Close up, one of the NZ news shows, had a segment on the 16th April about a New Zealand scientist who is investigating a new compound to fight malaria.
Norrie Pearce is a a scientist investigating natural product drug discovery. She has discovered a promising anti-malarial, based on a compound found in a sea squirt. Unfortunately, funding for her research has dried up.
Have a look at the story at the Television New Zealand website: http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/kiwi-scientists-taking-drastic-action-fund-research-4835971