Science & Medicine

Home Sector Profiles Science & Medicine
Yvonne Taura fell in love with science when she spent time with her kaumātua.

Animal attraction

Erika Smith works as a senior veterinary nurse at an after-hours emergency practice in Te Awamutu. However, she wasn’t always certain she would end up vet nursing. As a little girl, she’d dreamed of being a vet, but talked herself out of it, believing she “wasn’t smart enough”.
The country’s bright young sparks are being invited to enter their best idea for their share of $10,000 in prizes.
It is the stuff seen in movies - astronauts, new space technologies and yet-to-be-seen inventions set to change the world but it's this young kiwi's reality.
Look into any number of classrooms around the country where technology and sciences are taught, and you may find only one girl among a room of boys. 
We've heard plenty about efforts to make science, technology, engineering and mathematics - or STEM - a more diverse space and one that appeals to tomorrow's bright minds. Are they working? Jamie Morton talked to one of our best known role models for science, University of Auckland microbiologist Dr Siouxsie Wiles.
WOWZA'S! Tomorrow night, Henry Chen will be honoured in a ceremony at Eden Park as New Zealand's top overall student in the Cambridge international exams for 2017, and top in the world for A-level physics.
Today is both an exciting and threatening time to begin to study for a degree. By Lawrence Watt
The University of Auckland’s state-of-the-art science building, incorporating leading-edge design in teaching and learning facilities, was officially opened on 27 July.

Women in science

For the third year running the MacDiarmid Institute will be hosting a free lecture in Whanganui, this time giving an insight into an industry "dominated by males".


NCEA English students ‘stressed out’ by online computer glitch

More than 3000 students have been hit by a computer glitch which left many "stressed out" in their first big external exam.