Research For Life (RFL) invites Wellington-based medical researchers to apply for research and travel grants. The closing date for RFL’s next round of grant applications is Friday, 27 March 2020. Last year, Research For Life made 13 research grants and 19 travel grants in its two funding rounds totalling $179,285. Keep Reading
The Wellington Business Network membership is open. We meet every six weeks or so on a Tuesday at Avida Restaurant & Bar, Wellington.
A guest speaker is invited to each event to give a brief presentation on a topical issue and each meeting concludes with a tapas lunch. Read more.
Lunchtime on 24 March 2020 with National Party rising stars, Chris Bishop and Nicola Willis.
This lunch will be a presentation-and-answer on the issues they believe will define this year’s General Election, to be held on Saturday 19 September. Read more and register here.
Lunchtime on 18 February 2020 with Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s Chief Economist and Head of Economics, Yuong Ha.
Lunchtime on 10 December 2019 with entrepreneur Tony Henderson-Newport of the PopUp Business School
Lunchtime on 24 September 2019 with City Councillors Diane Calvert and Andy Foster.
Lunchtime on 3 September 2019 with Justin Lester
Lunchtime on 2 July 2019 with Rachel Qi Co-Chair of the China and New Zealand Business Council
Lunchtime on 21 May 2019 with Digby Paape of the Wellington Party
Lunchtime on 9 April 2019 with Graham Walshe of Brother International
Lunchtime on 12 February 2019 with culinary legend Steve Logan of Logan Brown and Grill Meats Beer
Lunchtime on 13 November 2018 with Mark Peterson CEO of NZX.
Lunchtime on 9 October 2018 with Brett Hudson, National List MP based in Ōhāriu
Lunchtime on 3 July 2018 with Brian Steele founder of Giddy Up
Lunchtime on 29 May 2018 with Mark Clare of Clare of investment bank, Clare Capital
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Finding the funny side in nursing care Have you ever been cared for by a nurse who made you laugh? Research from Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington shows the nurse may have been utilising a crucial component of their professional toolkit. Shelley van der Krogt recently completed her Master’s thesis on the use of humour in ... Keep Reading
The Urban Art Foundation, an organisation committed to making art accessible on streets and in public gateways to enrich New Zealander’s experience of their urban environment, has facilitated an exchange of digitalised paintings and video art between Turku, Finland and Wellington, New Zealand. In Wellington, the International Urban Art... Keep Reading
2019 Research Review Editorial by Associate Professor Rebecca Grainger Gender has been a hot topic in 2019. Gender equality, gender pay equity, gender identity, and more. Unfortunately, in many parts of the world, women face disadvantage and in many cases direct harm, due their gender. This has been recongised by the United Nation’s Sustai... Keep Reading
Wellington-based medical researchers have received $29,945 in Research For Life’s second funding round for 2019. Three researchers received a total of $20,272 to undertake innovative medical research and six travel grants totalling $9,673 were approved to assist local researchers meet the cost of presenting their research findings at... Keep Reading
Aged care overhaul needed for older adults living with extreme obesity New research led by Victoria University of Wellington researchers shows New Zealand’s aged care sector will be under pressure unless more support is provided to a growing older population living with obesity. It also highlights the potential for older adul... Keep Reading
A study by a team of Victoria University of Wellington scientists spotlights the role of gene networks in how people respond to one of the world’s most prescribed medications. The research team investigated the genetic network response to cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins, a medication prescribed to about 30 million people worldwide.... Keep Reading
Last Wednesday evening the Upper Hutt Mayor Wayne Guppy officially launched a scholarship fund that will provide financial support to those working on harm prevention initiatives. The ‘Harish Rajpal MedicAlert® Scholarship’ has been conceived by the MedicAlert® Foundation in partnership with the family of Dr Harish Rajpal, as a living... Keep Reading
We are pleased to advise that National Party rising stars, Chris Bishop and Nicola Willis, have agreed to be guest speakers for our next event on Tuesday, 24 March 2020. Chris & Nicola will give a presentation and answer questions on the issues they believe will define this year’s General Election, to be held on Saturday 19 September. Keep Reading
Research For Life (RFL) invites Wellington-based medical researchers to apply for research and travel grants. The closing date for RFL’s next round of grant applications is Friday, 13 September 2019. Keep Reading
Government matches Malaghan Institute’s ambitions for cancer immunotherapy The Malaghan Institute’s ambitious plans to establish a platform for CAR T-cell cancer therapy has got the backing from the New Zealand government in a funding deal announced today. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Par... Keep Reading
Wellington Investment Banker Susannah Batley has accepted an invitation to join the Research for Life board. Research For Life’s chairman Dr Lance Lawler said, “Susannah is a talented young professional and her experience in the financial services sector will bring complementary skills and valuable new perspectives to our board. She is... Keep Reading
Wellington medical researchers awarded $149,340 Wellington-based medical researchers have received $149,340 in Research For Life’s first funding round for 2019. Ten researchers received a total of $119,021.92 to undertake innovative medical research and 13 travel grants totalling $30,318.13 were approved to assist local researchers meet... Keep Reading
Wellington-based medical researchers have received $149,340 in Research For Life’s first funding round for 2019. Ten researchers received a total of $119,021.92 to undertake innovative medical research and 13 travel grants totalling $30,318.13 were approved to assist local researchers meet the cost of presenting their research findings at... Keep Reading
Immunotherapy profoundly changing the way we treat cancer Director of the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research Professor Graham Le Gros says that since commercially-available cancer immunotherapies first appeared on the market less than a decade ago, they have caused a profound change on the way we target and eradicate cancer. Their potenti... Keep Reading