Media Release Archive - 2011

Gold kiwifruit each day reduce cold symptoms

Gold kiwifruit each day reduce cold symptoms

19 December 2011

Adding gold kiwifruit to your diet may lead to less suffering from symptoms of common illnesses such as colds, research suggests.

 
Birds and mammals vital for plant survival

Birds and mammals vital for plant survival

16 November 2011

Research has shown that the loss of native birds and bats from New Zealand ecosystems can have serious consequences for the survival of native plant species.

 
Plant & Food Research scientist recognised by peers

Plant & Food Research scientist recognised by peers

22 September 2011

Plant & Food Research scientist Dr Jim Walker has been recognised for his 30 year research career with the presentation of a prestigious New Zealand Plant Protection medal.

 
Potato genome sequence published in Nature

Potato genome sequence published in Nature

8 July 2011

The Potato Genome Sequencing Consortium (PGSC), an international team of scientists including Plant & Food Research, has published its findings in the international journal Nature.

 
Plant & Food Research approved as R&D partner for Technology Transfer Voucher programme

Plant & Food Research approved as R&D partner for Technology Transfer Voucher programme

1 July 2011

Plant & Food Research has been accredited as an R&D partner for the Ministry of Science and Innovation's Technology Transfer Voucher programme, designed to encourage business to engage in research and development that benefits New Zealand.

 
New Zealand hydropower water footprint better than global average

New Zealand hydropower water footprint better than global average

13 June 2011

New Zealand's hydroelectricity has a better environmental footprint than many other countries, a benefit that makes our products more attractive for consumers.

 
A message of sympathy and support for Canterbury

A message of sympathy and support for Canterbury

25 February 2011

On behalf of Plant & Food Research I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to all those affected by the Christchurch Earthquake; to those who have lost people dear to them, who have family or friends injured or missing, and those who are facing loss o

 
New Director for Plant and Food Graduate School

New Director for Plant and Food Graduate School

18 February 2011

Dr Mike Pearson appointed inaugural Director for the Joint Graduate School in Plant and Food Science, a collaboration between The University of Auckland and Plant & Food Research.

 
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