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Government unveils RMA reform package with enough support

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:36:50 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 26 (BusinessDesk) - The government has formally hauled down the flag on its attempts to alter the balance of environmental and economic priorities in the Resource Management Act, unveiling a 180-page Resource Legislation Amendment Bill containing ...More >>

Vaccines aren’t the problem

Fri, 13 Nov 2015 16:50:16 +1300 | Immunisation Advisory Centre

Recently TV3’s 3D programme produced a piece about the plight of a group of young New Zealand women. They were all stricken by debilitating medical conditions which would be best characterised as the symptoms of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome ...More >>

NZ emerging agri-business leaders see value in NZ Inc brand

Thu, 12 Nov 2015 06:19:09 +1300 | BusinessDesk

NZ's primary sector leaders of tomorrow still bank on brand Kiwi, want deeper debate on GMOs More >>

Lab-grown burgers could replace farmed beef, Post says

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 17:00:07 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Lab-grown burgers could replace traditionally-farmed beef in the next 25 years, Dutch pioneer Post says More >>

Velimir Khlebnikov : The Futurian (1895-1922)

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 12:04:36 +1300 | Rene Wadlow

My soul is a seer Who has seen in the skies The constellations beginning to rise. And the thunderstorm fly like a bird. More >>

Climate Change and New Zealand: Is it doom or can we hope?

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 10:54:15 +1300 | Sir Geoffrey Palmer

Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC, Distinguished Fellow Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law and Centre for Public Law More >>

$53.5m in Marsden funding for NZ researchers

Thu, 5 Nov 2015 15:29:46 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Hon Steven Joyce Minister of Science and Innovation 5 November 2015 $53.5m in Marsden funding for NZ researchers More >>

Redefining genetic modification - Expert reaction

Wed, 4 Nov 2015 11:59:53 +1300 | Science Media Centre

The Environmental Protection Authority is planning to tweak regulations to clear up confusion over what is and is not a genetically modified organism (GMO). More >>

Elements of Chance: Nikola Tesla in Belgrade

Tue, 3 Nov 2015 10:01:53 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

What is the Tesla factor? It might be deemed a mixture of chance and selflessness, that inventive genius which works towards broader, holistic goals; a genius with the selflessness of a shaman and the morality of an ascetic. Wherever one places ...More >>

Government’s Move Keeps New GMOs Under Regulation

Mon, 2 Nov 2015 09:55:03 +1300 | Sustainability Council of New Zealand

The government’s decision to keep all new techniques for engineering genes under regulation is welcomed by the Sustainability Council. More >>

Brilliant teaching and research excellence

Thu, 29 Oct 2015 15:35:04 +1300 | AUT

AUT’s top award for academic excellence has been awarded to Professor Nikola Kasabov at last week’s AUT Excellence Awards. More >>

EPA decision on GMO welcomed

Thu, 29 Oct 2015 10:36:06 +1300 | New Zealand Government

EPA decision on GMO welcomed The Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) decision to approve the release of a genetically modified organism (GMO), Pexa-Vec, for a clinical trial for the treatment of a type of liver cancer has been welcomed today ...More >>

Hacking the CIA Director: What John Brennan’s Emails Reveal

Tue, 27 Oct 2015 12:19:52 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

The CIA director’s position can prove hazardous. General David Petraeus found that out personally when he had to resign after falling on the sword of mixing classified information with private pleasure. The consequences of such a breach were never grave ...More >>

Leaving agriculture out of climate deal justified: scientist

Tue, 20 Oct 2015 15:31:22 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Global efforts to combat climate change should focus first on eradicating carbon dioxide emissions, while less action on agricultural greenhouse gases is justified in the short term, a New Zealand climate change scientist says.More >>

Judging panel announced for 2015 iSANZ Awards

Fri, 16 Oct 2015 11:02:01 +1300 | ISANZ

Seven widely respected people from across New Zealand’s information security (InfoSec) community have today been announced as judges in the 2015 iSANZ Awards. More >>

Lifting the 24 Hour Siege

Fri, 16 Oct 2015 10:30:27 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

Lifting the 24 Hour Siege: Julian Assange, London’s Metropolitan Police and Continued Detention Binoy Kampmark More >>

Seymour lodges assisted dying Bill

Wed, 14 Oct 2015 09:48:10 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

David Seymour, MP for Epsom, has lodged a Bill on assisted dying in Parliament’s Members’ ballot today. More >>

What We Always Knew: The TPP and Intellectual Property

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 12:07:54 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

“This is about increasing the ability of global corporations to source wherever they can at the lowest cost.” More >>

Threat Intelligence Expands with Appointment of Sagi Shahar

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 13:18:05 +1300 | Threat Intelligence

Sydney, 5 October 2015: Threat Intelligence, a specialist penetration testing and strategic security consultancy, announces the expansion of its expert team with the appointment of industry specialist, Sagi Shahar, to the newly created position of ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on Carly Fiorina and the anti-abortion scam

Fri, 18 Sep 2015 10:06:17 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

So Carly Fiorina – hitherto best known as the CEO who drove Hewlett-Packard to the brink of ruin - was the big winner in the second Republican candidates debate yesterday. One of her big debate moments – played unedited and without comment ...More >>


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