2017 Media Releases

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19 May 2017  Planting significant trees for Fascination of Plants Day and Scion’s 70th year
Yesterday afternoon, 18 May 2017, Scion hosted a ceremonial planting of a Gallipoli pine and a Wollemi pine.

18 May 2017  Scion scientist finalist in 2017 KiwiNet Emerging Innovator Award
Scion scientist Dr Saad Hussain has been selected as a finalist in the KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards designed to celebrate commercialisation success within New Zealand’s universities and Crown research institutes.

19 Apr 2017  Scion celebrates 70 years of science
This year is Scion’s 70th Anniversary. It was April 1947 when the then State Forest Service established a Forest Experiment Station beside the existing nursery at Whakarewarewa Forest.

20 Mar 2017  Celebrating forests
Tomorrow is the International Day of Forests, a day celebrated annually on 21 March to recognise and promote the many benefits that forests bring to our lives.

10 Mar 2017  Douglas-fir essential oil a winner in timber design awards
Congratulations to ForestPlus Oils, winner of the Scion-sponsored Novel Application of (wood) Fibre category in the NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards held in Auckland last night.

7 Mar 2017  Local and international fire experts join Scion fire scientists to discuss extreme fire
The 5th New Zealand Rural Fire Research Workshop in Christchurch on 7-8 March is hosted by New Zealand Rural Fire Research scientists from the Crown research institute Scion.

22 Feb 2017  Smoke gets in your eyes
Smoke from wildfires can have a serious health impact for some members of the public, even if they are far from the flames. Scion science is supporting the response to the Port Hills fire burning in Canterbury, which is generating smoke that has travelled as far north to Rangiora and south to Ashburton.

26 Jan 2017  Biowaste survey underway
The Centre for Integrated Biowaste Research (CIBR) is conducting a study on consumer preferences for hand-wash soap.