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Pet Theories Don’t Make Water Safer

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 17:32:22 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers urges the public to apply some good old-fashioned common sense and scrutinice the statements of activists as they push their anti-farming agendas in the wake of the Havelock North water-borne gastrointestinal disease outbreak.More >>

Rotorua wins bid for international environmental conference

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:07:30 +1200 | Rotorua New Zealand

More than 1300 of the best scientific minds are coming to Rotorua in August 2020 for the largest international conference on photosynthesis. More >>

More evidence that MPI doesn’t prosecute fish dumping

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:09:32 +1200 | LegaSea

An Official Information Act request by Radio New Zealand has revealed that less than one per cent of all fisheries prosecutions are related to fish dumping. More >>

Nutrition experts defend dietary guidelines

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:08:31 +1200 | University of Otago

Nutrition experts defend dietary guidelines New Zealand nutrition experts are calling for an end to the pitting of carbohydrates against fats and say we should instead focus on what is most important – the quality of food in our diets. Current nutrition ...More >>

Living Cell Technologies considers 'medical tourism'

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:23:56 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 26 (BusinessDesk) - Australasian biotech company Living Cell Technologies plans to treat patients for Parkinson’s disease under a “medical tourism” model if its clinical trial under way in Auckland succeeds next year.More >>

Taking the Long View: Return of the Petrels

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:26:56 +1200 | Gord Stewart

The email invitation said it will bring a smile to your face and may even be the highlight of your summer. More >>

Chris Gallaher Elected New Chairman for Pacific Edge Board

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:33:08 +1200 | Pacific Edge

The Board of cancer diagnostics company, Pacific Edge Limited (NZX: PEB) has announced the election of Mr Chris Gallaher as Chairman, replacing Mr Chris Swann who, as previously advised, is stepping down from the Board at today’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting.More >>

Auckland to stay GE Free under new Unitary Plan

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:31:30 +1200 | Soil and Health Association

The Soil & Health Association congratulates Auckland Council on its decision to retain the valuable precautionary and prohibitive genetically modified organisms (GMOs) provisions in the new Auckland Unitary Plan, which protect the Auckland region's ...More >>

A wet end to the week

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:09:59 +1200 | MetService

A low pressure system with several fronts is crossing over New Zealand during Thursday andFriday, causing wet weather for many. A Severe Weather Watch is in force for the potential for heavy rain and severe winds for parts of the upper North Island. The ...More >>

Leading Midwifery Expert to Address NZ Midwives

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:09:11 +1200 | New Zealand College of Midwives

Less than a fortnight after New Zealand midwives began mediation with the Ministry of Health to progress their struggle for gender pay equity, midwifery conference delegates will hear of a similar battle currently underway in Canada. More >>

Mental illness among fathers

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:18:58 +1200 | University of Waikato

University of Waikato masters student Jonathon Ashe is conducting research into how men sustain their relationships and manage their parenting responsibilities through times of illness and stress.More >>

Sheep Milk Industry Set to Grow through New Partnership

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:53:07 +1200 | Ministry For Primary Industries

New Zealand’s fledgling sheep milk industry has received a significant boost today with approval of the business case for a new Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme between the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Spring Sheep Milk Co. The new ...More >>

Minister welcomes new sheep milk PGP programme

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:46:18 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed a new Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme announced today aimed at boosting New Zealand’s sheep milk industry. More >>

Decoys hoped to encourage rare birds to breed in safe areas

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:15:27 +1200 | Ashley Rakahuri Rivercare Group

Canterbury’s unique braided shingle riverbeds will be used for a trial to assess the effectiveness of recorded sound and decoys to encourage rare birds to breed in protected places.More >>

Last Days to Contribute to NZ Open Government Action Plan

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:35:59 +1200 | Open Source Open Society

New Zealand’s ‘Open Government Partnership’ Action Plan is open for consultation until the end of day on this Friday 26 August. If you care about transparency, accountability participation and better use of technology in the way our government is run then ...More >>

Is New Zealand food safe? A toxicologist’s view

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:15:20 +1200 | University of Canterbury

In his upcoming UC Connect public talk, University of Canterbury Professor of Toxicology Ian Shaw will explore food from a toxicologist’s perspective and focus on chemical contaminants and natural toxins in food and try to answer the question, is New Zealand ...More >>

Beware of False Balance

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:55:41 +1200 | Making Sense of Fluoride

Beware of False Balance A decision by the NZ Press Council this week is a timely reminder to news media to be wary of lobbyists attempting to hijack the concept of balance.More >>

Proposal to stop GM food labelling denies consumer rights

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:35:48 +1200 | GE Free NZ

Consumers on both sides of the Tasman would be left in the dark under proposals to stop labelling of GMOs being canvassed by the Productivity Commission in Australia.[1] More >>

Student ingenuity on show at NIWA Wellington Science Fair

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:41:00 +1200 | NIWA

Science students from around the Wellington region are putting their ingenuity and analytical skills on the line at this week’s annual NIWA Wellington Regional Science and Technology Fair. More than 385 entries have been received from about 500 students ...More >>

Solution found to move heavy vehicles through SH25

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:33:49 +1200 | NZ Transport Agency

NZ Transport Agency contractors are about to start a complex operation on State Highway 25, just south of Coromandel town, which will allow heavy vehicles to use an area affected by a slip below the road.More >>


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