I was at Wellington airport tonight and spotted a display advertising Science New Zealand:
… Science New Zealand. It represents the nine Crown Research Institutes: the power of 4,400 people advancing ideas and delivering results for New Zealand through excellent science and technology.
The site has a multitude of RSS feeds and all kinds of interesting news. Astronomy isn’t listed amongst the topics unfortunately. I guess it doesn’t come under one of the Crown Research Institutes.
Crown Research Institutes are the science research businesses owned by the Crown (i.e. the New Zealand Government) in New Zealand. They were formed in 1992 from existing government-owned research bodies, the largest of which was the DSIR (Department of Scientific & Industrial Research) established in 1926.