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Hello Possums, Things That Glow & Dunedin Scifest

Pacific Pearl

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11:30:- Environews. Know The Enemy Part 2. Hello Possums! Bruce Warburton of Landcare NZ describes when, how, why and where possums have become a scourge upon our native wildlife, and how they live, and what can be done about them. Check out some disturbing possum eco-snuff footage in the video section over there on the right hand side.

Natural History Book give-away.

Managing Pests

An eco-smart and very detailed guide to managing pests in your garden or yard,

Managing Pests and Diseases: A Handbook for New Zealand Gardeners is an expanded and revised edition of Rob Lucas's successful publication What's That Pest? With over 700 high-quality photographs, it provides New Zealand gardeners and horticulturists with a simple, comprehensive and easily used reference guide to pest identification and control.

WIN A COPY! Just e-mail Graeme from the form at top left and say Pests please and include your postal address. A winner will be drawn just before 2pm on Sunday.

To find out more or to order a copy just click here.

How Many Tuis

Be part of the annual NZ Garden Bird Survey that starts Saturday. It’s so simple and between us all over time it’s doing some really good science. Just click here to take part.

Webber Cruickshank

12:40 Why aren’t the Sensing Murder people screaming long and loud, “Sorry, we got it wrong wrong wrong!” because I bet they’d be bellowing success if they’d chanced on getting it even half right. The tragic tale of Jane Furlong, her death and the discovery of her remains should demand a reaction from the Sensing Murder crew, but.... nothing! Vicki Hyde counts a significant miss by Sensing Murder  in this week’s Science Report at 12:40pm. Please have a look at the relevant Sensing Murder clip in the video section.

Dead Kangaroo

1:10pm Australian correspondent Colin Espiner has abandoned his desk and is going Walkabout. Hear his latest instalment live and follow his big red road trip here..

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1:30pm:-International Film Festival Preview... James Croot will be giving you the best possible overview of the goodies lined up for screening at the festival this year starting in Auckland July 19th and going right around the country. Be listening for tickets to attend not one, but any 10 movies you like! Trailers can be viewed, just scroll down.


Scifest Dunedin 2012

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Dunedin Scifest Director Chris Green on the events in celebration of knowing stuff in Dunedin this week. Professor Richard Blaikie. Deputy Vice Chancellor of Otago University on science in New Zealand, and The Bang Team who are putting on an explosive show.  Go here for a full schedule of events in the Dunedin Scifest July 1-8.

Firefly 2

12:25:- In celebration of scientific endeavour hear all about the fascinating world of animals that glow and how and why with bioluminescence expert and champion of popular science, Soiuxsie Wiles. See her brilliant piece on glowing animals in the video section.

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