Podcasts, videos, radio interviews, and tv appearances by New Zealand's Independent Research Organisations
Podcasts and audio
COVID-19: Unanswered questions remain about vaccine
11 November 2020: RNZ Morning Report - New Zealand is one of only a handful of countries with prior arrangement to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine which has just been found to be 90 percent effective in trials. Many questions remain to be answered - including how long the vaccine lasts.
Graham Le Gros is director of Wellington's Malaghan Institute. He speaks to Susie Ferguson.
RNZ: 'Transformational nine months' as scientists race to find COVID-19 vaccines
31 October 2020: RNZ Saturday Morning. American vaccine expert Dr Fran Priddy, who recently joined the Malaghan Institute as clinical director of the Vaccine Alliance Aotearoa NZ (VAANZ), talks with Kim Hill from Radio New Zealand about New Zealand's COVID-19 vaccine effort.
Fran told Saturday Morning that the global effort to find an effective vaccine to deal with COVID-19 was hugely impressive. She expects there will probably be data available early in 2021 as to whether some of the international vaccines currently being trialled on people are effective, and then there will be a plan to start rollout.
HERA: Low damage seismic solutions
15 October 2020: In this episode of Stirring the Pot, HERA talks talk with Associate Professor Greg Macrae. Associate Professor Greg Macrae works in the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering at the University of Canterbury.
Greg has been working on low damage seismic approaches in engineering since 1994 and was heavily involved in reporting and research on the topic post the 2011 Christchurch quakes.
Video and tv
BRANZ: Structural insulated panels building NZ’s future?
23 November 2020: A BRANZ test programme will investigate the durability and long-term performance of small-scale structural insulated panels (SIP) samples after accelerated ageing to New Zealand conditions.
TVNZ Breakfast (TV1) – New US COVID-19 vaccine almost 95 per cent effective, tests show
17 November 2020: A new COVID-19 vaccine from US company Moderna has tested to be almost 95% effective.
Director of Vaccine Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand Professor Graham Le Gros says it’s very exciting news and looks good for the ‘bulk of the population.’.
WSP's Bart the Bike
30 October 2020: Meet Bart, WSP's next-generation instrumented bicycle that's helping provide a better understanding of the factors affecting cyclists’ experiences on New Zealand’s roads.