Association News

Government Conservation and Environment Science Roadmap - hui and call for feedback

The government has called for feedback on the proposed Conservation and Environment Science Roadmap to support government decisions over the next 20 years in conservation and environmental policy.  Submissions close at 5pm on Wednesday 7 September 2016.

Hui and meetings to discuss the Roadmap are scheduled around the country from August 8th.

NZAS press release: The Government's disregard for evidence is an own goal

The NZAS press release about the Government's response to the Motu research report on 90-day employment trials is here.

NZAS Awards nominations due today (Tuesday May 31)

Applications/nominations for the NZAS Awards (Marsden, Shorland, Research, Science Communicator medals) are due today, Tuesday May 31. Details of how to apply are here.

Several applicants have received bounce back email notifications when sending their applications to awards@scientists.org.nz, although we have received your application documents.  Please copy your applications to BuchananP AT landcareresearch DOT co DOT nz

 

NZAS Press Release: Reaction to Budget 2016 Science Funding

"Continued Change amongst the Positive News for Science" - the NZAS Press Release about science funding announcements in the 2016 Budget can be found here.

The government's fact sheet summarising science and innovation funding changes in the 2016 Budget is here.

Pre-budget science announcements summary

Several announcements have been made about science funding and science strategy from the government, ahead of the budget which will be on 26 May 2016.  Press releases and reaction from the media, scientists and science commentators will be collected here.

$97m extra funding for Health Research Council

The Future for Scientists in New Zealand: NZAS Conference 2016

The NZAS press release about the 2016 Conference can be found here.

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the New Zealand Association of Scientists, we are bringing together some of New Zealand's most original thinkers at Te Papa on April 26th to discuss the future for scientists in New Zealand.

Conference programme now available!

The Programme for our 2016 conference is now available!

The Future for Scientists in New Zealand: NZAS conference 2016

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the New Zealand Association of Scientists, our annual conference will bring together some of New Zealand's best thinkers to discuss the future for scientists in New Zealand, and what we can learn from the past. What do scientific careers look like in 2016, how have they changed, and how should they change in order to keep pace with international trends? Are we doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past, or can we learn from what has - and has not - worked in the science system of the past?

NZAS press release: redefinition of the purpose of CRIs a serious concern

The NZAS press release about concern over the redefinition of the purpose of CRIs can be found here.