Podcasts, videos, radio interviews, and tv appearances by New Zealand's Independent Research Organisations
Podcasts and audio
HERA: An indigenous approach to STEM engagement
4 February 2020: In this episode of HERA's Stirring the Pot, HERA talks with Puhoro STEM Academy’s Leland Ruwhiu who is responsible for Operations. As navigators their role is to better support Maori student engagement with STEM disciplines via mentoring, tutoring, and wananga.
They also interview the very first Whanake Scholarship Recipient and Mechatronical Student at Massey University, Sarah Lewis, who’ll be sharing her perspective on STEM as an aspiring engineer starting out her career.
NZ helping world to enjoy kai moana safely
24 January 2020: RNZ Nine to Noon. Fish and shellfish account for a significant portion of food-borne illnesses throughout the world, Now a method developed by Cawthron scientists to detect toxins in seafood will help to set a world standard for the global industry. Cawthron, in partnership with food safety scientists at the UK's Centre for the Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, has led a study over the past four years to gain international recognition for a method to detect neurotoxins in seafood products. Lynn Freeman talks to Cawthron Institute Marine Toxin Chemist Dr Tim Harwood about the significance of getting that validation.
Hail damage research to fill knowledge gap
21 January 2020: Len Ibbotson, Viticulture Research Manager at the Bragato Research Institute, was interviewed on RNZ rural news about BRI’s new research programme examining the impact of hail on vineyards and how vineyards can best recover after these types of events.
Video and tv
Meet Motu's Dr Isabelle Sin
17 March 2020: Marsden 25 fund recipient Dr Isabelle Sin, from Motu Economic and Policy Research, has a passion for understanding why people make the choices they do. This curiosity led her to a career researching labour economics and economic history.
Watch this space - new centre about to start experimenting with NZ wine
29 February 2020: TVNZ One News coverage of the Bragato Research Institute opening by reporter Kaitlin Ruddock.
"Drought and disease don't mix well with grapes, but they're the issues winemakers are facing more and more and now a newly built centre in Marlborough is about to start trialling solutions for the industry on a scale never seen before."
International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2020
11 February 2020: At the Malaghan Institute more than 60% of their scientists are women. Women who are doing cutting-edge immunological research, making groundbreaking discoveries and working hard to find cures for diseases like cancer, asthma, allergy and MS.
From students to research officers, team leaders to department heads, these women are nothing short of amazing. This video asks some of them why they chose to become a scientist, and what makes them passionate about research?