Video and TV
Videos and tv appearances by New Zealand's Independent Research Organisations
Video and tv
TVNZ Breakfast (TV1) – Kiwi vaccine expert breaks down concerns around Covid-19 vaccinations
19 January 2021: Malaghan Institute of Medical Research's Professor Graham Le Gros speaks to TVNZ Breakfast's John Campbell about Kiwis' legitimate concerns about COVID-19 vaccines and why New Zealand has the "privilege" of waiting to roll them out.
TVNZ Breakfast (TV1) – Britain approves Pfizer vaccine to roll out next week
3 December 2020: Malaghan Institute and Vaccine Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand - Ohu Kaupare Huaketo’s director Professor Graham Le Gros speaks with TVNZ's Breakfast show on 3 December on news from the UK, where the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine has been approved for use - the first country in the world to do so.
“This time a year ago, we didn't even know anything about Covid-19... and here we have a safe vaccine, very fast, and it's actually going to be putting some brakes on its spread and stopping it killing people.”
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.
Breakfast TVNZ – How will a vaccine be distributed in New Zealand?
23 October 2020: A TVNZ Breakfast interview on the latest COVID-19 vaccine developments, with Professor Graham Le Gros and Dr Fran Priddy, who recently joined the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research as Vaccine Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand – Ohu Kaupare Huaketo Clinical Director.
TVNZ Breakfast (TV1) – Covid-19 vaccine for New Zealanders needs to be the 'right' one, expert warns
31 August 2020: With the search on for a Covid-19 vaccine for New Zealanders, an expert is warning we need to make sure it's the "right" one.
Professor Graham Le Gros, who heads the Vaccine Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand – Ohu Kaupare Huaketo, told TVNZ1's Breakfast this morning any vaccine needed to be safe and able to be easily manufactured.
Te Karere TVNZ – Simplified asthma pump considered particularly beneficial for Māori, Pasifika
24 August 2020: A new analysis of a study on treating asthma has found a simplified “2 in 1” asthma pump is particularly beneficial for Māori and Pasifika, who suffer greatly from the respiratory disease. Te Karere TVNZ's Eruera Rerekura reports on research by the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand (MRINZ).
Research into using wool for masks
18 August 2020: Sarah's Country: Lincoln Agritech is adopting technology to utilise wool in biodegradable protective masks as part of the country’s covid response. New materials group manager Rob Kelly will explain.
The Project NZ (TV3) – With the biggest brains on the job, how long till we get that COVID vaccine?
16 July 2020: The global mission for a COVID-19 vaccine continues and the world’s biggest brains are on the job. But how long will it take? Research Director Professor Graham Le Gros talked to The Project NZ about the players in this race against time.
Science and the Cannabis Referendum
10 July 2020: The Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor Dr Juliet Gerard put together an expert panel to summarise and critique the evidence to help people make up their mind on how to vote in the coming referendum.
This video overview features leading scientists giving a diverse perspective on the state of the research. Amongst the scientists are Dr Irene Braithwaite (MRINZ Deputy Director), and two MRINZ Medicinal Cannabis Programme collaborators, Professor Giles Newton-Howes and Professor Joseph Boden.
Native red seaweed with potential to reduce methane emissions in livestock
13 June 2020: TVNZ OnDemand's Rural Delivery stopped by to hear about IRANZ member Cawthron Institute's research into Asparagopsis armata, a native red seaweed which is gaining global attention for its potential to reduce agricultural methane emissions. Watch the episode on TVNZ OnDemand
Sunday (TVNZ) – Kiwi scientists join worldwide hunt for Covid-19 vaccine
7 June 2020: Their unique formula aims to provide long-term protection by building tiny synthetic spikes to stimulate the immune system.
What can we expect as New Zealand joins global quest to develop a Covid-19 vaccine?
26 May 2020: The Government will spend $37 million to help a global effort to develop a vaccine against Covid-19. There's a possibility that if successful, the vaccine could be made here. But can we do it? How long will it take for a vaccine to become available? TVNZ's Seven Sharp interviews Professor Graham Le Gros from the Malaghan Institute.
Race for a vaccine: Kiwi scientists plead for more funding
2 May 2020: Kiwi scientists and researchers are urging the Government to back a national vaccine programme or risk waiting at the back of the queue. They've asked for help but a decision could be weeks away. NewsHub reporter Conor Whitten investigates the race for a vaccine.
Cawthron Science at Home: Natural Water Filter Experiment
1 May 2020: IRANZ member the Cawthron Institute have been developing a great series of Science at Home videos for primary-aged children.
This week Cawthron have another Science at Home video to share 💦🧪🧬. Cawthron Freshwater Ecologist Kati and her kids Flint and Sophia will show you how to create a natural water filter that cleans muddy water using basic household items.
Cawthron Science at Home: Microscopic Art Challenge
22 April 2020: IRANZ member the Cawthron Institute have been developing a great series of Science at Home videos for primary-aged children.
This week they're getting arty✍️👩🎨🎨! Check out this video featuring some Cawthron creative cats who have shared their microscopic and 'under the sea' themed art with us.
How close are we to stamping out Covid-19 - and is that even possible?
21 April 2020: TVNZ's Seven Sharp asks Professor Graham Le Gros from the Malaghan Institute how close we are to stamping out Covid-19 - and if it's even possible.
"This is a tricky little virus, it's very hard to stamp out ... we've just got it at such a level we can do this effectively and keep our communities and people basically safe - until we get a vaccine."
Kiwi scientists teaming up with Australian peers in global race for Covid-19 vaccine
17 April 2020: TVNZ's One News item. Scientists In New Zealand are collaborating with their Australian counterparts on a vaccine and say proper investment is badly needed.
"Countries have to vaccinate their own populations first. Take America - 300 million people. Say it takes three doses of the vaccine to make particular immunity, that's 900 million doses,” says Graham Le Gros, Malaghan Institute Director.
Cawthron Science at Home: I Spy with Cawthron Eye
17 April 2020: IRANZ member the Cawthron Institute have been developing a great series of Science at Home videos for primary-aged children.
'I Spy with Cawthron Eye'! Can you use your eagle eyes 👀, and our 'Cawthron Eye' tool (www.cawthron.org.nz/apps/cawthroneye) to complete JP and Ben's challenge?
Cawthron Science at Home: Ocean current experiment
9 April 2020: IRANZ member the Cawthron Institute have been developing a great series of Science at Home videos for primary-aged children.
Cawthron kairangahau Heni Unwin demonstrates a cool ocean current simulation experiment. 🌡🧪 Because it requires boiling water, kids will need adult supervision with this experiment.
Cawthron Science at Home: pH experiment
6 April 2020: IRANZ member the Cawthron Institute have been developing a great series of Science at Home videos for primary-aged children.
Here Jonathan demonstrates an awesome experiment using a red cabbage and some basic kitchen equipment to create a cool pH indicator dye. Test different substances in your home to see whether they are acidic or alkaline
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.
Motu's Dr Isabelle Sin describes the brain drain
17 March 2020: Dr Isabelle Sin explores why new New Zealand graduates decide to pursue a brighter future by leaving the country for higher-earning and/or international job opportunities.
Motu's Dr Isabelle Sin on the gender wage gap
17 March 2020: Another of Dr Isabelle Sin’s projects considers the gender wage gap in Aotearoa, and how much impact parenthood plays in deepening the gap, like the amount of time parents take off work to raise their children. From this work, Izi asks an important question regarding gender: Is the 'penalty' for the time caring for a child different for a woman than it is for a man?
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?
Scientists getting close-up look at Weddell seals behaviour in the Ross Sea
18 January 2020: Scientists are using seals to gather clues on whether the world's largest marine protected area is doing its job.
Cawthron Institute Marine Mammal expert Simon Childerhouse features on this 1 NEWS item. Simon has spent the summer months researching the private lives of Weddell Seals in Antarctica.
Ocean Bounty: Season 3 Ep 13
8 December 2019: On TV3, Graeme Sinclair follows the lifecycle of one of New Zealand’s most delicious delicacies, Te Matuku Oysters, from the Cawthron Aquaculture Park to the table. The Cawthron Institute support the oyster industry with a selective breeding programme which enables more resilient, beautiful oysters. A must see for the oyster lovers out there 🦪.
NBRTV: Economically Speaking
19 November 2019: Motu's Executive Director John McDermott looks at NZ's economy with the impact of falling interest rates on NBRTV's Economically Speaking.
What can the Reserve Bank do if the monetary policy loses its effect, as interest rates get near zero? In his latest NBR column, John looks at the options. This item requires an NBR subscription to view, but a snippet of the interview is available on Twitter - Click on John's photo to view.
NZ River Awards 2019 River Story Finalist: Tasman River, Canterbury
7 November 2019: The Tasman River recovery project is the first of the Cawthron Institute's top three River Story Award finalists in the 2019 New Zealand River Awards.
Canterbury’s Tasman River starts below the famous Tasman Glacier and flows into Lake Pukaki. It’s a short, braided river seen from a distance by hundreds of thousands of visitors who travel to and from Aoraki Mt Cook each year.
For the past 15 years the Department of Conservation (DOC), power companies Meridian and Genesis, local landowners and other volunteers have been working to protect and restore the Tasman River’s natural ecosystem.
TVNZ Breakfast: Revolutionary approach to fight cancer
11 October 2019: A TVNZ 1 Breakfast interview about Malaghan Institute's NZ-first CAR T-cell cancer immunotherapy trial. Full credit to Malaghan Institute's Clinical Director Dr Robert Weinkove for making the early morning appearance before getting back to the job at hand! And to John Campbell for his sensitive and informed interview. Definitely worth a watch...
Malaghan Institute: Promoting recovery in MS
18 September 2019: For MS Awareness Week the Malaghan Institute is looking at the different areas of MS research at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research and the Faculty of Science, Victoria University of Wellington. PhD student Lisa talks about how Malaghan are investigating different ways to promote repair and recovery in the central nervous system.
Malaghan Institute: Epigenetics and Multiple Sclerosis
16 September 2019: For MS Awareness Week the Malaghan Institute is looking at the different areas of MS research at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research and the Faculty of Science, Victoria University of Wellington. Master's student Alinor talking about her research looking at the genetic factors that drive MS development.
Transforming mussel aquaculture through hatchery technology and selective breeding
7 August 2019: The Cawthron Institute , along with industry partners Sanford and SPATnz, are finalists in the 2019 KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards PWC Commercial Impact Category, for their research into transforming mussel aquaculture through hatchery technology and selective breeding.
RAM3D Rapid Advanced Manufacturing
23 July 2019: A spinoff company from TiDA, RAM3D Rapid Advanced Manufacturing Ltd (RAM) has been involved in 3D printing since 2008. They continue to grow the commercial opportunities created by the growth of the metal 3D printing sector to become the leading 3D metal printing service provider in Australia and New Zealand.
Lincoln Agritech wins the 2018 ChristchurchNZ Champion Innovation award
22 July 2019: Lincoln Agritech Ltd was recognised for its cutting-edge innovations at the annual Canterbury Westpac Champion Business Awards on 19 September 2018.
Cawthron Open Ocean Aquaculture Symposium 2019
11 July 2019: Open ocean aquaculture is New Zealand’s newest and most challenging frontier. The Cawthron Institute is lifting the lid on how to meet this challenge through state-of-the-art environmentally sustainable technologies and world class science.
The Hugh Green Foundation: investing in technology at the Malaghan Institute
9 July 2019: Technology underpins all areas of research at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research. Thanks to investment from the Hugh Green Foundation, they are able to stay at the cutting edge of biomedical research.
New Zealand-led research could change the way doctors treat asthma
20 May 2019: TVNZ's 1 News interviewed Professor Beasley about recent research at MRINZ, which showed a combination inhaler could more than halve the risk of severe asthma exacerbations.
Cawthron Institute: From the sea to the mass spectrometer
14 May 2019: Cawthron Analytical Scientist Sam Murray takes viewers on a virtual field trip to a Pacific Island to explain how scientific marine samples are collected and anaylsed.
SkyTEM airborne electromagnetic surveys a first for NZ
18 April 2019: In February 2019, the Critical Pathways Programme (CPP) team, including researchers from Lincoln Agritech and Aqualinc Research, introduced the world-leading SkyTEM system for airborne electromagnetic surveys to New Zealand. The survey mapped the subsurface environment to determine the availability and movement of groundwater.
CAR T-cell therapy clinical trials: A New Zealand first
27 November 2018: David Downs is giving back and paying it forward through his Down with Cancer fundraising campaign for the Malaghan Institute's CAR T-cell therapy programme. David has been working tirelessly and passionately sharing his story and raising awareness and support for Malaghan's work to bring CAR T-cell therapy to New Zealand for the first time.
New Zealand's Residential Water Use
31 October 2018: BRANZ Environmental Research Scientist Amber Garnett discusses the importance of freshwater in New Zealand.