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Biotenz News Update

The latest Biotenz News Update has been posted.The stories are:Celentis Acquires 100 Percent Ownership Of Time Capsule Wrightson Partial bid For Genesis Goes Unconditional R... More...

Meat New Zealand helps map the cow

"Man has mapped the human and mouse genome, so it's a good time to start on the cow," says Meat New Zealand research and development general manager Neil Clarke. Meat New Zealand has made a comm... More...

Queensland parliament passes stem cell laws

Queensland parliament today passed new laws allowing embryonic stem cell research under strict conditions and banning human cloning. Eight government MPs, who were given a rare conscience vote, ... More...

2002 BioIndustry Review - Australia & NZ

The authoritative Review of the Biotechnology Sectors in Australia and New Zealand in 2002 is available through the LSN website.Written by Dr Kelvin Hopper and Dr Lyndal Thorburn the Review analy... More...

Knee-jerk emotion a sure recipe for disaster

Last summer, I bought a prepackaged chocolate cake in a European supermarket. The wrapper proclaimed prominently: 'NO GM INGREDIENTS'. GM, of course, stands for "genetically modified."Then I turne... More...

As human as you and I

A proposed ban in the United States on reproductive cloning demonstrates our irrational fear of the unknown, not the vagaries of science, writes Ann Marlowe in an article for writes:... More...

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I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>


Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>


Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>


Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>


Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>


Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>


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