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March 2019: A round up of research news from New Zealand's independent research organisations:
Functional housing for older people
Motu: Local growth – it’s complex!
MRINZ: New adult asthma guidelines
Understanding the immune system
Wool cells make new materials
WSP Opus Cadet Scheme
Motu: Land-use change to mitigate climate change
CSST: Our place in the space race
Climatic effects on river-based ecosystems
HERA: New steel structure standards
Cytometry centre to be built at Malaghan
Cawthron's Kūtaicam for boatie trip info
Lincoln Agritech hit at Aussie EvokeAg
BRANZ: House Condition Survey
IRANZ news briefs
March 2019: Rebekah Fuller from Lincoln Agritech presented on Mātauranga Māori at the first 2019 Speaker’s Science Forum on 13 March.
IRANZ welcomes Dr John McDermott to the Independent Research Organisation community as he moves to take up the reins at Motu this month.
IRANZ Chair and Aqualinc CEO, John Bright, is quoted in the Christchurch Press on the future of Canterbury's water supply.
The Centre for Space Science Technology (CSST) is supporting this year’s New Zealand Aerospace Challenge.
Mackie Research is continuing to lead work to improve transport outcomes in South Auckland in the Safe and Healthy Streets programme.
Lincoln Agritech hosted senior officials from the Chinese National Agro-Technical Extension and Service Centre (NATESC).
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