows that Kiwis from all over the country continue to be affected by cyber security issues. The Quarter One report released today shows that almost 1,000 New Zealanders reported cyber security issues to CERT NZ in the three months to March 2019.

Second stage of consultation on NZ’s Plant Variety Rights regime is now open 09 July 2019

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today opened public consultation on an Options Paper for reforming New Zealand’s plant variety rights (PVR) law.

MBIE seeks data scientists for Singapore bilateral research scoping workshop 09 July 2019

MBIE is seeking data science researchers who are interested in attending a 2-day workshop in Singapore in October 2019 and representing the interests of the New Zealand data science sector.

New Zealand will not pursue associate membership in the SKA Observatory 02 July 2019

The Government has decided that New Zealand will not join the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Observatory as an associate member.

NZSL Video Interpreting Service now available at weekends 01 July 2019

The Video Interpreting Service, which allows people using New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) to phone others by using a NZSL interpreter, is now available at weekends.

New pilot enables Space Agency to track satellites launched from NZ 26 June 2019

The New Zealand Space Agency (NZSA) is continuing to build its capability as a regulator of space activity with a new pilot project which allows officials to see real-time information on the orbital position of satellites launched from New Zealand.

MBIE to review AgResearch's science capability 19 June 2019

MBIE is currently appointing a panel that will review AgResearch's science capability as part of a funding agreement for a new work programme.

Strong regional uptake for ultra-fast broadband 14 June 2019

More homes and businesses are connecting to ultra-fast broadband (UFB) in regions such as the Waikato and Northland, according to the latest government report.