Technology

Visit the future

Alongside the iconic heritage tram rides, Auckland’s award-winning aviation display and historic village, MOTAT, has just launched its summer exhibition, Science Fiction Science Future. MOTAT (the Museum of Transport and Technology) is the largest museum of its kind in New Zealand, featuring inspiring exhibitions and …

Sink or swim

The OTAGO MUSEUM shows you how to create your own model fish and helps you find out how these clever creatures move so smoothly in the water. Fish are remarkable animals; they can swim up and down through water with minimal effort. Have you ever tried …

Stem cell storage – a potential lifesaver

Umbilical cord blood and tissue are touted as the ‘holy grail’ of stem cell therapy and research. Wellington mother, Luisa, takes comfort in knowing she can access a potentially life-saving treatment for her family. Luisa was pregnant with her second child when she discovered the …

Online safety parent toolkit

Netsafe is committed to supporting parents, whānau and caregivers as they guide their children through life online – particularly in this rapidly changing world. With Netsafe research showing that New Zealand teenagers are having harmful online experiences at a rate substantially higher than adults, it’s …

Exploring Robotics

Robotics provide an opportunity for both boys and girls to engage with maths and science in a way they’ll love! KELLY EDEN takes a closer look at how to get them started. What do we mean by ‘robotics’? Robotics mixes science, mechanics, and engineering to …

New tech career in less than a year

Teo had always been attracted to a career in tech but as a busy working mum, never thought she would have enough time to try it. The fact that SHIFT offered school-friendly hours and a mix of practical learning and industry project work, to develop …

Science is everywhere!

Science is all around us, and it is fantastic! Otago Museum’s science team loves showing children how fun science can be. Here’s a favourite Science Show Offs that you can do with your favourite adult to learn about physics. Take an effervescent tablet container and …

Teeth and tech

GRAHAME DUTTON, from Duxton Dental, takes a look at some of the advances in dental care over the last 20 years. At Duxton Dental we have been looking after children’s, teens’ and adults’ teeth for more than twenty years, in fact, I’m off to my …