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Greenpeace barking up the wrong tree

Greenpeace barking up the wrong tree

Rather than trying to stop imports of GE soy for the livestock feed industry in New Zealand and Australia the Greenpeace activists should be welcoming the shipments with open arms, the Chairman of the... More...

The strain gain

Genetically modified cotton has succeeded so well commercially and environmentally in Australia that transgenic strains will largely dominate the national crop within two years, a prominent Australian... More...

Lords uphold cloning law

The House of Lords has rejected a "pro-life" charity's challenge to laws allowing therapeutic cloning. The procedure involves taking healthy cells from a patient and using them to create copies, whi... More...

GE fan voted NZ's top scientist

A biologist who wants to genetically modify new plants to improve the world's environment has been elected president of the Royal Society of New Zealand - officially our top scientist, says a story fo... More...

Fresh tactics to combat bio-intruders

Border control is certain to be tightened after an extensive investigation into the number of alien organisms entering New Zealand. Changes could include contracting private companies to carry out... More...

Cashing in on a biotech treasure trove

Business writer, Rod Oram, writing in the Sunday Star Times says the 135 scientists at Genesis Research & Development, our leading biotechnology company, must feel unappreciated. It is not their probl... 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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