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Dr James Watson elected president of the RSNZ

Dr James Watson elected president of the RSNZ

Dr James (Jim) Watson will take over from Sir Gil Simpson as President of the Royal Society, New Zealand's science academy.Dr Watson is Chief Executive of Genesis Research and Development Corpor... More...

Green certifiers target forest GM

A proposed national certification process for forestry could prevent the industry from ever using genetic technologies --­ and thus destroy millions of dollars in shareholder value, writes Rob Hosking... More...

NSW information forum on GM grain

Australian farmers will have an opportunity to discuss the pros and cons of genetically modified (GM) canola, at a free forum being held in Canowindra later this month by the New South Wales Farmers' ... More...

Report finds GM crops are good for environment

Genetically-modified crops might be better for the environment than the unmodified form, allowing insects and spiders to flourish around their edges and providing more food for birds, according to new... More...

A tight genes race

Debate on plant genetic modification (GM) continued at a recent forum at the University of Western Australia, again revealing the diverse issues relating to the adoption of the technology.The Grai... More...

New wave for Western Australia

Western Australian researchers analysing the DNA of more than a dozen plants and animals will be the first in Australia to use the $230,000 Transgenomic WAVE Denaturing High Performance Liquid Chromat... More...

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Onetai Station: Overseas Investment Office Puts Ceol & Muir On Notice

The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) has issued a formal warning to Ceol & Muir and its owners, Argentinian brothers Rafael and Federico Grozovsky, for failing to provide complete and accurate information when they applied to buy Onetai Station in 2013. More>>


Tomorrow, The UN: Feds President Takes Reins At World Farming Body

Federated Farmers president Dr William Rolleston has been appointed acting president of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) at a meeting in Geneva overnight. More>>


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>>


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