New partnership a boost for sheep and beef farming 26 August 2014

Lincoln University officially launched its lower-North Island base for vocational training and demonstration in lamb and beef finishing systems at a function in the Rangitikei today.

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Taking up the cause: New programme to tackle global challenges 19 August 2014

Lincoln University has launched a new nationwide programme designed to engage secondary school students with some of the most pressing issues facing humankind and the planet today.

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Benefits from dairy demonstration farm New Zealand wide 18 August 2014

A new demonstration dairy farm in the Waikato has a key role in helping New Zealand achieve the Government’s target of doubling revenue from primary industries by 2025.

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Forming industry relationships key to growth 14 August 2014

The Minister for Primary Industries, Hon Nathan Guy, presented at an industry forum last week named ‘You + Us’ which was organised by Canterbury law firm, Tavendale and Partners.

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Low use but potential for high gain from farm consultants, research shows 11 August 2014

Although professional help with farm management is very important to many farmers, most do not employ a consultant, even though an analysis of profit data shows that farmers who do receive $4 return for every dollar spent.

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First student soldiers remembered at start of Lincoln University’s WW100 commemorations 04 August 2014

Lincoln University launched its involvement in New Zealand’s First World War centenary commemorations (WW100) on Monday, 4 August, the anniversary of the date in 1914 when war began between Britain and Germany.

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More emphasis on microbes required in food safety 29 July 2014

Current concepts regarding food safety and security may be inadequate for fully addressing what is an increasingly complex issue. That’s according to Lincoln University Senior Lecturer in Food Microbiology, Dr Malik Hussain.

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Dairy SolutioNZ Ltd and Lincoln University collaboration 28 July 2014

International farming consultancy Dairy SolutioNZ Ltd and Lincoln University today announced a collaborative agreement that will see the two work closely overseas.  Dairy SolutioNZ, and its sister company Beef SolutioNZ, adapt New Zealand, pasture-based, ruminant farming systems for application in sub-tropical and tropical environments.  They specialise in implementing New Zealand agritechnologies wherever possible, thereby boosting export of manufactured and designed goods from this country.

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Scholars come out swinging for charity 25 July 2014

Lincoln University Future Leader Scholars are taking another shot at raising money for a deserving charity. It’s all part of the Lend a Hand initiative; a component of the Future Leader Scholarship that the students themselves introduced in 2011.

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New strategic alliance between Lincoln University and Open Polytechnic benefits land-based industries 23 July 2014

A new agreement signed in July between Lincoln University and Open Polytechnic will give domestic and international students increased access to agriculture, horticulture and environment qualifications at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

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Heads of Agreement and Strategic Relationship formed between Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa and Lincoln University 22 July 2014

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa and Lincoln University today announced the signing of a Heads of Agreement and Strategic Relationship.

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Government announces capital investment 17 July 2014

Lincoln University is pleased with today’s Government announcement of an approval in principle to provide up to $107.5 million in capital funding toward the rebuilding of the University’s science facilities.

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NZ Aid students recognised in special ceremony 09 July 2014

Lincoln University’s NZ Aid Programme students were treated to a very special ceremony on Monday to honour their academic achievements.

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Lincoln alumni play big part in Grand Final 07 July 2014

Lincoln University alumni were once again well-represented at the Young Farmer Contest Grand Final. While a Lincoln graduate didn’t take out the top prize, four of the seven grand finalists were past students of the University.

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Teaching excellence recognised 02 July 2014

Last night, the Prime Minister presented the 2014 Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards at a ceremony in Wellington.

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High global status for new degree 01 July 2014

Lincoln University’s recently established Bachelor of Land and Property Management degree (BLPM) has been granted accreditation to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); a world leading international and independent professional body that regulates qualification standards in land, property and construction.

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The Caveman Couch Potato: Lincoln researchers analyse the evolution of sedentary behaviour 29 June 2014

They are credited for the latest diet fads and lauded as exemplars of physical fitness, but were the cavemen and women of our distant past really the best examples of a healthy lifestyle?

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Fuelling the troops and feeding the world: Lincoln’s new building and new global initiative 27 June 2014

Lincoln University officially opened Te Kete Ika yesterday – the University’s new food and function centre.  On hand to do the honours was the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, the Honourable Steven Joyce.

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Increased food microbiology training key to food safety 26 June 2014

Lincoln University is tackling national and international food safety issues head on with a new microbiology short course aimed at industry.

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A specialist land-based institution is essential for New Zealand 25 June 2014

Lincoln is New Zealand’s specialist land-based university. Its research and qualifications cover agriculture, yet also life sciences, conservation and ecology, environmental management, tourism, agribusiness, property management, and landscape architecture. This is a tried and true, and successful, model internationally.

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Study into vine disease wins Lincoln student industry prize 24 June 2014

A study into a fungal disease with the potential to negatively affect New Zealand’s $1.2B wine export industry has won a Lincoln University student a prestigious industry prize.

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Ru Whenua work acknowledged 23 June 2014

Māori researchers at Lincoln University extend congratulations to Scott Shadbolt (Ngāi Tahu – Taumutu/Moeraki) who was awarded the New Zealand Bravery Medal for his heroic efforts as a NZ Fire Service Urban Search and Rescue first responder in the rubble of Christchurch after the disastrous earthquake on February 22, 2011.

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EcoBlitz reigns supreme 20 June 2014

The Nina Valley EcoBlitz project has won the Supreme prize as well as the Communication and Education category at the 2014 Green Ribbon Awards; a Ministry for the Environment initiative designed to recognise outstanding contributions in protecting New Zealand’s environment.

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Just put ‘ferret’: Big drama at Big Biology Quiz 16 June 2014

Lincoln University hosted students from 14 Canterbury schools on Tuesday June 3 as part of the Year 12 Big Biology Quiz; an event organised by the University’s Science Outreach Coordinator, Sue Unsworth.

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Helping with life after school 12 June 2014

Some 300 secondary students from around Canterbury spent the day at Lincoln University on Tuesday 10 June as part of a Workchoice Trust initiative.

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Flour producer gets grant to develop nutrition focussed products 10 June 2014

Farmers Mill is the first independent grower-owned and operated flour producer in the country to receive funding from the Agricultural and Marketing Research and Development Trust (AGMARDT), for the specific development of nutrition focussed flour and baking products.

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Demonstration dairy farm for Waikato: St Peter’s and Lincoln sign joint venture 10 June 2014

St Peter’s School, Cambridge and Lincoln University today announced a new joint venture that will replicate in the Waikato the hugely successful demonstration dairy farm that the University and its partners operate in Canterbury.  The demonstration farm will be formed using St Peter’s existing dairy farm, which has as its boundaries State Highway One and the Waikato River, alongside the famous School itself.

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Keeping the classroom real: Business leaders tell their story 06 June 2014

Their business models may differ but some key ‘take home’ messages were the same. Sir Stephen Tindall, the man who ensured that everyone can get a bargain, and Pic Picot, the manufacturer of some really good peanut butter, both presented to students and staff at Lincoln University recently.

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New Zealand’s specialist land-based university can help meet New Zealand’s needs 06 June 2014

Today the Ministry for Primary Industries released its ‘Future capability needs for the primary industries in NZ’ report.  The findings in this report are welcome news to the country’s specialist land-based university.

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‘Black List’ proposed for ecological invaders 30 May 2014

A new scheme to rank invading species according to their environmental impact has been developed by a global team of leading experts in ecology and conservation.

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Lincoln University change proposal outcomes 30 May 2014

Lincoln University has today announced the results of its review of staffing that supports a return to financial viability and reinforces its role as New Zealand’s specialist, land-based university.

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Lincoln to host Asia-Pacific probiotics workshop 30 May 2014

The 2014 Asia-Pacific Probiotics Workshop will be hosted by Lincoln University on 20-21 October. 

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A focus on changing fortunes: Minister to attend Open Day 21 May 2014

An Open Day is being held on Friday 30 May in Kaikohe to celebrate the ongoing collaboration between Lincoln University and Northland College. At the centre of this collaboration lies the recently signed Five Year Strategic Plan, designed to formalise the strategy for optimising the farming and educational opportunities from the neighbouring Northland College Farm.

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Researchers start a wine revolution 20 May 2014

The global wine industry may be on the cusp of a revolution, thanks to pioneering genetic research conducted by scientists at Lincoln University and Plant & Food Research that not only has ramifications for controlling disease and increasing productivity, but will quite likely mean completely new varieties of grapes and styles of wine.

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Budget brings boost for institution and industry 15 May 2014

Lincoln University has welcomed the Government’s decision to increase the level of Student Achievement Component (SAC) funding for science and agricultural based programmes, seeing it as positive first step in ensuring the economic viability of supplying skilled graduates into New Zealand’s most important sector.

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The Future of Weed Management: Sustainable Agriculture Series 08 May 2014

The recently released report Challenges for Pest Management in New Zealand by the Royal Society of New Zealand highlights the ongoing and substantial costs to agricultural productivity and the economic losses associated with weeds. When coupled with the ever-present challenge of the growing resistance of weeds to agrichemicals and herbicide deregistration, it becomes vital to explore and utilise new approaches and technologies in weed management.

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Workshop explores ecosystems and the challenge of feeding the world 08 May 2014

Leading ecological and environmental scientists from around the world descended on Lincoln University and the Bio-protection Research Centre late April for an intensive week-long workshop.

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More than one doctor in the house 02 May 2014

Today (2 May) saw 491 students receive their certificates, diplomas, and degrees as part of Lincoln University’s annual graduation ceremony. In all, 792 students have been ‘capped’ this year, with many receiving their qualifications in absentia.

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Sponsorship for ‘Pioneering’ Lincoln research 01 May 2014

Leading maize, lucerne, forage sorghum, and inoculant producer Pioneer® Brand Products has generously agreed to an annual sponsorship arrangement with Lincoln University to assist with projects aimed at ensuring a sustainable farming future for New Zealand.

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Graduation 2014 01 May 2014

Graduation is one of the highlights of every academic year at Lincoln University. It’s a special occasion for everyone involved and marks the successful completion of a commitment between graduands and the University.

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Safety first saves money for food industry – Lincoln offers professional development 17 April 2014

An increasingly dynamic and sophisticated food industry stemming from the globalised nature of food production also means increasingly complex issues around food safety and security. This, when coupled with New Zealand’s heavy reliance on exporting primary produce, demands robust knowledge and constant up-skilling in the processes and requirements of food safety and security by industry professionals.

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Four seasons in one day – creating a liveable city through microclimate design 17 April 2014

Comfortable, pleasant and lively city streets attract people, and people mean better business. If the rebuilt Central City is to attract people, then architects and urban designers must consider how to make the streets and spaces not only ‘pedestrian-friendly’ but also ‘microclimate-friendly’.  It will be too late to think about this once the buildings along the streets have been approved, the concrete poured, and the sheet glass fixed.

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International business school working with Lincoln 16 April 2014

Lincoln University and the New Zealand College of Business (NZCB) have signed a Statement of Intent signifying their objective to establish a permanent NZCB campus at the University. The agreement also aims to further strengthen the study pathway for NZCB graduates looking to enrol into Lincoln University undergraduate programmes.

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Tourism sector Risk App to be trialled in Kaikoura 08 April 2014

The EarthCheck Research Institute has partnered with Lincoln University and Kaikoura District Council to launch a newly built mobile risk application to the community for its development and rollout in a New Zealand tourism destination.

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The role of GE in New Zealand: Earth Hour audience decides at Kim Hill debate 02 April 2014

Genetic engineering has a place in New Zealand’s future so long as it is regulated and taken out of the hands of profit-driven commercial interests. That was the verdict of the “court of public opinion” – the audience – at the 2014 Earth Hour panel discussion chaired by broadcaster Kim Hill and held at Lincoln University on Thursday 27 March.

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Lincoln University: change for the future 24 March 2014

Lincoln University releases this week a series of change proposals to position the University to be an integral part of New Zealand’s land-based industries of the future.

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North Korea to benefit from Lincoln expertise 21 March 2014

Two representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) were at Lincoln University for two weeks to take part in a training course in pasture development and seed production.

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The crisis of water: More required from tourist sector 20 March 2014

Water is currently undervalued in terms of its global importance, but could become the most contested natural resource of the future; especially when considering its complex relationship with energy production.

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Spotting the species of the Nina Valley 18 March 2014

An EcoBlitz near Lewis Pass has almost certainly found new species of native invertebrate, such was the enthusiasm of the high school students participating.

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New software aids sporting elite 18 March 2014

Lincoln University’s student athletes will now benefit from advanced analytic software as part of their Sports Scholarship programme.

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Celebration of runs on the board for NZ Cricket and Lincoln Uni relationship 13 March 2014

Knees and joints of varying degrees of suppleness descended upon Lincoln University’s Lincoln Green on Tuesday 11 March for the inaugural T20 match between New Zealand Cricket and the Lincoln University Chancellor’s Invitational XI.

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Growing the country and shrinking waistlines 13 March 2014

A key part of Lincoln University’s remit for the future is ‘feeding the world’ – with significant emphasis on promoting food science and innovation within the national and international food sector.

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Scholarship students get military treatment 10 March 2014

The clean-cut good looks and welcoming smiles of the NZ Army Physical Training Instructors (PTI’s) gave no hint of what the next two days on the Burnham Military Camp would be like for the visiting Lincoln University Sports Scholarship students.

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Lincoln blooms again at Flower Show 04 March 2014

The budding talents of both past and present Lincoln University students were once again on display at the annual Ellerslie Flower Show, with most of the entrants coming away with awards.

 

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‘Inspiration’ the basis for recipients of top Lincoln University awards 04 March 2014

Services to business, science and the Latin American communities are recognised by Lincoln University with its top achievement awards announced today.

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World ranking recognises agricultural excellence 03 March 2014

The latest release of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) world university rankings has seen Lincoln University move straight into the 51-100 bracket in the field of agriculture and forestry. In all, over 3000 universities are assessed under the QS ranking system, with just 200 finding their way into the Agriculture and Forestry subject bracket.

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Rural sector makes beefy contribution to urban Christchurch 27 February 2014

They may not be turning the same kind of dollar as their dairy farming counterparts right now, but when it comes to contributing to Christchurch city’s economy, sheep and beef farmers are leading the way.

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Funding to study native sand dune maker 24 February 2014

Two Lincoln University researchers have secured Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) funding as part of a collaborative research project to study what was once one of the most ubiquitous plants in New Zealand.

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New dehydrated fruit-based product shows promise 18 February 2014

Do you ever wish for a nutritious and tasty fruit-based food product that was free from artificial preservatives and colouring?

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Certification can lead to handsome returns from ‘particular’ consumer 17 February 2014

Recent research from Lincoln University’s Agribusiness and Research Unit (AERU) suggests that consumers in emerging markets show greater discernment when purchasing food, and in ways not entirely expected; and this has enormous potential for New Zealand producers.

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Achieving greater spray efficiencies through precision agriculture 14 February 2014

Researchers from Lincoln Agritech are developing new techniques to protect New Zealand’s land and water resources from contamination due to run-off and drift from pesticide use, effluent and chemical sprays. The research promises to balance effective methods of protecting crops, with limited environmental exposure to off-target spray movement.

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Studio aims to save the suburbs 12 February 2014

Think of a city. Now pick a suburb within that city; preferably one experiencing problems with its infrastructure or current use, such as traffic congestion, limited access, few public amenities, or limited use in general. Actually, let’s make it interesting: let’s make it a suburb in post-earthquake Christchurch.

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Loyalty and contribution to the betterment of the people of Sarawak honoured 11 February 2014

A man whose career has been marked by an outstanding ability to relate to people across a wide spectrum, from poor indigenous farmers and their communities through to commercial agribusiness and industrial companies, senior government officials and political figures at state and federal level, was today (11 February) awarded the Lincoln Alumni International Medal.

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Increasing your slice of the economic pie 10 February 2014

As a commodity producer of primarily agricultural products, New Zealand is not in a favourable position to dictate what goes on in the global marketplace. However, Senior Lecturer in Supply Chain Management, Dr Mark Wilson, says by looking at the supply chain as a total system, there is the opportunity for businesses to compete through collaboration.

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A floral fight against green terrorists 04 February 2014

Flower power is alive and well in the Waikato. No, it’s not a hemp-wearing, nettle-tea drinking hippy commune promoting pacifism. Rather, depending on where you stand in the food chain, this one’s a bit more sinister. In fact, it’s designed for death.

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Getting Chinese ‘buy in’ online 03 February 2014

Its inhabitants are estimated to spend around 1 billion hours on the internet each day, making it the world’s largest internet market. Yet, when it comes to China, relatively little is known about consumer perceptions or preferences with regard to online shopping.

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Focus on excellence, more options for students drives Lincoln University/Aoraki Polytechnic partnership 29 January 2014

Two of the country’s best known primary industries and land-based tertiary education providers are pooling resources and expertise under a new arrangement.

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Recognising research excellence 28 January 2014

The Lincoln University Research Committee has announced the recipients of the 2013 Excellence in Early Career Research Awards.  Three academic staff members have been named: Dr William Godsoe, Dr Sharon Forbes and Dr Majeed Safa.

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Diesel from dust: using low fertility soils for biodiesel crops 24 January 2014

The escalating issue around peak oil in the context of the far-reaching global demand for fossil fuels is nothing new. Likewise, the increasing pressure this demand places on sourcing alternative fuels is also well established. One option is biofuels.

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Fast soil makes for bigger sink 17 January 2014

Rapidity in the natural world is relative; yet, while the latest findings from a research collaboration between Lincoln University and the University of Washington can hardly speak of comet-like quickness, it does shatter prevailing views, with implications for climate change as well.

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Expression of genetic growth potential underpinned by feed allowance 17 January 2014

Recent research by a group of scientists, Dr Paul (Long) Cheng, Mr Chris Logan, Professor Grant Edwards and Dr Huitong Zhou, from the Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Lincoln University, is helping to unravel a long-standing puzzle in the farming world.

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Research by design 16 January 2014

Research is at the core of any university, and for some disciplines the very nature of research is in itself a challenge. While science disciplines have established research cultures, design disciplines are emerging as exciting new settings for research.

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Conference to explore property for resilient communities 15 January 2014

Property provides the foundation and resources for virtually every part of our daily lives, and it contributes enormously to economies world-wide as a valuable asset base. From this Sunday 19 January, 100 participants from as far away as the United Kingdom, South Africa and Finland will descend on Lincoln University to attend the 20th Pacific Rim Real Estate Society annual conference.

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Professional recognition for new degree 14 January 2014

Lincoln University’s recently established Bachelor of Policy and Planning with Honours (BEPP (Hons)) degree has been granted full professional accreditation to the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI). The accreditation recognises the significance and relevance of the University’s new programme relative to the specialist knowledge requirements of the planning profession.

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Royal honours for Lincoln leaders 07 January 2014

Lincoln University is proud to acknowledge the recent success from the 2014 New Zealand New Year’s Honours of three individuals intimately connected to the University.

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Denitrification research to optimise water resource management 06 January 2014

Research from Lincoln Agritech aims to make water management more efficient by developing cost effective ways of measuring a catchment’s assimilative capacity for nitrate.

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Presenting research spawned from scholarships 17 December 2013

Three of Lincoln University’s Meadow Mushrooms Postgraduate Scholarship recipients recently got the opportunity to present their current research findings to their benefactor – Meadow Mushrooms co-founder, Philip Burdon.

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Rural Leadership Consortium General Manager appointed 16 December 2013

Anne Hindson has been appointed as General Manager of the Rural Leadership Consortium, a new joint venture between the Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust and the Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme.

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ANZCO launches food innovation facility 13 December 2013

ANZCO Foods is introducing a new food innovation facility as part of an $87m project to generate more value from the beef carcass.

The ANZCO Innovation Centre, based at Lincoln University’s state of the art food and science facility, was officially opened on 5 December 2013 by ANZCO Chairman, Sir Graeme Harrison.

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Six deserving recipients receive the Lincoln University Medal 13 December 2013

Lincoln University today announced the recipients of the Lincoln University Medal.

Introduced in 2008 by the University’s current Chancellor, Tom Lambie, the Lincoln University Medal is a way of acknowledging the meritorious service of staff members, alumni, or community members, who have made long and outstanding contributions supporting the ‘fabric and reputation’ of the University.

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Public perception of environment positive, but room for concern, especially for water 12 December 2013

Lincoln University has released the findings of its 7th biennial (now triennial) survey, Public Perceptions of New Zealand’s Environment. The survey found, on average, that New Zealanders perceive the state of the natural environment to be adequate or good; that New Zealand is perceived to be ‘clean and green’; and that, as individuals, the respondents considered themselves to have good knowledge about the environment.

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University closure period for the festive season 11 December 2013

Lincoln University's closure period for the festive season begins at 4.30pm on Tuesday 17 December 2013 (NZDST). The University will reopen on Monday 6 January 2014 at 8.30am (NZDST).

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An ultra-fast investment in land-based skills 10 December 2013

Lincoln University’s Vice-Chancellor, Dr Andrew West, has announced the University’s intention to invest approximately $180,000 towards installing ultra-fast broadband (UFB) at the University’s Telford campus in Balclutha.

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Decreasing oxygen to increase performance 09 December 2013

Depriving an athlete of oxygen might seem a strange way to enhance their performance, however that’s just what Lincoln University’s Associate Professor of Exercise and Sports Science, Mike Hamlin, is doing to one of New Zealand’s elite cyclists.

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Bridging the skills gap: Statement of Intent to get students on the farm 09 December 2013

Lincoln University has signed a Statement of Intent with Sims Farm Cadet Training Trust to support the development of an elite, on-farm, primary sector education facility at Mendip Hills Station – a 6132 hectare, North Canterbury property owned by the Black family.

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Ngāi Tahu Farming and Lincoln University partner 06 December 2013

Today (Friday 6 December) the Mana Whenua Working Party, Ngāi Tahu Farming and Lincoln University announced, in front of invited guests, which included the Minister for the Environment, Hon Amy Adams, a partnership to support the development of the Ngāi Tahu Farming portfolio in Eyrewell, North Canterbury.

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Professor Philip Hulme elected Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand 05 December 2013

Professor of Plant Biosecurity, Philip Hulme, is among 13 of New Zealand’s top researchers and scholars to be recently elected as Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

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Lincoln University continues sponsorship of prestigious event 04 December 2013

Lincoln University is proud to announce its continuing sponsorship of the ANZ Young Farmer Contest. The 2014 event will be the 17th year the University has participated as a competition sponsor.

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Lincoln University announces LincolnSheep for education, training and research in sheep farming 04 December 2013

Lincoln University is converting 20 hectares of its farmland at its Te Waihora campus into a facility for teaching and researching sheep breeding and intensive lamb finishing. The land was previously used as the site for the South Island Field Days.

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Push to eradicate genetic disease within four years 02 December 2013

Since its introduction into New Zealand in the early 1990s, the Texel sheep has grown to become one of this country’s key breeds in the national flock, both as a terminal sire and as part of a maternal flock.

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Trichoderma still tops 28 November 2013

Taller trees, thicker trunks and reduced mortality...Dr Robert Hill’s biological control work in the Malaysian Planted Forest Zone continues to produce outstanding results as it moves out of the nursery and into planted forests.

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Farm Open Day opens up the dairy industry 27 November 2013

Lincoln University Dairy Farm (LUDF) opened its gates on Saturday to the Canterbury public to showcase the operations of a commercial dairy farm, with 540 visitors taking the opportunity to learn about the transformation of ‘sunshine into food’.

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Move over GDP: Putting a wellbeing value on outdoor recreation 26 November 2013

Measuring economic value should mean more than just Gross Domestic Product (GDP). That’s according to Professor of Economics, Paul Dalziel, of Lincoln University’s Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit (AERU) who was speaking at The World Outdoors Summit in Rotorua last week.

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Lincoln University hosting First Year Biology Educators Colloquium 21 November 2013

Lincoln University is hosting this year’s First Year Biology Educators Colloquium, an annual conference for first year undergraduate biology lecturers and tutors, on 25 and 26 November 2013.

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Lincoln University and Canterbury Hockey join forces 19 November 2013

Lincoln University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Canterbury Hockey that provides English language tuition for international students who also wish to undertake intensive hockey training and skills development.

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New research group takes a systems approach 18 November 2013

Lincoln University Professor Sandhya Samarasinghe has founded a new academic cohort known as the Integrated Systems Modelling Group (ISM).

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Sustainability concerns: an opportunity for exporters 14 November 2013

As countries in the developing world become more important destinations for New Zealand exporters, researchers at the Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit are helping to build a greater understanding of the demands of emerging markets.

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Lincoln appoints new research and commercialisation Director 14 November 2013

Lincoln University has appointed Elizabeth Hopkins as the new Director for its Research and Commercialisation Office (RCO).

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Farm Open Day showcases transformation of sunshine into food 13 November 2013

One of Canterbury’s most productive and most visited farms will open its gates to the public of Christchurch on Saturday 23 November 2013, with its inaugural Farm Open Day.

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Getting school students to cherish our water 12 November 2013

With the summer break just around the corner, us Kiwis will be heading to the beaches, rivers and streams to relax, swim and have some fun. But all that depends on the quality of the water. Lincoln University’s extension programme, Waterwatch, is an interactive programme that involves school students monitoring the ‘health’ of their local rivers or streams.

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New leader’s vision goes beyond DOC boundaries 12 November 2013

Community and iwi engagement, commercial partnerships, and an ecosystem approach are just some of the key future strategies for the Department of Conservation according to DOC’s recently appointed Director-General, Lou Sanson.

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Today’s blobfish, tomorrow’s panda: Lincoln Professor suggests caution with heritage 11 November 2013

Pity the poor blobfish. Recently voted the world’s ugliest animal, you probably won’t see it gracing the cover of glossy magazines or assuming the role of mascot for such organisations as the World Wildlife Fund. That place belongs to the panda: cute, fluffy, with an affecting gaze, it positively screams ‘save me’.

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Lincoln University announces new professors 08 November 2013

Lincoln University’s Vice-Chancellor, Dr Andrew West has awarded new professorships to four of the University’s academic staff members.

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Lincoln Hospitality goes platinum 08 November 2013

At the recently held Lincoln Responsible Business Awards, Lincoln Hospitality Limited – a subsidiary company of Lincoln University – received the highest award of platinum for managing the University’s catering service in an environmentally and sustainable way.

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Raising the barre: Lincoln University offers new exercise programme 07 November 2013

If you like the idea of training like a ballet dancer without all the stress, drama and back-stabbing of the Bolshoi, and if you’re feeling a bit too physically (yet not at all emotionally) attached to some inconvenient cellulite, then a new kind of exercise regime for ‘losing this’ and ‘tightening that’ might be just the answer.

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Research possibilities and commercial potential for animal probiotics 07 November 2013

Lincoln University’s Senior Lecturer in Food Microbiology, Dr Malik Hussain, gave a brief survey of just some aspects concerning the animal probiotics industry at the second annual workshop on the use of probiotics in animal production.

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Challenges to food industry for feeding the world 05 November 2013

Finding innovative ways to utilise waste, a greater focus on consumer driven research, and increased Government investment are just some of the challenges facing the food industry in New Zealand according to Lincoln University’s Professor of Food Science, Charles Brennan.

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Landscaping the long-weekend: Lincoln students put skills on display 29 October 2013

Lincoln University’s Landscape Architecture students were out in force this long-weekend, displaying their creative attributes, design capabilities, and overall skills in maximising opportunities in urban planning and ecology, and creating sustainable communities.

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Growing the Nigerian grasslands: Lincoln Professor puts agricultural expertise to use in Africa 22 October 2013

Lincoln University’s Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Professor Bruce McKenzie, recently spent 14 days in a remote region of Nigeria as part of an invitation to provide expert advice on ways to improve sub-Saharan grassland production for grazing.

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Lincoln University to apply expertise to restoration project 22 October 2013

International mining company Rio Tinto has confirmed that it will continue funding a major ecological restoration project currently underway at Punakaiki on the South Island’s West Coast.

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Exporting design expertise to Inner Mongolia 21 October 2013

Lincoln University’s Senior Lecturer in Landscape Architecture, Mike Barthelmeh, has recently returned from three weeks teaching at the Inner Mongolia Agricultural University (IMAU) in the city of Hohhot.

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Lincoln University joins open education partnership 21 October 2013

Lincoln University has today (21 October)  announced its membership of the Open Education Resource university network (OERu) as a gold-level anchor partner.

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Visualising environmental management solutions 17 October 2013

Canterbury’s largest lake, Lake Ellesmere (Te Waihora), has many stakeholders, all with varying opinions on how it should be managed. A visualisation tool developed by Lincoln University is helping to promote a shared understanding between these groups to improve the negotiation and decision making process.

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Ecosystem services and sustainable human well-being seminar 14 October 2013

Our planet’s future depends on our ability to work with the rest of nature and value its services. In this talk, ecological economist Prof Robert Costanza will describe how ecosystem services are intimately connected with sustainable human well-being. 

 

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Students present research to sport industry players 11 October 2013

On Wednesday 9 October five Lincoln University undergraduate students presented their research to industry players at the 2nd Annual Sport and Recreation Forum and New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) Canterbury/Northern South Island Region AGM.

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New Graham Bennett sculpture to be unveiled at Lincoln University 08 October 2013

A sculpture by internationally-recognised, award-winning Christchurch artist and Lincoln University’s current sculptor-in-residence, Graham Bennett, will be unveiled on the campus on Wednesday 9 October at 1.30pm.

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‘Black Swans’ a problem for meat industry, according to visiting Chinese Professor 04 October 2013

Lincoln University hosted distinguished Professor Tang Shuze from Jinan University in Guangzhou on Thursday 3 October.

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It all depends on the brew 04 October 2013

In research at Lincoln University, a team of scientists from the Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences assessed the numbers and viability of micro-organisms found in four locally-sourced probiotic feed supplements used on New Zealand dairy farms.

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What makes an eco-label successful? 03 October 2013

In the last twenty years the number of ecolabel programmes worldwide has grown from a dozen in the 1990’s to over 420 today. This parallels the recent rise of environmentalism, social responsibility and sustainability. But what makes an eco-label successful?

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One for the road, to graduation 02 October 2013

With a history extending as far back as the 5th millennium BC it’s thought to be one of the oldest beverages produced. The monks of the Middle Ages manufactured large quantities of it for travellers and pilgrims. It’s been used to treat diseases, offered as a sacrifice to the gods, immortalised in verse, and goes well with Friday night’s fish and chips or Saturday night’s test match.

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Ready and relevant for 21st century: Lincoln University launches new land-based degree portfolio 02 October 2013

This week Lincoln University has marked a number of significant events.  The University launched its new portfolio of bachelor’s degrees and announced Lincoln University also announced its acceptance of an invitation to join the Euroleague for Life Sciences.

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Open display on opened up lives 02 October 2013

Private lives opened up post-earthquakes. That’s one of themes behind the contribution of Lincoln University’s Landscape Architecture students to the 2013 Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA) scheduled in Christchurch for late October.

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Garden Party – celebration time for students 26 September 2013

‘Garden Party’ the annual campus celebration by Lincoln University students to mark the end of lectures, takes place on Friday 11 October 2013 between 10.30am and 4.00pm.

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Chief Judge launches commemorative Lincoln lecture series 26 September 2013

The Chief Judge of the Māori Land Court, Wilson Isaac, delivered a guest lecture at Lincoln University today (26 September) launching a series of addresses which will lead up to commemorations in 2014 around the life of distinguished old student Sir Turi Carroll.

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Returning Chinese delegation gives hope for future partnership 26 September 2013

Lincoln University has hosted a delegation representing the Yangling Agricultural High-tech Demonstration Zone from China’s Shaanxi province. The delegation was headed by the President of the Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University, Dr Liang Gui.

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TARC International Conference 2013 26 September 2013

Lincoln University is pleased to be a conference partner for the TARC International Conference in 2013. The conference is being held in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia at Tunku Abdul Rahman College (TARC), on 21-22 October 2013 and will talk about learning strategies, digital learning and the effects of globalisation on teaching institutions.

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Northland College and Lincoln University join forces 24 September 2013

Northland College and Lincoln University have signed a significant Memorandum of Understanding this week to signal an intention to work closely in the interests of land-based education and development in Northland.

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Kellogg and Nuffield combine resources 24 September 2013

The Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust and Lincoln University are combining their efforts to improve leadership capability within the rural and primary sectors in New Zealand. The two organisations have agreed to establish a rural leadership consortium to manage two prestigious leadership programmes that have operated in New Zealand since the late 1970s.

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From Eden Park to Lincoln classroom 23 September 2013

Just 48 hours after facing down the Springboks at Eden Park, All Black and Lincoln University student, Sam Whitelock, fronted up to present to a classroom full of fellow science students.

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Winning the heart of a bachelor bird 23 September 2013

No one knows how he got there or exactly when, but life for Lincoln University’s long-standing resident peacock is about to get a whole lot more complicated with the introduction of a peahen into his bachelor pad.

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Tagging technology tackles possums 19 September 2013

Kiwi ingenuity combined with forensic science techniques has produced a method of identifying individual possums that has the potential to also be used in the fields of environmental and human science.

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New scholarship helps students and industry alike 17 September 2013

Lincoln University PhD students Laura Buckthought and Travis Ryan-Salter have been awarded $10,000 each as the first recipients of the new Alexanders Agribusiness Scholarship.

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Leaving the home of pasta to study pasta 12 September 2013

An Italian PhD student spent six months studying at Lincoln University as part of a collaborative research project to improve the nutritional value of pasta and other staple foods.

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Highest bids lend the biggest hand 12 September 2013

Lincoln University’s Future Leader Scholarship students are up to their charitable ways once again; this time organising a charity auction and social event to raise funds for youth counselling and advocacy organisation, Youthline.  In particular, the focus will be on the serious yet largely under-reported issue of youth suicide.

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Breakthrough technology for non-invasive moisture measurement 05 September 2013

Researchers at Lincoln Agritech Limited have pioneered an innovative approach to using microwave technologies for non-invasively measuring moisture content, potentially creating new high value manufacturing export opportunities.

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Lincoln University students compete at international conference in Atlanta 03 September 2013

Five Lincoln University agribusiness students experienced a valuable learning opportunity in Atlanta this year when they competed in an international student case study competition.

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Using probiotics in animal production 03 September 2013

Almost half of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture, however agriculture is vital to feed the world. With a growing population agricultural production is increasing, so how do we meet future food demands without increasing environmental impacts?

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Leading ecological economist appointed to Lincoln University 30 August 2013

Prof Robert Costanza has been appointed as a Distinguished Visiting Professor to Lincoln University through his affiliation with the Bio-Protection Research Centre - a government-funded Centre of Research Excellence.

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Governor-General visits Lincoln University 27 August 2013

The Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, visited Lincoln University and the Lincoln University Dairy Research Farm on Friday 23 August 2013.

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Employing migrant workers in the primary sector 23 August 2013

With the rapid expansion of the primary sector, particularly in dairy farming, an international farm advisor specialising in labour management from the University of California, Professor Gregorio Billikopf, is visiting New Zealand to discuss labour changes and the increasing levels of migrant workers being employed.

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Putting postgrads to the test at Lincoln University conference 23 August 2013

Lincoln University’s teaching and research will be in the spotlight for two days next week as some 47 of its postgraduate students present at the University’s annual Postgraduate Conference to be held on Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 August.

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Appeal to keep the 100% pure 22 August 2013

Lincoln University’s Professor of Tourism, David Simmons, speaking at an industry panel at the NZ Tourism Export Council annual conference has cautioned the tourism sector that it cannot walk away from its current brand proposition of ‘100% Pure New Zealand’ – especially as it has, over time, been picked up by many other sectors within NZ.

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Opportunity for cross-agricultural collaboration 22 August 2013

Joint teaching and research in animal science and agronomy brought together Lincoln University and China’s Henan Agricultural University on Monday 19 August to discuss further opportunities to promote academic collaboration and exchange.

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Examining the cues: volatile organic compound triggers in insects 22 August 2013

Plants and animals produce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in response to a range of biological and environmental triggers. These compounds play a role in signalling within and between plant and animal species, but in many cases, the exact role, and the identity of the compounds produced is unknown.

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Farmax announces recipient of inaugural Lincoln University scholarship 22 August 2013

Second year Lincoln University PhD student, Geoffrey Smith, has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship from Farmax to advance his research into the strategic use of the drought-tolerant species lucerne as an alternative or complementary forage to ryegrass for Canterbury dairy farms.

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Building careers in land for people of the land 21 August 2013

Lincoln University has launched a new initiative designed to encourage Māori secondary school leavers in the Canterbury and West Coast regions to consider training for careers in land-based industries, and also provides support services should they wish to do so.

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Chinese international education agent hosted at Lincoln University 19 August 2013

With an increasing number of Chinese students considering education opportunities to study abroad, senior management from New Oriental Vision Overseas Consulting Ltd visited Lincoln University on Thursday 15 August to hear about courses, facilities and services available for Chinese students.

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Playing its part in Pacific: Lincoln University signs new MOU with PNG 19 August 2013

Lincoln University has expanded its involvement in providing educational outcomes to the people of Papua New Guinea by signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Sohe electorate of Papua New Guinea’s Northern Province.

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Lincoln University hosts high-level ASEAN delegation 16 August 2013

On Tuesday 13 August Lincoln University hosted a high-level delegation from the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) that resulted in productive conversations around agriculture, environmental management, sustainable tourism, and disaster risk management.

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New collaboration partnership with Callaghan Innovation an endorsement of Lincoln Agritech 13 August 2013

Lincoln Agritech Ltd has been selected as one of four strategic partners to work with Callaghan Innovation to help unlock the potential of New Zealand’s High Value Manufacturing and Services (HVMS) sector and businesses through increased commercialisation of research, including science, engineering, technology and design (SETD) led innovation.

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Curly question about kale and cows answered 12 August 2013

Kale is an important and commonly-grown winter feed for cows in cooler parts of New Zealand.

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New Director for Bio-Protection Research Centre 08 August 2013

The South Island’s only national Centre for Research Excellence – located at Lincoln University – has today announced the appointment of Professor Travis Glare to the position of Director. 

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Preparing for climate change and disasters in tourism 06 August 2013

Lincoln University researchers have partnered with Destination Northland to examine the impact of climate change on tourism, and disaster preparedness in the industry.

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Lincoln University alumna heading to University of Oxford 01 August 2013

Environmental scientist and Lincoln University alumna Hannah Leckie, has won a Rose Hellaby Postgraduate Māori Scholarship, that will assist her in pursuing a Master’s degree at the prestigious University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

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Raising ambitions for Lincoln University weightlifter 31 July 2013

The 2014 Commonwealth Games are a step closer for Lincoln University Sports Scholarship student and weightlifter, Saxon Gregory-Hunt, after winning both the Junior and Senior Under 85kg titles at the Oceania Weightlifting Championships in Brisbane.

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Lincoln University opens up access to research outputs 30 July 2013

In a first for a New Zealand university, Lincoln University has implemented an open access policy, allowing staff and postgraduate students to make their research outputs including research data, teaching materials and public records, openly and freely accessible on the web.

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Lincoln University’s rural leaders programme aims to address shortage 29 July 2013

Lincoln University’s Kellogg Rural Leaders Programme is helping to shape the future of agribusiness and rural affairs in New Zealand, with applications opening 1 August for aspiring leaders to complete the course in 2014.

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Lincoln University welcomes Ministerial Council appointments 26 July 2013

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce, has announced three new appointments to the Lincoln University Council.

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New partnership offers real-world potential 22 July 2013

Lincoln University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ngāti Korokī Kahukura and Ngāti Hauā of the southern Waikato to develop an agricultural training centre at the former Maungatautari School, utilising the Pohara Trust farms as training facilities.

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Lincoln University professor appointed as international food science chief editor 17 July 2013

Lincoln University’s Professor of Food Science, Charles Brennan, has been appointed as the new Editor-in-Chief of one of the world’s oldest scientific journals: the International Journal of Food Science and Technology.  Professor Brennan becomes the 8th Editor-in-Chief for the publication; an honour that has never before been given to an overseas scientist.

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Teaching the commercial significance of science 11 July 2013

Lincoln University’s Associate Professor in Animal Breeding and Genetics, Jon Hickford, will speak at the Biolive 2013 conference next week on how biology, and, more specifically, genetics, can be successfully taught in schools with real-world, commercially relevant examples.

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Growing the country and shrinking waistlines: Lincoln University opens new food research centre 01 July 2013

Lincoln University has launched a new research centre to be known as the Centre for Food Research and Innovation (CFRI).

The new Centre aims to promote food science and technology through research, innovation, industry outreach and educational initiatives, and is in many ways an extension of the already well-established Food Science programme at the University.

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Lincoln University student develops time and money saving device for farmers 28 June 2013

Second year Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture) student Brendan Herries has developed a dual vaccination gun that will have many benefits for farmers; a device which has earned him the 2013 Fieldays Innovation Grassroots merit award.

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Lore and law: environmental factors in the Ross Sea region 26 June 2013

Lincoln University researchers suspected something more than law was motivating people to protect the Antarctic environment and were keen to explore the degree to which values influence behaviour. They surveyed and interviewed field scientists on the ice and discovered an unwritten lore that had never before been explored in this unusual environment.

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Lincoln University to host agri-business forum 24 June 2013

On Wednesday 3 July Lincoln University will be hosting on campus the AgriTech Exec Forum 2013, an intense, one-day, case study-based programme of learning where participants are immersed in debates about what defines success and failure for real New Zealand agri-tech firms going global, enriched by facilitated, roundtable discussions with business peers.

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Lincoln University Selwyn campus master plan 18 June 2013

Lincoln University has today (18 June) made public the building development plan for the Selwyn campus for the next 25 years. 

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Lincoln University’s senior division 1 rugby team win the Christchurch Metro Hawkins Cup 17 June 2013

For the first time in 32 years, the Lincoln University senior division 1 rugby team have won the Christchurch Metro Hawkins Cup, beating Linwood 38 to 10 on Saturday 15 June 2013, to finish first place on 41 points.

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Consumer perceptions of wine brand names 13 June 2013

A project instigated from within the New Zealand wine industry has resulted in a unique Lincoln University study that examines the relationship between brand names and consumer expectations of quality and price.

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Lincoln University, Canterbury Rugby Football Union and the Crusaders join ‘Sevens’ forces 12 June 2013

A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the Canterbury Rugby Football Union, the Crusaders and Lincoln University, giving the opportunity for international student athletes to undertake intensive rugby development in the Sevens code in conjunction with an academic English Language course.

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Farm succession and governance – discovering farmers’ practices 10 June 2013

Currently little is known about farmer practices in succession and governance, resulting in a knowledge gap that needs filling.  With the average farm size growing steadily upwards, it is important that farmers have farm succession and governance systems that suit both their family situation and broader commercial objectives.  So what does a farm succession and governance plan look like?  Research about to be undertaken by Lincoln University will attempt to answer that question and more.

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Lincoln University hosts Colombian delegation 05 June 2013

Lincoln University had a South American flavour last week with the University hosting a delegation of Government officials and education providers from Colombia.

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New opportunity to study farming in South Canterbury 04 June 2013

Lincoln University and Aoraki Polytechnic have signed an agreement to offer the university’s diplomas in agriculture and horticulture in the South Canterbury region.

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Lincoln University scholar stirred it up on the cooking scene 02 June 2013

Lincoln University Future Leader scholar and third year Bachelor of Commerce student Ella Krauts competed in the latest television series of Masterchef NZ.

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Lincoln University’s rural leaders programme a family tradition 31 May 2013

For the Luxton family, completing Lincoln University’s Kellogg Rural Leaders Programme has become something of a family tradition. Not only was former Minister of Agriculture John Luxton one of the very first participants of the course in New Zealand, several other family members have also gone on to do the course, including his daughter Nicola, and current course attendee, Richard.

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Links with industry to deliver animal pest control options 30 May 2013

The Centre for Wildlife Management and Conservation at Lincoln University delivers the next generation of tools for the management of introduced pests and to enhance conservation efforts both within New Zealand and internationally. The Centre is meeting head-on the challenge of coupling academic and applied research with product development.

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Recognising research excellence 24 May 2013

The Lincoln University Research Committee has presented Early Career Research Awards to two of its academic staff: Dr Michaela Balzarova and Dr Amanda Black.

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Big problem in little time: Lincoln University Thr3sis winner 24 May 2013

PhD candidate Roché Mahon has won the Lincoln University Thr3sis Grand Final for 2013, receiving $1,000 in prize money and a trip to Sydney, Australia in October to represent the University in the trans-Tasman competition.

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Lincoln University to increase the scale and scope of its research dairy farm 23 May 2013

Lincoln University has announced that it will be expanding the Lincoln University Research Dairy Farm (LURDF) to further support a range of research projects related to improving the success of New Zealand’s dairy industry.

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Lost in translocation? How bird song could help save species 23 May 2013

Translocation – or moving animals to safer places – is a vital tool for saving species from extinction. Many factors influence the success of these new populations, including habitat quality, predators, capture and release techniques, the number and sex of individuals, and their genetic diversity. Now new research, the first of its kind, published in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Applied Ecology suggests bird song could also be important.

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Lincoln University retain Hart O’Reilly trophy 20 May 2013

On Saturday 18 May University rugby rivalry featured in the Christchurch Metro competition when Lincoln University played Canterbury University, at Ilam Fields, in their annual match for the Hart O’Reilly Trophy.

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Lincoln University congratulates alumni in ANZ Young Farmer Contest grand final 19 May 2013

The grand final of the Young Farmer Contest was held in Auckland on Saturday 18 May 2013, with Tim Van de Molen of the Waikato/Bay of Plenty region taking the title.  Mr Van de Molen also won the Lincoln University Agri-growth Challenge and received $9,500 towards an industry related conference package.

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Lincoln University to strengthen farm outputs 17 May 2013

Lincoln University has today announced the formation of a new Farms Committee to oversee the development of the 3,900ha of farmland owned and operated by the University. 

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Lincoln University appoints new Dean for the Faculty of Commerce 16 May 2013

Lincoln University is pleased to announce the appointment of Associate Professor Hugh Bigsby as the new Dean of the Faculty of Commerce.

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Lincoln University student to mix with ‘new leaders’ in Washington D.C. 16 May 2013

Lincoln University Future Leaders Scholarship student, Brigitte Ravera, has been awarded a prestigious place at the 2013 United States – New Zealand Pacific Partnership Forum to be held in Washington D.C. from 19 to 21 May.

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World leading enzyme sensor for monitoring lactose during milk processing 16 May 2013

Lincoln Agritech, a 100% subsidiary of Lincoln University, has produced the world’s first at-line biosensor for detecting lactose in milk processing plant waste streams, an innovation that could yield significant efficiency improvements for New Zealand’s dairy industry.

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Rural leaders programme fosters Young Farmer talent 15 May 2013

Lincoln University’s Kellogg Rural Leaders Programme is helping to shape the future of agribusiness and rural affairs in New Zealand. The alumni list already includes an impressive list of successful New Zealanders, including DairyNZ Chairman John Luxton and Rt. Hon Dame Jenny Shipley. Upon completion of this year’s programme, two Young Farmer Contest winners will be joining that list

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Lincoln University to take on University of Canterbury in annual rugby match 14 May 2013

On Saturday 18 May University rugby rivalry will feature in the Christchurch Metro competition with Lincoln University playing Canterbury University, at Ilam Fields, in their annual match for the Hart O’Reilly Trophy.

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Lincoln University to host business forum 13 May 2013

On Wednesday 3 July Lincoln University will be hosting on campus the Agri-Tech Exec Forum 2013, an intense, one-day, case study-based programme of learning where participants are immersed in debates about what defines success and failure for real NZ firms, enriched by facilitated, roundtable discussions with business peers.

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Cows are messy eaters - where does the mess go? 10 May 2013

Dairy cows in New Zealand are fed almost exclusively on a range of pasture grasses. If you watch a cow eating you will notice that there is always some of each mouthful that falls to the ground uneaten – cows are messy eaters.

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Lincoln University appoints distinguished pair to Emeritus Professor rank 06 May 2013

Two senior Lincoln University professors, both of whom joined the staff in 1994, have been appointed to professor emeritus/emerita rank, recognising outstanding contributions and academic stature in their fields of study.

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Lincoln University welcomes the new National Science Challenges 03 May 2013

New Zealand’s specialist land-based university welcomes and supports the Government’s new National Science Challenges.

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Biosecurity tools for plant virus detection 02 May 2013

Plant viruses are notoriously difficult to detect and present a significant economic risk to New Zealand’s productive industries. 

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World-class land-based research and innovation hub in Lincoln University 29 April 2013

The government has today (Monday 29 April) signalled its interest in seeing the development of a world-class land-based research and innovation hub in Lincoln. 

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Lincoln University staff and alumni prominent in community Anzac Day service 23 April 2013

Community, national and international togetherness is the theme of this year’s Lincoln Community Anzac Day Service in the Lincoln Event Centre, Meijer Drive, Lincoln, at 2.00pm on Thursday 25 April.

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The impact of low carbon diets 18 April 2013

New research into low carbon diets in the EU and US reveals the impact of overseas lifestyle changes on New Zealand trade and the environment.

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Rural leaders programme attracts Trans-Tasman talent 17 April 2013

Lincoln University’s Kellogg Rural Leaders Programme is not only highly regarded within the New Zealand rural and agriculture sector, but its reputation extends across the Tasman, with the course accepting its first Australian participant this year. 

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Significant new collaboration in education, research and commercial gain for the Nelson-Marlborough region 16 April 2013

Four South Island organisations today announced their intent to dramatically expand collaboration for the benefit of the Nelson-Marlborough region in areas of economic and environmental activity, particularly in aquaculture, wine, horticulture, related foods and, more broadly, marine activity.

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Ngāi Tahu partners with Lincoln University for Canterbury agricultural development 16 April 2013

Today (16 April) Ngāi Tahu Property, Lincoln University and Te Tapuae o Rehua signed a memorandum of understanding, which marks the beginning of Whenua Kura, an initiative focussed on supporting more local Māori into agriculture.

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Nepalese lives changed by Lincoln University master’s degrees 12 April 2013

Today (12 April) 567 new degree, diploma and certificate holders received their Lincoln University qualification at the University’s graduation.

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Lincoln University's specialist land-based focus confirmed through research excellence assessment 11 April 2013

Today’s release of the Tertiary Education Commission’s Performance-based Research Fund evaluation results confirms Lincoln University’s position as New Zealand’s specialist land-based university.

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Celebration is in order for Lincoln University graduands 10 April 2013

On Friday 12 April another group of well-rounded and passionate graduands will receive their qualifications from New Zealand’s specialist land-based university, Lincoln University.

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Lincoln University student places in top five in international design competition 10 April 2013

A student from Lincoln University’s School of Landscape Architecture has placed in the top five in a prestigious international design competition.

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Lincoln University memorial expert to address 50th world congress 09 April 2013

Associate Professor and Head of the School of Landscape Architecture at Lincoln University Dr. Jacky Bowring will deliver a keynote address at the 50th International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) World Congress, drawing on her research on memory and landscape, including as an advisor for a memorial of the Canterbury February 22 earthquake.

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Sports spectacular 05 April 2013

On Monday 8 April over 370 primary school children are expected on the Lincoln University campus to participate in Gala Day.

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Can oxygen starvation actually be good for you? 04 April 2013

One of the many techniques that athletes use to improve their performance and recovery is altitude training. Research at Lincoln University has determined that similar low-oxygen training techniques can also benefit those who struggle to exercise by lowering their cardiovascular risk factors.

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Reunion marks golden era of rugby league at Lincoln University 28 March 2013

Rugby league memories will be revived at Lincoln University over Easter as former student players return to the campus for a 20th anniversary reunion celebrating one of their moments of glory  -  the Lincoln team’s first Grand Final win in the Christchurch league competition

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Prime Minister shares his thoughts with Lincoln University Business Management students 28 March 2013

Today (28 March) the Prime Minister spoke from the heart to over 300 students and staff at Lincoln University about the leadership and management that will be needed to serve New Zealand well into the future.

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A ‘high flyer’ and an ‘on-the-ground’ trailblazer recognised in Lincoln University awards 27 March 2013

A leader in business, and an engineering and water trailblazer are recognised by Lincoln University with its top achievement awards announced today.  The awards – one honorary doctorate and one medal – will be presented at the University’s Graduation Ceremony on Friday 12 April 2013.

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World Water Day: Lincoln University experts on tourism and water 22 March 2013

Potential water shortages and water stress will present a significant threat to the future growth and development of the tourism industry in the Asia Pacific region states a white paper on Tourism and Water released today (22 March) in Singapore.

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Future leaders want to 'lend a hand' 22 March 2013

In the last two years, Lincoln University Future Leaders scholars have raised significant funds for charities and organisations in need and are calling for nominations for ‘Lend a Hand 2013’.

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A new model for measuring energy efficiency 21 March 2013

China is now the world’s largest energy consumer, and the national government is investing billions and introducing policy measures to encourage energy conservation, emissions reduction and production of renewables.

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Lincoln University investigates potential GMO 19 March 2013

Lincoln University is working closely with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to determine whether a fungus being researched at the university, believed to be ‘wild-type’, is a genetically modified organism (GMO) being used out of containment.

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Tasty attractions on menu for Heritage Community Day at Lincoln University 18 March 2013

Lincoln University serves up a smorgasbord of attractions on Thursday 21 March with a public Community Day from 1.30 – 7.30pm as part of Lincoln township’s 150th birthday Heritage Festival. The University has been part of Lincoln since its foundation as a School of Agriculture in 1878.

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Lincoln University students attend the 2013 Accounting Fair 14 March 2013

Lincoln University held its annual Accounting Fair on Wednesday 6 March 2013, with 12 organisations represented to speak with students about internships and graduate positions.

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Landscape architecture students capture their surroundings 12 March 2013

Lincoln University’s School of Landscape Architecture has taken its practical design-innovation approach to new heights with a recent field trip to Kaitorete Spit, along the Canterbury coast.

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Kim Hill presents: The Ultimate Balancing Act 11 March 2013

In the lead up to Earth Hour 2013, Lincoln University hosted the annual Kim Hill debate on ‘The Ultimate Balancing Act’. This debate took place on Wednesday 20 March 2013, at 7.30pm.

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The southern ladybird to be let loose on a potato crop 08 March 2013

In seven years, a tiny sap-sucking insect called the tomato-potato psyllid (TPP) has caused major damage in the potato industry in New Zealand.  Research conducted by the Bio-Protection Research Centre at Lincoln University, using the southern ladybird as a biological control agent, has shown the predator to be voracious and effective at reducing TPP numbers on glasshouse potatoes.  On Wednesday 13 March, the first batch of these potent predators will be released on an organic potato crop in Hororata, as research moves from the lab to the field.

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Vision, passion and energy flourishes at Ellerslie 07 March 2013

Lincoln University has been well represented at the 2013 Ellerslie International Flower Show, with seven current students receiving awards, and School of Landscape Architecture alumni taking out the Supreme Award, and Supreme Design Award.

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The ‘Lincoln experience’ transforms through red wine research 06 March 2013

Research by staff and postgraduate students at Lincoln University’s Centre for Viticulture and Oenology has put the University at the forefront of understanding the nature of red wines, particularly Pinot noir.

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Students inspired by leader 28 February 2013

On Friday (22nd February) Jim Boult, CEO of Christchurch International Airport Ltd, spoke to new students at Lincoln University as they embark on their Bachelor of Commerce programme. 

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Academic year underway 25 February 2013

The 2013 academic year is fully underway at Lincoln University with lectures starting today. 

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Demand for oil a key issue at international tourism conference 19 February 2013

The role travel plays in transforming lives formed the third and final keynote address at the annual Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) held at Lincoln University last week.

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Can tourism corporations save the world? 18 February 2013

Keynote speaker Professor Regina Scheyvens addressed the role of corporate social responsibility in the tourism industry, as the annual Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) conference entered its second day (Wednesday 13 February) at Lincoln University last week.

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Christchurch tourism and global change key themes at international conference 14 February 2013

Keynote speaker and CEO of Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism Tim Hunter addressed a full delegation at the Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) conference, being held at Lincoln University this week.

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Tourism and global change – what does it mean? 11 February 2013

Tourism is an exciting, diverse and important industry for New Zealand and the world, however it is influenced by many external factors that can’t be controlled.  One of those factors is global change.   How is global change shifting consumption patterns?  What are the emerging markets?  How do you respond when Mother Nature intervenes?  These are three of many questions to be discussed at the Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) conference, being held at Lincoln University from Monday 11 to Thursday 14 February.

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Lincoln University looks to the future 29 January 2013

Lincoln University today commenced reform of its portfolio of qualifications to strengthen its role as New Zealand’s specialist land-based university.

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Throw another lancewood on the barbie – measuring the flammability of NZ plants 18 January 2013

The current spate of bushfires across the Tasman and the destructive grass fires in Canterbury once again highlight the very real risks posed by uncontrollable fires in rural and semi-rural environments.

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New degree for niche market 14 January 2013

To develop and extend its capability to offer an undergraduate planning degree accredited with the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI), Lincoln University is introducing a new programme in 2013: the Bachelor of Environmental Policy and Planning with Honours (BEPP (Hons)).

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News in brief 11 January 2013

Post-disaster urban ecology, new pest control method and New Year honour for John Buck.

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