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Four scientists, four winners
4th October 2017

University of Waikato earth scientist Professor Peter J.J. Kamp won the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s KuDos Awards, held to celebrate science excellence in the Waikato region.

Browne goes Blue2Green with Psa research
4th August 2017

With an industry valued at $1.6 billion to the New Zealand economy, the humble kiwifruit has beaten the grape for the first time in the race for highest export value.

Blue2Green next month
17th July 2017

Tauranga will host the International Marine Biotechnology Convention next month, which is being held in New Zealand for the first time.

Rena research update
1st June 2016

Almost five years after the grounding of the MV Rena on Astrolabe Reef, a new body of research explores lessons learned and the ensuing chemical, toxicological, social and ecological studies of contamination and environmental recovery.

Astrolabe Reef Safety Video
11th April 2016

A new video has been created to show guidelines for safe and responsible boating and diving around the Astrolabe Reef / Otaiti in Tauranga.

Tauranga marine scientist to study toheroa
4th December 2015

Dr Phil Ross, a Tauranga-based marine scientist at the University of Waikato’s Coastal Marine Field Station, has been awarded a Marsden research grant from the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Top marine ecologist named science communicator of the year
20th November 2015

Professor Chris Battershill, Chair of Coastal Science and Head of the Coastal Marine Group at the University of Waikato, has been awarded Science Communicator of the Year by the New Zealand Association of Scientists (NZAS).

Top Bay marine ecologist honoured for Rena work
19th November 2015

Top Tauranga marine ecologist Professor Chris Battershill and his colleague Professor David Schiel have been jointly named Science Communicator of the Year.

Young researchers get Marsdens
5th November 2015

Sports in sites of war and disaster, time-of-flight photography, tree-based learning algorithms, and ancient aquaculture are University of Waikato projects that have received 2015 Marsden funding, announced today.

Mr Pink, a charismatic sponge who lives under the sea
11th October 2015

A "charismatic" new species of sponge nicknamed Mr Pink has been discovered on Astrolabe Reef by University of Waikato scientist Phil Ross, who is studying the ecological impact of the Rena wreckage.

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