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Wednesday protest for a spy-free country

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 07:33:58 +1200 | Stop the Spies Coalition

The country's top private and government spooks are holding their annual conference at the Rydges Hotel on Wednesday 15th July; the newly launched Stop the Spies campaign will be there at 5:30pm to protest the expansion of surveillance.More >>

National Environmental Standards - a National train wreck

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 11:47:37 +1200 | GE Free NZ

The National Environmental Standards on plantation Forestry (NES-PF) [1] community meetings are a national train wreck. More >>

Alastair Thompson, Scoop Media & the Cost of Free Journalism

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:09:39 +1200 | Suzan Mazur

How does a news organization that cares about authentic journalism and has a mission to effect “positive change” continue to operate in these times of derivative storytelling when advertising dollars are no longer determined by the quality of ...More >>

Catherine Austin Fitts: Pope Francis - Care for Our Common Home

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 08:46:04 +1200 | Catherine Austin Fitts

A Papal Encyclical is a letter concerning Catholic doctrine which is circulated by the Pope. This week, Pope Francis published a new Encyclical: Laudato Si’ of the Holy Father Francis – Care for Our Common Home .More >>

Investigation needed into claims scientists gagged

Mon, 22 Jun 2015 11:21:54 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Independent investigation needed into claims scientists gagged Steven Joyce must launch an independent investigation into claims that scientists are being gagged, says Labour’s Science and Innovation spokesperson David Cunliffe. “When 40 percent ...More >>

Peace activists sparked NZ's nuclear-free Pacific stance

Sat, 20 Jun 2015 11:55:34 +1200 | Pacific Media Centre

http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/pacific-media-watch/region-peace-activists-sparked-nzs-strong-nuclear-free-pacific-stance-9306 More >>

Café Scientifique discusses nuclear energy for future energy

Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:24:01 +1200 | Waikato University

Nuclear engineer Dr Hanno van der Merwe will lead a discussion about New Zealand’s nuclear energy needs for future energy requirements at the next Café Scientifique in Tauranga. The presentation discusses the basic principles behind nuclear power ...More >>

NZBio backs fresh debate over new biotechnologies

Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:01:03 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 15 (BusinessDesk) - NZBio has waded into the debate over using new biotechnologies, including genetic modification, backing a call by Treasury secretary Gabriel Makhlouf for another look at New Zealand’s attitude to risk.More >>

Possums Scapegoat for Tb Testing Inefficiencies

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 09:25:43 +1200 | Farmers Against Ten Eighty

Possums have been scapegoats for Tb testing inefficiencies by TbFreeNZ and Ospri says a West Coast dairy farmer. More >>

Survival International attacks Science editorial

Sun, 7 Jun 2015 13:20:35 +1200 | Survival International

Anthropologists have been attacked for endorsing contact with highly vulnerable uncontacted tribes, which they deem 'not viable in the long term.' More >>

What If we all Drove Electric Vehicles?

Mon, 25 May 2015 16:30:09 +1200 | University of Canterbury

Electric vehicles could significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, provided the electricity required to power them is from renewable generation. However currently New Zealand has so few electric vehicles that we are not seeing any benefit, the ...More >>

CSE and Five Eyes revealed to be targeting mobile browsers

Sat, 23 May 2015 11:42:18 +1200 | OpenMedia

Breaking: CSE and Five Eyes revealed to be targeting popular mobile browsers and mobile App Stores - leaving millions at risk of having their private data hacked More >>

Regional science delivers regional economic benefit

Sat, 23 May 2015 10:37:03 +1200 | Cawthron Institute

As part of the 2015 budget announcement, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce yesterday revealed $25 million over three years for new privately-led Regional Research Institutes, modelled on Nelson’s Cawthron Institute.More >>

Elon Musk and the Future of Green Energy

Fri, 22 May 2015 11:23:47 +1200 | Brandon Engel

Although anyone can easily point to the failures of green energy investments over the past decades, such as Solyndra , the green energy industry is fortunately not listening. In the United States last year, 45 percent of new power production came ...More >>

Legal issues at stake in Lecretia Seales’ court case probed

Fri, 22 May 2015 10:25:13 +1200 | University of Otago

There is a very strong case that existing New Zealand law does not preclude a doctor providing a mentally competent, terminally ill patient with the means to achieve a peaceful death, according to a University of Otago law professor and a US lawyer ...More >>

GE or not GE? A victory for democracy

Wed, 13 May 2015 14:49:47 +1200 | Organic NZ

GE or not GE? A victory for democracy New Zealanders can take heart that it is now confirmed that regional councils have the right to make planning decisions about the outdoor use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in their regions. Environment ...More >>

ePress to Publish a Biosecurity Research Series

Wed, 13 May 2015 13:06:08 +1200 | UNITEC

13th May, 2015, Auckland - With the controversy surrounding the appearance of the Queensland fruit fly in the Auckland suburb of Grey Lynn, Perspectives in Biosecurity editors Dan Blanchon and Mel Galbraith feel their new publication could not be timelier. ...More >>

Court decision allows councils to have a say on GE crops

Wed, 13 May 2015 12:55:32 +1200 | Green Party

Court decision allows councils to have a say on GE crops in their backyards The Environment Court’s decision to allow regional councils to have a say in the use of genetically modified organisms gives communities an extra level of protection from GE crops entering ...More >>

Strong Support for Clarification of GMO Council Jurisdiction

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:42:24 +1200 | GE Free NZ

On Friday, 24 April GE Free Northland and the Soil & Health Association of NZ with 19 other 274 parties sought clarification in the Environment Court on whether there is jurisdiction in the Resource Management Act for local control of outdoor ...More >>

Threat to New Zealand waterways prompts microbead ban

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:28:18 +1200 | Convergence

A multimillion dollar Kiwi supplement and skincare company is calling on the New Zealand government to prohibit the use of plastic microbeads in all personal care and consumer products. More >>

 

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