Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 

British Cabinet Minister Lectures In Christchurch

British Cabinet Minister's Lectures In Christchurch

The British Cabinet minister who sparked an outcry three weeks ago when she approved a controversial GE project, will speak in Christchurch tomorrow night (Tuesday).

Margaret Beckett, who is the UK’s Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, will deliver a lecture for the University of Canterbury’s National Centre for Research on Europe.

Mrs Beckett has overall responsibility for environmental, agricultural, horticultural, fisheries and rural affairs in Britain.

She angered environmental campaigners and organic farmers earlier this month when she approved a commercial planting of a type of maize modified to resist herbicides.

Mrs Beckett is a member of the EU’s Agricultural and Fisheries and Environment councils, and has campaigned for radical reform of Europe’s Common Agricultural Policy.

The National Centre for Research on Europe, at Canterbury University, works with students and scholars to help the government and the New Zealand public understand issues facing the EU.

After Australia, the EU is New Zealand’s second largest trading partner.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Legendary Bassist David Friesen Plays Wellington’s Newest Jazz Venue

Friesen is touring New Zealand to promote his latest album Another Time, Another Place, recorded live at Auckland's Creative Jazz Club in 2015. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Father - Descending Into The Depths of Dementia

Florian Zeller's dazzling drama The Father explores the effects of a deeply unsettling illness that affects 62,000 Kiwis, a number expected to grow to 102,000 by 2030. More>>


Howard Davis Review: Blade Runner Redivivus

When Ridley Scott's innovative, neo-noir, sci-fi flick Blade Runner was originally released in 1982, at a cost of over $45 million, it was a commercial bomb. More>>

14-21 October: New Zealand Improv Festival In Wellington

Imagined curses, Shibuya’s traffic, the apocalypse, and motherhood have little in common, but all these and more serve as inspiration for the eclectic improvised offerings coming to BATS Theatre this October for the annual New Zealand Improv Festival. More>>

ALSO:

Bird Of The Year Off To A Flying Start

The competition asks New Zealanders to vote for their favourite bird in the hopes of raising awareness of the threats they face. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
Jenny Abrahamson's John & Charles Enys: Castle Hill Runholders, 1864-1891

This volume will be of interest to a range of readers interested in the South Island high country, New Zealand’s natural environment, and the history of science. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION