2005 Media Releases

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19 Dec 2005  Key science appointment at Scion
Crown Research Institute Scion, based in Rotorua, has announced the appointment of Dr Elspeth MacRae as its Group Manager Biomaterials Research.

13 Dec 2005  Scion awards 2005 Suffrage Centennial Scholarship
Two local high school students have received a boost to their upcoming tertiary study thanks to a scholarship from Rotorua-based Crown Research Institute, Scion.

1 Oct 2005  University timber designs receive Scion award
Three University of Auckland School of Architecture students have been awarded prizes for their individual timber designs from Crown Research Institute, Scion. The winning designs included temporary shelters for the Pacific Islands, a marine laboratory and a residential building.

18 Aug 2005  Harakeke industry takes a step forward at Rotorua hui
Nearly 100 scientists, businesspeople, weavers and landowners gathered at Crown Research Institute, Scion, in Rotorua on November 18 to attend a hui focussing on potential opportunities available to the emerging Harakeke (New Zealand flax) industry in New Zealand.

12 Aug 2005  Plant Based Houses: Future Homes for NZ
A house made entirely of plant based materials including flooring, insulation, acoustic padding, roofing and wall claddings. A house that also is warm at no cost, is less expensive to build, costs less to live in, looks good and feels comfortable. A pipe dream?

3 Aug 2005  Scion appoints new Chief Financial Officer
Scion Chief Executive Officer, Dr Tom Richardson today announced the appointment of Mr Lionel Jeyaraj as its new Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Services Manager.

12 Jul 2005  New standalone business springs from Crown Research Institute
The Rotorua-based CRI now known as Scion announces the formation of Plant Protection Chemistry NZ Ltd (PPC NZ) as an independent research and development company.

29 Jun 2005  New Leader for Scion
Rotorua Crown Research Institute, Scion (formerly Forest Research) has announced the appointment of Dr Russ Ballard as its new Chairman.

28 Jun 2005  Ensis puts on a growth spurt
Ensis - the joint venture between Scion (formerly Forest Research) and Australia’s CSIRO Forestry and Forest Products (FFP) is expanding, making it one of the world’s largest integrated forestry and forest products research organisations.

23 Jun 2005  New head for trans-Tasman joint venture
A new Chief Executive has been appointed by Ensis – the trans-Tasman forestry research joint venture established by Scion (formerly Forest Research) and Australia’s CSIRO Division of Forestry and Forest Products.

30 May 2005  Forest Research Announces New Brand
The Crown Research Institute formerly known as Forest Research has announced that it will now be operating under the new trading name of “Scion”.