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



 



Giant underwater landslide in the Kaikōura Canyon

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:07:00 +1300

The magnitude 7.8 Kaikōura earthquake triggered a massive underwater landslide that swept down the offshore canyon system and was still flowing more than 300 km away.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20161201-2105-giant_underwater_landslide_in_the_kaikoura_canyon-128.mp3




When orchids smell like mushrooms - a tale of botanical deceit

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:06:00 +1300

Spider orchids that smell like mushrooms are fooling fungus gnats into pollinating them, and Carlos Lehnebach wants to find out more about this botanical deception.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20161201-2106-when_orchids_smell_like_mushrooms_-_a_tale_of_botanical_deceit-128.mp3




Mena the penguin-detector dog

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 21:15:00 +1300

Alastair Judkins is a penguin hunter - and his secret weapon is a 'super nose', a dog called Mena. Alison Ballance joins them on a little penguin search in Wellington.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20161124-2115-mena_the_penguin_detector_dog-128.mp3




Science winners - 2016 Research Honours

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 21:06:00 +1300

The 2016 Research Honours have been awarded and we talk to the 2016 winners of the Rutherford, Macdiarmid and Callaghan medals.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20161124-2106-science_winners_-_2016_research_honours-128.mp3




The Science Of ... snow

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 15:30:00 +1300

What is snow? How and where is it made? Why is it white? Alison Ballance and Katy Gosset head to Mt Ruapehu in search of the answers to all your questions about snow.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sciof/sciof-20161115-1530-the_science_of_snow-192.mp3




The Science Of ... meth houses

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 15:30:00 +1300

How safe are meth houses really? And what's it like to go inside? Katy Gosset and Alison Ballance take the plunge and ask how much meth is too much when it comes to setting a national standard?


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sciof/sciof-20161108-1530-the_science_of_meth_houses-192.mp3