2006 Media Releases

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15 Nov 2006  Maori student completes Masters degree in science
Rotorua’s Erina Hingston (Ngati Manawa, Ngati Porou, Tuwharetoa and Te Arawa) graduated last week at the University of Waikato with a Masters degree with first class honours in molecular biology.

10 Nov 2006  Keeping it fresh
Members of the public will be able to attend a free community forum at the upcoming NZ Freshwater Sciences Society conference in Rotorua to hear and ask questions of some of New Zealand’s leading lake scientists.

1 Nov 2006  Forest research developments to benefit economy and environment
Forest growing and harvesting research in New Zealand is about to reach a new level with research organisations and businesses partnering together to steer the future direction of innovation in this vital sector.

25 Oct 2006  Major science highlights for Scion in past financial year
The 2005/06 financial year was a challenging but successful year for Crown Research Institute Scion, said Scion Chairman, Dr Russ Ballard, in announcing the organisation’s annual result.

9 Oct 2006  Discovering brown gold beneath our feet
Forget your stocks, bonds and savings, its actually soil that makes the world go round and more than 150 soil science delegates will be in Rotorua later this year to prove it.

28 Sep 2006  Forestry Software Company Gets Microsoft Accreditation
The forestry industry looks set to have better technology at its fingertips with the announcement that ATLAS Technology has become a Microsoft Certified Partner.

20 Sep 2006  Scion and CSIRO strengthen commitment to Ensis
Crown Research Institute Scion and Australia’s CSIRO today announced a re-organisation of its unincorporated joint venture, Ensis, in a move that streamlines management, support services and governance, and takes the business into a new phase of development.

5 Sep 2006  Scion's technology purchased by leading European wood acetylation company
Technology developed at Crown Research Institute Scion in Rotorua has been purchased by Titan Wood Limited, a UK based company that leads the field in the commercial production of acetylated wood.

24 Aug 2006  Applications open for Scion Suffrage Scholarship
Crown Research Institute Scion is calling for applicants for its annual Suffrage Scholarship, aimed at encouraging female students into a career in science.

23 Aug 2006  A New Look at Virtual Real Estate
A researcher from Rotorua's Crown Research Institute, Scion, has completed a study on the modern home buyer to discover how web-surfing is affecting the real estate market.

19 Jul 2006  Worms turn on pulp mill waste
Scion researchers in Rotorua are turning to worms in a bid to find environmentally-friendly ways of processing pulp mill waste.

1 Jul 2006  Scion Appoints New Directors
Crown Research Institute Scion, based in Rotorua, has announced three new appointments to its board of directors.

24 May 2006  Scion makes unique donation to RDA
Rotorua’s Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) has just received a donation with a difference – two truck loads of wood chips from Crown Research Institute Scion.

26 Jan 2006  Scion has double representation at Commonwealth Games
Two Scion employees have been selected to represent New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne in March.