Members' Discussion

Posts and discussion by NZAS members. The NZAS aims to provide a forum for discussion on issues relevant to the New Zealand science. The views expressed in this forum are not necessarily the views of NZAS.

Press Release detailing concern regarding changes to Our Changing World at Radio NZ

The Association has put out a press release to detail its concerns with current threats to science programming on Radio NZ, in particular changes affecting Our Changing World.

A letter sent previously to the Radio NZ CEO Paul Thompson is also available.

NZAS Awards Reception 2015

The NZ Association of Scientists will be presenting its annual awards on Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 5:30 pm, at the Royal Society of New Zealand - 11 Turnbull St Wellington.

The recipients of the Marsden Medal, Shorland Medal, and NZAS Research Medal will all make short presentations on their scientific achievements, and the NZAS Science Communication Medal winner will discuss their activities communicating science.

Presidents Column - NZSR 72(2)

The President's column from NZSR 72(2) can be found here.

President's column NZSR 72 (1)

The President's column from NZSR 72(1) can be found here.

Presidents Column - NZSR 71(4) - 2013/2014 report

The 2013/2014 President's report from NZSR 71(4) can be found here.

Motat Science Street Fair

The MOTAT Science Street Fair will be happening this year, in Auckland, on Sunday 29th March. It's an annual event which aims to have hands on activities and exhibitions for the whole family. The announcement from last year is here.

Presidents Column - NZSR 71(2)

The president's column fromn NZSR71(2) can be found here.

New biography of Brian Shorland, published by NZAS

Brian Shorland: Doyen of New Zealand Science, by Joan Cameron.

A fascinating new biography has just been published, on the life of Brian Shorland, one of New Zealand’s most illustrious scientists and a real ‘character’.  The author Joan Cameron is a chemist who knew Brian Shorland for many years. Her knowledge of the science allows her to write with clarity and authority on Shorland’s contributions and her personal knowledge of the man allows her to paint a detailed picture of his personality.

‘No Clear Way to Engage’

The National Science Challenges (cont.): A narrative analysis

The comments received on our survey on the National Science Challenges have been grouped by level of analysis and placed into the context of the Challenges as a whole.

NZAS submission on the draft National Statement of Science Investment

The NZAS submission on the draft National Statement of Science Investment has been submitted to MBIE - we attach it here for reference.

We encourage all of our members to consider sending in a personal submission: please feel free to refer to the NZAS submission if it is useful.

Thank you to everyone who got in touch to contribute your thoughts - they were very helpful and we hope to have captured a broad cross section of the thoughts of the community.