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Genesis Research & EvoGenix in drug collaboration

Genesis Research & EvoGenix in drug collaboration

Genesis Research and Development Corporation Limited and EvoGenix Pty Limited have announced the signing of a collaboration agreement for a joint research and development programme to discover novel a... More...

Voluntary food labelling to stay

The New Zealand government has made it clear it does not support mandatory country of origin labelling of food, despite agreeing to a policy direction on mandatory labelling at the Australia and New Z... More...

India to conduct GM potato trial

The Central Potato Research Institute (CPRI) in Shimla, India is set to conduct limited field trials with GM potatoes tolerant to the potato tuber moth, following the Department of Biotechnology's app... More...

Councils told to commit to non-GM food

Commit to non-GM food, councils told Environmental groups have urged councils to commit to non-genetically modified food in the run-up to the elections on May 1. Friends of the Earth has asked c... More...

Australian GM trial meets opposition

Conservationists are opposing the latest trials of genetically modified (GM) cotton near Broome, in Western Australia's north-west, fearing they are a precursor to wider use.The industry-supported... More...

SA to review GMO legislation

A report will be tabled in South Africa's parliament at the end of a conference this month on the environmental and health concerns about genetically modified organisms. This opens up the possibil... More...

Nuffield Council to review GM

In the UK, the Nuffield Council on bioethics has announced that it will re-assess the conclusions and recommendations of its 1999 report, entitled Genetically Modified Crops: Ethical and Social Issues... More...

African ministers say their nations need biotech

Kenya and Uganda urgently need appropriate modern biotechnology packages to help improve the declining production of major food and cash crop according to their ministers of agriculture. Though bi... More...

Chinese scientists discover super-yield rice gene

Chinese scientists have discovered a gene in rice that they hope could increase each plant's yield, if manipulated in the right way. Boosting yield means many more grains per plant at the same cost fo... 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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