2011 Media Releases

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2 Dec 2011  Scion supports future scientist with Suffrage Scholarship
Crown Research Institute Scion has awarded Rotorua Girls High School student Rachelle Gordon the 2011 Scion Suffrage Centennial Scholarship.

16 Nov 2011  Films in the Redwoods
A film screening in the Redwood Forest will allow the public a bird’s eye view of the world’s tallest trees.

11 Oct 2011  Applications open for Scion Suffrage Centennial Scholarship
Crown Research Institute Scion is giving female senior science students in the Bay of Plenty an exciting opportunity to kick-start their science career with the annual Scion Suffrage Centennial Scholarship.

3 Oct 2011  Scion posts solid financial performance
Crown Research Institute Scion today announced a solid financial result for the year ending 30 June 2011, posting a profit after tax of $1.8 million.

14 Sep 2011  Scion’s water quality technology licensed to South Waikato company
A novel way to improve the water quality of lakes and other waterways, developed at Crown Research Institute Scion, has been licensed to Blue Pacific Minerals based in Tokoroa.

6 Sep 2011  Scion announces Packaging Council award winner
Crown Research Institute Scion is delighted to announce the winner of the Scion Award for Conceptual Design by a tertiary student as part of the Environmental Packaging Awards.

24 Aug 2011  Scion hosts 2nd annual bioplastics workshop
Registrations are now open for Scion’s bioplastics workshop to be held on Thursday 20 October in Rotorua.

19 Jul 2011  Scion licenses a revolutionary wood plastic reinforcer
Scion has negotiated a licensing agreement with Sonae Indústria Group for the manufacture and sale of an exciting new wood plastic pellet technology.

16 Jun 2011  Carbon cash could save marginal farms
Cash for carbon : For poorer classes of land, particularly eroding hill country, carbon forestry offers a number of financial and environmental advantages.

31 May 2011  Innovative technology piloted at Rotorua
Today the Minister for the Environment Hon Dr Nick Smith opened a pilot plant that will test an innovative process that converts biosolid waste into valuable chemical products.

9 May 2011  Scion Timber Design Studio Award Winners
The annual awards, held in conjunction with the University of Auckland School of Architecture and Planning, recognise excellent design in studio projects using timber.

6 Apr 2011  Buddleia weevil laying waste to weeds
The Chinese weevil, Cleopus japonicus was released in 2006 by Crown Research Institute Scion as a sustainable weed control measure. Scion identified the Cleopus weevil as a suitable candidate for biological control because it eats buddleia and nothing else.

14 Mar 2011  Student photo competition winners
Scion’s Chief Executive Dr Warren Parker announced the winners of the BOP student photography competition at the Science in the Park open day on Saturday 12 March.

7 Mar 2011  Scion showcases the wonders of wood
At Scion’s free open day on Saturday 12 March, the public can learn why wood is one of the biggest and best natural resources available.

7 Mar 2011  Open Day will go off with a bang
Anyone who enjoys flames and explosions will get plenty of entertainment at Scion’s free open day on Saturday 12 March.

7 Mar 2011  Scion welcomes new Chief Executive
Today Dr Warren Parker began his new role as Chief Executive Officer of Crown Research Institute Scion.

7 Mar 2011  Scion celebrates International Year of Forests
Scion is using its ‘Science in the Park’ open day on Saturday 12 March as an opportunity to celebrate the International Year of Forests.

28 Feb 2011  Scion opens its doors to the public
Rotorua locals interested in learning what ice-cream and rockets have in common will need to keep Saturday 12 March free for Crown Research Institute Scion’s community open day.

25 Jan 2011  Wasp released to control gumleaf skeletoniser
Crown Research Institute Scion today released a parasitic wasp in Auckland Domain to control the gumleaf skeletoniser, a caterpillar that has become a serious pest in Auckland parks.