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Getting out in the field and the lab to bring you New Zealand stories about science, nature and the environment.



 



Myrtle rust - its impact in NZ and Australia

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:06:00 +1200

Myrtle rust is having a profound impact on native plants and ecosystems in Australia - what will its effect be on New Zealand forests?


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20180419-2106-myrtle_rust_-_its_impact_in_nz_and_australia-128.mp3




Our Changing World for Thursday 19 April

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:05:00 +1200

It's been a year since myrtle rust arrived in New Zealand - what impact is is having, and what we can learn from Australia and Hawaii's experiences with this invasive plant killer.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20180419-2105-our_changing_world_for_thursday_19_april-128.mp3




Seabird hotspot - the Poor Knights Islands

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 21:06:00 +1200

A team of seabird experts experience the joys and challenges of counting Buller's shearwaters on the predator-free Poor Knights Islands.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20180412-2106-seabird_hotspot_-_the_poor_knights_islands-128.mp3




Our Changing World for 12 April 2018

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 21:05:00 +1200

The Northern New Zealand Seabird Trust is shining a spotlight on seabird diversity in the Hauraki Gulf - including Buller's shearwaters that breed on the Poor Knights Islands.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20180412-2105-our_changing_world_for_12_april_2018-128.mp3




N=1 - an artist's microbiome

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 21:07:00 +1200

A 46-year-old art work has revealed how the gut microbiome of artist Billy Apple has changed during his adult life.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20180405-2107-n_1_-_an_artists_microbiome-128.mp3




Sea lion whiskers reveal marine secrets

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 21:06:00 +1200

Tiny samples collected from the teeth, tissue and even whiskers of marine animals can reveal where they feed and travel.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20180405-2106-isotopes_reveal_where_marine_animals_travel-128.mp3




Our Changing World for 5 April 2018

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 21:05:00 +1200

Stable isotopes found in teeth, fur and even whiskers can show where marine animals feed, and a 46-year-old art work has revealed how the gut microbiome of one man has changed during his adult life.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20180405-2105-our_changing_world_for_5_april_2018-128.mp3




Dragonflies - masters of flight

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 21:07:00 +1300

Dragonflies are precision flying machines, and Ruary Mackenzie Dodds says they are an indicator of clean water.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20180329-2107-dragonflies_-_masters_of_flight-128.mp3




Superconductor sandwiches

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 21:06:00 +1300

High temperature superconductor research in New Zealand includes new nano-scale superconductor sandwiches.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20180329-2106-superconductor_sandwiches-128.mp3




Our Changing World for 29 March 2018

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 21:05:00 +1300

Dragonflies are exquisite flying machines with an ancient history, and high temperature superconductor research that includes superconductor sandwiches.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20180329-2105-our_changing_world_for_29_march_2018-128.mp3




Spy in the water - Wellington Harbour's smart buoy

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 21:07:00 +1300

A smart buoy in Wellington harbour is phoning in information about sea conditions and how muddy water from the Hutt River moves around the harbour.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20180322-2107-spy_in_the_water_-_wellington_harbours_smart_buoy-128.mp3




Meet Lusius malfoyi, a parasitoid wasp

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 21:06:00 +1300

Tom Saunders has named a native parasitoid wasp after a Harry Potter character, in a bid to improve the reputation of these 'good' wasps.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20180322-2016-meet_lusius_malfoyi_a_parasitoid_wasp-128.mp3




Our Changing World for 22 March 2018

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 21:05:00 +1300

Among New Zealand's many species of parasitoid wasps is one named after a Harry Potter character, and information from a smart buoy in Wellington harbour is now freely available online.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20180322-2105-our_changing_world_for_22_march_2018-128.mp3