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The next time Selwyn Ridge School pupils open an app on their iPad or computer, they'll understand what goes on behind-the-scenes to control what's happening on screen. They're a long way off creating their own apps just yet, but a group...

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New research out of the University of Otago indicates Kiwis are keen to make the shift to energy efficient electric vehicles (EVs) but some key barriers are holding them back. Dr Rebecca Ford, of Otago's Centre for Sustainability, says that although...

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Telling someone to ‘Go jump in the lake' is illegal after today – because as an incitement to suicide it is outlawed under The Harmful Digital Communications Bill. Last night the bill passed its third and final reading 116 votes to five,...

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New Zealand's nuclear energy needs for future energy requirements will be discussed at next week's Cafe Scientifique in Tauranga. Led by nuclear engineer Dr Hanno van der Merwe, the presentation will focus on basic principles behind nuclear...

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A special double-bill concert with a distinct Kiwi flavour will be taking place at the Tauranga Art Gallery tonight. This free concert will feature taonga puuoro (traditional Maori instruments) musician Rob Thorne, who will be joined by singer-songwriter...

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Western Bay of Plenty libraries will turn a new digital page this month with the launch of their new library system, Kotui. The Western Bay Libraries group is joining more than 60 libraries nationwide already using Kotui – a shared library system...

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Micro-organisms may be the answer to fighting the vine disease Psa-V which came close to devastating the New Zealand kiwifruit industry. Plant & Food Research scientists are fighting the disease Pseudomonas syringae pv. Actinidiae on two fronts as part...

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A new web-based monitoring tool which seeks to not only speed up Maori health gains but make Maori health information more visible and accessible has been launched. The Maori Health Plan Monitoring Tool was officially launched at Tauranga's ASB...

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Gamers cruising the mean streets of Los Angeles in Grand Theft Auto V could soon stumble across a Pak'n Save or a patched Mongrel Mob member. A Hawke's Bay man has made the modifications to the hugely popular video game during a holiday, inserting...

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The National Fieldays is teaming up with the NZ Transport Agency to make visitors' journeys to Mystery Creek this year safer and easier. High-tech Bluetooth ‘blip trackers', a dedicated hashtag and a webpage are among the initiatives...

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