Playing Hubs

    Playing Hubs   Our sincere thanks to the following organisations who provided public playing hubs for their communities. Wellington                 Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable Street Wellington, New Zealand Pounamu Hub will be on Level 4 Te Papa are also hosted “Hard Science, […]

Welcome to Game Day!

  Today sees New Zealanders around the country, and around the world logging in from their homes, schools, workplaces and public playing hubs to play help shape the future by playing Pounamu. If you have pre-registered to Play Pounamu you can log in from 12noon NZST. To log in with a pre-registered player name go to the […]


The Best 100

PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS:  Help us help your colleagues by giving us your all- time best science experiment/investigation/observation.  The one that is easy, always works, uses simple, readily available equipment, and is a hit with the kids. All you have to do is briefly describe what you do and how you present it and explain it […]


Callaghan Symposium – Listen online now

  A two-day symposium celebrating the life and work of the late Professor Sir Paul Callaghan was held in Wellington on Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 February 2013. Organised by Victoria University and the MacDiarmid Institute, the Professor Sir Paul Callaghan Symposium  provided participants with an insight into Sir Paul’s life and career, and highlighted […]


Gluckman Addresses Science Challenges

The Government released its decisions regarding the National Science Challenges on 1 May 2013. This is a very important step forward in reshaping New Zealand’s public science system. Sir Peter Gluckman, Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister, who chaired the panel that made recommendations to Government following the consultation exercise will present the Challenges […]


AMN 4: Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology

The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology conference, AMN-4, will be held in Dunedin, 8-12 February 2009. Visit the AMN-4 website! Nobel Prize winners in Physics and Chemistry, John Hall and Harry Kroto, have confirmed they will be attending AMN-4 and giving plenary talks. Professor John Hall won the Nobel Prize in Physics in […]

Treasuring Our Environment

How do we look after what we have? How will you use science to help protect and sustain our environment.   From Trash To Treasure Today we are learning to use waste proteins (eg from abattoirs and fish waste) to make new nanostructures out of protein.  These structures have properties like spider silk – very strong […]

Making A Living

Making A Living How can New Zealand use science and technology to build an innovation based economy?       The future here today: Find out what Kiwis are already doing from New Zealand Aeroqual Aeroqual design and build high quality sensors to monitor air quality and to detect gases, even if they are only there in […]